Posts from July 2011
The isla bonita taco truck is a welcome neighbor. Serving up the finest shrimp ($2.50) and carnitas tacos ($1.50) a few blocks away, it is a regular source of weekend treats. But this weekend, we did something different with our tacos.
- Change Happens One Day At A Time
I've noted in a previous post that I lack fondness for the term "curry" as a catch all phrase for Indian dishes. It ignores the subtleties of each unique dish, the fact that they have different bases (tomato, cream, nuts), and the fact that there are lots of wonderful items that are not technically curries.
- Tip of the Week, Cooking 101, Recipes
Unless you've been living under a rock (or are a new to this blog), you'll know that my obsession with Thai food runs deep. In fact, some of my bridesmaids admitted after my wedding that they had been shocked that there had not been Asian food at any point during the wedding weekend.
- Kitchen Hacks
When I was little, I would take hours to finish my dinner, which generally comprised of dahl (lentils), subzi, (veggies), and roti (homemade flat wheat bread). My mom would bring a fresh, hot roti to my plate and put a thick slab of butter on there, which I would watch melt and drip across the roti and onto my plate with delight.
- Tip of the Week, Change Happens One Day At A Time, The Wisdom of Mom, Meatless Monday, Health is Wealth
I grew up in NJ, home to some of the best pizza in the world, so, naturally, I'm a pizza lover. When someone asked me what my favorite food was as a kid, I would look up with a toothy grin and squeal, "piiiizzzzzzzaaa!" Today, although my response to the question has shifted to a calmer "sushi and pizza," the childhood delight I felt for pizza remains very much the same.
- Kitchen Hacks, Cooking 101, Recipes
We can all sleep well: the Cheesecake Factory, Chipotle and Red Robin are making just as much money as ever. Despite a new law in Maryland requiring chain restaurants to display calorie counts next to each menu item, the Washington Post reported yesterday that diners continue to consume 1800 calorie meals (in one sitting).
- Spotlight On, Tip of the Week, Change Happens One Day At A Time, The Wisdom of Mom, This Week's Challenge, Health is Wealth
Growing up, my mom was a very popular lady on the potluck circuit. Her famous corn salad was the toast of the town and was synonymous with summer parties in my mind. Now that I have my own parties to go to, this corn salad is my go-to for warm evening barbecues and sometimes, special lunches for myself.
- Recipes, The Wisdom of Mom