Spring Green Risotto with Sauteed Shrimp
To me, there is no greater comfort food than risotto. It’s creamy, hearty and delicious. I love risotto. I also love Ina Garten… but not as much as risotto. I came across this recipe while watching Ina on her show Barefoot Contessa, salivating the whole time. And when I made it I was blown away; yummy veggies, mascarpone, and a lemony bite. Perfect for all seasons. Her recipe...
This is an invaluable tool in our home… although, I have to admit that most bottles of wine never make it to the next day. On the rare occasion that we don’t polish one off, we can still have great tasting wine the next day, or even the day after that. I for one don’t like throwing away money, or wine more importantly! Good juice is...
The Best Hummus in the Universe!
One of my greatest shortcomings is having zero self control when it comes to certain foods. Thank God that I don’t really enjoy baking. I could never ever be the person to make an entire pie and have just one slice. It would take an act of God to keep me from eating the whole damn thing within a couple of days. Same with cookies, chips, chocolate, tortillas, pita chips, any kind of...
Yelp is such an amazing resource! Not only do I find great restaurants, but I even found my current lady doctor from Yelp. Search for any establishment, and there is a good chance someone has reviewed it. Now, there are 3 types of Yelpers. 1.) The writer. There are many Yelpers (including myself, shhh don’t tell anyone) who consider...
Two Dads Cook: Tuna Tartare →
Had a lovely evening at La Condesa last night. Gorgeous weather always makes me wanna go out and indulge in a little happy hour… which then leads to me wanting to indulge in a full 3-course meal. We started out in the bar. Trio of ceviche. Holy deliciousness. Each one was unique, had super fresh fish, and was overflowing with incredible flavor. The one on the left is the HAMACHI:...
I just adore Italian wines. They’re complex, hearty, dry and much more earthy than California wines. Plus, you can find some excellent Italian wines for pretty cheap. This is a Barbera D’Asti; Barbera being the varietal and Asti is a city in the Piedmont region of Northwestern Italy. Upon opening, this particular Barbera D’Asti smelled of leather,...
Avocado and Red Onion Salad
This simple salad is the easiest thing to make, and it just so happens to be super delicious. My Tia Olgita would make something similar with all of our Cuban feasts, and it went so well with the savory dishes. Think of pairing this with some slow-roasted pork shoulder, or a chili-rubbed pork chop, or maybe skirt steak with chimichurri…. mmm… I’m gonna make some skirt steak...
TRUFFLED LOBSTER MAC 'N CHEESE →
HOLY DECADENCE! Absolutely gotta make this soon. Click here for the recipe. -ML
Indiana Scones and The Temple of Food
When I first decided I was going to start a food blog, I asked my friends and family for suggestions on a blog name. Indiana Scones and the Temple of Food was one of my brother’s genius suggestions. I totally would have gone with the name if it wasn’t for the fact that it slightly suggests that it’s a baking blog, or a blog of mostly scone recipes, and I really don’t...
Healthy Eats Blog: Cancer-Fighting Foods →
I really need to start drinking green tea again. click here -ML
Roasted Heirloom Tomato Soup
I realize that it’s the end of the season, but I spotted some heirloom tomatoes still at the grocery store yesterday and knew I had to share this recipe while they were still around. This is by far the best tomato soup I’ve ever made… dare I say, maybe the best tomato soup I have ever had! Roasting the different types of tomatoes really gives it richness and depth. Make sure...
Highly recommend this little kitchen device! When I would buy the non-stick cooking spray at the grocery store I always felt like I was just spraying chemicals onto my food. And the spray sometimes tasted weird. I was going to give up on the whole institution of cooking sprays when we stumbled upon one of these at TJ Maxx. It was on sale for like 5 bucks or...
A little sweetness goes a long way
I love this stuff. It goes incredibly well with goat cheese. I make crostinis with goat cheese, this confit, and caramelized red onions… recipe coming soon. Or you could use it like jam. I’m sure the possibilites are endless. I first picked up this little gem at Central Market here in Austin, but just recently found that you could order it through...
Cacio y Pepe: a perfect little thing
Anthony Bourdain’s: No Reservations episode in Rome could be the greatest display of food porn I have ever seen. I have just recently discovered the awesomeness that is Anthony Bourdain. I admire his no bullshit attitude towards not only food, but life… and the fact that he makes inappropriate sexual references and uses the f-word constantly. The episode in Rome is the first No...