Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Eating thru the alphabet!!

Hey everyone, so it has been fun posting and discussing the foods we are trying and making, but we thought we should take it to a new level and go interactive for a bit. So without further ado, I give you...Eating thru the Alphabet!

Eating Thru the Alphabet Banner
We are going to blaze our own little culinary trail from A to Z but with a little finesse. We are going to use ingredients that aren't staples, so no chicken for C. We also aren't going to take avocado and turn it into guacamole, we will be trying for something a little more creative. There will be at least two dishes created from the current letter, maybe more if we feel frisky.

ArtichokeA good place to start off this quest seemed to be the letter "A" so we opted for using artichoke as the first ingredient. This is the part where you get to help guide this project. In the comments section we want you to pick a letter and an ingredient. Keep in mind it should be something that isn't impossible to find. I am all about doing a little searching, but can't really hop a plane to buy something. We will fill in any gaps in letters as we reach them but feel free to keep suggesting ingredients in all the posts that follow. Start thinking extra had on those pesky letters like Q, X and Z. I know someone out there will come up with some great options. Plus we will give you credit for your ingredient if we choose it. (Who wouldn't love to see their name plastered all over the internet?) Don't be afraid to pick something unusual, we are always up for trying something totally new.

Now we reach the part where I'm going to ask for your help in promoting this for us as well as participating in the project. Please give us "likes" and "shares" on Facebook and some good old fashioned retweets on Twitter. It is greatly appreciated. We look forward to hearing your suggestions and comments as this project begins next week!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Latest Dishes!

Hey everyone, I figured it was time again to show off some of our latest creations and hopefully inspire you to try something new. If you want recipes for anything you see here leave a message in the comments and I will give you the info as best I can. Most of our creations now are things we don't use an actual recipe for which is exciting. There is something rewarding about creating a meal from you imagination. Now obviously they are all grounded in some sort of reality but it is all the little additions and things you like in your food that make the dish your own. So let's get started.

First off is an asparagus and bell pepper stir fry. This was super simple, just asparagus with garlic, red and yellow bell peppers and seasonings. Cooked in a little bit of mirin and sesame oil. Finished off with some grated Parmesan cheese.