Posts written by Mitchell Surface

About the Author:
As a vegan and a diabetic, I am very much aware of the challenges faced by friends and family as they attempt to deal with dietary restrictions.

Link Roundup for 1 March 2013

11 Common Mistakes That You May Be Making in the Kitchen Are you making any of these? Probably my biggest one is not actually reading through the recipe first. Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet Another vote for the Mediterranean diet. Olive… Continue reading

A lower carb version of the Caribbean stir fry

I made my Caribbean stir fry to take into work tonight and I was pondering how I might save some carbs. I’d like to serve it over rice but, as a diabetic, I really have to watch how much rice I eat. As I thought… Continue reading

Wok Wednesday – Minced Pork in Lettuce Cups

The Wok Wednesday project this time around was Minced Pork in Lettuce Cups. For various reasons, not least of which was I forgot, Wok Wednesday fell on a Saturday this go round. They say forgetfulness is a sign of higher intelligence, that’s what I tell… Continue reading

Link Roundup for 22 February 2013

Some of the things I’ve found interesting around the web this week. 3 Homemade Popcorn Seasonings Sometimes you just want a snack. But instead of grabbing that bag of chips, how about some popcorn instead? You can even make it in a wok! Mediterranean diet… Continue reading

Caribbean stir fry

When I originally came up with the idea for this dish, I never imagined the hardest part would be finding Caribbean hot sauce! I wanted something that would capture the fresh, vibrant flavors of the region and include a bit of heat. I think I’ve… Continue reading


Just a few quick notes about some changes that are happening on the site. First off, I’m sure you’ve noticed a new theme. I really like the clean new look. I’m still working my way through all the different options so if you notice anything… Continue reading

A tale of a shopping trip gone awry

A tale about cooking in the face of adversity, or at least un-stocked shelves
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Happy Snake Year, everybody!

It’s now the year of the Snake according to the Chinese Lunar calendar and I wanted to celebrate but I also wanted to go a little outside the mainstream. I remembered that long noodles symbolize long life so I decided to do Spaghetti alla puttanesca… Continue reading

Wok Wednesday – Chicken Lo Mein with Ginger Mushrooms

This time on Wok Wednesday… Why do I want to read that in a serious TV announcer voice? Anyway, this time on Wok Wednesday we did Chicken Lo Mein with Ginger Mushrooms. As usual the recipe comes from Grace Young’s Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge.… Continue reading

A BBQ Explosion! – China meets Memphis

After our latest Wok Wednesday adventure I started looking into what’s actually in hoisin sauce so I could try to make a low-carb version. While I still have that on the todo list, I was struck by the similarity of hoisin to barbeque sauce. They’re… Continue reading