My kind of pie

June 17, 2008 § 2 Comments

Step one: decide you don’t want to make your own crust and buy a whole wheat, pre-made thin crust at the farmer’s market.

Step two: sauce. Do the same thing as step one.

Step three: add fresh basil from the garden, then cover with a skim mozz/parm/asiago/ romano cheese mix.

Homemade Pizza

Step four: toppings! We chose button mushrooms and onion.

Homemade Pizza

Step five: bake. Wait impatiently. Keep looking at the oven.

Step six: sprinkle with some red pepper flakes, then devour.

Homemade Pizza

The Foodies

June 5, 2008 § 4 Comments

During a recent dinner to the former Frank Ma’s for Hakeber’s birthday, I came up with the idea of starting a regular dinner outing for the more “foodie” types of us within the group. There are several of us who love to try new cuisines and are a little more experimental. Plus, I’m just so sick of total lack of diversity in cuisine in and around the area. Lately anything good we’ve had around the ‘hood has been standard, comforting pub fare. Everything else is just overly-pretentious, stylish food(?) without flavor or substance. Yeah, I’m getting all Gordon Ramsey on you. So there.

his past weekend we ventured out to Panahar, a Bangladeshi restaurant on Buford Highway. I’m not going to go into much detail about the food (you can read the yelp! reviews instead), but I have to say that this is something I can really get used to. I had so much fun, and it’s even better to have people in the group take turns picking out the next visit. So we’re off to Machu Picchu next for some Peruvian cuisine. I personally have been there before (LOVE), so I’m excited to go back to try more dishes. Papas a la huacaina, here I come.

Boing

March 24, 2008 § 5 Comments

Vault

They were handing out hundreds of these today at the student center.

Either absolutely nothing will happen, or I’ll be bouncing off the walls in about an hour.

Steak alchemy: how to turn a cheap steak into a prime cut

September 16, 2007 § 3 Comments

I love this post.  Steak + chemistry = awesome.

This is my favorite wine in a box

August 31, 2007 § 1 Comment

This is my favorite wine-in-a-box

Reason #2615 for hating the AJC

July 19, 2007 § 5 Comments

Their “Best of Atlanta” Winner for Indian food this year is Imperial Fez.

Yep. The best Indian restaurant voted for is actually a Moroccan restaurant. Not only are the two countries, oh, THOUSANDS of miles apart, but the cuisine is ENTIRELY different.

Idiots.

Today is the day

March 5, 2007 § 3 Comments

Today was International Food Day on campus. The International Student Association and SGA put together a huge buffet of food from around the globe for a measly $5.

I look forward to this every year. I love to try new foods from different countries. This year’s winners are the talas boregi lamb flake pie from Turkey and the spicy squid salad from Malaysia. The losers are the pav bhaji from India and sholeh-zard from Iran.

Certainly worth passing on the diet food for lunch, especially since I lost another 3 lbs (making a total of 8 – whee!).

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