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Back to Border’s Books for Utter Deliciousness
Deliciousness at Borders Books – Lemon Bars, Hot Coffee
Deliciousness at Borders Books – Lemon Bars, Hot Coffee
Alas! Border’s is no longer with us as of January, 2012.
This sweet oasis of comfort, warmth, deliciousness and conviviality, generously overflowing with a plethora of fine reading materials, closed its North County doors to us forever in late 2011.
The piece below was written back in 4/21/2009 when dreams were starting to make a comeback, hopes were running high, and coffee shops abounded at every corner.
I will always remember fondly those halcyon moments of idyllic bliss…
OH, you say…
but how easy is it to provide Dear Fido with yummy delicious food – anything will just about do!
And, you will be right, for Dear Fido and Fidette have some of the least discriminatory palates in the whole pet kingdom!
And yet… when you give Dear Fido a taste treat he holds dear, his whole body wags for joy, and his huge warm loving heart almost bursts with delight.
Fido and Fidette are gourmands to the max!
The Mystique of Egypt – Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Foul (Ful) and Koshari (Koshary)
In a Mood for Egypt – Foul (Ful)
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Egyptian Breakfast of Ful (Foul)
In a Mood for Egypt – Koshari
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations – Egyptian Meal of Koshari, very similar to Foul. Rice, Spaghetti, Black Lentils, Chickpeas, Fried Onions.
Don’t ask me why, but this dish captured my memory and my heart the first time I saw it over a year ago. It stuck with me. That’s the power of Anthony Bourdain.
I’ve gradually collected the following items as if through osmosis without effort or thought:
* can of fava beans
* eggs for boiling
It’s been in my dreams…
It might have been the vibrant energy of the street vendors… somehow the sights and sounds of Egyptian carts come threw the screen and you imagine the air fragrant and alive with sound and movement.
In all the excitement of these shows, I had mixed TWO Bourdain Egyptian recipes into one.
Miracle Noodles provide a fine comfort noodle food with zero calories.
These enormously popular shirataki noodles fill you up without “filling you out.” They have a mild flavor that absorbs sauces and seasonings exremely well. They’ve taken the US by storm.
Soak in hot water before cooking, then simply add to any of your noodle dishes. These noodles swell up in your tummy thereby helping you feel full.
Be sure to add plenty vegetables such as spinach, mushrooms, edamame, broccoli, carrots, bean sprouts, chicken, tofu, roast beef, zucchini, snow peas, red cabbage, lettuce, peppers, anything you like for a delicious noodle dish.
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Miracle Noodles – Zero Calories
Also known as the Famous Shirataki Yam Noodles
Famed and Beloved in Japan – Tried, Trusted and True – Made from the Japanese Yam, All Vegetarian, Filling and Versatile! This is a low carb and low glycemic noodle product.
Our Honest Review
(We Love These So Much that We Decided to Promote Them and Help Sell Them. : )
Also: A Note About Kelp Noodles
Both Kelp Noodles and Yam Noodles are derived from a thickener and a base. Their major benefit is to offer a unique noodle type texture to vegetable and sauce dishes while helping to create a sense of fullness. Kelp Noodles are derived from Sodium Alginate and are relatively high in sodium. Yam Noodles contain no sodium.
What would the world be like without tomatoes? No pizza sauce, no spaghetti, raviolis, no juicy hamburgers with fresh tomatoes or ketchup. Everytime I go to the store, every visit always includes some tomatoes…
The other day we stopped by a “regular” grocery store…
One of those cavernous and colorful big box stores that blanket the landscape with universally recognizable names such as Ralph’s, Vons, Albertsons, Stater Brothers. This particular store is particularly inviting, I must say.
In fact, we inevitably drop by this store before others because of the warm, cozy halogen lighting that spreads cheery light so lovingly on colorful endcaps with deli goodies, Pizza, Salads, tasty treats.
Fresh "RAW" Organic Corn on the Cob
|Organic Corn on the Cob fresh from the local health food store.
A rarity! Did someone say RAW? They did indeed…
When organic corn on the cob is so fresh, sweet and crisp, there’s only one way to eat it – raw.
Now calm down and let’s consider…
Hot buttery corn on the cob in definitely delicious, but raw is so oddly refreshing and different, an acquired taste that becomes so addictive, that one’s body leaps about for joy transmitting its elation to you – if you’re listening.
Your Recipes – Beloved, Secret Recipes from Friends and Family Around the World
I’m Celia, and my favorite recipes of all time are Peking Duck Tortillas and Lettuce Wraps with Corn and Oysters! Go figure!
But, when I had them as a kid, they were phenomenal. You make your own flour tortillas with pastry flour, good (organic!) lard, (I know, i know… it’s up to you if you want to use organic vegetable fat or better yet, mild flavored coconut butter), and dash of salt.
Honestly, I’m getting more and more away from eating little animals who may have a very sad life in some awful factory farm, but for now, my family does eat meat. (My Mom is a gourmet cook)
Roll them out and heat in griddle – it’s the natural lard that makes all the difference.
This is so good and so simple, but the idea of eating a duck just isn’t the same as it used to be as a kid.
Great news tho – you can substitute slices of naturally fermented organic baked tofu – it’s still awesome beyond belief! (Note: Always eat naturally fermented tofu – then it’s good for you, and that’s why it’s safe in the Orient. They use fermented soy cake and thus, have no bad side effects. Hey – always consult with your doctor as I’m just a Site visitor and friend of YDF)
Okay, how about oyster wraps? Well, to be honest, when you saute very special dehydrated oysters with corn and sweet organic soy, then wrap it in cold fresh lettuce, it is a gourmet treat beyond all other.
The thing is, where do you get dehydrated oysters, and how do you know if they’re safe to eat? I don’t know but they asked me for my fave recipes, and this is what I had to share for now! : )