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You want more recipes? YOU KNOW YOU DO


I’m addicted to FoodGawker, sorry.

Master Recipe List


So I’ve been really into posting links to recipes over the past year or so, right? Well, last night I decided to just make a giant Word document containing the ingredients/instructions for my favorite of said posted recipes, just in case they ever get taken down.

I shall share this document with you here!

Recipe Master List

The original sources for the recipes are linked, and the pictures belong to the corresponding sources. Recipes that do not have sources (or pictures) are recipes I learned from my mom.



Do y’all want some more recipes?


(I’m ignoring the crappy parts of my life by using the internet. Is it working?)
(I also don’t know how many of these I’ve previously posted on here, so apologies in advance for any duplicates.)

Garlic Cheese Bombs

One Pan Roasted Chicken and Veggies

Perfect Steakhouse Baked Potato

Peanut Butter, Banana, and Chocolate Chip Cake

Buttermilk Biscuits

Cheesy Garlic Knots

Light and Easy Green Beans with Eggs



[Note: in case you haven’t noticed, all my posts are throw-away posts. I just happen to acknowledge it on occasion.]


Baked Macaroni and Cheese

Veggie Pasta Salad

A Rustic Seeded Loaf

Ravioli with Creamy Mushroom and Spinach Sauce

Mushrooms in Butter Sauce over Egg Noodles

Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Pasta


Foods for Doods

Have some recipes, yo.

Cauliflower Tortillas

Easy Pasta with Olive Oil and Garlic (super simple, but it looks good)

One Pan Garlic Parmesan Pasta (I’ve posted this before, but it’s something Nate and I make every month or so and it’s REALLY FREAKING GOOD.)

Healthy Breakfast Loaf (I know I’ve posted this before, too, but the site that had it got taken down, so it needs to be posted again.)

Low-Carb Zucchini Pasta (my mom made this for us when I found the recipe, and it’s good!)

Broccoli Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Monster Cookie Dough Dip (OH MY GOD)

Beef and Broccoli Chow Mac

Zoodles Cacio e Pepe


In This Blog: Claudia Food

I haven’t made one of my salads in quite some time, but I made one tonight and it tasted freaking awesome. I’ll have to make them more often.

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SO MUCH VEGGIE. How good does that look? Recipe here.



I like looking at recipes, even though the vast majority of them contain way too many ingredients for my taste and are probably not something I would enjoy. Every once and awhile, though, I find some that sound good.

Foolproof Flaky Biscuits

Scrambled Eggs

Creamy Mushroom Tortellini

Sweet Poppy Seed Pasta
I don’t know about the sweetness aspect, but this looks really freaking pretty. Do poppy seeds taste sweet on their own?

Easter Zoodles
Leave out a few things and this looks really good. I have one of those veggie spirallers, too!

DONE! Sorry, I’m super busy.

Edit: have some more that I’ve found in the past few weeks, since this is an older post:

Skillet Bacon and Broccoli Mac and Cheese

One Pot Three Cheese Pasta

Creamy Mushroom Fettuccine

Creamy Boursin Spring Pasta
Everything but the lemon zest looks good to me. Boursin is a type of cheese.

Spaghetti Cacio e Pepe
Basically spaghetti with cheese and pepper. I’ll take it.

Veggies + Math = YAY

It’s fractalicious!


Would a passionate speech about horology be considered a glockenspiel?

I think it would be super cool if someone came up with a cookbook in which all recipes were stupid reconfigurations of mathematicians’/statisticians’ names or mathematical objects.


  • Fibognocci
  • Tukey Sandwiches
  • Vennison
  • Bonferroni and Cheese
  • Putnaan (“Putnam” and “naan”…anyone?)*
  • Gabriel’s Corn
  • Mandelbratwurst
  • Fig Newto—OH WAIT

I’d buy a cookbook like that.


*Yes, I know Putnam wasn’t a mathematician himself, but he’s got that competition named after him, so yeah. It counts.

In my defense…

I bet I couldn’t taste like 70% of these.

100 Things You Should Eat Before You Die

“They” say most people have tried about 20 things. How many have you tried (I’d source the list but now I can’t remember where I got it, haha)?

