Thursday, April 30, 2009

Today for lunch...

I went to One World. Check out the link. This is a organic community kitchen. The food was amazing. I had Tomato Eggplant soup, Coleslaw, Trout salad, Veggie pizza, Leek quiche, mixed veggie, stuffed eggplant, Quinoa and some Everthing cookie. I chose small portions of everything just to try it out. The food was outstanding and the dedication to the community is to be commended. Try it out. Make a donation. Yum.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Simple Ful Medames

Ful is the Egyptian word for fava beans, and medames is a Coptic word meaning "buried". I guess they would bury a pot of beans and top it with coals or some such thing.
So, this is how it goes, drown your beans overnight or 4-8 hours, drain, rinse, etc. Drop in minature hot tub bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until they are tender. Add Garlic and Cumin to taste. Place desired amount on a plate or in a bowl. Drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, fresh squeezed Lemon juice and some Kosher Salt(better texture). Top with Fried Eggs and serve with a warm Whole Wheat Pita.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Sleek variation

So I was thinking I would try and modify how I make Sleek. I figured I would keep it similar use a grain for a grain a bean for a bean etc. that kind of thing, you know. So here is how it went.

I toasted up some Quinoa instead of the Bulghar Wheat.

I figured I had to use Onion for the Onion.

I thought it might be nice to add in some Shitake mushrooms

I didn't think I could really replace the Kale so I used a nice big bunch of it. Also, I wanted to use Fava beans but couldn't find any canned and didn't have time to soak the dried ones for 4-8 hours. So I decided to use Adzuki Beans instead of the Black Eye Peas.

It turned out rather nice. I figure I will play around with this recipe for a while. I know die hard Sleek fans might find my modifications offensive but I just want to mix it up a little.

Friday, April 17, 2009

In a Box

K. I'm going to try this again.
Gotta Fatten Up Y'know...

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Standard Steaks and Asparagus

Gotta fatten up y'know...

The RIGHT and ONLY way to cook asparagus.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Indian Dinner

Marinate some Shrimp This had Lemon juice, Brown Sugar, Salt, Cilantro, Garlic, Olive Oil and Chili powder If I remember correctly...

Fry some cumin seeds and cloves in oil til seeds start to sputter. Add 1 large sliced onion and 1 large cubed potato, fry some more. Add some turmeric and salt with rinsed basmati rice and rinsed red lentils, fry some more. Add water, bring to boil and simmer. (Oh yeah, soak rice first, 15 minutes or so, or it will be crunchy since it doesn't cook as fast as the dhal)

Grill Shrimp on a bed of sliced Onions, sliced Tomatoes and sliced Peppers. (all I could find were Seranos, not quite the same but nice heat...) Basting every so often with marinade

Serve it up with a nice herb and mixed green salad and the beverage of your choice.

Garam Masala

I suppose you can buy this, but it in no way replicates the flavor and aroma of making your own...

Remember this should be hot so pretend your the devil and it is up to you to punish these 10 dried chilis and various other ingredients like cinnamon, curry leaves, cloves etc.

dry roast spice mixture till spices darken slightly and become incredibly fragrant. Allow to cool.

Then punish them some more by grinding them up and putting them in an air tight jar. Store in a cool dark place. Yum!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009


When your brother comes over, and there's nothing to eat,
You just have to make do...

Pull apart some of the boneless pork ribs that are in the fridge,
Top with some of the coleslaw that's just laying around,
And you've got yourself a pretty decent lunch.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

"romantic chocolate truffles"

"for a deceptively simple but luxurious tasting treat, try this recipe for truffles"

1/3 cup heavy cream
6 oz. dark chocolate finely chopped (or mini chocolate chips)
2 tbsp softened butter
unsweetened cocoa powder

1. Bring cream to a boil and poor over chocolate. Wait one minute then whisk until the mixture is smooth and shiny. Whisk in the butter completely; cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or until firm.

2. Scoop out teaspoonfuls of chocolate, squeeze them and roll them between your palms to form cherry-sized balls.

3. Roll the truffles around in a bowl of cocoa, then toss them from hand to hand to shake off excess. Cover and refrigerate until ready to eat. Warning! do not eat too many! They're very rich!

4. lick fingers

Strawberry Madness

Ethan enjoys a Strawberry now and then...

Pepper Steak

Matt, Mike, and I decided to grill some steaks last night. And while this may not be a "little" pepper, we all enjoy ourselves a little pepper!

We crusted the Tri Tips with black pepper and Chipotle flakes. Served them up with some Spicy Thai potato chips, roasted Anaheim Chiles, and greenbeans. It was pretty dang good.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Okay, well the other day we watched the movie Twilight. We hadn't read the books or anything like that, just wanted to see what the big deal was with the movie. Apparently the big deal was Rainier beer in the 16 oz. cans. And cleaning guns while drinking it. It's like, in the movie a lot, and the best part of the movie too. So, we had to go to several stores to find it, but find it we did. Then David had to clean his Nerf guns (I know, what a goof) while drinking Rainier beer. It's naturally brewed and made with Yakima valley hops you know...