Category Archives: Everything Food

I’m set for when I’m not with my parents cooking or not on a meal-plan

 

 

 

 

You don’t want to be eating unhealthy food every day when you’re not on a meal plan in college or your mommy mother isn’t cooking for you. You can’t just combine a whole bunch of foods and call it, “Great!”

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For 1. I don’t even like spaghetti (read my “about page” please). 2. Does he really have to add sugar (maple syrup and candy) to it as well! I wouldn’t call this comedy/humor. This is what I imagine Hell being like for me – jumping in my seat up and down because I’m forced to eat this pig slop gross food for eternity. Another reason why I’m not an actor or I might have to do things like this!

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So you’re like, how much talent does it take to make a really good salad? It takes a lot of energy to make a salad like this so perfect! Perfect slices (not too big or small) for the cucumbers. Just enough salad dressing    (whether ranch or Caesar dressing). Not too many croutons so others don’t get too annoyed and look at you with disgust by the very annoying CHOMP, CHOMP, CHOMP! The lettuce can’t be bitter or…people will be bitter about it, duh!  Not too much cheese or it will be too cheesy…yeah, that’s a pretty cheesy statement there as well. Anyway, I take great pride in my salads. I take pride in a lot of things that I cook (remind you that I’m an 18 year-old guy). How many guys my age can actually cook?

I have a very famous chicken noodle soup that I make as well! I make some of the best sandwiches that rival Subway as well. I know perfectly well how to cook a nice juicy steak! I know how to grill as well! There’s other things as well…it’s not cooking is that hard anyway! Read the instructions and you’ll be fine! Practice, practice, practice! One of my most famous lines that I always say to people is “watch and learn.” I use that idea to learn many things or when someone says to me ignorantly, “How do you do that” pointing at whatever I may be doing. “Watch and learn!”

Steve

 

What I ate: Super Bowl Edition

So I live in the United States and I am a HUGE sports fan so the Super Bowl is always a fun time even when my team isn’t in the Super Bowl. For you guys who aren’t in the United States, my feeling of excitement is at the same excitement with you Soccer fans in South America or wherever you live. My top two teams in the NFL are Seahawks and Green Bay. Of course, Green Bay was beat my the Seahawks in the NFC Championship so it was the Seahawks against New England and they lost in the worst way – Why didn’t they run!

Even though the loss just killed me, the food was awesome!!! Very typical football kind of food and drinks.

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Coca-cola fan here so I had to have two bottles of that drink.

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Costco pizza’s are THE BEST!

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We also had chili!

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We also had hot dogs, which we could have as a chili dog.

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We made an attempt at putting a couple of various vegetables on a plate to make us feel better!

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I was totally a sucker for this honey barbecue chicken wings and legs. Yum!!!

What did you have for your Super Bowl party if you had any at all?

Steve

Wonton Soup

How’s everyone’s Thanksgiving so far? I’m just waiting for the turkey to get ready so I thought I might as well write a new post.

No, I’m not having wonton soup for Thanksgiving. My mom bought it from Costco yesterday and I got to say that it was better than I thought. You might think that I spelled it wrong but there’s 3 ways to spell. This is a type of dumpling that is found in a number of Chinese cuisines.

Ingredients:

The ingredients consist of dough: flour, eggs, water, and salt. It’s fillings are comprised of ground pork, spices, garlic or green onions. Honesty, I think you could fill it with anything you want. In my soup, my mom put chopped carrots, onions, paisley, and some other things. I’ve seen some wonton soups that have shrimp as well.

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Picture from Wiki

You can always put noddles in the soup as well. You can either put the wontons in a soup, eat pit by itself, or fry it. When I saw the sodium of what a cup of wonton soup has, my heart stopped for a long time from the shock of the number.  So if you’re trying to stay away from sodium, then this is probably not the best dish to try.

How do you make a wonton!

This is from Wiki, which you can’t always trust but how can someone be wrong with this!