My total: 12/100

1. Abalone
2. Absinthe
3. Alligator
4. Baba Ghanoush
5. Bagel and lox
6. Baklava
7. Barbecue ribs
8. Bellini
9. Bird’s Nest Soup
10. Biscuits and gravy
11. Black Pudding
12. Black Truffle
13. Borscht
14. Calamari
15. Carp
16. Caviar
17. Cheese fondue
18. Chicken and waffles
19. Chicken Tikka Masala
20. Chile Relleno
21. Chitterlings/Chitlins
22. Churros
23. Clam Chowder
24. Cognac
25. Crabcake
26. Crickets
27. Currywurst
28. Dandelion wine
29. Dulce de leche
30. Durian
31. Eel
32. Eggs benedict
33. Fish Tacos
34. Foie Gras
35. Fresh Spring Rolls
36. Fried Catfish
37. Fried Green Tomatoes
38. Fried Plaintain
39. Frito Pie
40. Frog’s Legs
41. Fugu
42. Funnel Cake
43. Gazpacho
44. Goat
45. Goat’s milk
46. Goulash
47. Gumbo
48. Haggis
49. Head Cheese
50. Heirloom Tomatoes
51. Honeycomb (does the cereal count?)
52. Hostess Fruit Pie
53. Huevos Rancheros
54. Jerk Chicken
55. Kangaroo
56. Key Lime Pie
57. Kobe Beef
58. Lassi
59. Lobster
60. Mimosa
61. MoonPie
62. Morel Mushrooms
63. Nettle Tea
64. Octopus
65. Oxtail Soup
66. Paella
67. Paneer
68. Pastrami on Rye
69. Pavlova
70. Phaal
71. Philly Cheesesteak
72. Pho
73. Pineapple and cottage cheese
74. Pistachio Ice Cream
75. Po’ boy
76. Pocky (WOOOOO POCKY)
77. Polenta
78. Prickly Pear
79. Rabbit Stew\
80. Raw Oysters
81. Root Beer Float
82. S’mores
83. Sauerkraut
84. Sea Urchin
85. Shark
86. Snail
87. Snake
88. Soft Shell Crab
89. Som Tam
90. Spaetzle
91. Spam
92. Squirrel
93. Steak Tartare
94. Sweet Potato Fries
95. Sweetbreads
96. Tom Yum
97. Umeboshi
98. Venison
99. Wasabi Peas
100. Zucchini Flowers

Is a gluon that’s not completely dry simply a tachyon?

So unless I’m hallucinating (it’s like 5 in the morning and I had Red Bull), the University of Arizona nursing department’s looking for a stats instructor to develop/lead an online intro stats course.


I’m totally going to apply. That would be a super awesome job. I think I’d be good at teaching stats just because I’m so obsessive about them and I really like to explain them to people.


In the meantime, here are some of my favorite internet-found recipes, ‘cause for some reason I really feel like cooking at 5 AM.

  • Eggplant Hummus – based on Trader Joe’s BADASS eggplant hummus. Best hummus ever.
  • German Chocolate Cake – My grandma used to make me this for my birthday. It freaking rocks.
  • Green Monster Muffins – Spinach muffins? Rock on! These are really good.
  • Peanut Butter Blondies – Also known as “these will kill anyone allergic to peanuts if they’re even in the same room.”
  • Poppy Seed Loaf (run this through a translator) – Safeway used to sell these all the time, but now they only sell the muffins. Poppy seed-saturated sweet bread is best in loaf form.
  • Potato Sour Cream Biscuits – Pretty much everything Noble Pig has posted is amazing, so check out the blog.
  • Rolled Spinach Omelet – Made this for my mom and she loved it.


New header! I cannot be stopped.

Also: I had a dream last night about a guy named Sam Serif. He was a sheriff. Even in my unconscious brain, man. Even in my unconscious brain.

Also also: here’s some food porn. Because yay.


I don’t know if it’s the case in the States, but McDonald’s Canada is starting up their annual (I think?) Monopoly game tomorrow. My mom and I always used the Monopoly game as an excuse to get McDonald’s fries, ‘cause we all know they make the best fast food French fries in the world (apart from maybe Cougar Country).
Anyway, intrigue regarding the history of McDonald’s Monopoly led me to Wiki, which led me to reading about the company. Whether you consider the corporation evil or not, it really does have an interesting history and interesting facts surrounding it.

