Wednesday, August 27, 2014
forgetting to look for my food and wine magazines!? i know i have it around somewhere. i just want to flip through all of them. i know i've already bookmarked a bunch of different recipes. i haven't cooked in a couple days and i'm starting to feel a void. ok that's a lie, i cooked a steak on monday, but that isn't enough! all i did was season and grill it. literally took less than 20 mins. although it did come out pretty amazing. i loveeeeeeeeee meat. i wish i could eat beef all zee time w/o having to worry about it making me fat or ruining my health lol. it's ok. there are healthier options out there that i still enjoy. ohhhh i need to rmr to pick up fish from 99 ranch market today. i rmr i bought fish a couple years ago when i first started cooking and i had no idea that you had to get fish cleaned by the butcher before taking it home. what a surprise when i cooked it. i was like WHAT THE FFFFF, what's all this shit inside my fish hahaha. safe to say, it did not turn out well. i had to throw the entire thing away. but at least i learned my lesson. always get your fish gutted and descaled haha. idiot.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Arroz Caldo w/ Fried Chicken Skin
so now that i've been on this cooking craze for the last couple weeks now, i thought i'd check out what other blogs are cookin up. this one blog i found, i am food blog had this amazing recipe for Congee w/ Crispy Chicken Skin. I tweaked it up a bit and made it my own. First off, i didn't follow her congee recipe, i found a similar one on allrecipes.com and altered it to my preference. i wanted it to taste like as if my mom had made it. the best part about arroz caldo is that it's comfort food and it's good anytime of day. whether it be breakfast lunch or dinner. i had my friends over and luckily they loved it. they practically finished the entire pot. i can't wait to go home and go through my food & wine magazines to find new recipe ideas.
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
who has an amazing blog of her own (http://hellokaesi.blogspot.com/) went to visit the White Sands National Monument a few months ago. it has inspired me to go on a similar roadtrip! i believe she made it all the way to texas w/ her boyfriend. i have zero interest in visiting texas again so i think i'll stop at new mexico then head back. so it'll be from CA -> AZ -> NM. i have no idea who i will be going w/ or when, but it's going to happen! here are some pics i "borrowed" from google.
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already so i can start cooking! i'm so impatient. i've already bought all the ingredients i need to make arroz caldo and chicken adobo, well except the bay leaves. it's nice having friends that i can cook for so i can play housewife haha. all i need now is a man to add to this equation. for the first time in my life i'm dating absolutely no one. it's quite liberating actually. ok that's a lie. it sucks ahaha. i miss having someone to cuddle w/ at night and just doing nothing with. dating in LA is a bitch. especially when you're as picky as i am. i have pre reqs before i'll even go out w/ a guy. i guess that's what's preventing me from finding "the one." i actually don't even believe in "the one," i believe in the maybe 3, 4 , 5, or 6 hahaha. i was having a conversation w/ a friend the other day about marriage and he's convinced that he's going to get married at least 3 times. the first one will be the big lavish wedding w/ 500+ guests, the 2nd one will be super intimate, close friends and family only. the 3rd one will be a civil union. i only want one big wedding and have that shit last a lifetime. so i better be careful who i choose to marry. and it's not like they're lining up waiting for my hand in marriage. i've got sometime to get this shit together. i think...
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and let me tell you, this city is GORGEOUS. i typically hate long drives, but this is one i wouldn't mind doing every few months. the views are just absolutely breathtaking. here a few photos we took along the way.
Bubblegum Alley in San Luis Obispo!
McWay Falls, Big Sur
Nepenthe Restaurant, Big Sur
Our view from where we were sitting and eating.
Their house favorite Shrimp BLT, did not disappoint!
Santa Cruz Boardwalk
Mystery Spot, Santa Cruz
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Thursday, August 14, 2014
the realization that i am terrible at blogging. i pretty much just write about whatever's on my mind, only to look back it years from now. as i peruse through old blog posts, i see that not much has really changed in my habits. i'm still terrible w/ money and a gluttonous piece of shit. i spend my money on useless things that i tire of very quickly. i've also come to accept that i will never be a size 2 and i'm ok w/ that.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
I took a stab at making chimichurri from scratch! At first it was a little frustrating because my food processor was being a little shit and wouldn't work. Luckily the blender worked just fine. I also made garlic mashed potatoes, ribeyes and asparagus! Here's what dinner looked like...
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
since my last blog post! I figured it was about time to update this thing. Well let's see, not much has really changed since a year ago. I do have a new job at Red Bull which is pretty cool. Who would have thought I would be working for an energy drink company. Although they are much more than that. The department I work in is actually called Media House. They handle mostly production and culture events. I've only been here less than a year but I absolutely love it. Such a great company to work for. Even though it's corporate, it's super casual. Now that I think about it, a lot has changed since last year. I've reconnected with so many people. I've gotten much better at maintaining my current relationships. I've also started cooking again. Surprisingly I'm pretty decent at it. I also really enjoy it. I think it's safe to say it's my new favorite hobby. Here's a few of the dishes I've made recently.
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