Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
There is no surer sign of summer than corn on the cob. Have you ever tried grilling it? Grilling adds layers of flavors while boiling seems to drain flavor away.
Over the weekend, I felt compelled to show off my grilling skills (especially since it was sunny and about 72 degrees). So the corn went on the barbecue. The flames gently charred the corn kernels and caramelized this yummy sweet vegetable.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
It amazes me that I only have one or two recipes on this blog for stir fries. Honestly, I make this dish almost two times a week. It is a fantastic way to use up leftover meat, vegetables, etc. Throw in some rice, noodles or quinoa and you’ve got yourself a meal. It’s always a hit with my family. There is never the complaint – stir fry again! There are so many ways to change it up and is a perfect venue for your personal creativity – your stir fry can be an expression of yourself (that sounds really corny!).
The following are staples of my stir fry:
toasted sesame oil
chili garlic sauce (sister of sriracha with the rooster on front and green lid)
seasoned rice vinegar
sometimes - green onions, cilantro, toasted sesame seeds
As well, Kikkoman makes a Sweet Soy Sauce that makes a lovely caramelized glaze – especially if you are adding noodles.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
These are five of my favorite and most original food blogs featuring regional and global cuisine. It's completely subjective (not based on stats or Alexa scores), however I am sure you will enjoy reading and viewing each one. All the original pictures featured are taken from the blog.
Sweet Life, written by Vianney Rodriguez, is a captivating and unbelievable collection of Mexican recipes. Living in San Diego, I have become extremely fond of authentic Mexican food and Vianney helps guide me to traditional yet innovative fare.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Have you ever had Burrata cheese? I think this cheese is made by the Gods. I’m not sure why I haven’t discovered this decadent creation until recently.
Burrata is a fresh Italian cheese, made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella while the inside contains both mozzarella and cream, giving it an unusually soft texture. It’s like cutting into a molten chocolate cake. The creamy center spills out slowly and luxuriously, tempting your taste buds with the promise of pure decadence.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I realize that just a couple of weeks ago I posted a recipe for mini banana chocolate chip muffins. Therefore, this recipe may seem redundant, but I promise it isn’t. The fact is, if you have overripe bananas you have to make banana bread in some way, shape or form. They are too mushy to eat, but just perfect for that baked confection that we thoroughly enjoy at breakfast or any time of day.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
All I can say is thank you San Diego! The preliminary numbers suggest that "America's Finest City" is one of the top contenders for most revenue made this past Saturday at the Annual Food Bloggers Bake Sale. As of Monday, we were only a couple hundred dollars behind Atlanta, the largest money maker last year. Marie Tran-McCaslin of Meandering Eats, is our fearless leader and should be very proud of herself.
Money raised goes directly to Share Our Strength. No child should grow up hungry in America, but one in five children struggles with hunger. Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign is ending childhood hunger in America by ensuring all children get the healthy food they need, every day.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Virtually Homemade will be baking Dark Chocolate Cherry Brownie Bites.
If you are in the area come check it out!
1788 Garnet Ave, San Diego, CA 92109