“Wontons are made by spreading a square wrapper (a dough skin made of flour, egg, water, and salt) flat in the palm of one’s hand, placing a small amount of filling in the center, and sealing the wonton into the desired shape by compressing the wrapper’s edges together with the fingers. Adhesion may be improved by moistening the wrapper’s inner edges, typically by dipping a fingertip into water and running it across the dry dough to dissolve the extra flour. As part of the sealing process, air is pressed out of the interior to avoid rupturing the wonton from internal pressure when cooked.”

A great recipe site to look at is All Recipes.com and someone has a recipe that is highly rated so check it out! http://allrecipes.com/recipe/wonton-soup/

Do you like Wonton soup?

Steve

 

One of the greatest foods ever!

Another food post is here!

As you can tell from my title, “One of the greatest foods ever,” this is going to be one of my favorite foods. I love middle-eastern food. Many people believe that Sarma originated from the country of Turkey but it didn’t. It started in Armenia. Basically, it’s grape leaves  stuffed with rice and meat. You could also add small bits of chopped onions. It’s mostly likely to have ground meat. However, sometimes people stuff the grape leaves with other meat or veggies.   Most people like to eat Sarma with yogurt as well.

Picture from www.acooknotmad.com

You can approximately make 50-60 stuffed grape leaves with:
1/2 lb ground meat  (option: different vegetables)
1/3 cup white rice
2 medium size onions, grated or chopped finely in a processor
1 tsp black pepper
salt
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/2 cup dill
1 tbsp tomato paste
3 tbsp olive oil or 1,5 tbsp olive oil + 2 tbsp butter
juice of 1/2 lemon

I personally like to eat my Sarma the second day. I know you might think I’m weird but it still tastes fresh. The problem is that I eat too much the first day.

I remember as a kid when I was first introduced to Sarma, I ate like 30 of those when I was 5 years-old or so. Anyway, I love it and I think you should check it out. There’s a lot of recipes out on the internet that you can check out. Oh, my goodness! My mouth is watering at the thought of having these again! *Yelling at my mom* WHEN CAN I HAVE SARMA AGAIN! I must’ve said it nicely because she said soon. 😛

Please tell me what you think of this dish!

Please comment, like, and follow!

Steve

 

Obsessed with Lindor Truffles is a good thing!

Hi everyone!

Yesterday, my mother came over to me and I saw that she was holding something behind her back. I asked, “What do you have?” She then showed me and it was those Lindor Truffle candies that I absolutely love! She got them from Costco on sale. She bought 2 bags of them! You’re either 1. Jealous and are craving them. 2. Wondering if that’s healthy of me to have that much candy.

Instead of naming a bunch of facts I want to convince you that Lindor Truffle candies are healthier than you think. For every 3 balls that you eat, there are 220 calories. That’s actually not that much  when you think of other food out there. There’s also hardly any cholesterol (5mg) Sugar and Carbohydrates could be a lot worse. Just don’t look at the fat or sodium and you’ll think you will be eating something great that’s pretty healthy compared to other things. There’s no trans fat either. I even lost weight the past few days after eating like 10 of those things…of course I exercised like crazy.

Okay, maybe I didn’t exactly show you evidence that these truffles are the healthiest but they are good. They are very good! I love how they have a shell on the outside with the great flavor inside. There’s dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, hazel nut, and peanut butter.

Any comments or suggestions are welcome!

Have a great day!

Steve

The Pumpkins are here!

Hi everyone!

I will be discussing pumpkin pie since it’s coming up to Thanksgiving…for it’s so close! I totally remember all of the Thanksgivings where my family bought those big Pumpkin pies from Costco. Absolutely love those ones! Costco has already started selling them so maybe we’ll get two of them. They’re only for $5:99 I do believe.  I love to put whipping cream on it and have icecream (check out this link if you haven’t read my post about icecream.

Here’s the question of this post:

The name pumpkin originated from the Greek word for “large melon”.

