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Perfect Scrambled Eggs

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Perfect Scrambled EggsIt’s no secret that I have tremendous respect for Gordon Ramsay. The guy is just amazing. Here he demonstrates that skill ranges from complicated food all the way down to the simplest dish, that most people take for granted: scrambled eggs.
Watch Gordon explain how to make perfect scrambled eggs.

Colorful Quinoa Salad and Skewers

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Quinoa is a wonderful ingredient, that can be used as a substitute for rice or cous cous in most recipes. It is high in protein and has many health benefits. The best part is that it tastes good. I love it because it’s chewy and the mild flavor takes on any sauce or dressing well. […]

Hallelujah!

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

My stove, grill, and oven definitely make it evident that I cook pretty often. That’s always my excuse when my mom comes over. It’s not that I don’t clean my stove and grill, but it’s hard to get that stuff off. It’s burnt on grease!
Our new cleaning lady, Marcela, introduced me to Easy-Off Heavy Duty […]

Roasted Poblano Black Beans

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I crave these Latin-style beans every once in a while. The flavors come together so nicely and its pretty healthy too. I usually make these beans with bacon but I have chorizo in my fridge so why not.
Roasted Poblano Black Beans

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large roasted poblano, cleaned and […]

Eating Habits Affect the Gender of Your Baby?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Apparently, there is new research showing that what a women eats before pregnancy, may affect the gender of the baby. When Lon told me about this, I thought he was joking but it was published in a British medical journal. Here are a few highlights of the study:

Eating breakfast cereal daily makes you more likely […]

Cabaret Gourmet

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

We told you last week, we’d be going to Cabaret Gourmet, so of course I’m rushing to post our thoughts on the food. In general, each restaurant’s table was set up beautifully and there was plenty of wine/alcohol. (Lon and I are not drinkers.) There was a comfortable amount of space so that you wouldn’t […]

Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange

Monday, April 28, 2008

Lon and I are not a big fan of chocolate and orange paired together, so when I was given a Terry’s Dark Chocolate Orange , I was reluctant to try it. I’ve heard of it’s popularity but still didn’t think I would like it. I finally opened it today.
First, I love the packaging design. […]

The E Award!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

I am so so flattered to be presented with the E award by Ingar at Taste Memory. I aspire to take photos like hers one day. The colors and clarity is always amazing, looking like paintings, too perfect to be real. She is a great inspiration for healthy eating, and will make you want fruits […]

Wildwood

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Wildwood Wildwood, the latest notch on the B.R. Guest belt, is a welcomed BBQ addition to our neighborhood. My friend Angie accompanied Lon and I to this well designed space where everything simply made sense: the country music, the aged windows above the bar, the fun t-shirts on the wait staff, and the barn latches […]

Sushi Yasuda! (Says Lon Too)

Saturday, April 26, 2008

This is our seventh installment on our favorite sushi restaurant — Sushi Yasuda Sushi Yasuda (if you haven’t already, make sure to catch article #6). To help provide further perspective for those of you not lucky enough to have visited Chef Yasuda’s land of delicacies, I will tell you about my experience there.
My taste […]