Archive for February 20th, 2007|Daily archive page

Guinness is good for you.

Guinness

In fact, it has less calories than milk. So drink up and have one for breakfast. Great ad too…so good in fact, it won a Cleo and a bronze at the One Show.

Americone Dream

Americone Dream

First Jerry Garcia. Now Stephen Colbert. It’s vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel.

“In this handout photo provided by Ben & Jerry’s, a new flavor of ice cream is shown in honor of the comedian Stephen Colbert called, ‘Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream.’ It consists of vanilla ice cream with fudge-covered waffle cone pieces and caramel. Announcing the new flavor Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2007, Ben & Jerry’s called it: ‘The sweet taste of liberty in your mouth.’ (AP Photo/Ben & Jerry’s)”

“I’m not afraid to say it. Dessert has a well-known liberal agenda,” Colbert said in a statement. “What I hope to do with this ice cream is bring some balance back to the freezer case.”

Amen.

Breakfast Sweet Potato

I once had a boss who had a sweet potato for breakfast every morning. He just heated it up an ate it plain. I was always curious about trying it, but never did. Then I came across this recipe from Apartment Therapy: The Kitchen which takes it to a whole other level. Here’s my take on it.

Ingredients

  • sweet potato
  • plain or vanilla yogurt
  • drizzle of honey
  • crunch (granola or nuts)

Directions

  1. Heat potato.
  2. Cut a slit in the top and drizzle in honey.
  3. Then spoon in yogurt.
  4. Top with granola or nuts.

After extensive research googling sweet potatoes, it turns out they make one hell of a breakfast and are quite healthy.

National Pancake Day

TODAY is National Pancake Day meaning if you head over to the International House of Pancakes between 7am – 10pm, you’ll receive a free short stack (approx. 3) pancakes absolutely free. And since they’re free and for a good cause, you won’t gain any weight from eating them.*

Here are the details.

“Join IHOP to celebrate National Pancake Day (also known as Mardi Gras, or Shrove Tuesday) on Tuesday, February 20, 2007. From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., we’ll give you one free short stack (three) of our famous buttermilk pancakes. All we ask is that you consider making a donation to support local children’s hospitals through Children’s Miracle Network, or other local charities. In 2006, you helped IHOP celebrate National Pancake Day by raising more than $340,000 for charity. In 2007, we hope that together we can top that by giving away enough free pancakes to raise $500,000 for Children’s Miracle Network and other local charities. “

*This is a blatent lie. Enjoy your free pancakes.

Fried Cow

a.k.a. vaca frita, is one of the most popular cuban dishes, and is definitely one of (if not) my favorite cuban dish.

Although it takes a bit of time (mainly to boil) it’s a pretty simple process.

Serve with white rice and black beans (can be purchased in can form, heated up, and served within minutes).

Ingredients

  • flank steak
  • 2 bay leaves
  • a pinch of black peppercorn
  • 1 white onion (sliced thinly)
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt & pepper
  • 3 tblsp olive oil (more later if needed)
  • a handful of chopped parsley
  • limes

Directions

  1. Place steak in a put and fill with water, just enough to cover. Add bay leaves and peppercorns. Boil steak for about an hour and a half, until tender. Cover pot and allow to cool.
  2. Remove steak from pot and season with salt and pepper, onion powder and garlic powder, to taste.
  3. Next, shred the steak. At this point, your meat should be tender enough to shred or break apart by hand. NOTE: If you have the time, place shredded meat in a container with lemon and lime juice and chopped garlic. Allow to marinate over night. If you don’t have the time, move on to step 4.
  4. Then, heat the olive oil in a pan. Toss in handfuls of the shredded meat along with the sliced onions and allow to fry. Allow meat and onion to brown as desired. I prefer a crispy texture for both the onions and meat.
  5. Plate and serve with wedges of lime and a sprinkle of chopped parsley.
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