Instead of focusing on the history of the pumpkin, I will mainly talk about the fun facts. However, I will say a couple of things about the history. As you can imagine, the settlers in the New World (that would be America) learned how to make pumpkin pie from the Natives. The natives showed them the process of how to carve out the pumpkins and make the pie.

Some numbers that I found to be interesting!

Approx. $700 million in pies are sold in grocery stores every year.

You would think that Pumpkin Pie would be the most popular kind of pie in America…(that was your slight clue to say a Big No!!! *pause* Well, you would be correct. Apple Pie is the most popular pie in America.

In a recent survey, more than half of the percent of people surveyed said that they like to have Pumpkin Pie at breakfast. I personally wouldn’t mind having it all the time.

Here’s another interesting survey that was carried out. People were asked what they would want their friends to bring for dessert and pie got the nod over cake and cookies.

Pumpkin pie was not introduced to the pilgrims at their first Thanksgiving but at their second Thanksgiving in 1623.

I personally like this personality test that I took. The question was what kind of pie do you like the most?

Pumpkin Pie: Funny and independent

Apple pie: Independent, realistic and compassionate

Chocolate pie: Loving

Pecan Pie: Thoughtful and analytical

Like I always say, I would like interaction so what is your favorite pie and what do you think of this personality test?

Follows, comments, and likes are always accepted here.

Steve

The first Icecream

Hi everyone!

This is my first official blog post about food.

What do I love the most you ask? “Icecream, Icecream, we all scream for icecream.” I know I do. I always like to have icecream once a week. My favorite flavors are chocolate, peach, and vanilla bean. It’s hard to imagine all of the flavors we have today. I just saw an ad for chicken wing icecream. The one positive is that it’s got to have more protein than “normal” icecream. BTW: Normal is anything that tastes good in my opinion. Although, if you like chicken wing icecream…please tell me why?

You can probably finish a cup of icecream in a minute or if you’re trying to enjoy it like I do, 3 minutes. Here’s the story of the icecream -who and when it started and other interesting facts.

Iced desserts are dated back to at least 400 BC in Persia. You know who especially loved Icecream? Roman Emperor Nero. Back then, it wasn’t so easy to make icecream. Nero had his slaves go into the mountains and fetch snow to mix with nectar, fruit pulp, and honey. They did that while he played his violin I guess.

Also, in A.D. 618-907: Icecream was still developing and getting easier to make. China’s T’ang of Shang had his slaves make icecream. However, since it was still took much time and effort to make, the icecream was mainly for the country’s rulers.

Let’s now go to the date 1843 where we have much to thank Nancy M. Johnson for her contribution to icecream. Until September 9, 1843, ice cream was made by the “pot freezer method.” She got her “artificial freezer” patented, containing a tub, cylinder, lid, dasher, and crank. This design is still used today.

1850: So now there was a better method to make icecream but who do we do we also have to thank. A Baltimore dairyman Jacob Fussell opened the first commercial ice cream factory. He had a surplus of cream—so he built an ice cream factory in Seven Valleys, Pennsylvania. Fussell then became the father of the wholesale ice cream industry.

1939: Grocery stores didn’t start selling ice cream until the 1930’s and by WWII, ice cream had become so popular that it turned into a American symbol. Here’s another fun fact:  Mussolini banned it in Italy for that same reason. By the 1943’s, the U.S. Armed Forces were the world’s largest icecream manufactuers since icecream helped keep the troops morale upbeat. I mean, who wouldn’t be happy…unless you eat it too quickly and get a brain freeze.

Since I’m on brain freeze topic I might as I well say this…When the icecrem touches the roof of your mouth, the blood vessels begin to contract in response in an effort to prevent loss of body heat. That’s why people may touch their roof of their mouth with their hands to get their palate (top of your roof of your mouth) warmed up.

I would be curious as to what your favorite icecream is. I just had a great fresh peach icecream topped with a banana, whipcream, with a side dish of a extreme chocolate cookie with milk. So amazing!!!!

 

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