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  • itspaulabear 8:12 pm on September 16, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Homemade: Curry Pork Chops 

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  • itspaulabear 7:46 pm on September 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: guacamole   

    Homemade: Guacamole 

    homemade guacamole

    2 Hass avocados, ripe, but firm, cut in 2″ pieces
    2 oz. white onion, cut into 1″ pieces
    2 garlic cloves
    1 small tomato cut in 4 parts
    1 tomatillo cut in 4 parts
    juice from 1/2 lime
    30 cilantro leaves
    1/2 tsp kosher salt
    2 jalapenos (optional)

    Add all ingredients into food processor and pulse until desired consistency is reached.

    Things I would do differently next time:
    use 1 jalapeno and not 2 because my tongue was on fire
    blend all ingredients except tomato, onion, and tomatillo
    cut tomato, onion, and tomatillo in small pieces and fold into blended mixture (to give the guacamole some texture)

     
  • itspaulabear 11:17 pm on September 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: China, Gansu province, Lanzhou, San Pao Tai tea, 三炮台茶   

    Tea: San Pao Tai 

    The specialty tea of Lanzhou, China. I want more, but I don’t know where I can find it!

    三炮台茶 (San Pao Tai tea)

     
  • itspaulabear 8:24 pm on September 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Chicken Roll-Ups, , Protein Power Plate, , Zoe's Kitchen   

    Zoe’s Kitchen (Dallas, TX) 

    [Zoe’s Kitchen]
    5710 W Lovers Ln
    Dallas, TX 75209
    214.357.0100
    http://www.zoeskitchen.com/

    Protein Power Plate ($7.75)

    Chicken Roll-Ups ($7.45)

     
  • itspaulabear 10:07 pm on September 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: BBQ, Nashville, Smoked and Pulled Pork Platter, St Louis Spareribs, Tennessee, The Blind Pig   

    The Blind Pig (Nashville, TN) 

    [The Blind Pig]
    2317 12th Ave. S.
    Nashville, TN 37204
    (615) 292-2655
    http://www.blindpig55.com/

    The Blind Pig

    Sauces

    Smoked and Pulled Pork Sandwich Platter with Fries

    St. Louis Spareribs with Mac & Cheese and Mashed Potatoes

     
  • itzmizzsmiley 1:28 pm on September 4, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Meaza Ethopian Cuisine (Falls Church, VA) 

    [Meaza Ethopian Cuisine]

    5700 Columbia Pike

    Falls Church, VA 22041

    703-820-2870

    http://www.meazaethiopiancuisine.com/

    I venture here on a weekday for my work’s one hour lunch break and it was bad idea. There service was horrible, but I can understand that it’s a language barrier issue. The waitress didn’t understand what I said when I ask does it come with injera? She thought I asked for bread! We didn’t have our water refill in a apporiate time, plus the food is very spicy. Overall the food was good, but I don’t like the service. I much rather order to go or go to another Ethopian restaurant. We ate at this place because it was my cousin’s birthday and I was treating her to lunch. This was my second time there in about a couple of years. We were in much need of satisfying our Ethopian cuisine craving and yes we did!

    We order the Meaza tibs (cubed beef) and Ye Asa Dulet (cubed fish). I really liked the fish and not the beef. The beef tibs weren’t very flavorful. It needs a tad bit more spices, but the cubed fish was delicious.

    Meaza Tibs (cubed beef)

    Both dishes top- cubed fish/ bottom-cubed beef

    Below is a link that the washingtonpost.com said about the restaurant:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/gog/restaurants/meaza-ethiopian-cuisine-and-cafe,1105768.html

     
  • itspaulabear 9:20 pm on September 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    [Malaysia Kopitiam] 1827 M St NW Washing… 

    [Malaysia Kopitiam]
    1827 M St NW
    Washington, DC 20036
    202.833.6232
    http://www.malaysiakopitiam.com

    Hainanese Chicken Rice

    Penang Prawn Mee Soup

    Seafood Noodle Soup

    Malaysian Chili Shrimp

    Spicy Tamarind Beef

     
  • itzmizzsmiley 12:44 pm on September 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    BUZZ: Bakery, Coffee and Lounge (Alexandria, VA) Round two! 

    [BUZZ: Bakery, Coffee and Lounge]
    901 Slaters Lane
    Alexandria, VA 22314
    (703) 600-BUZZ
    http://www.buzzonslaters.com

    I’m a full-time distant learning college student and I like to use free wi-fi in public when possible. Study and doing schoolwork in public helps me to stay focus rather than doing it at home or a usual location plus having a study buddy is always great. I ventured to Buzz on a night of much needed catching up schoolwork to do. There atmosphere is rather noisy because of the background music and those that are chatting away, but I tune it out. They are open until 12am which is awesome! There are also tasty pastries, coffee, sandwiches, beer, and wine– what more do you need? 

    coffee and cupake= ready to do school work! =)

    Chocolate Cupcake

    Pastry--it had lemon in it don't remember what it was called

    wall art decoration

    Enjoy! =)

     
  • itzmizzsmiley 12:08 pm on September 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Homemade: Green Bean Casserole 

    One green bean casserole...

    ...and then there were two green bean casseroles.

    It’s been a long time since I’ve posted. There will be quite a few postings in the next few days from the past few months of places I’ve eaten at. Thank you readers for still reading and being patient with us. I sincerely appreciate the time you guys take to read our food postings. Cheers! =)

    I made this green bean casserole for a baby shower party for one of my coworkers at work.

    I used the following ingredients:

    4 cans Cambell’s green bean french cut style

    2 cans Cambell’s cream of mushroom soup

    2 % Milk

    French Fried Onions

    Bacon bites

    Shredded Cheddar Cheese

    Shredded Mozarella Cheese

    Salt, pepper, and garlic powder seasoning

    Baked if for about 30 minutes

     
  • itspaulabear 9:56 pm on September 2, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: DC, , Tacklebox, Washington   

    Tacklebox (Washington, DC) 

    [Tacklebox]
    3245 M St NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 337-8269
    tackleboxrestaurant.com/

     
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