Archives for July 2013

Ginger Lemongrass Snails with Chiles (Oc Luoc)

This weekend, I am in Denver, Colorado visiting my friend, Steven. My good friends, the Vagabloggers, Josh and Meisha, decided to make a pitstop to Denver on their way up to explore the Northwest. We went to the coolest Asian supermarket here in Denver and found live snails! Visiting the rice paddy fields in Vietnam and handpicking snails with my cousins is a fond memory that I have of my … [Read more...]

How to Toast Almonds

Roasting almonds is amazingly easy and quick. It deepens the flavor, offering a more robust and complex taste. If almonds aren't in your normal diet, you should add them in. Almonds are a superfood, packed with monounsaturated fats ("good fats"), known for lowering your cholesterol and decreasing your risk of heart disease. These healthy nuts are also packed full of essential nutrients and … [Read more...]

The Road to Tulsa

Road trips make me super happy, so does traveling. Two weekends ago, I was getting the itch to go somewhere. It had been over a month since I had taken a trip - I know, the horror! It had been close to 30 days since I had left St. Louis! As I am a huge HANSON Fan - a Mmmboppin' lifelong, dedicated fan - I have always wanted to see Tulsa, Oklahoma, Hanson's hometown. Actually, I've wanted to … [Read more...]

Seared and Roasted Quail with Marsala Sauce

I love quail and keep it stocked in my freezer. From my local grocery, I buy a package of four frozen quails - though wish I had access to fresh quail - and keep it on hand, thawing the day before I'm ready to cook. Seared and then roasted quail makes an easy supper to impress your friends and family. You can make this dinner in under 30 minutes, though I definitely recommend you take at least … [Read more...]