Monday, December 9, 2013
Enough already. Time to get back to clean livin'.
Illness has a way of knocking eating habits completely off kilter. That happens, but I'm ready to get back to normalcy and to actually feeling good. So now that my appetite is beginning to return, it's time to bring back the green smoothies for breakfast.
Friday, December 6, 2013
It's been quiet on the blog, but the sound of hacking coughing has filled my home. I seem to be finally emerging from the bronchitis cave. There hasn't been a whole lot of eating, at home or otherwise, but I did manage to get out for some comfort food here an there, including these bean and cheese nachos from El Azteca.
We're past the Thanksgiving food media onslaught, and a few pieces managed to entertain me in my hydrocodone fog. No heavy food for thought topics this time around, enjoy…
Sunday, December 1, 2013
You still have time to get over to S. 1st street to enjoy the wares at la Barbecue's original location, but today's the last day.
Don't fret, you won't have to wait long to enjoy it again. They reopen on Wednesday, December 4 at 11:00 in their new home at E. 6th and Waller.
Plans are still shaping up, but on Saturday, December 14th the festivities will be amped up for a grand re-opening party with live music and free Saint Arnold beer… and maybe a few other surprises, like a tent for Stellar Gourmet.
Don't miss the fun.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Chili. There aren't many dishes out there more contentious than this one.
I will confess to sometimes enjoying a big bowl of it that contains beans (gasp!), but when I hear tale of people putting it on top of spaghetti I start drawing lines in the sand (I mean, wtf?).
When I make it at home I stick pretty close to tradition, and the variants come only in the form of how much of this or that spice to add and whether or not to serve it on top of Fritos on a particular night. If you happen to be one of those freaks who put it on top of spaghetti, well, more power to you. Whatever floats your boat, as they say. If you're looking for something that wouldn't be likely to raise eyebrows down and over in Terlingua one weekend in November every year, right alongside the Jagermeister shots, leather-skinned men with missing teeth in pink frilly nightgowns, and plenty of sagging, exposed boobies being paraded around on 4-wheelers… well, if that's what you're looking for, then this recipe will fit the bill.
It also happens to be quite tasty and easy to make.
Friday, November 22, 2013
|Photo by Reagan Hackleman|
You've probably seen what's become an iconic photo of the flooding that occurred on Halloween in Austin. Reagan Hackleman braved the rain and wind to snap this shot of the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue along Lady Bird Lake with water up to its waist, among many other provocative photos of the flood.
$1.9 million and counting in damage was caused in Travis county, with 45 homeowners applying for the county's buyout program, and over 450 turning to Austin Disaster Relief Network for help. Here's where you can help.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
We are one week out. And then the gluttony. God, how I love it.
This year I'll be picking up a sweet potato pie from Micklethwait Craft Meats then driving down to San Antonio to my parents' house, where eventually we'll end up at my brother's in-laws for the holiday meal. So I'm off the hook for cooking this time around.
For those of you who aren't; however, I've collected a whole slew of Thanksgiving recipes, tips, guides, and other holiday-related posts from the Austin Food Blogger Alliance. Enjoy, and have a great Thanksgiving holiday!
Monday, November 18, 2013
|Photo by Lauren Walz|
Lauren Walz's blog Gourmet Veggie Mama focuses on vegetarian and family-friendly meals. It's one that I go back to often. Her cooking style, although entirely vegetarian whereas mine includes both meat and vegetarian dishes, is similar enough to mine that I find myself gravitating towards her recipes. With an emphasis on fresh and seasonal ingredients and straightforward and simple preparations, they are recipes I feel fit well with an active lifestyle and busy family schedules.
Take a gander at her blog, and keep reading to check out her Meatless Monday offering for a vegetarian Thanksgiving main dish, Stuffed Acorn Squash.