Soylent Coffiest Review

Soylent Coffiest Review

Soylent (Rosa Labs) released a new product last week: Coffiest. I bought a case a few hours after the announcement and I made it my breakfast the past few mornings. This is the fourth, and best, type of Soylent I've tried. Here are my notes on the other ones I've tried: 1.4 (powder, no longer available) was thick, clumpy, and tasted like pancake batter. I added a lot of cocoa powder to it. 1.5 (also powder, different formula, no longer available) was thinner and had a more neutral taste. Not…

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Rethinking Cheese On Tacos

Rethinking Cheese on Tacos

Cheese on tacos is usually boring and bland, but it doesn't have to be that way. Cheese has some pretty cool properties: It can be melted and crisped. I regularly tweak my taco meat recipe, so last week I was searching for inspiration while I probably should have been working. I stumbled across an article from Serious Eats where Josh Bousel argues that we are going about cheese on our tacos all wrong. Instead of  just sprinkling cheese on our tacos like n00bs, we ought to melt our cheese directly to…

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Frittatas

Frittatas

You can make thousands of frittata recipes just by changing the fillings, but the base always remains the same: Eggs, veggies, and meat (if you are partial to that sort of thing; I am.) I'm going to give you a specific recipe for the frittata I made this morning, generalize a formula for making any frittata, then pull some suggestions out of my Instagram archives for good combinations. Frittatas are great for brunch with your family or friends, but they are still worth making for 1-2 people. I like eating the leftovers for…

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Apple Butter

Apple Butter

Amanda and I love apple picking. We go out in our flannel shirts, pick apples, eat cider donuts, sip hot apple cider, then come home and make apple butter and bake apple pies. It makes for a wonderful weekend. This year we picked Macoun (cross between the McIntosh and Jersey Black) and Empire (cross between McIntosh and Red Delicious) apples. A half-bushel of apples (pictured above) is enough for two pies, two batches of apple butter, and a few apples left over to eat. We start making the apple butter around 7pm…

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Breakfast Skillets

Breakfast Skillets

Breakfast skillets are the "Weekend Special" here at the Grimmett Apartment. Simple and delicious. Breakfast Skillet 1/2 lb of bacon, chopped 3-4 potatoes, diced 1 onion, chopped 1 hot pepper, chopped 1 tsp smoked paprika Salt and pepper to taste Chop up the bacon and fry it in a large skillet over medium high heat. Remove it from the skillet when it is crispy, but retain the grease. Put in the diced potatoes and start frying them in the bacon grease, still on medium high heat. Flip them over after 10…

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Corned Beef Hash

Corned Beef Hash

Corned beef hash is my favorite diner food. Some days though, you just want to hang out in the comfort of your apartment instead of trudging down to your local diner. You can probably make this brunch staple better at home, anyway. Let's get started. Corned Beef Hash 1.5 Tbsp bacon fat 4-5 potatoes, depending on size 1 medium onion, diced 1 hot pepper, diced 1/2 lb cooked corned beef, chopped 1 tsp salt 2 tsp paprika 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper Heat the bacon fat in a large cast…

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