Sunday, January 26, 2014

Behold the Seahawk Beast Mode Burger

One of the best things about football season is the food that is prepared on game days. Some women love it, some hate it -- but let's face it, we all gain a little or a lot of weight during the winter, and it's as good an excuse as any as to "why" you have gained weight. Just blame it on having to cook tailgate food for your family -- that's what I do! 

12th Man BETH's Omelette Because 11 Egg Omelettes Are For Wussies

I knew that when Seattle got Seahawk fever that I'd have to come up with some "Hawk Items" on the menu. Well look no further for breakfast! This should get you and whatever tramp you took home last night through the long drive home to her parents in Renton. Your mom was right -- you should have married that nice girl from college. Anyhow, you may or not redeem yourself later, and you may or may not have to go see your doctor on Monday, but for now, you can honor the Seahawks by driving straight to Beth's Cafe and having one of their famous 12 egg omelettes. If you were good and stayed home last night, then you deserve one even more! Bring a friend and your appetite and GO Hawks! 

Beth's Cafe is located at 7311 Aurora Ave. North
OPEN 24 Hours 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dining with Sancho~A Perfect Day at Pies & Pints

As I ate this lamb and potato pie I was already plotting on an excuse 
to visit this part of Seattle again so I would have a reason to come 
eat here again. 

Tucked away at the quiet end of 65th Street in Seattle's Roosevelt neighborhood is one of the best-kept secrets in dining. Home to over ten kinds of single serving pies~ from classic chicken to spinach and feta, to my personal favorite~ lamb and potato...this is one of those food experiences that makes you realize where the term "comfort food" came from!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Heartless Artichokes Stuffed with Baked Brie

 There's nothing heartless about this recipe~ in fact it's divine! 

Grunge Cookbook's Love Me Tender Filet Mignon with Peppercorn~Orange Sauce

  • This recipe requires very special peppercorn that must be blessed by a local drummer of your choice. But he'd better be sexy, because that's the only way the succulent nectar of the carcass will exude its "love potion." Technically, large amounts or Rainier Beer have the same effect, but this is way less likely to get you in trouble and way less hard on your poor little Irish liver!  (If you're not Irish, why not pretend for the day?)  Enjoy this and enjoy every day as if it was that one good Valentine's Day you had way back in '92! 


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Burning Love BBQ Sauce

You gotta have a good bbq sauce if you want to impress your honey!

1 large onion, about 1 1/2 cups finely minced
3 garlic cloves, about 1 tablespoon minced
1/2 cup light flavored olive oil
1 cup tomato paste, 10 ounces
1 cup apple cider vinegar
1 cup honey
1 cup Dijon mustard
1 cup hoisin sauce
1/2 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/2 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons chili powder, I used NM red chili
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1/2 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes

In a large pot over low heat, saute the onions and garlic with the oil for about 15 minutes. Cook them just until the onions are translucent, not browned. Add all remaining ingredients and bring to a boil while stirring. Reduce heat to a simmer and then simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.

Use immediately or let cool and then store in refrigerator or freezer.

This recipe makes 6 cups and the leftovers freeze well.

I'm On Fire Korean BBQ Tacos with Cucumber

Korean Style Tacos with Kogi BBQ Sauce Recipe

This is a great way to use your leftover pulled pork or roasted chicken. The BBQ Sauce from Kogi BBQ was created by Chef Roy to be strong flavored enough to match the smokiness of BBQ’d pork or roasted chicken. You can add use kimchi (spicy pickled Korean cabbage) to top the tacos, or make a quick cucumber pickle like I have. The recipe for the quick cucumber pickle is below.

Light My Fire Hot & Sour Prawn Thai Soup

I think Jim would appreciate this. Here's to you, Jim Morrison, we're ready to set the world on fire! Or at least our hearts and stomachs!