Some recent eats and treats.

Eats Romano’s Macaroni Grill. Credit C.K.

It "speaks" for itself. :D

It’s been quite some time since I last posted an article on my frantic adventures in cooking and feasting. My responsibilities for charlieuniformtango and my relocation to Seattle among other pressing issues prevented me from doing so.

I intend to fix that immediately! Lol, I have amassed a extensive collection of foodie pix that will need to be touched up before they go live, especially since I have the most recent version of Photoshop again to bring more life and lighting to these dishes (it was either going to be Photoshop or a brand new camera).

But I won’t bore you with those minor details. When July rolls in, I hope to share with you a visual buffet of summer snacking compliments of watching episodes of Rachael Ray, Cupcake Wars, Chopped!, The Next Master Chef, Hell’s Kitchen, The Next Foodnetwork Star, Top Chef and Top Chef Masters.

Cheers,

Anthony

White Chocolate Coconut Blondie (via Crustabakes)

White Chocolate Coconut Blondie Pictures dont exactly do these blondies justice. With no frosting or any of the usual studded chocolate chips, or dried fruits, these blondies look plainer than Jane. But underneath that simple exterior, these blondies sure packed up a HUGE deal in the flavour department. There might not be any visible embellishment in these brownies, but take a bite into it and be prepared to be pleasantly greeted with a creamy and textured experience in the fo … Read More

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This took a while coming. First reblog in a while!

Mama’s Dark Chocolate {everything but the kitchen sink} Cookies (via We Four Kings)

Mama's Dark Chocolate {everything but the kitchen sink} Cookies It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe, so I’ll quickly remind you that I’m not a big fan of making or following recipes. I much prefer to use recipes for inspiration and edit them according to my preferences. Please, if you consider making these cookies, read through the recipe and substitute anything you might not like for something you do. Cooking is all about the experiment. So have fun. Last night Chris asked for chocolate cookies. I h … Read More

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Essential reading, needing, and eating.

- Anthony

SXSW 2011 Lesson: Food Trucks as a Model for Social Innovators (via Rally the Cause)

SXSW 2011 Lesson: Food Trucks as a Model for Social Innovators #1 Thing You Need to Learn from This Post: Launching new ideas in today’s marketplace requires less capital and greater agility – something food trucks know very well. A More Detailed Exploration: Eating barbecue in Austin during SXSW is part of the annual pilgrimage. Since I have spent my fair share in Austin with my prior travels and previous times at SXSW, I was searching for something new. Fortunately, I caught a news story about a place that … Read More

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If you love BBQ, you’ll love this post. Plus, this is a goodie for all the attendees of SXSW. Also, if you live in the Pacific Northwest, it wouldn’t hurt to try out the delicious food from the food trucks up here; they are becoming very popular in Seattle and are totally worth checking out. El Camion is a prime of example of gourmet eats on wheels!

 

Comida autentica mexicana. Photo courtesy of El Camion.

Let me know what your experience was like.

- Anthony

Happy Pi Day! (via Make Myself at Home)

Happy Pi Day, everyone!

Happy Pi Day! Happy 3.14, fellow nerds! I learned this year that today is also Albert Einstein’s birthday. It’s a Pi Day miracle! For all you nerds & non-nerds alike, here’s another tasty post from my good friend Momo. Tell me I’m not the only one drooling over these photos! Even though I know Catherine LOVES this holiday, she was nice enough to let me share a recipe for Pi day. So here is a delicious Peanut Butter 3.14 to celebrate this fun holiday! This … Read More

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Zany and zesty chicken fajitas.

Onions and peppers for the fajitas!

What’s the best way to put together a colorful, zesty pile of fajitas in less than an hour? Follow the recipe below and you’ll whip ‘em out in 40 minutes. Thanks to C.K. for the pic above.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chickenbreasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup packed cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • Salt and pepper
  • Cayenne
  • 10 flour tortillas

Directions

Flatten chicken breasts to 1/2 inch thickness between two sheets of plastic wrap with a mallet or rolling pin. Place chicken breasts in glass baking dish. In a blender combine oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and salt and pepper. Blend until smooth and pour over chicken. Cover with plastic wrap and let chicken marinate for 30 minutes. In a large skillet over medium heat oil.

Add onions and peppers and cook until they are tender and begin to brown.

In a 9×13 glass baking dish toss potatoes with oil and seasonings. bake in 375 degree oven until crispy, about 30 minutes. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking. Heat a cast iron grill pan or an outdoor grill. Toast flour tortillas for about 30 seconds per side and keep warm in an aluminum foil pocket. Grill the chicken on each side for 4-5 minutes. To serve slice chicken into even strips. Serve hot with onions and peppers, potatoes, grated jack cheese, salsa and sour cream.

(Recipe courtesy of the Food Network.)

Praying for the people in Japan…

 

People gather outside Sendai station after a powerful earthquake hit northern Japan on Friday March 11, 2011. The ferocious tsunami spawned by one of the largest earthquakes ever recorded slammed Japan's eastern coast Friday, killing scores of people as it swept away boats, cars and homes while widespread fires burned out of control. (AP Photo/Kyodo News)

…and all along the Pacific Rim. How horrible and tragic; I hope my mom and relatives are safe in the Philippines and I also hope my former roommate and great friend, Yuhei Miyauchi is okay. He was going to school in Tokyo. Please keep them in your thoughts.

- Anthony