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Arepa roll (gluten free)

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Arepa roll (gluten free)

Calle Ocho

Tasting dinner

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Arepa roll (gluten free) with black bean spread

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Arepa roll (gluten free) with black bean spread

Calle Ocho

Tasting dinner

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© 2011 Tina Wong; The Wandering Eater. All Rights Reserved. Images may not be reproduced, copied, or used in any way without written permission.

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Rainbow

“Don’t worry ’bout a thing,

Encouraging

My last blog post was entitled “Challenging” because as I sat and typed those words about my need to lose some weight I felt very challenged. I felt like there was no way I could regain the self control I once had. I felt I had no idea where to start. Well, today I feel […]

Shelling Beans

At first appearances shelling beans aren’t a very rewarding crop to grow. A 3 foot by 10 foot bed will yield only just barely enough beans for a single pot of soup.  And as I am more and more interested in pursuing a more paleo or primal style of eating, beans are generally frowned upon because of their anti-nutrient, high carb, Neolithic status.  But there is fun to be had and Penny and I were busy harvesting and shelling today and when it comes time to eat our beans we’ll be sure to soak and cook them well.

We had three methods of bean removal.  The first is the Thumb Slide.
The second I call the Zipper Pull.
And the third Penny came up with and I named the Tear and Fling. 
It’s not pictured because it results in beans flying in every direction and me scrambling to gather them back up. But rest assured Penny wore a smirk like this one while doing it.
 
Bonus video with Penny saying “beans”

You2be Fix: Cooking with Charlie

Every so often, a food-related youtube video is fit for the masses, but for some reason or other flies under the radar. Sometimes we catch them. Every time that happens, we share. Charlie McDonnell is a man of all trades, but making quirky cooking videos is clearly something the floppy-haired, British teen should do more of. The only thing disappointing about the video, is that there aren’t yet…

Blue Cheese and Fig Jam Crostini

I realize that for a while there I was posting about crostini ALL THE TIME, and I needed to get ahold of myself.  But it’s been a while now, and I can only resist the crostini siren song for so long, and so here I am back again in my crostini groove.  This time with fig jam and blue cheese.  Can you blame me?  I can’t blame me.  
So, just to repeat what I have already said a million times before, crostini is as simple as grabbing a loaf of french bread, slicing it on the diagonal into nice thin slices, brushing them with olive oil and baking them until they are just a little crispy.  We’re not looking for brown here, except maybe around the edges…just a nice toasty feel.
Cool ’em down, and then all that is left to do is spread them with a little fig jam or chutney (I used jam) and a small slice of your favorite blue cheese.  I had some Maytag blue, but a creamy Gorgonzola would be heaven as well.

And there you are, right there on the crostini highway with me.

Blue Cheese and Fig Jam Crostini, adapted from Real Simple
  • 24 thin slices baguette (from 1 small loaf)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 cup fig jam or chutney
  • 4 ounces blue cheese, thinly sliced
  1. Heat oven to 400° F. Place the baguette slices on a baking sheet and brush both sides of the bread with the oil. Bake until just crisp, about 10 minutes.
  2. Dividing evenly, spread the jam or chutney on the toasted baguette slices and top with the cheese.

Coconut Soy Banana Pancakes

This is so easy and such

Amateur Photography at its Best…

The best foodal moments I have are definitely with my sister, Hungrier Jemma.


It perhaps shouldn’t be that surprising that Hungrier Jemma shares a love for food, and takes numerous photos of food at every opportune moment. I first realised this a few years ago, when I took her to the Nag’s Head in Chichester for a carvery. Man, that opened my eyes to just how Hungry she really is!

The above photo was taken by Hungrier Jemma’s fiance, Steven – who in fact, might as well be known as Hungry Steven also. It must have been a really odd sight for others in the restaurant to see Steven take a photo of us taking photos of our food!

We were at a pub restaurant called The Pigs in Norfolk (which, by the way, I thought was called ‘Porkys’ and got confused about why I couldn’t find it online just now).

Here’s the actual shot I took:

The Pigs pork, apple and sage burger, Smoked Norfolk Dapple, thick cut back bacon, baby gem, roasted garlic mayo, toasted English muffin, Summer slaw, apple chutney, hand cut chips cooked in beef dripping

Man, those chips were collosal. Yes, you only get a few, and yes, both my sister and I thought it was a bit stingy. But of course, our greedy eyes didn’t comprehend that they are in actual fact the size of fat potato wedges really!

I love hanging out with my sister and her fiance because whatever we do, it always seems to centre around food (or dance films, but that’s another story). They had come to visit me in Chi for a couple of days, before I followed them back up to Norfolk – not in a stalkerish way, mind, I was invited to stay. For the most part of that long weekend, the word most uttered was ‘Beercan’ – as in trying to say ‘bacon’ like a Jamaican without making it sound like ‘beer can’.

(You just had a go at that, didn’t you?)

So that’s pretty much how the whole weekend went, shouting ‘beercan’ and taking lots of photos. I’m no professional photographer by any means, but there must be some art form in finding Kodak moments that’ll get you smiling, right? 😉

Amber_: time to pick up the #kidlet. Chow for now!

Amber_: time to pick up the #kidlet. Chow for now!

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