Sunday, January 31, 2010

I food...

What can I say, I love to cook because I love to eat...lately Ive been really into veggies, legumes, and egg whites...yum ! Last weekend, had a few friends over for dinner and Wii, I made chile verde, turned out great, sad I didnt get any pictures;( Here's the it from simply recipes, but changed a few things.

Chile verde:
3-4 lbs lean pork shoulder roast
10-12 tomatillos
8-10 garlic cloves (half mashed and chopped)
3-4 jalapenos
3-4 serrano chilies
3-4 New Mexico Chilies, if cant find use anaheim chilies
bunch of cilantro
2-3 yellow onions chopped
2 cans chicken stock
olive oil
salt & pepper

Roast half the garlic, chilies, and tomatillos, until lightly blackened on a baking sheet, make sure to season with salt & pepper, and coat with olive oil. 5 minutes on each side. Transfer to a blender or food processor, add cilantro (make sure to deseed chilies, and peel garlic) and blend until chunky. season if needed.
Meanwhile, cut pork into cubes, season with salt & pepper, brown in a big soup pot with chopped onion and chopped garlic, once pork is evenly browned on all sides, add chicken broth, and salsa verde, bring to a boil then let simmer for a few hours. (You do all this in a crock pot and cook on low heat all day, but I still recommend roasting the chilies and tomatillos first).

You could also serve it as a soup topped with cheese and tortilla strips. However I served it with whole wheat tortillas, black beans with queso fresco, and spanish good!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

We all scream for ice cream...

This morning James & I got out of bed and drove over to Colorado Blvd in Pasadena for breakfast and a bit of shopping, it was a nice day out;) Afterwards we drove down to the Fair Oaks Pharmacy and Soda Fountain in South Pasadena for a little dessert. This place has been around since 1915, when you step inside it's very "vintagee" looking, and has that "good'ol days" type feel. If you're ever in the area, its a place you must visit, it looks as though its straight out of a Norman Rockwell picture;) I like the sign on the door, it reads, "Come in, your mom said it's ok", how cute is that;)

Sunday, January 24, 2010

a glimpse...

Pictures of you, Harry Potter, Wii, and my Fujifilm Instax Mini...

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Kick starting the year...

This morning we went to the Pasadena farmers market , first time we'd been, picked up a few items for breakfast and dinner;) When we got home, we made a juice, apple, cucumber, 3 carrots, 3 stacks of celery, fresh ginger and half of a lemon. Yummy it was delicious and good for you too:)

Afterwards we decided to take a walk up to the falls in Monrovia Canyon Park, it was an easy hike, and is was beautiful:) Here's a couple of pictures...