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SICHUAN DRESSING & BOUQUET OF FIRE

**** The dressing doesn’t have to be limited to blanched vegetables.  Raw leafy vegetables such as spinach or an Asian vegetable called tong-hao are easy and fast alternatives. It’s fairly certain to say that almost all the “salad” dishes in China is boosted with a good helping of MSG.  First, I don’t…

MONDAY BLUE-BERRY OATMEAL COOKIE

Makes:  approx 22 cookies In absolute urgencies, you can skip browning the butter and just melt it in the microwave inside the same bowl…  It doesn’t make a huge difference actually. The frozen blueberries can probably be applied to other non-oatmeal cookie-doughs that need firming as well.  Due to the…

THE NEW YORK HALAL DRUNK FOOD

“CHANCES ARE, YOU’VE HAD SOME SORT OF PROMISCUOUS ENCOUNTER…  YOU JUST DON’T REMEMBER IS ALL” You’re probably thinking, what in the world is this?  Or at least the 90% of you who has never traveled/lived in New York plus the 8% who has (completely made-up statistics..), but stuck disciplinarily to mother’s…

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MEXICAN CHORIZO + GARLIC SHRIMP BURGER

“BOYS WILL BE BOYS?” What happens when you practice general lawlessness between a 6-pounds white prince who has, for his entire 14-years of life, consistently mistaken himself as a Magnificent Pit Bull, and a 26-pounds mutt boy who, constantly subjected to his ambiguous status in the house, has quietly developed…

THE IMPLODING HONEY CUSTARD CAKE

“I HAVE PROOF OF ITS ABSOLUTE TAKEOVER ON THIS SIDE OF THE PLANET…  HERE SEE!” You must think me mad.  I know.  I’d think the same thing if I were you, entertained in front the computer witnessing the mental meltdown of this blogger who’s rocking back and forth, murmuring about…

TORCHED SALMON IN GREEN JUICE SAUCE

“REVELATIONAL… INGENIOUS… DO YOU JUICE?” Last week I discovered something revelational… ingenious… a recipe that isn’t just a recipe, but an idea.  A method with infinite possibilities.  The final product tasted so extravagantly delicious, the word “healthy” didn’t even come within a mile in association, and I was simply going to…

FEATURED: SUMMER FUN

filthy rich miso caramel ice cream

Have I mentioned how unapologetically cheap I am?  Right… to elaborate we must understand that “cheap” is a strictly relative term and I am saying that strictly relatively-speaking, I am incredibly cheap.  I negotiated a 30% raise in my daily allowance in the past decade which is to say that…

poorman’s lobster roll

Right.  I apologize for my “rare” unprofessionalism last time.  Can we start over?  I promise I’ll keep it together this time because oh boy this faux-lobster roll is too delicious to miss out on.  But it’s strange to compose this post because the day I cooked it, my doggy-Armageddon-day had…

winter warmth ice cream

Drop down on a point back in time, all the way back in my 500-sqft studio in New York when I was joyfully smooching a pint of Ben’n Jerry’s which I casually grabbed from the downstair 24hr-deli, and tell me that in the not-so-distant future, anytime-access to my beloved collection…