Friday, July 31, 2009

got my CSA veggies today and cooked most of them all up and made more than a full meal.
made roasted potatoes & beets with onions (paprika, oregano, salt pepper, EVOO),
roasted zucchini & squash (same seasoning), our csa farmer's recipe of cucumer salad!
some cooked CSA eggs - they are amazing.

we had these along regular hummus, black bean hummus, stuffed grape leaves, which we ended up all stuffing together into pita breads.

also, i've been blanching & freezing most of the veggies (most of them that are eaten cooked).
i read it lasts that way for over a year!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

congee village - it's been a while.
their greens with garlic and tofu with mushrooms are amazing,
but still feels a lot heavy on my stomach in this heat!

Monday, July 27, 2009

had rice-craving and made onigiri with spicy salmon filling.
assortment of pickles on the side (kimchi, radish, zasai, umeboshi).
i picked some leaves off my basil plant in lieu of shiso leaves.
that's my next plant purchase!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

delicious veggie burger dinner at greenpoint coffee house,
they have the best coffee & fries.
i love it when veggie burgers taste like veggies, not fake meat.

and i just made some grilled mochi sticks with sweet & spicy sauce
for late night snack before bed. bad habit!

Friday, July 24, 2009

*some* of the food i ate today (it was a heavy load day!)
CSA peaches & granola with fage yogurt for breakfast...

vietnamese avocado shake ♥ with banh mi & green papaya salad for lunch!
it was my first avocado shake in NYC (they never carry it on the menu)
and it was so perfect - not-too-sweet & a lil' nutty, thick & smooth, avocado-y, just delicious.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

ramen setagaya after a super soaking bike ride into manhattan for our CSA.
so warm, so good, on such a wet, chilly day.

shio ramen (with perfectly cooked eggs!!), delicious buta-don (soy sauce marinated pork over rice),
and the shio tsuke-men - cold, flatter ramen noodles with a small bowl of dunkable broth of tender pork soup.

all cooked to perfection.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

bibimbap night at home again with all kinds veggies - somehow this time was extra good, if i may say so myself!
maybe it's all the CSA veggies (roasted turnips, crisped garlic scapes) & eggs,
and the mountain vegetables (ferns/fiddleheads & the ilk), but it was damn good.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

went camping upstate with friends this past weekend.
some food we had (non-stop snacking) & blueberries we collected on the way.

Friday, July 17, 2009

went to menkuitei on a hot, muggy day that stole our appetite away.
ice cold sapporo & calpico soda to cool us down,
and some delicious cold noodles with sesame sauce, hiyashi chuka (not pictured)
and some kimchi did the trick for us to get back on our bikes across the bridge.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

apricot coffee cake at cookie road.

Monday, July 13, 2009

LA trip food part 4 :

having gotten some stomach bug/mild food poisoning from eating at fred 62 the night before the opening, we had to keep ourselves alive by eating some clean food.
above was at vegan café flore, my seitan avocado salad & fresh juices.
it was so healing and yummy!

went to see a friend in the valley, who took us to this amazing japanese home food place, daichan café.
we ordered tochu-cha, avocado natto, and poki bowls - tuna, red snapper & salmon.

then party food at audrey & bryan's.
such good ceviche she made!!
LA trip food part 3 :

went to a semi-douchy over-the-top cafe, LA mill coffee,
for breakfast. we're totally at a loss for breakfast choices
in LA now since backdoor cafe closed. :(

brioche donut holes with crême fraîche and granola.
coffee was undoubtedly good, though.

then dinner break at the good ol' pho café.
it's no little saigon but it's good for not having to leave silver lake,
and their taste hasn't changed in the past 6 years.
LA trip food part 2 :

one night we got to eat out with friends during my installation,
was an amazing meal at izakaya hondaya in little tokyo, with audrey, bryan & mari.

ate some great food ("special" hearts, bacon aspara, pork belly, squid sashimi <3<3<3), great conversations, sprouting interesting & exciting ideas together!
LA trip food part 1

unfortunately i didn't get to eat or play too much on this trip.
it was mostly work work work.

but we ate the obligatory in-n-out as our first meal.
matthew got greedy and got himself 2 double-doubles,
officially meating & burgering himself out for a long time.

to cleanse off, i ate some clean quinoa and avocado salad
the next morning at millie's cafe :

man, LA has some huge portions.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

lemon buttercream pound cake with ice coffee.
what a perfectly beautiful weather!

happy 4th of july! (view from my fire escape)

Thursday, July 2, 2009

muggy weather calls for spicy noodle salad/bibim noodles with the csa vegetables.
crisp roasted garlic snaps, roasted kohlrabi, blanched radish & cucumber,
topping somen noodles, with special spicy chili sauce i made!

post-mixing :

and topped later on with csa eggs: