Baby it’s dry outside: Dehydrated Herbs

Herbs that is! Los Angeles is technically supposed to be a desert . None of the vegetation is natural here… We go through droughts. Herbs cost money. Buy them at the market for $1 and dehydrate or air dry. In supermarkets herbs such as rosemary can cost up to $5-$8. Let’s save a few bucks and dehydrate more… here’s what I have so far. More to come!

 

It’s not weird…Raspberry, dill prawns

I love dill’s surprising versatility. It makes me happy when someone tells me, ‘”That sounds odd. I don’t think that will work” People are very scared of ingredient ideas for some reason. Here I made dill and raspberry love each other oh so well!

4 raspberries
2 prawns
1 pinch of dill
1/2 cup grapefruit juice
1/2 tsp cayenne
1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste

Set prawns and grapefruit juice aside. (You don’t want to accidentally cook the shrimp with the grapefruit’s acidity.) In a small bag hand mash berries with the rest of ingredients. Place in bag with prawns. Marinate for 30 min- over night. Sautee prawns. Reduce marinade with grapefruit. Enjoy!

 

Rye Not?… Whiskey for lunch

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OK say sooo many times while working, people will pick a gin based special over a whiskey special. Why? “Whiskey during the day… I have to go back to the office. (fake giggle) Given this irrational justification. I have designed a cocktail that wraps whisky’s beautiful barrel flavors with a light essence perfect for day time.

 1.5 oz preferred rye whiskey

1 strawberry

3 blueberries

.5 oz honey simple syrup (3 Honey: 1 water)

2 drops cardamom tincutre

In mixing tin muddle fruit , cardamom tincture and honey simple. Add rye whiskey and ice, shake and dirty dump (same ice from shake) into a red wine glass. Add lemon wheels for garnish. YUM!

A little tumeric a day will make the cancer go away!

Whether it is used in a curry, juice or even adding color to ballpark mustard, tumeric is among the healthiest super foods.  Tumeric adds a peppery warmth to any dish/drink and even resembles subtle flavor profiles of ginger and orange rhine. Tumeric provides vast array of health benefits and zero toxicity drawing health nut everywhere to add the spice to their daily routine. One last thing, IT STOP THE GROWTH OF AND KILLS CANCER CELLS!! For more information and a graph of exact nutrition facts visit

The World’s Healthiest Foods!

Tumeric

Detox your liver, kidneys, promote healthy joint function and improve digestion with this concoction.

Credit to Sara Sanch-Bonet. Follow her on instagram @DarthSancho.

6 carrots
1 bunch rainbow chard
3 beets
3 choice apples
1 bunch Italian parsley
1 lemon
1/2 stalk aloe vera
small amount ginger
pinch of tumeric

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Chili… for Brunch?

Bloody Mary and Mimosa can stop complaining! Bitches found a new way to enjoy egg… with chili??

I wanted to experiment with some tomato guts I got from juicing some market tomatoes at work. I discovered something much more rich than I expected. Stick a sunny side egg on top and you got a delicious brunch entree easily served and prepared 🙂

Prepare to take a earthy sweet chili, eloquently combatting the egg yolk into a a rich marriage of ever lasting satisfaction. NOMNOM

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Ingredients

1 qt tomato pulp, juice guts or 2 cup tomato paste
1 egg
2-3 cups prepared dark or french roast coffee
1 1/2 brown sugar
1 ½ cups merlot
1 16 oz can vegetable broth or stock
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon liquid smoke
1 bunch chopped flat leaf parsley
1 cup chopped red onions
1 cup chopped leeks
1 cup chopped celery
1 cup diced carrot
1 thinly sliced Serrano pepper (with seeds)
2 tablespoon chopped garlic
2 bay leaves
4 tablespoon chili powder
4 table spoon cumin
3 tablespoon spanish smoked paprika
1 tablespoon sage
Salt and black pepper

Directions

Before prepping anything else, mix tomato, brown sugar, prepared coffee, chopped parsley, chili powder and liquid smoke in a small pot and bring to a boil. Stir, allow to cool and set in fridge for at least one hour. ( I did it four hours)

Sautee until slightly sweating vegetables with oil and remaining spices in same pot chili will simmer in. A slight caramelization will appear. Then use merlot to relieve season from pan bottom.

