Posts tagged food
Posts tagged food
You can offer my boyfriend a 5-star, top-chef, orgasm-in-your-mouth meal (one that somehow has an ice sculpture and live fire worked into it), and he would turn it down for Grice.
(I think we call it “Grice” as a truncation of “Egg Rice.”)
It’s caramelized onions and peppers, topped with eggs sunny side up, set on a bed of rice, hit with a
downpour drizzle of kecap manis (sweet soy sauce) and sriracha, and garnished with green onion (and a sprinkle of childhood nostalgia).
It’s nothing fancy, but it was his go-to meal as a kid. Not guaranteeing it’s gonna hit your spot, but it works for him so I thought I’d share.
*Not an authentic, painstaking caramelizing, just a light browning to bring out the sugars. But caramelizing sounds better.
Boyfriend says you can’t make a gyro without the meat. Challenge accepted…
…and completed. With a bite in his mouth, he’s like “alright, maybe it’s good.”
That’s some high praise right there.
Made with seasoned and grilled shitake mushrooms and tempeh. MmmmMmmmm.
A billion egg whites later…
Horrible little deformed feet, but feet! I was kind of giving up hope that it was possible to make
ugly macarons with stevia.
I’ve still got a long way to go, but at least I know I’m on the right track. Will post once I’ve got something that doesn’t require a bag over its head first.
On macaron batch 4. Still no feet, but the texture is getting there. Maybe I should have tried mastering a regular macaron before attempting sugar-free? Nah.
you will not defeat me. Bring it on.
Just don’t lord it over me when you do win and I’m left crying in a corner over 17 failed batches, hysterically shoving cracked and ugly macaron shells into my face.
A request? Rock on! I will do my best! Anything in particular you’re looking for?
My next 3 classes need to recognize that Thanksgiving is too close to continue with lecture. Organic chemistry vs. kitchen chemistry? Yeah, that’s a tough one.
ALL THE FOODS!!!
Sorry for the hiatus, I’ve been
So, a couple times a year, we throw a big get-together (Halloween, someone’s birthday, end of summer,
really any excuse to cook a ton and put up pretty lights). For drinks, I opt for the Solo Cup’s pinterest cousin, the Mason Jar.
Drinking out of jars is cool now, doesn’t that rock?
Before realizing what a total waste of time it was, I used to make new drink labels for each party:
Labeling drinks ensures that a) people don’t mix up their drinks and b) at the end of the night, you know that it was Matt who left his drink in your mailbox (wtf, Matt?)
To save on time and paper, I decided to make reusable chalkboard labels, using:
*Mini clothespins? How frackin’ cute are those?
And on to the other purpose of this post. Simone over at JungleFrog Cooking is running another photography challenge: drinks or food in a glass. This drink is just a bit of hibiscus tea.
I did exactly what Simone said not to do. She highly recommended shooting backlit to better illuminate the liquid. But when your only light source is a window and your “studio” is a table in a tiny, tiny kitchen, you kind of have to take whatever light you can get.
This contest runs through November if you’re thinking about entering. Plus, she’s always got something neat brewing over there.