Friday, July 31, 2009

Mushroom Risotto

2 1/2 tbsp. garlic
Red Onions
1/2 cup white wine
(1) porcini mushroom

1 1/2 cup white mushrooms
1/2 cup shitake

1 cup of parmesan (2) different types

add Aborio rice, when dry add vegetable stock (4) cups total

Garlic Shrimp

Deveining Shrimp

Click here.

Found here

Completely delicious. Aside from just the shrimp, entirely unhealthy.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Where to Eat in LA

Epicurious recs here.

Metrowize brunch here.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Veggie Melt

From here.

Dijon mustard

Balsamic Vinegar

Slices of *good* mozzarella

Portobello mushrooms (seared)

English Muffins

AVOCADO slices

Pear (sliced)

Red onion chopped into slices

Green onion chopped coarsely

Tomato sliced thinly



Toast buns, add ingredients, and then in the oven 350 dg. until the mozzarella has slightly melted.

Tofu w/ Peanut Sauce

Tofu covered in flour, left for 5 mins

Med to high heat skillet
Olive oil
until Tofu is brown

Generous Peanut Sauce for 1 min

Drizzle honey and stir

Served on white rice. Takes virtually no time whastoever to fix.

It's delicious, healthy, and vegan! Wtf?

Consider: grilled pineapple

Roasted Beets w/ Ricotta and Arugula Salad

4-5 Beets
(2) Lemons
Olive oil
Salt - 1 tsp.

Cover in foil 350 dg. for 45 minutes
take out, stir
30 mins unwrapped


Serve on Ricotta Cheese

Arugula Lettuce
Basil vinaigrette

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Veggie Burger

Houston's Recipe (from here)

Serves: 4

1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon molasses
If marinating, 1tbsp. honey, soy, hoison, molasses

Throw onions and beets on the skillet until dry

Chill to maintain form of the burgers

High heat until slightly black on both sides (roughly 1.5 minutes)
Bake at 375 dg. for 7 minutes

Consider: 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
Jalepeno pepper
1 tsp. soy
White onion instead of red

Notes: Houston's lied to you, Chef #226412---They do use chopped beets. I used to make the veggie burgers when I worked prep there. Brown rice, oat cereal, chopped black beans, salt, pepper, fresh garlic, jalapenos, white onion. The glaze is honey, soy, hoisin, and molasses. it gets dipped before grilling and held in the marinade before cooking.

Epicurious Recipe (found here)
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 medium portobellos, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and diced
  • 1 can (15 ounce) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon honey mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 6 tablespoons dried breadcrumbs
  • 4 whole-wheat buns
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 4 lettuce leaves
  • 4 tomato slices

All Recipes (found here)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 onion, cut into wedges
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Thai chili sauce or hot sauce
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Salmon with Dijon Mustard and Brown Sugar

Serves: 2

1 lb. Salmon

Cut in the fashion described 2:21 in:

In a bowl and stir:

1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup honey
4 tbsp. Dijon
2 tbsp. Lemon Juice (or the juice from 1 lemon)
3 tsp. flour
1/2 tsp. balsamic
1 cooking tsp. butter
1 1/2 tsp. Siracha

Salt and Pepper in the middle of the salmon steaks, salt and olive oil on the bottom pepper well on top.
6 cloves of garlic put around the salmon

Oven for 23 mins (exactly!) at 375 dg.

Mushrooms with olive oil

Consider: green onion and a slice of lemon halved on top

The Perfect Burger (the Zerger)

Serves: 8


2 lbs. Brisket (ask the grocer to grind the brisket at the store or use a food processor)

Red Onions sautéed so that they carmelize
Mushrooms also sautéed

Embedded in the beef...

3/4 cup red onion, chopped
1 egg
1 cup $1 Ruffles sour cream & onion (literally hammered in a plastic bag, turned into bits)
4 slices or 1/3 cup bacon bits
2 tsp. garlic salt
1/4 cup siracha
6 large cloves of garlic
3/4 cup small cubes (2) different kinds of cheddar (yellow, white)

2 mins each side on the stove, high heat (1-7, 5.5)
6 mins baking, 375 dg (after 3 mins flip over).

Arugula lettuce

toasted French Onion bun

NYTimes article here with recipe here

Best BBQ sauce ever here, with others here