Monday, June 18, 2012

Chicken Pizzaiola

Not bad for a mid-week, low-fat, quick and easy dinner that I found in a Weight Watchers cookbook.

Saturday, June 16, 2012


FINALLY! We tried Lola's in Long Beach.

I will return for sure. I had the delicious slow roasted pot roast special with plantains and black beans and some kind of awesome sauce. We also tried the Queso Fundido which was excellent. We got there before the night's rush which was a good thing. Totally pleasant atmosphere, friendly vibe from waiters and busboys who really wanted feedback on how everything was. Next time I think I'll sit on one of the patios and ask if they have any tequila to sample.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Two years doing this blog. I baked a German Chocolate Cake to celebrate! It was a recipe from Donald Link. The cake was nice and moist, and the recipe was pretty easy.... But I have to say, not as good as my mom's recipe. Sometimes you have to try these things out just to confirm what you already know. Moms is best.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Orleans Food

We had a few great meals, a few average ones, and one comically horrible meal. Here are some of the highlights of the best....
Tacos at Juan's Flying Burrito. Must return to this tasty and casual
establishment on Magazine Street in the Garden District

Perfect and scrumptious: Cochon. btw - Harrison Ford
had been sitting under the pig just minutes earlier!

Delicious appetizers at Cochon - ribs, alligator, grits..

The after dinner Moonshine tasting!!

Some kind of fish I had never heard of for dinner. When in Rome....
The highlight of the trip (food-wise) was definitely Cochon. I was looking so forward to coming here, and it did not disappoint! Also quite good: Surrey's Cafe, for breakfast. Great iced coffee, many vegan AND meat options, two locations on Magazine. Funny- we randomly got this recommendation at home from an eaves-dropping fellow diner at our neighborhood breakfast spot (Blackbird Cafe).

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

New Orleans

Just got back, and need to recover! Here are a few pics from a fun trip..