Tuesday, July 31, 2012
terrible. I probably average 0.5 traditional hot dogs a year (what the heck, my parents moved to this country so I could be American) but if I'm grilling on my own the soy ones taste just the same and no one knows the difference. That said, if you're looking for ideas, check out this post from a couple years ago and set up an advanced toppings station at your next hot dog party.
Thursday, July 26, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Interesting piece on new options for sustainable seafood:
According to a 2010 Food and Agriculture Organization report, 33 percent of the world’s fisheries are over-exploited, depleted, or recovering from depletion, and another 52 percent are fully exploited. As more fish stocks fail under the pressure, many fisherpeople, fishery managers, and policymakers are focusing on making fishing more sustainable, using methods that have proven effective at restoring both quantity and quality in depleted fisheries. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Monday, July 9, 2012
Hanks Oyster Bar 1624 Q Street NW, Washington DC 20009
Lately, when I leave the gym after work and don't have immediate happy hour or dinner plans, I try not to pig out on something that will ruin whatever I accomplished in my workout. So, depending on what my fitness goals are I often times aim for low carb, high protein, nutrient rich meals. If I'm in a rush an easy go-to meal you can put together in 15-20 minutes goes just like this: In a large pan coated with olive oil sautee garlic, onion and chili pepper then quickly brown a pack of ground pork or turkey. Instead of plain salt I like to use a combination of fish sauce, soy sauce and lime juice- but if you're concerned with gluten or are watching your sodium intake just sprinkle table salt sparingly and squeeze a lime or two. Once that's almost fully cooked drop in a bag of frozen vegetables. Pictured here was a bag of broccoli and some corn. Cover and let simmer till the vegetables are fully cooked. Last, push everything to the side of the pan and drop in an egg or two, let it almost fully cook and break it up to mix with the rest. That's it. Plate and serve. If you have some fresh cilantro and crushed peanuts add that otherwise dig right in- leftovers pack perfectly for lunch the next day.
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ShopHouse 1516 Connecticut Ave, NW.
I got this yummy contribution yesterday from reader who wanted something other than the usual TexMex:
No, no I'm talking about food.
No, no I'm talking about food.
A cool vegan taco for a hot day:
Savory sweet potatoes instead of refried beans
Spicy crumbled tempeh (cooked with minced Jalapeno peppers)
Sautéed yellow squash and kale & chard from the garden
chopped cukes and tomatoes with a touch of cilantro
plus a healthy lime squeeze
Came out really good..
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Just saw this article in Eating Well and I found it very useful. Generally, if I'm on a budget and I have to choose what to buy that is or isn't organic, things like oranges, eggplant or things that get PEELED I will buy NON-organic. This is a good guide though if you need convincing in one direction or another.
- Hi there, my name is Giacomo and I enjoy things delicious. Long story short, my parents moved from Italy to NJ where I grew up (and loved it) but found myself in Washington, DC fourteen years ago and haven’t yet found an excuse to leave. Food has always been a huge part of my day and life… from happy times, sad times, holidays, drunken escapades and all the rest in between, I’ve usually spent a good portion of that time putting something in my mouth. I guess I started this blog a little while ago to keep track of what I was cooking and places I’d eat-- simply because my friends were always asking “how do you make this” or “where do you get that” but surprisingly over time I guess real people started reading too. SO, take a look around and let me know what you think. You’ll see that the backbone of lots of my food is Italian but I manage to cover most bases. Thanks for stopping by. BUON APPETITO!