Things Because They’re Tasty - Japchae

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I realize it looks like a bowl of veggies, but I swear there are noodles under there! Not just any, but the thin, nearly clear sweet potato noodles I’ve come to love of Korean cooking. The rest was a mix of sautéed shiitake, celery, peppers, and onions. Served with a side of kimchi and pickled cucumbers, it was the perfect dinner.

One day, I WILL learn how to make this. Will it be as good as my mom’s gumbo? No, probably not. But it won’t stop me from trying!

"Unlike most families, we have gumbo at Thanksgiving rather than a massive turkey. It’s a tradition we’ve kept running for years, and as soon as I learn how to make it, one that I hope to continue for many more to come.”

food52:

Read more: The History of Gumbo on Food52.

Happy Friday! Look out for that soup…

Happy Friday! Look out for that soup…

Things Because They’re Tasty - Kale & Goat Cheese Pie

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Kale and goat cheese pie for dinner never disappoints. 

The last version had sausage in it, but this was a totally veggie version, and I would happily make it again. 

Because it’s Monday…
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Because it’s Monday…

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Daydreaming… Happy Friday!

Daydreaming… Happy Friday!

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haninibal:

SO ALL THIS JUST HAPPENED AND WE NEED TO TAKE A MOMENT BECAUSE BRYAN

This made me laugh, especially because it reminds me of "Birdman" by Mo Hayder (great, creepy book for anyone interested).

Things Because They’re Tasty - Banana Bread

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I guess baking isn’t so bad after all. This was my first attempt at making banana bread mini loafs, and I daresay it won’t be my last. 

I followed a simple recipe that I found online, but used brown sugar, chopped walnuts and chocolate chips in my version. SO GOOD. Can’t wait to make this again.

I think I’m allowed to tell you that Joseph Gordon-Levitt signed on as a producer for the ‘Sandman’ film, and I had a fantastic day spent with Joe talking ‘Sandman,’ and his knowledge and commitment to it impressed the hell out of me.

Even Google knows… weird (though I really shouldn’t be surprised).