|This is how we eat these days - one of us is holding/feeding Mili-Mali, and one of us is enjoying dinner....|
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Sunday, June 26, 2011
I really wish I was able to attend - family, friends, and food - all my favorite things. Luckily he is now visiting with his family and we will celebrate while they are here. Congratulations little bro - I'm so proud of you!
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Saturday, June 11, 2011
We went out for ice cream last night - not just any ice cream - it was menchie's. I don't know how to control myself once I get there.
I had raspberry blackberry tart (for good measure;) cake batter and country vanilla.
Toppings: kit Kat, twix, mini peanut butter cups and strawberries.
As soon as I was done eating I felt sick - hello sugar overload!!!! Will I ever learn!?! Good thing is I want to go back there tonight - just for the tart. Yeah right who am I kidding???!!
I am in love with their new spoons - guess what - I kept mine;)
It's time for breakfast - I want something sweet.....
Xoxo, the Faux Foodie Girl
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
As you might remember I celebrated my birthday in April - all month of April and one of many amazing gifts that I received was an espresso machine (thank you mom, dad, Nenad, Steph and Lorraine). It took me months to find the right one and it finally arrived last week. But since I've been a little busy with the newest addition, on Monday I finally made my first cappuccino. It was divine!!!! I can never go back to no foam espresso drink...
The milk froth was perfect - I can't get enough of it. I am still not 100% sure what I am doing so I am keeping the old machine around for the emergency needs of coffee. And these days we need a lot of emergency pick-me up!!!
The pre-made lunch worked out perfectly. Finally around 2pm i was able to steal 2 minutes to myself - sit down and enjoy a healthy lunch. It was so easy - i added a boiled egg, salmon, oil and vinegar and voila - perfectly satisfying and healthy lunch served within minutes. I will definitely continue with prepared lunches. It takes about an hour to prepare everything on Sundays, but it's well worth it to be ready during the week. Time is precious - but this is worth every minute of it.
So there was some more holding, whining, crying, smiling and next thing you know it was dinner time. Since I seem to be on a kick lately of eating with the celebrities, Monday night's guest was the grill master - Bobby Flay. It was a quick and rich dinner. The chef said if it wasn't for the side salad he thought he was having breakfast ;)
Spring Mix Salad + Fried Egg + Prosciutto + Cheddar Cheese Fresco Crostini *
*Source- InStyle June 2011
Soon after dinner, the Sous-Chef also got a bath and I think, I can't quiet remember I also passed out.... Monday was a long time ago....
xoxo, The Faux Foodie Girl
Sunday, June 5, 2011
• 2 slices whole-wheat bread, dried
• 1/3 cup walnuts
• 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
• Coarse salt and ground pepper
• 1 large egg white
• 4 chicken breast halves, boneless and skinless (6 to 8 ounces each)
• 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
• Lemon slices, for serving
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a food processor, combine bread, walnuts, and Parmesan; season with salt and pepper. Process until fine breadcrumbs form. Transfer to a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, beat egg white until frothy.
2. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Dip each breast into egg white, letting excess drip off, and then into crumb mixture, pressing to adhere.
Read more at Wholeliving.com: Walnut-Crusted Chicken Breasts
• One 12-ounce box farfalle pasta
• 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
• Salt and pepper
• 2 cups flat-leaf parsley leaves
• 1/4 cup roasted cashews
• 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
• 1 clove garlic
• Juice of 1/2 lemon
Preheat the oven to 375°. In a large pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta according to
package directions until al dente. Drain, return the pasta to the pot and toss with 2 tablespoons
olive oil. Cover to keep warm.
Meanwhile, on a baking sheet, toss the tomatoes with 2 tablespoons olive oil; season with salt
and pepper. Roast in the oven until wrinkled, about 12 minutes.
Using a food processor, finely chop the parsley, cashews, parmesan, garlic and lemon juice.
With the machine on, slowly add the remaining ¼ cup olive oil and process until smooth; season
with salt and pepper.
In a serving bowl, combine the pasta, tomatoes and pesto. Serve with more parmesan.
Saturday, June 4, 2011
I've been experimenting with lighting when photographing food and it looks like patio sunlight is perfect. I still have so much to learn, but I'm really proud of the little things that I am applying to get a better photo. I really wish I paid better attention in my photography classes - I would have been a pro by now.
For an appetizer, we had fried calamari with sweet and spicy tomato sauce. It wasn't the best calamari - it was overcooked, hard and crunchy. Could have probably done without it, oh well, you live and learn.
They were so good - finger licking good. The crosstinni with parmesan cheese and parsley were also great - dipped in the broth - yum, yum, yum - very salty, but real good.
It's been a long day of errands running and baby entertaining. I went to 7 different stores in 3 hours while chef entertained Mili-Mali. May I add it was a very successful 7 stores visit - I got everything on my TO DO list done for today, and now I am pooped.
To continue with the cuteness, I leave you with this little cute face - Sous-Chef helping with the breakfast - you bet ya she got some - who can resist this face!!!!