September 24, 2011

How To Make Vietnamese Coffee

Nectar of the gods! One taste and you'll be addicted. Next time you go to grab a bowl of pho, order one of these (I prefer it over ice) and I promise you won't regret it. 

Everything you need to make Vietnamese coffee at home is usually available at Asian grocery stores. One pound of ground Trung-Nguyen coffee, a can of sweetened condensed milk (get the non-fat) and a filter will run you about $20. 

LOVE (in liquid form)!

September 8, 2011

Chicken Satay with Coconut Rice, Black Beans & Mango Salsa

Hi. Need ideas for dinner tonight? Okay then, make this chicken satay and serve it with coconut rice and maybe some black beans and a mango salsa. Or make a shopping list and buy all the ingredients you need for this dish on your way home from work tomorrow. Great way to end the work week, I'd say.

September 5, 2011

The Affects of Soda Consumption on Our Bodies

I'm a notorious soda addict. I just can't control myself when it comes to soda. That's why I never buy it from the grocery store - I know I'll consume the entire 2 liter bottle in 2 days flat. So here's a little reminder for me and the rest of us of the ill effects of soda. Soda should not be used as a substitute for water!

  Harmful Soda
Via: Term Life Insurance

August 12, 2011

French Food Porn

So here it is - food porn from our recent trip to France. We spent most of our time in Paris, mainly for the French Open, and practically ate our way through the city. That's what I call the perfect vacation. Many of the places we visited were sourced from David Lebovitz's list of favorite spots. He's also got a ton of other travel and food related advice if you're planning to make a trip to Paris in the future.

Another great Paris guide is the "Free and Frugal, Paris" app for iPhones. Tons of great suggestions for what to see, do, eat - and for cheap! One of the app's best feature is the option to sort activities by neighborhoods. So say you find yourself in the 18th arrondissement and you're dying for a bite to eat. Just open up the app and swipe through it's list of cheap eats in the 18th!

Before making it to Paris, we stopped in Nancy to visit Jason's friend Skylar who he knows from DLI. Sky and his wife Sharon were nice enough to let us stay with them for the weekend. We had a great time just hanging out in town, making dinner in their massive (by French standards) kitchen, smoking hookah out on the patio next to the fire pit and cuddling with their two pups, Machiato and Bailey. You know, living the typical, take-it-easy, French kind of life.

On Sunday we went down to the local boulangerie to pick up some bread and of course, macaroons! They had a delicious assortment of uniquely flavored macaroons and other sugary goodies. Oh, be still my heart!