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I’m a day late, 20 pesos short on this Meatless Monday post. But I was having such a ball yesterday exploring San Miguel de Allende, that I couldn’t bring myself to open the computer.
So forgive me if I keep this short and sweet, because somewhere in the city, there’s a big plate of chilaquiles with my name on it.
For the first time in Feed Me Phoebe history, I forgot to send my Sunday newsletter. Even when I was wandering the streets of San Sebastian, I managed to keep up with my work. But this weekend I really needed to embrace the people at my fingertips and partake in a much needed digital cleanse.… Continue Reading
Burger buns are one of the things that I have yet to find a decent gluten-free replacement for. And while I’ve had no qualms about asking several airport Quiznos employees to send a sandwich through the toaster on my bread, it’s slightly less appropriate to request that a $26 Black Label Burger at Minetta Tavern be served to you on your own amaranth-millet-oat bun. But that’s ok, because unfortunately most of the bun options out there are so dry, they make the dead cow you put on them would roll in its grave.
My only solution at restaurants is to ask for two extra large lettuce leaves on the side In & Out protein style.… Continue Reading
When I think about peanut sauce, especially when I’m forced to look at food porny images of it, like right now, it kicks one of my saliva glands so high into gear that I literally start to drool. Even though it technically lasts for weeks in the fridge, fresh peanut sauce rarely sticks around for a very long time in my kitchen.
Those of you who are familiar with the stuff can probably sympathize. Last month, before I left for vacation with my family, I had a slew of recipes to test. My friend Sarah was coming over for lunch and I was planning on pawning off a few of the dishes on her.… Continue Reading
They say that the first Monday in January is the most depressing day of the whole year. Even though I don’t technically work in an office, being back at my desk after a week of colada drinking and beach frolicking, followed by another week of stew eating and couch hibernating, was a colossal bummer. I couldn’t even bring myself to write this post yesterday. And it’s a sad day when I’d rather reorganize my medical insurance papers than write about quinoa.
Perhaps it was the lingering nerves that went into making this quinoa that ultimately lead me to procrastinate writing about it for nearly a month.… Continue Reading
It came as a devastating shock a few weeks ago when I found out that my favorite condiment might become harder to get your hands on than a 9am cronut. Apparently the smells emanating from the sriracha plant in California were enough to cause nearby residents to try to shut it down. Perhaps they were just sick of the inexplicable spontaneous ramen cravings.
I know I’m not the only sriracha addict out there. So as I shake out the dregs of my current empty bottle, I’m also slowly stocking an apocalypse storage locker full of Asian hot sauce. If the worst case scenario becomes a reality, you know who will be your point person on the sriracha black market.… Continue Reading
I was planning on only having one post this week due to the Thanksgiving craziness. But after a miserable excursion outside this morning and a procrastination-induced fridge purging session, I decided to prioritize using my random leftovers and warming myself up over doing real work. The fact that I could watch The Voice while cooking only factored in slightly. Just a bit.
I have a round-up of my favorite healthy ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers coming to you tomorrow. But in the mean time, I’m adding this Asian-y turkey noodle soup to the mix. Sure, I may have used the dregs of a rotisserie chicken from my fridge, but it’s the same concept.… Continue Reading