Category Archives: Food Porn

Mezza + Luna

I highly recommend getting this pasta. My boyfriend brought it home two days ago and we’ve already killed the box. I’m not one for meatless pasta, but this stuff is good. Real good. Each “mezza-” (half) “-luna” (moon) is the perfect bite-size too. You can buy them online or take your chances and hope they have them at your nearest Whole Foods.

 

Mange!

 

 

Did I mention it’s all natural and you just have to boil it? With water? And it’s only about $7 a box, so all you people chowing down on ramen trying to stretch your dollar, upgrade to this. Your taste buds won’t hate you and neither will your wallet.

 

 

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Leftover Turkey Slurpy

This was the 23 lbĀ Meleagris gallopavo my family enjoyed for Thanksgiving and, needless to say, there were some leftovers.

 

 

On a different note, I love soup and could eat it with every meal or as the meal itself. There’s something about dunking my spoon in a steamy bowl of brothy comfort and coming up with a spoonful of goodness that completes my gastronomic soul. We had a lot of turkey at Thanksgiving and I turned some of the leftover light and dark meat into a simple turkey rice soup. I heated up some olive oil in a pan, tossed in some chopped onions, pepper, garlic and let the onions get soft. Meanwhile I rinsed a cup or so of white rice, transfered the rice into the pot and mixed everything around with my bare hands/proper kitchen utensil. Then I poured in some chicken broth, added two dried bay leaves (’cause that’s what my mom puts in her chicken noodle soup so it must be a crucial ingredient, right?), brought it to a boil and then reduced everything to a simmer. When the rice was finished cooking and looked like cooked rice oughta, that’s when I knew the soup was ready for mass consumption.

 

 

I don’t want my mom thinking I can’t feed and nourish myself properly now that I’m living on my own, so I went in last minute and added some carrots. …rooooiiiiiight.


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In the Buff

My boyfriend and I had a crispy, buffalo sauce-smothered, made-from-scratch epiphany in the kitchen.

Here’s the link to the recipe we sort of followed. We winged [enter knee slap] everything because we didn’t have a deep-fryer or cayenne pepper, but they turned out delicious nonetheless! I’d recommend tackling this recipe with plenty of paper towel, full sleeves and pants; spritzes of hot oil on skin lead to reactive flinches and male-whimpering.

This just in: Fry wings once, take them out, flour coat wings again and put ’em back in the oil. You’ll die and go to deep-fried heaven.

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Weak Spot

The Butcher Shop‘ in the South End has thee most delicious chocolate mousse that tastes exactly like the mousse my mother makes from scratch. From now on, if ever I miss home, you might find me at 552 Tremont Street.

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