Thursday, January 31, 2013
Low Carb Four Cheese Vegetable Chicken Casserole Last night Teri and I felt inspired after our workout to create a new dish, inspired by a quinoa casserole dish recipe I had. And it was very pleasing. It's a great alternative to high carb dishes and you don't miss the pasta that's usually thrown into a dish like this. So we wanted to share it with you.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
After I got addicted to attending Cinespia this summer in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery I have felt sad about not being able to see old movies in a fun setting. Well ladies and gentlemen I am pleased to share the news of a new venture that launched in October Called Electric Dusk Drive-In. It's a new drive in on top of a parking garage in Downtown LA. They even have carhops to deliver snacks and goodies! This month they are doing brazil and tickets are available through goldstar.com if you like that movie. I am holding out to take my fiance next month because they are playing Back to the Future, the perfect Drive in movie! If anyone wants to attend with us let me know! See you at the movies!
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Still missing my kindle. Hate it when I lose my place in real books. I need bookmarks that actually mark, goddamit! But at least when I actually go book shopping there are cool things to be found. My friend Rebecca discovered someone had given a used book store a signed copy of The Eyre Affair! Some person named Leslie, well your loss is my gain. I have enjoyed Jasper Fforde's work for the past decade and I love having a copy signed by him for only a dollar! So I have been enjoying a reread of the series, double courtesy of Rebecca, until I get a new kindle. In other news I am jumping on an opportunity to fulfill a resolution, again courtesy of Rebecca. I will be volunteering to help clean up the LA Watershed. Orientation is next weekend. It's great because it goes along with 'clean in 13' as well. Josh will be joining me on this new adventure which makes me very happy. So far I am satisfied with the direction 2013 is taking.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Not entirely sure what to call your Friday cocktail. It's something I made up and isn't quite one thing or another. I love savory cocktails and one day I was trying to decide what to with some hard apple cider Josh brought home. We already had apple juice around, something of a rarity in my house, (I was using it for cooking)and it was the good kind, 100% not from concentrate. So knowing both were too sweet for my taste I decided to go a bit rogue and add one of my favorite ingredients, the amazing and healthy unpasteurized apple cider vinegar. As good for you as coconut oil. So here goes the full recipe. 6 ounces hard apple cider 1 ounce vodka (to make it more of a real drink) 2-3 tablespoons good apple juice 1 tablespoon unpasteurized apple cider vinegar (or to taste) Cinnamon stick for garnish Combine ingredients, shake, and serve over ice It's got a nice puckery taste and it's a way to get your daily apple in!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Lots of great things are happening around LA in the near future. For those into Xena Goldstar has free tickets to the Xena convention this weekend! Lucy Lawless with be there so it's a great deal if you dig that show.
Dine LA is coming up the 21st through February 1st. I highly recommend it as a way to try some of the best LA has to offer food wise without breaking the bank. Open Table has all the details. It's worth making an account for when you make your reservations so you can earn free food back. Why not, you are going to go there anyway. And speaking of the awesome restaurants on Dine LA Lawry's is doing another Murder Mystery Dinner on January 30th. Lawry's Event. Make your reservations soon though, these will go fast. Happy Thursday!
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Tonight Teri London my best friend and our friend Rebecca invented a great recipe we just had to share,over the woes of my lost kindle and the half finished baby blanket I am working on. We started by knowing we wanted spaghetti squash and from there, so here is my attempt to quantify it for your enjoyment.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Josh and I discovered a fantastic cut of meat we have never tried before. It is the Chateaubriand. Amazingly tender and juicy and it was cooked to perfect medium rareness, not a bit more done than necessary. It was so soft you barely had to chew. It was served with a bernaise sauce but did not need it one bit. So if you go to Kelly's of Naples try it, you won't be disappointed. My recipe for you today is a go to one that Josh and I created together. It's fairly idiot proof. We don't really measure it in perfect quantities but here ya go: It is roughly 1 tablespoon each of soy sauce, sriracha sauce, yellow mustard and either brown sugar, or in our case of trying to be low carb, coconut sugar. Mix them together and throw your meat in for 1-2 hours. Our favorite is over pork tenderloins, which we then toss in the oven at 350 for 40 minutes. Gives it a nice sweet hotness, and the sugar caramelizes the meat nicely to lock in the juiciness. You can easily mess with the ratio of the ingredients, depending on how hot or sweet you like it, but it couldn't be much simpler. Enjoy!
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Finally have time to share my summary of the year and my goals for the next year. It has been an interesting year, full of lots of down but some occasional ups. The ups included starting this blog, National Novel Writing Month, The Ball at the Egyptian Theater, my dance show and trying aerial silks.