Month: April 2010

baja cantina

I caught up w/some old friends during dinner at Baja Cantina for shrimp/fish tacos. It was truly an occasion since we barely ever get a chance to all get together!

Here are some pictures to make you salivate..

For a more detailed post on our dinner, visit my dear friend & blogger, Ronalyn, at Bittensweet.

Ronalyn & our $2 margaritas

steak nachos

shrimp taco

I honestly think their wings are better than Wild Wing Cafe and  BWW…

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shrimp & chorizo tapas

I made this dish a few days ago. Even though it’s meant to be served as tapas, I made enough to make it as a dinner entrée for myself. The recipe is from Emeril Lagasse, which of course will be fatty and spicy! I can’t resist…

Based on reviews and what I had in my pantry, I made some changes in parentheses. I would suggest using Spanish chorizo if you can find it. I had Mexican chorizo and it wasn’t as spicy as I would like, but it’s all about preference.

Ingredients:

Directions:

In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and sauté the sliced chorizo until it begins to brown around the edges, 7 to 8 minutes. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until they are caramelized around the edges and softened somewhat, 4 to 6 minutes. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup of the sherry and cook for 1 minute. Add the shrimp, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until pink and cooked through, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of sherry and 1/4 cup olive oil, lemon juice, parsley and remainder of the salt and pepper; stir to combine and remove from the heat. Serve immediately, on small plates with any accumulated cooking juices spooned over the top.

weekend update…

I haven’t been paying as much attention to my blog as I should have, so I thought I’d leave you all a quick recap of my week/weekend in pictures. The past two days I have celebrated one of my friend’s birthdays, which has left me very occupied and very tired! A few days ago, my bffs and I made Bailey’s Irish Cream cupcakes…

orange crushes at Waterman’s…

mini reunion with old friends…

shrimp ceviche tropical & dreamsicle margaritas

I had a great weekend thanks to all my friends. 🙂

spring!

Spring is finally here and I’m actually excited to embrace the warm weather and all its pollen. It’s still my least favorite season, but I’m ready to move on from such a harsh winter (especially since it ruined my skin). I guess the only reason I favor fall/winter over spring/summer is because I get to wear layers, boots, scarves, etc. Plus, I feel better when I’m fully dressed!

One of my best friends and I went to the beach yesterday to hang out and have a mini photo sesh. I was a little bit over dressed in my all black get up, but that’s okay. Traditional beachwear is not for me! =p

so excited to be drinking belgian chocolate & bailey’s irish cream milkshakes!!

ny pt.3 – delicatessen

Here’s my final post from my mini getaway.

I really wanted to eat pizza at this one restaurant, but when we got there they were still closed. I was so hungry, and I couldn’t wait anymore. Luckily, we were a block away from Delicatessen and that ended up being our last resort. The whole entire environment of the restaurant reminded me of Cafeteria, an old favorite of mine, so I asked our waitress if Delicatessen and Cafeteria are sister companies and they are!

I was debating for a long time if I wanted something salty or something sweet… I hate choosing between the two! I ended up ordering a chicken salad sandwich with cole slaw, which was pretty amazing.

Stopped by a small park near SoHo before we left….felt like taking a picture of my shoes…

That’s pretty much it. Ever since then I haven’t been eating out or cooking as much. But I do have something coming up…

I’m going back to NY in June so expect more food photos to come 🙂