Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Cafeteria time! Break it down!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tonight, my roommate, suitemate, and I made dinner down in the kitchenette. It was great to actually cook. I've been eating such crappy food since I've come back to school; I really miss my dad's "clean" cooking. (Apparently, they ate gingered salmon tonight. So jealous!)

Basically, our dinner was a hodgepodge of noodles, alfredo, peppered chicken, and Cajun spices. The end result was delicious. Unfortunately, I ate waaaay too much and now my stomach hurts.


Sunday, January 13, 2008

Honey and chocolate, while good together in theory, aren't as good together in practice. The end result is too cloying and sweet, even for me.

Saturday, January 12, 2008

I'm doing BBM (Blogging By Mail) again.

YES. I am so ready for another food-tastic shopping/shipping/snacking adventure.

Friday, January 11, 2008

This summer, after discovering that coriander, cilantro, and strawberries taste fabulous together, I had to immediately create a fruit salsa. The end result was both spicy and sweet.

Of all my salsa adventures this summer, I can't remember a single recipe. It's a shame: some of my salsa batches were delicious. My problem is that I like to sit on the floor in front of the TV and throw tomatoes, pepper, and salt into a bowl until it tastes good. By the time the mix is perfect, my salsa has been through oodles of revisions.

Someday, I'll record a salsa. Until then, photos will have to suffice!

Thursday, January 10, 2008

I'm dreading my return to school--not just because of the classes, but because of the drastic decline of dining delight.

I'm not looking forward to cafeteria food. The exceptions: creamy, buttery mashed potatoes; cheesy-beyond-belief broccoli-cheddar deliciousness; and a full-size well-stocked salad bar available at my beck and call.

I better get my kitchen!love on before the metaphorical clock strikes twelve.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

I'm so excited that a new season of No Reservations is starting to air. Tony rocks my socks; he's unafraid of new flavors and has enough moxie to carry him through the toughest of joints. Tonight's episode was excellent--I want some bone marrow soup!--and I'm really happy to see New Orleans and Berlin on the list of upcoming episodes. I wonder whether Tony will visit any of the places I ate at on my conference trip?

In my fangirl dreams, I want Anthony Bourdain and Alton Brown to be best of friends. :)

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Earth Fare's salad bar really is quite amazing.

It even has natural lighting! ;)

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Do you like Korean food?

I like Korean food.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Although I "touched" upon this topic a few posts back, here's a close up of the "wealth" (greens) and "happiness" (black-eyed peas) from my New Year's meal.

The "happiness" was interesting because the recipe involved tasty things like sriracha hot sauce and butternut squash. It wasn't our usual Southern-style Hoppin' John. Rather, it was flavorful and new--hopefully an auspicious start to the year ahead! :)

Also, yes! That is lemon zest on the steamed spinach. Yum.

Friday, January 04, 2008

This just in:

Bison is robust beef.

That is all.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

Food is fun. Inappropriately large items are fun.

Together? High-larity. :)

The blackberry was delicious, by the way.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Today was an apple-esque sort of day. I experimented with apple soup and created apple snacks and probably would have drank some apple juice had we had some stashed in the pantry. (I think I have some apple cider squirreled away somewhere...)

This particular snack was created because apple corers are just so darn awesome. I cored an apple and sliced it in half. Then, using red pepper hummus as a "glue," I stuck a piece of string cheese into the groove. Doesn't the cheese fit perfectly into the apple's contours? Luckily, the mix was fantastic: sweet pepper melding with tart apple and bland, milky cheese.

The kitchen got some use today. :)

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy New Year! I hope you have plenty of health, wealth, and happiness in the year to come. :)
As one of my "resolutions," I intend to post in this blog more often. Yay!

Expect a post soon. Let's just say that I've had some delicious food as of late.