Sunday, March 28, 2010

portuguese tarts!


oakville specialty? apparently.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

chicken of the sea salad

yes. another salad. deal with it. this one's super easy. super healthy. super delicious. and super impressive, apparently. a great alternative to having leftover movie theatre popcorn for lunch.. 

mix together:
1 can tunes
1 can o' beans (preferably a 3 bean medley) 
diced tomato 
sliced cucumber
romaine lettuce
optional: 1 slap-chopped hard-boiled egg 

lemon juice + olive oil + salt & pepper   
+ fresh dill if you have any! 

Sunday, December 6, 2009

merry xmas kids!

ok so lc just brought me back a disney advent calendar so i wouldnt feel so unloved and tempted to steal chocolate from her fancy Lindt calendar. very sweet. except...why do all the princesses look cracked out? and why is DAY 1 chocolate in Belle's crotch? disturbing. quite. 

Friday, October 2, 2009


this blog is in a sad sad state. i hope yall aren't starving. anyways, just thought i'd share this gem.... its a piece of cake to bake a pretty cake!

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Fwwuuuufff!! (that's the sound of me blowing the dust off of this blog)

As per popular request, we'll get things going again with a refreshing approach to getting drunk!

This drink brings together the wonders of Mexico and Thailand. It is also conveniently a vaccine for both Swine and Avian flu! (apologies to Rodrigo and Eric).

Je present the Blue Thai Mojito!! While it doesn't look like the classic mojito, the lime and mint flavours are still very strong while the cilantro and curacao give it very refreshing twist.

This recipe comes from the book Sipps & Apps.

1.5 oz of white rum or bacardi limon rum
0.25 oz of blue curacao
1.5 oz of coco-mint simple syrup (recipe to follow)
1 oz of lime juice (approx 1 large lime)
2 oz of club soda

Pour into a tall glass filled with ice (like 5 cubes) blue curacao, then rum, then simple syrup, lime and club soda to finish.
Drink that bitch!

Coco-mint simple syrup: (enough to make 1.5 cups or 8 drinks)
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
0.5 cup shredded sweetened coconut
0.5 bunch fresh mint, torn
6 large sprigs of cilantro
1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper flakes (i couldn't taste them but whatever)

Place all ingredients into a small pot and bring to a boil for 2-3 mins.
Take pot of heat and let all the ingredients stew for about 1 hour.
Strain all the big stuff to give you a slightly pale white syrup and place in fridge for a a couple of hours (or just serve right away if you want to get drunk much faster, the ice will cool it down).

So, enjoy and let this be the first of many more blogs to come!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

do the chickens have large talons?

last post i swear! but this was an extra-special request from my extra-special long lost roommate and friend lyndsey 'legs' cox, better known to you as liinsay. on second thought, probably not since she's never added a recipe to the blog..looks sternly.. 
for those of you who've been to our apartment, sharing this recipe for breaded chicken will only confirm your notion that we have some weird poultry fetish (we don't). but let me just state that legs started it!!! she's the one who brought the rubber chicken into our lives and it sorta just escalated from there.. anyhoo, this recipe involves handling raw chicken so she must be trying to impress someone. but yeah its pretty tasty and fun for the whole family if you feel like chicken tonite. 

you'll need:
chicken breasts 
some flour 
1-2 eggs 
grated parmesan 
dried herbs 

1. wash your chicken breasts and pat dry. then cut into strips (or not..) 
2. prepare three plates/shallow bowls: one with just the flour, one with just the (whisked) eggs, and the third with the remaining dry ingredients. i didn't give measurements because it depends on the amount of chicken used, but its equal parts breadcrumbs and parm (maybe a little less parm) you can use any dried herb you like but i usually go for 'herbes de provence' or this Greek seasoning made by clubhouse.  
3. working with a couple chicken strips at a time, dip the strips first in flour (lightly), then in the eggs (shake off excess), then in your breadcrumb mixture. if you like a thicker breading (fatty) you can double dip them (back in the eggs, then the b-mix)  
4. when all your strips are good and breaded, you have two choices: either bake them for 20-25 mins @400 degrees turning once, or fry em up in your skillet with a little olive oil until done (NO pink) enjoy with your fav dipping sauce, or sliced lemons work nicely too..

youre welcome, come home soon :)

coucou coocoo cukoo

too many desserts on the dancefloor! k seriously needed to get some savory back in here. sorry for pulling a james and posting five thousand recipes at once but im on a train and im bored. so deal.  

ok but this is a persian dish (unsure on spelling) my dad makes and it really hits the spot. it tastes supremely healthy because it is! besides the dozen eggs...ALSO its the closest thing to vegan ive posted ever! again, except for all the eggs...but it needs something to bind it together. i guess you could try it with whatever egg supplement you crazy veegs are using these days? ok i take it back vegans are not crazay. just protein deficient... just kidding again, relax! so you can eat this as a side, as a main, sandwiched between bread as a sandwich. best served with sliced tomatoes... its super versatile and keeps well in le frigo.  oh yeah and apparently kookoo means 'where is it?' in farsi... sooo its that good. 

- 1 bunch curly parsley 

- 1 bunch flat-leaf parsley (k dont ask me why both varieties are needed...) 

- 1 bunch green onions 

- 6 leaves of romaine lettuce 

- spinach leaves (optional, for some reason..i dont know..) 

- 6 eggs (or more...) 

- coarsely chopped walnuts about 85-100g ( depending on how much do you like walnuts slash hate that guy with the nut allergy?) 

- 80g  barberries (they are these kickass delicious tarty berries.. if you cannot find these cranberries work too but your dish will suffer for it)  

- s+p to taste 

top it all off with sliced tomatoes dressed with olive oil, balsamic and DILL! dried or fresh. once i sprinkled some dried mint on it by accidento and it was kinda narst. also if you wanna use leftovers to do the coocoo on a bun option, use tomatoes + some feta yum! 


1. chop all the greens really finely. a food processor works best (just dont overdo it otherwise the veg gets bitter) 

2. Stir in your walnuts and berries 

3. Add the 6 eggs carefully do not overmix. depending on the amount of veggies that came in your bunches etc. you may need extra eggs. use your judgment you fool, foolish sucka! 

4. Now pour the mixture into a well-oiled frying pan and cook on medium heat for 20-25 minutes. At this point youll need to flip it over to cook it on the other side.  XXX-Large spatula works or the plate flip method or cutting the coocoo into more manageable pieces before flipping. you want the eggs to set and both sides to brown nicely.  Alternatively, if you have an oven-proof pan you can cook it in the oven for 30-40 mins. ok so confession times ive never made this i just scribbled down the recipe as my dad was making it today but if youre willing to be my guinea pigs i will make it for you? dinner party at my house? bring your fancy pants!