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FUNKY TOMATO

Yesterday I went to the local farmers market and picked up some heirloom tomatoes. I bought the tomato below just because it looked so weird, like some funky tomato monster is hatching out of it. The last photo has Squeaky in it.

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Posted by on October 14, 2012 in cats, food and drink, fun, nature

 

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COOKING APPETIZERS FROM ROYS

I took a cooking class at Roy’s Hawaiian Restaurant in Pasadena this past weekend. I LOVE Roy’s. It’s one of my favorite restaurants. I was so excited I just kept grinning before class started. We made appetizers at this class. It was my first cooking class at Roy’s, but I’ll definitely take classes there in the future.

This is an acorn squash salad with arugula and pomegranate seeds with a pomegranate dressing. It was really good. It’s vegetarian, and if you brown the squash with olive oil instead of butter it can be vegan.

Here’s a chicken curry salad with apples and mango. I usually don’t like putting fruit with meat, but it was really good. finely diced chicken, apples, and mango, with curry mayonnaise. Yum!

Scallop ceviche. I didn’t try this because I don’t like scallops or avocado.

Here’s some shrimp lumpia (egg rolls) with bean sprouts and diced veggies. They were really good. The sous chef made a sweet and spicy chili sauce to go with them. I wish I had the recipe for that.

Here’s some of Roy’s famous short ribs. We didn’t cook these, because it takes a long time to make, but the sous chef teaching the class made some plus some steamed veggies so we could eat them for lunch along with our appetizers.

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2012 in adventure, cooking, food and drink, fun, me

 

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BREAKFAST – THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY

Now you can drink the most important meal of the day. Have some nice waffle flavored vodka with a side of bacon flavored vodka! I feel scared.

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2012 in food and drink

 

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PIGGING OUT ON INDIAN FOOD

I just ate way too much Indian food. I got a two curry combo and it comes with so much food! It’s from India Sweets and Spices, a restaurant/market that has different curries made every day. Most of the stuff on the menu I have no clue as to what it is. But it still tastes good. I got everything below for $6.99 plus tax! I couldn’t finish all of it. I really like this place, but keep in mind I’m a white chick from the valley that has very little experience with Indian cuisine.

saag paneer (spinach and cheese), turnip curry, basmati rice, and some salad that got wilted on the way home.

cilantro sauce, yogurt sauce (very good), chapati bread (like a big chip), puri bread (like a thick tortilla), and a veggie samosa with lots of spices.

some sort of fruit smoothie, mango i think. it was very good.

 

 

 
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Posted by on August 23, 2012 in food and drink

 

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GET DRUNK, EAT WAFFLES

This is for Appelina, to brighten up her day. It’s what we should all do when we feel bad.

Photo found on Etsy.

 
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Posted by on May 25, 2012 in booze, food and drink, fun, naughtiness

 

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AUTOMATED ICE CREAM DISPENSER

The Japanese are awesome. I want this in my house.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2012 in food and drink, fun, geekery

 

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ANOTHER REASON TO LOVE THE JAPANESE

Here are some excerpts from the main article. And don’t ask me why the fonts are all different, it’s not letting me fix them.

Standing before the ticket vending machine at the entrance to a new Tokyo lunch outlet, hungry patrons have the option of buying scales to weigh themselves along with their meal selection.

The button choices on the machine represent the concept of the restaurant: It’s designed to make you, all at once, hyper aware of how healthy you will be for the next 30 minutes while eating your meal, with a reminder of how much healthier you could be the rest of the time.

Such is the tug and pull dining experience at an establishment opened by Tanita Corp., a healthcare equipment maker that is also behind the 2010 best-selling cookbooks featuring full-course meals that contain only about 500 calories. On Wednesday, the Osaka-based manufacturer of body scales and body mass index measuring devices opened Tanita Dining Hall in Tokyo’s Marunouchi business district, the restaurant incarnation of the popular low-calorie, low-sodium recipe books based on menus served at the firm’s employee cafeteria.

There are two set course options. One is taken from a recipe book, and the other is made exclusively for the restaurant. The set-up is constant – a main dish, two sides, soup and white rice.

T Just like the recipe books, flat screens facing out along the glass wall at Tanita display the calorie count with corresponding pictures of the meals on the menu that week.

Full article found here:

Tokyo’s Next Food Craze: The 500 Calorie Lunch? – Japan Real Time – WSJ.

 
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Posted by on January 12, 2012 in food and drink

 

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