Aguacate: God’s Way of Saying, “I Love Mexicans”
I like guacamole, but really if you have a good avocado it doesn’t need all the seasonings and what not.
Just cook a corn tortilla (over the flame of a gas stove if possible) then spoon the avocado into the tortilla, wrap it up and eat it.
It’s simple, filling, and pretty darn delicious.
Added bonus: throw some queso fresco. it’s good.
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sadly, it only took about a month of my fall semester to forget entirely that I had this blog. Understandable, as my life as a college student living in a dorm with a closet sized cooking space taking orgo, calc, and physiology, isn’t conducive to delicious/photogenic eating habits. Excuses, excuses…I know
But I have a month here at home, a magical place with an organic garden out front and food cooked con amor. Despite the cafeteria at Biola’s renown, nothing quite compares to the food cooked here.
So here’s to a month of good food.
[also, I now own my own camera…which helps with taking photos of food…to post on this blog…]
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this is an old photo, but I was looking for an old photo of a friend and I and found this instead.
They were super easy, the cake was a basic chocolate recipe and I forget what recipe I used for the frosting, but I’m pretty sure it was just a basic buttercream recipe tinted pink. The eyes were chocolate jimmies and the noses were strawberry marshmallows.
To make the ears, I bought a pack of Starburst FaveREDs and flattened them into squares. Then my mom had the idea to pinch them into a kind of calla lily shape (I was just going to make triangles haha)
These were made for a cake auction for my Lit teacher.
THESE ARE RED AND BLUE VELVET PANCAKES FROM LARCHMONT BUNGALOW.
pardon the shouting (and the crappy camera phone quality) but this made me really excited.
A few friends and I checked Larchmont Bungalow after church today. It’s kind of pricey for a college student’s budget (almost everything on the menu was $12.95+), but a friend and I split an order of the red and blue velvet pancakes. Perfect because a full order would have been way too much. they were more like cake than pancake and topped with a delicious cream cheese topping. Our other friends enjoyed the burger they split. A nice surprise was the chipotle ketchup served with the fries.
The atmosphere of the place was nice. It’s a small cafe type place. We sat outside and despite the LA heat today, found ourselves very comfortable. They’re dog friendly too, or at least the water bowls they had outside seemed to indicate that they were. It was crowded, but it was brunch time and the food was worth the wait.
Next time I go, I would like to try one of their egg dishes. The pancakes were a nice, novel treat, but the orders of eggs benedict that were coming out looked delicious.
My family eats lots of fish, due to the fact that my dad is an avid fisherman. However, my dad’s hobby has made us much more aware of where our fish comes from. He could talk your ear off about sustainable seafood. When he doesn’t catch the fish himself, he buys it from Catalina Offshore Products, a local company that sells some pretty high quality seafood.
My dad walked into their warehouse to pick up some scallops, saw a ‘beautiful salmon’ (his words not mine), and ordered it. This is right before he grilled it. It was very delicious, as you can tell by the lack of pictures in its cooked state.
Ever since I figured out just how easy it is to make my own popcorn, I’ve hardly ever eaten the microwave stuff. Well…okay, first semester freshman year, I did munch my way through a few boxes of Trader Joe’s Microwave popcorn. As far as study snacks go, popcorn is one of my favorites.
Popcorn is a blank canvas and really can be seasoned with anything. When I’m in the mood for something salty I like to toss my popcorn in olive oil, sprinkle some garlic salt and parsley on top, and grate some Parmesan cheese into the mix. If I want something sweeter, a little bit of melted butter and cinnamon sugar hits the spot.
I have a confession to make. I neglected the most important meal of the day for the past year. With the choice being sleep a bit before the 8AM English class that you stayed up all night writing an essay for or getting in a balanced breakfast, sleep usually wins. Or breakfast ends up being not so balanced. In a true act of collegiate idiocy, I consumed a bag of microwave popcorn and a coke zero for breakfast.
However, training for a half marathon this summer has reintroduced me to the concept of breakfast. It has also forced me to find ways to make breakfast ‘easy’ in a sense, because complicated things do not work for a Jordan stumbling around the kitchen at 6am before a 5 mile run.
Solution: throw breakfast in the blender. Want peanut butter? Toss it in the blender. How about a banana and some chocolate almond milk? Yep, that goes in too. Some greek yogurt for good measure? Sure thing! And no breakfast is complete without coffee? I just poured my cup in and hit the switch.
I ended up with a frothy blended breakfast drink (not quite a smoothie, but still a tad thick) and while on this particular day my morning plans were more focused on Steinbeck rather than sprints, it was still quite filling.