Turmeric Coconut Rice

Only vaguely oven-related, But food is a good thing, right?We have a rice cooker, which does make life easier. And also splits this into cooking time and prep time.I found this yesterday, falling down the rabbit hole of clicking related links til something looks too good to leave. And by chance, I actually had everything for it. I've been hoarding coconut flakes with vague intentions of macaroons at some point. And they will probably still happen, I end up with a lot of egg whites. ...more

VLOG: A Pressure & Rice Cooker Lesson (When the pressure cooker’s rockin’, don’t come a knockin’)

My friend Megan bought a pressure cooker and rice cooker last week and she asked if she could come over for a cooking session together--a perfect opportunity to VLOG! A few follow-up notes to the VLOG lesson: [click to continue reading at JL goes Vegan…]...more
I simply couldn't resist. I should not be allowed to vlog :) @sassymonkeymore

I love my…rice cooker!

As I’ve posted before, I read one post on The Front Burner about the versatility of rice cookers and I was sold. I purchased this baby immediately. I’ve made Azuki beans...more

Vegan MoFo Week 3 Wrap-Up: Squash Soup, Szekely Goulash, Breakfast Burrito, Pickles, Rice Cooker Black-Eyed Peas and more!

Woot! Three weeks of daily blogging. Didn’t know I had it in me!  Here’s a recap: Sunday: Dehydrated Black Bean Burger (Recipe Revisit for Vegan MoFo) ...more

The Black-Eyed Peas Meet a Sweet Potato

Here’s an easy dinner for you! JL’s Black-Eyed Peas in the Rice CookerServes 2-3 INGREDIENTS...more

Navy Beans & Greens, A Big A** Salad and Lemonade

Navy Beans & Greens, A Big A** Salad and Lemonade I have been cleansing since last Saturday and have been keeping a daily journal about it on Facebook....more

Azuki beans in the rice cooker = You. Had. Me. At. Hello.

I read one post on The Front Burner about the versatility of rice cookers and I was sold. Do you have a rice cooker? Make beans in it.  Don’t have one? Buy one....more

Unitasking Kitchen Equipment: Which Items Stay or Go?

Alton Brown -- a kitchen genius in my eyes -- has strong feelings against non-useful unitaskers, those kitchen items that perform a single task. Usefulness is obviously in the eyes of the beholder and what may be a timesaving tool for you is merely clutter for me. He suggests clearing out a drawer or cabinet in your kitchen and placing all your utensils and gadgets in a separate space. ...more
i have a wonderful multi-tasking rice cooker! it's replaced my crockpot since it will slow cook ...more

College Bound...and Hungry

A couple of weeks ago, I was invited to teach a cooking class to a dozen high school seniors who are a part of the National Charity League. They were bursting with excitement at the prospect of making their own dinner AND learning some tips on how to do some cooking when they are away from home next year during their first year at college. ...more