Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Food Buzz Fest: Saturday Edition

Saturday, after going to a few sessions, Marissa and I decided to take advantage of the gorgeous weather and skip class to explore.
We meandered over to the ferry building and poked around.





Then it was time to head over the the tasting pavilion where we ate and drank til our hearts and stomachs were content.





When we were completely food-ed out, we went our separate ways to prepare for the night's festivities!








What an amazing end to an amazing weekend.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Foodbuzz Blogger Festival- Friday Night Festivities

This past weekend (November 5-7th) Foodbuzz held its second annual bloggers conference. I was lucky enough to experience the food coma that are the festivities. Friday's festivities included check-in (aka grabbing swag bag) and then boarding a bus headed to Fort Mason for the sole purpose of gorging on some of SF's finest foods.


This is where I met my partner in crime for the weekend, Marissa of Jar Full of Dreams.


We got seated at separate tables where bloggers did a gift exchange and munched on small treats (and speakeasy ale)(or wine... I chose the former).




After the gift exchange and a welcome speech, we set out on a mission: eat everything. The food coma that ensued will tell you we accomplished our mission.


We started withStrauss ice cream and Speakeasy ale. Then tried Mission Minis tri-colored, tri-flavored mini cupcakes. One of each flavor: vanilla, pumpkin, and cinnamon.Then we moved onto tacos. Delicious, delicious tacos (and more beer).




Tacos were grabbed, now all we had to do was acquire a table. The table we spotted only had one guy standing at it so we figured there would be plenty of room for everyone. Little did we know, we grabbed the worst table ever. The lone guy at the table was a Cody Ross look-alike we dubbed the Food Truck Pimp. When our plates had been licked clean, the FTP (Food Truck Pimp) proceeded to run us all around the pavillion, claiming everything was "the best *insert food here* of San Francisco". The only Best Of I will give him are these little porky babies served on the side of a pork sandwich. 4505 Meats Chicharrones, I love you.



During our time in the pavillion we tried desperately to find more food and ditch the FTP. In our search, we found paella, Roli Roti sandwiches, and more of the chicharrones i love so dearly. SCORE!





When all had been tasted, we rolled ourselves back to the bus. I rolled myself onto BART, found my way home, and let my food coma lull me to sleep.

Friday, October 15, 2010

My Adventure In Soft Foods



As you know, I recently had a tooth pulled and was banished from the world of food.
No hard foods, nothing that can break into pieces and find its way into the cavity of the non-existent tooth, nothing spicy, etc...
To remedy this, I made something I knew I could eat: Muffins! Muffins that are like doughnuts!





Doughnut Muffins by How To: Simplify

Ingredients: For the muffins:
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
For the coating:
  • 1/4 -1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a muffin tin.
  2. Combine flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  3. Combine oil, sugar, egg and milk in a large bowl. Add dry ingredients and stir only to combine.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. While muffins are baking, melt butter in a small bowl. In another small bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Shake muffins out of the muffin tin while the muffins are still hot.
  6. Dip muffins in the melted butter and then into the sugar and cinnamon mixture. Place on a wire rack and allow to cool.

These muffins are delicious! They're a perfect soft food and they're great for a grab and go fall breakfast or snack.

They even got the BF seal of approval/make again now please!


:)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Numb



Heads up: wont be eating/making anything spectacular. ...

Got my tooth pulled.

Only soft foods for me.

:)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

My adventure in cooking



This has been a big hit with BF. It's so easy and can be stuffed with whatever you have in the fridge. Its a little time consuming but I like to prep before I go to work and BF puts it in the oven when he gets off work.

I found Stuffed Italian Chicken in a Slightly Indulgent Tuesday email and I had some chicken that needed to be cooked. It is so perfectly simple and also can make a special weeknight dinner.

I butterflied and pounded down a boneless, skinless chicken breast. Then I stuffed it with cottage cheese, olives, and gorgonzola cheese. I rolled it all up, covered it in spaghetti sauce, and baked until done.

It even got the BF seal of approval/make it again now please!

:)

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