  • The business began in 1940 and “McDonald’s” was up for trademark status in 1961.
  • There are McDonald’s in 119 countries and territories, serving 58 million people daily and employing 1.5+ million people (I would think it would be more than that).
  • Nearly 1 in 8 people in the United States have been employed by McDonald’s at some point.
  • Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary added the word “McJob” in 2003. It was defined as “a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement.” Obviously, McDonald’s was rather ticked off about this definition.

Product-specific facts

  • In countries/markets unfamiliar with Imperial measurements, the Quarter Pounder is known as the Royal Cheese or McRoyale (or a similar variant).
  • Beer is sold at restaurants in France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, Portugal, Romania, Lithuania, Czech Republic, Italy and Slovenia.
  • The McChicken is the next big seller after the Big Mac.
  • While some countries sell Egg McMuffins around the clock, the product is restricted to the breakfast menu. This is mainly due to the fact that the grill temperature for the burgers is significantly different than that for the eggs.

Interesting stuff, eh?

Bonus: isn’t this the most terrifying thing you’ve ever seen?

I forsee a roadtrip to Toronto…

Today I found an awesome link that pinpoints the most unusual restaurants in the world. Check it out here.

One of the restaurants is here in London—Garlics of London, where, fittingly, everything is made with garlic (including the ice cream). I should go, even though I can’t taste garlic.

Ooh, and in Toronto: Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament. We went to a Medieval Times down near Disneyland when my high school band went for the Magic Music Days in 2004. It was awesome.

Watermelon are seedy characters

Woah, hey, guess what?

Apparently Ben Cohen of Ben & Jerry’s fame has no sense of smell.

I was unaware of this.

According to the article (forgive me for not referencing it with a link; I copied the text into a Word document but didn’t bookmark the page and now can’t find it in the vastness of the Tubes), “when the company began back in 1978, Jerry would make a flavor and see if it tasted good enough for Ben to notice. Ben also relies heavily on his sense of touch to enjoy food. That is why Ben & Jerry’s is well known for its distinctly chunky ice cream. The chunks of fruit and candy mixed in with the creamy ice cream is designed to provide an enjoyable sensation in your mouth even if you have trouble tasting it.”

Haha, that’s funny…I’ve always liked Ben & Jerry’s best because their ice cream is full of thingies.

Yay anosmics!


OH YEAH, I totally forgot to mention this yesterday: I found a place up here that’s freakishly similar to Moscow’s Mongolian BBQ. Not too surprising given the eclectic mosh of cultures in Vancouver, but still. I was excited.

It’s called the Great Han Mongolian BBQ, and within it has the same idea as Moscow’s BBQ. Find a seat, get a bowl, accumulate veggies, meat, noodles, and sauce, and let the chef cook it on the round hot grill.

The noodles are totally different and have a weird texture, but they’re actually really good.

Anyway. Just a recommendation of a place to acquire tasty BBQ if you’re ever in Vancouver.

Also, some nostalgia for you all:

I distinctly remember exchanging many an unintelligible “Aaron Burr!” with my friends in elementary school after we’d all seen this commercial. Fun times.

Oh my god I want this so bad

Holy freaking crap:

Modernist Cuisine is a six-volume, 2,438-page set that is des­tined to rein­vent cook­ing. The lavishly illus­trated books use thou­sands of orig­i­nal images to make the sci­ence and tech­nol­gy clear and engaging.”

This is like food science on crack.

Anybody who knows me knows I’ve been into cooking as of late, and this humongous wealth of knowledge is quite enticing. The photographs look amazing…I was reading a bit about one picture featuring a cross-sectioned action shot of noodles being stir-fried in a wok.

The article was saying how there was no Photoshop involved and that the photographer actually had to capture the flying noodles as they were stirred in the half-wok. Pretty badass.

Too bad the set of six volumes costs $600, or these would be mine.

Here are the FAQs from the site in case you missed them.
Very interesting indeed.

I should not be allowed around carrots

Seriously. I have a history with them. Back in 8th grade or so I practically subsisted off of them and as a result my fingers and toes literally turned orange (beta carotene, bitches!).
Today I calculated that I consume over 40,000 IUs of vitamin A daily (like 4 times the amount you’re supposed to have) due mostly to carrots (and partially to broccoli and various other veggies).

I clearly have issues.

Stir fry—Claudia style!


So I have recently acquired a wok and have decided to try out stir fry. My first attempt was pretty damn good, and even though I’m probably doing it all wrong, I decided to share it (mainly ‘cause I took a pretty picture, haha).

You will need:

  • Some sort of uncooked egg noodle – 100 grams or a bowl filled with uncooked noodles. The noodles will compress once they’re cooked, so don’t worry about fitting them plus the veggies in a bowl once you’re done.
  • Broccoli – 35 grams of small stalks with florets or a about half a cupful
  • Carrots – 2 ounces julienned or about a half a cupful
  • Red pepper – 1 ounce cut into cubes or however you prefer (about a loose handful)
  • White or yellow onion – 20 grams sliced or cubed (enough to fill your palm)
  • Mushrooms – 15 grams sliced, or about a small handful
  • Canola oil (or some sort of equivalent—whatever oil you like that’s good for high heat) – 2 teaspoons
  • Stir fry sauce (again, your choice) – about 3 tablespoons

It’s best to get all your slicing/combining/other cooking done before you actually start the stir fry, so do all this before you even turn on the heat beneath your wok.

Combine broccoli, carrots, pepper, onion, and mushrooms into a microwave-safe container, add about three tablespoons of water, and microwave on high for about 1:45 or 2:00, depending on how thick you’ve kept your broccoli stalks. While this is microwaving, put a pot of water on the stove and get the water boiling. Also, go ahead and put a tablespoon of stir fry sauce and the two teaspoons of canola oil into the frying pan/wok and mix it up for later.

Drain the water from the veggie mix and set aside. Once your water starts boiling, cook your noodles to the package instructions (the variety I use cook very quick and are done in less than a minute—don’t overcook or you’ll end up with squishy and that’s not very appealing). Once they’re done, drain the water and set aside. Start heating up your frying pan/wok. I get mine up to about a 5 or 6 on the oven knob, just until the sauce starts to bubble.

I know I’m going to get chastised for this, but I add all my veggies at once. Everything seems to be pretty uniformly cooked once I take them out of the microwave and they’re not going to be on the heat very long, so I don’t worry too much about different cooking times like I know you’re supposed to do. It all tastes fine in the end, in my opinion. If they’re sizzling like hell, though, you’re doing this part right. Stir them up with the sauce so that they’re all coated—this’ll take about a minute.

Make a well in the veggies and dump in your noodles. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of stir fry sauce atop the noodles and mix well with the veggies. I usually cook for another minute and a half to two minutes, just until things start sticking to the frying pan/wok. Turn off the heat and transfer everything to a bowl.

Yay! I think I’m getting better at this cheffing stuff.



Today’s song: Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine


Bad Romance: The Cookie Version


Don’t laugh at me.

Last night I had a dream about Lady Gaga (not the first time this has happened) in which she gave me a recipe with which to express her song Bad Romance as a batch of cookies.

I’m not kidding.

Well, okay, she didn’t give me an explicit recipe. She just told me what to do (“make Bad Romance into a batch of cookies”) and gave me four distinct ingredients that had to be included: Oreos, cream cheese, blueberries, and Nutella.
So that’s what I attempted this afternoon. She didn’t give me any real direction in terms of the recipe in the dream, so I just kind of made things up as I went for a small seven cookies batch. What I finally ended up doing was making a cream cheese blueberry cookie base, sprinkling them with crumbled up Oreo (just the cookie part), and then topping them with the Oreo filling mixed with Nutella.

This is what they look like:

So what’s the taste verdict?

They don’t live up to the awesomeness of Bad Romance. I think they would have tasted better without the blueberries, but that may be because the cookies were small and the blueberries were overly intrusive (they have big blueberries in Canada).

They’re pretty, though.



Today’s song: First Train Home by Imogen Heap