Add vegetabe broth and marinating liquid. Sitr and bring mixture to boil. Allow to simmer for a few hours until liquid looks like chili. Fry egg sunny side up and you have your first ever brunch chili!!

When the munchies strike: Dinosaur Egg Pluots

Pluots are a hybrid of plum and apricot… this hybrid provides many varieties of nom goodness. Given its dappled coloring this varietal is trademarked as the ‘Dinosaur Egg’.  Naturely very sweet, pluots have a great deal of nutritious value and are low in fat, making them ideal for snacking or sweetening up other dishes. MMM!

Savory got a little sweet: Reconstructed Pico de Gallo

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Today, while strolling the West Hollywood Farmer’s Market, I found this vegetable called an Opo Squash. It look like a vegetable gremlin, but it’s watery and slightly refreshing like cucumber with the softness of it’s quash roots. I have found three things to do with it… this is the first! 🙂

Recipe

1/4 thinly sliced Opo Squash
one tomato (1/4″ slices)
thinly sliced red onion
grape seed oil
Salt and Pepper
Lime Juice

Simply, build items and season. Set oven to 300F, and bake for 10-15 min. The tomato should be slightly softened. Squirt a little lime juice and MMMHMMM!

‘I’m on a boat’, A creamy zucchini boat!!

This shit tastes SOOOO GOOOOODD!!!

So I bought this big ass zucchini at the Ivar Hollywood Farmer’s Market, Sunday. I wasn’t quite sure what to do with it… Soo I started listening to T-pain (#TBT),  and ‘I’m on a Boat’ inspired this dish!

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Recipe

One large zucchini
Olive oil
1/2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp cream cheese
2 tbsp parsley (finely chopped)
2 pinches of garlic, smoked spanish paprika
1 pinch of salt and pepper

After shredding half  this monster I sliced the last half in two. I hollowed them out, making little boats. Then brush a small amount of olive oil onto the boat and bake them at 350 for 20 minutes.

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Begin to mix the cream cheese, sesame oil, and seasonings in a separate bowl. Place the shredded zucchini in a pan with melted butter. After 5 minutes mix and melt the seasoned, cream cheese. Proceed to stir until cheese mixture has fully blended into the zucchini.

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unleash the soften boats from the firery oven and load the scrumptous new zucchini mixture inside. Bake for another ten minutes and….

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Bitches Love Restaurants: Asia de Cuba and SkyBar

     Yesterday, Sara and I decided to get booshy. We decided to go visit our friend at Karey at  The Mondrian’s SkyBar.  Since we were poolside, eating light was a must. The food (Even the quesadilla) was lighter than expected. Without shame, we left drunk and full. Look at some of this delicious food  their fusion restaurant Asia de Cuba.

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Watermelon Mojito… psssst watermelon is in season

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Blueberry and Lychee Mojito

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Asia de Cuba

Wild Salmon and Salted Avocado Helado

Spicy coconut milk | bird’s eye pepper and black lava salt
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 Lobster Quesadilla
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Tell that Sour Patch Kid to Go on Somewhere: Cherry Rune Juice

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Cherry Rune Juice Ingredients:

  • One small bag sour Rainier Cherries (pitted)
  • 2 Fuji Apples, 2 Macintosh Apples
  • 1 Lime, 2 stalks Bok Choy, 4 Carrots
  • 1 small piece Ginger
  • 1 bushel of Pea Shoots.

This seasonal juice reveals the sweet side of tart. The mild greens leave the cherries as the primary flavor agent. Always leave the rinds on lemons and limes as they have excellent benefits for your skin/ hair, but always be sure to remove pits and stems because they are without nutritional value and are hella bitter. Happy juicing y’all!!

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