Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Monday, December 20, 2010
Patron Margarita! this margarita was served to me at Latitude Bar in NYC, it was my first time ever having one. POW!! as in Powerful. I like my drinks to taste spicy from the liquor, with a bit of sweetness and this drink had it! All you need is Patron , Cointreu Liquer, Lime and Ice...Salute!
As I may have said in a previous post before, Japanese Hibachi and Sushi are in my top five list of my favorite foods. My favorite types of sushi are salmon and tuna rolls! I was introduced to Sushi as a little girl by my dad, who loved it. Through the years, I have tried many other types of delicious sushi, but tuna and salmon still stand as my favorite. Within the past year, I started eating Shrimp Tempura Rolls too, which I also love. Since I am crazy about spicy food, I always eat my sushi with Wasabi. For those of you that have never had sushi, step out of the box and try it. I suggest California Rolls for beginner Sushi eaters :) My favorite Sushi spot in NYC is Hana Sushi located on 7th Avenue in the Chelsea Area of NYC. I have only tried sushi at a few spots in the city, and still Hana to me has the freshest and best tasting sushi out of them all!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
I love Mexican food, particularly made with fresh ingredients. Tacos are very easy and quick to make, you can make basic tacos or get crazy and add lots of ingredients like guacamole, onions, peppers and Jalapenos. For these soft shell tacos I made, I just cut my steak into strips and seasoned with salt and pepper, then I fried the steak until it was done. I then sauteed peppers and onions until semi soft (I like a little crunch in them). Next, I add the steak, peppers, onions, tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese and a dab of sour cream onto the corn or flower fajita! Voila! You can eat these tacos alone or make some yellow rice like I did to go with it.
I had to make this picture large so that every single piece of food can be seen! I came to this restaurant with my family and I had absolutely no idea that the food would be so good! AMAZING! Red Lobster who???!! Seriously, the portions are so large. Everyone in my family ordered a steampot (pictured below). I ordered the Old Bay Steampot which came with 2 clusters of snow crab legs, 1 pound of clams, 1 huge sausage, fresh corn on the cob and potatoes seasoned with Old Bay. So much food, so tasteful and inexpensive. Sorry NYCers there aren't any Joe's in NYC, but check out their website @ www.joescrabshack.com to find one near you! Enjoy!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I got hooked onto this wine because of my mom, who loves it. I think this wine basically turned me into a wino..lol. After I started drinking Merlot I started to venture into tasting other wines. Merlot goes great with steak, pork, lamb, duck and tomato based pastas! Get your sip oooonnnnn :)
ITALIAN FOOD!!!.... is one of my top five weaknesses, Eggplant Parmesan is an amazing dish!!! so delicious, a lot of people have eaten chicken Parmesan, but not eggplant (people I know). Step out of the box and try it! I basically used one eggplant, one can of my favorite spaghetti sauce, one bag of shredded mozzarella and one pack of spinach noodles for this recipe and it made a really big dish.This meal took about an hour to prepare and cook, but it was well worth it and lasted for days.
I love, love, love teriyaki anything...Japanese food is at the top of the list of my favorite foods! I have a Wok and cook everything in it. Cooking in the wok is fast and easy. For this Chicken Teriyaki, I cut up two chicken breast and seasoned them. I then cut up fresh broccoli, red peppers, green peppers, onion, zucchini and mushrooms(my fav!). I cook the chicken in the wok first with butter once the chicken gets golden brown I add teriyaki sauce and sesame seeds and continue to stir fry, once done, I set to the side, clean out the wok and put all veggies in wok with olive oil. I stir fry the veggies, as then soften I add soy sauce and continue to cook. Before I start to cook the chicken, white rice or brown rice is cooking... after rice, veggies and chicken are done! serve! Voila! Enjoy! sooooo delicious :)
The very first crepe I had was in 2008 during my visit to Paris, France, the home of the crepe. It was delicious...filled with strawberries and chocolate. At The Limelight Marketplace, located on 6th avenue, there is a crepe shop that serves all types of crepes. This crepe has nutella, chocolate and powdered sugar. I couldn't even finish this entire crepe, I had to share it with a friend. Stop by The Limelight and try a crepe! shoplimelightmarketplace.com
Benny's Burritos located in the west village is one of my favorite Mexican spots to eat at. Besides the huuuugggeee Burritos they serve, they also have delicious margaritas in various flavors. The Grilled Chicken Burrito I ordered was split between me and two other friends. All three of us were so full after eating it. It was so delicious...check out Benny's Burrito next time you're in the West Village!
Love this dessert, I don't think Benihana makes it anymore though :( These banana spring rolls with vanilla ice cream and berries! so delicious, very sweet too!
Not a huge breakfast person, but sometimes I do like to eat a good hearty meal for breakfast. This is a basic Turkey (lunch meat), cheddar cheese and sliced tomato toasted on an English muffin! Sometimes I fry the turkey for 2 minutes, but this morning I just put everything on the English Muffin then popped it into the toaster oven and Voila!
Literally, this is the World's Best Chocolate! All I have to say is WOW! I've tasted many chocolates, because at one point in my life I was obsessed with it...lol. I love this Almond Milk Chocolate Bar! Hands down the best....they are usually sold through fundraisers, but I did some research and you can order them non bulk through their website www.worldsfinestchocolate.com ....
Whatuuupppp..I decided to start this blog because I am obsessed and passionate about all things food in a good way. I love to cook, eat and experience everything that food has to offer. Everything related to food for me is a sensual experience that I highly value in my life. I love the taste, touch, smell, and the look of food. I started cooking at the age of 12. My mother taught me at a very young age to come in the kitchen and help her cook, my grandmother as well. I was not too thrilled about it at the time, but little did I know that it would be the biggest gift that both of them could give me. Now, at 27, I love food. I love to try all types of cuisines from North America to Australia. I also love to cook and I cook almost every single day, that seems to be rare among 20 something year old's. My ultimate goal is to teach young women just like me to really enjoy food as an experience and to learn how to cook. I think its super important to know how to cook, even if its basic. I believe it's a part of living and taking care of yourself, just like taking a shower. Follow my blog as I post recipes, foods that I cook, restaurants that I visit, and just my favorite foods!