Thursday, June 30, 2011

Top Chef

Yee-haw! I can't wait for the terrible puns. Challenges I expect:

-Fill a cowboy hat with as many ingredients as you & then make a meal out of it.
-Two chefs cook a meal while in a giant boot.
-Cook a meal at The Rattler with rattlesnake as your main ingredient.
-Taco challenge! (I actually hope this is real and cannot wait for it. I love tacos.)

I also hope they go to HEB and have some of the Spurs be challenge judges. That would be awesome.

UPDATE: Apparently it's going to be TOP CHEF: TEXAS (yee-haw still works!). Rumors are they are filming in Austin and Dallas soon. I'll be hanging out at the whole foods if anyone needs to find me.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sesame Garlic Dressing

I have a serious love for salad dressings. I usually don’t stray from vinaigrettes – save ranch dressing on almost every other food product except for salad and desserts – so I was really surprised when I tried out Sister’s Sesame Garlic Sass All Natural Dressing, Marinade and Sauce

This is actually a vinaigrette dressing (the first two ingredients are canola oil and apple cider vinegar) and is amazing! It has a different texture than a regular vinaigrette – it’s creamy but not as heavy as ranch or bleu cheese – and is a bland looking beige color. I wouldn’t have expected the rich flavor that this dressing delivers. Its ingredients are simple and it is made from “fresh, natural ingredients” right here in Austin, Texas. I love it on salad, on grilled portabella mushrooms and sautéed with green beans. I’m sure it could be used a million different ways. It’s a little pricey, but for the taste I say it's worth it!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dear Carino's,

Please bring back the sun dried tomato balsamic vinaigrette. It was one of the best things on your menu. I'd appreciate it.


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Strange Menu Items or Penguins Part II

This picture is about five and a half years old, so I doubt this is still on the menu.  I love this unnamed taco restaurant, but there was one thing I never ordered...ever.

A Modest Proposal for lunch?