Friday, January 29, 2010

salad dinner tonight at home!
it was amazing, if i may say so myself.

salad greens with mushrooms, smoked tofu, carrots, cukes, sunflower seeds,
alongside kale salad i made, and avocado & fresh mozz.
it was so good while eating, and now we feel good & satisfied after! :D

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

early dinner/super late lunch at bar tabac
after our trader joe's run on our bikes (53lbs loaded up!!).
corn chowder, which i have a weakness for, burger (so good), and goat cheese/beet salad.

then late late dinner at home with our groceries.
sardine sandwiches with hummus, cuke, basil & fresh mozz salad.
i could eat this every day!!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

shiitake mushroom bahn mi(and a side of pho broth - not pictured).

Monday, January 25, 2010

after inhaling a super yummy box of clementines,
i was left with all these great rinds - so i made what i had to make.
mulled wine (vin chaud / glühwein) for a chilly night!

Saturday, January 23, 2010

hadn't had a korean meal in a while.
the usual at dokebi - mushroom bibimbap (pre-bibim) & denjang jigae.

and kalguksoo for dinner!

with mushrooms, kale, dumplings, and smoked clams.

Friday, January 22, 2010

anniversary izakaya dinner!
incredible mackerel sashimi, yakitori skewers, una-don (eel bowl),
tonkotsu ramen, and fried chicken with cheese.
should've definitely stopped at ramen for sure, it was so filling.


the desserts over at chikalicious dessert club (not the bar).
i still haven't tried the bar so i don't know how good her desserts really are.
the dessert club (across from the bar), though, was very sub-par - i heard their cupcake is good,
but i'm not all that into cupcake/cake anymore, sadly.
the cheesecake was chosen because the display case had amazing strawberries on top,
but the one we got looked almost masticated.

ps. i normally don't care or comment about service,
but even the short counter service transaction was unpleasant.

my friend cara cooked for us tonight!
brown rice, marinated tofu, roasted kabocha pumpkin,
and i brought the kale salad.
it was soooo amazing, i must try and recreate this at home!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

toast with japanese sardines, shiso leaves, avocado with
smoked paprika, sea salt & olive oil.

inspired by alton brown.

amazing strawberry cake (mille feuille?) from st. honore bakery
inside mitsuwa in edgewater, nj.
it was a reward for our 50-miler bike ride! :)

{photo by cara w.}

Friday, January 15, 2010

lemongrass bahn mi & porkchop over rice special
at a local vietnamese joint.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

lunch : meatballs in tomato sauce & rice (afar), and udon noodle salad (sesame dressing).

dinner : a huge salad-bowlful (for 2) of 7-grain rice bibimbap with a whole head of kale, smoked tofu, baby portobellos, and kimchi.
(sorry about the messiness on the salad bowl from mixing.)

Monday, January 11, 2010

cheap, yummy lunch at panya.
yakiniku (basically bulgogi) bento box, kimbap, egg salad sandwich,
and some mini sugar donuts! ♥

Sunday, January 10, 2010

amazing homemade pulled pork tacos.
no words, just amaaaazing!

Friday, January 8, 2010

we were up too early today and finally got to try the breakfast
at ashbox cafe - so cozy on a snowy day.
scrambled eggs with mushroom, rice, and salad.
with hoji cha (roasted green tea).

Thursday, January 7, 2010

home made udon noodles with kale, mushroom, and tofu.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

cold windy day, thawed our toes (frozen from biking)
while eating some warm vietnamese fish soup and grilled shrimp bún.

Friday, January 1, 2010

first dinner of the new year happened late,
but it was so yummy - as always!

tuna melt, tofu chowder, and benitori (soy sauce chicken).
happy 2010!!