Category Archives: Mains

Recipe: Dr. Ludwig’s Protein Smoothie

This staple of the “Always Hungry?” low-carb diet really is pretty tasty. I’ve been substituting a protein smoothie for Dr. Ludwig’s other breakfast creations. Makes one serving, approximately 12 oz depending on the amount of milk you use. Ingredients: 1/2 … Continue reading

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Recipe: Black Bean Tofu Scramble

A few tweaks, and Dr. Ludwig’s Tofu Hash becomes a versatile, vaguely Mexican vegan entree you can serve without apology to all and sundry. It’s also cheap, and made with ingredients you quite possibly have on hand. What’s not to … Continue reading

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Recipe: Gluten-Free Paleo Eggplant Parmigiana

Eggplant parm as it’s made in Italy does not include breadcrumbs, so it’s naturally paleo-friendly and gluten-free. I’ve also included an option using a coating of almond flour to approximate the breadcrumb effect, which is a modification created in American … Continue reading

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Taste Test: Oven-Fried Wings with Baking Powder Brine

  We’d heard good things about coating wings with baking powder and cooking them in the oven to produce the equivalent of fried without the deep fryer. With National Wing Day, aka the Super Bowl, coming up it was time … Continue reading

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Recipe: Panzanella Sandwich, AKA Poor Man’s (or Rich Man’s) Panzanella

Panzanella is a summery Italian salad that features chunks of rustic bread tossed with vegetables and doused in vinaigrette. And guess what? You can get pretty much the same product with a few hacks to your favorite sub to make … Continue reading

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Recipe: King’s Hawaiian Sausage Sliders

King’s Hawaiian Rolls are like regular dinner rolls, but slightly SWEET. I couldn’t resist making sliders from the new four-packs which are just right for a couple’s meal or a single hungry haole. This King’s Hawaiian Sausage Sliders recipe is … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pickled Tongue, Basque-Style

Central California and Northern Nevada are dotted with Basque hotels (formerly home to the shepherds when they would come down from the hills for the winter). You sit at a shared table and enjoy a family-style meal that always includes … Continue reading

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Recipe: African Cauliflower Curry

African Cauliflower Curry is a filling main dish served over rice or quinoa; can also be a side dish with grilled chicken. Inspired by a recipe of the same name in Vegan: The Cookbook; the original is on page 128 … Continue reading

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Recipe: 4th of July Hamburger

Burnt My Fingers has never published a hamburger recipe, because we tend to improvise with what is on hand and tweak as we go. But this 4th of July hamburger demonstrates a couple of basic concepts, and it’s delicious. First, … Continue reading

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Recipe: Pollo Al Jerez

This is my attempt at the Pollo al Jerez (chicken with sherry) served at the Colmao restaurant in the Pico district of Los Angeles. It’s pretty good, but a work in progress. The original version has a tartness which makes … Continue reading

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