Some recent eats and treats.

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

It "speaks" for itself. 😀

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

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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 
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via Rally the Cause

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

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
  • 3 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.)

Vanilla Bean Beignets with Chocolate Fudge Sauce (via prettygirlscook)

How was your Mardi Gras? Munch on anything good? 🙂

Vanilla Bean Beignets with Chocolate Fudge Sauce In celebration of Mardi Gras I made these beignets. They are light fluffy pillows of fried goodness. Seriously, they are delicious! What makes them even better is the warm chocolate fudge on the side. Enjoy with a cup of CafĂ© au lait. Beignets 3/4 cups warm water 1 packet active dry yeast 1/4 cup granulated sugar, plus a pinch Pinch salt 1 large egg 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract seeds from one vanilla bean 3 1/2 -4 c 
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via prettygirlscook

Pork ‘n Beans!

Pork and Beans, the A+ version.

Hey peeps, to the left here is the A+ version of what would normally be just your average bowl of pork and beans.

But in this case, you’ll want to add some steamed white rice, lemon pepper, some onions, couple of Roma tomatoes and you’re good to go!

To give this dish a tad bit more color, you can also add two or three jalapenos (remove the seeds if it’s too spicy for you), and hominy.

There aren’t any rules. Btw, the new blog is on Tumblr…and the podcast show, oh! Up in a bit. Glee is on.

Food Photo of the Day: Strawberry Brownie Torte.

Strawberry Brownie Torte. Courtesy of Runs with Spatulas.

Bajan Steamed Flying Fish.

Steamed Flying Fish and Coo-Coo by Anne-Marie Whittaker.

As Anne-Marie Whittaker mentions on CaribSeek Recipes, “Steamed Flying Fish and Coo-Coo is the national dish of Barbados. No visit to that island would be complete without a taste of this treat.”

I whole-heartedly agree. Although Bequia and Young Island (two of the many islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines) aren’t exactly Barbadian, I had the pleasure of eating flying fish in both locations. Flying fish is a staple you will find in many dishes throughout the Caribbean.