Delicious! Ok so, 5 Seasons in Atlanta may be one of my favorite spots these days, and it has a philosophy of sourcing many of the ingredients used in the food locally. So far, everything I’ve had was great (aka more posts coming). Most recently, I decided to try one the daily specials, which was pan seared steelhead trout with grit cakes, creamed greens and roasted corn. Yum!! I couldn’t believe how good this was. I had never heard of creamed greens, only creamed corn, so I liked how they switched it up like that. And I must learn how to make grit cakes, so good! Two thumbs up :)
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After eating a lentil samosa one day, I decided I wanted to make a lentil pastry of my own. Like I say, who needs to buy something they can make easily at home? So I found a recipe for a lentil and spinach puff pastry, and decided to modify it by using kale instead. Everything was going fine until I realized that the recipe called for canned lentils, and I was using dry lentils! I then had to cook the lentils, which meant overcooking the other ingredients.. But after that small fiasco, things went more smoothly. The pastry came out very nice, though a little dry on the inside. Serving it with mango chutney made it much better. And it lasted for some time! Next time, I will pay closer attention to detail :)
As a going away dinner for a friend, a group of us went to a Korean restaurant in Atlanta. We ordered a variety of dishes including marinated beef and bibimbap, or mixed rice. The food was very delicious! I liked the little side dishes that came with the meal. I also like family style dinners where a lot of different things are ordered and everyone shares. I can try more food that way :) It also helps to go with someone who knows what to order, like my friend.
Stone Bowl House
5953 Buford Highway
Food for Life Supreme is a very nice restaurant in Atlanta and unique in that the focus is on providing healthier versions of foods we already love (transitional recipes). I’ve been there twice so far, and both times are been awesome! This time I ordered the blackened tilapia with mac and cheese and quinoa stir-fry (pronounced KEY-nu-ah i believe).The food was delicious and plentiful. The photo really doesn’t do it justice. I highly recommend this place. My favorite items are the mac and cheese and the roll dipped in their special salad dressing. Yum!
Food for Life Supreme
880 Martin Luther King Jr Dr. SW
Atlanta, GA, 30314
I decided I wanted to make home fries, which I like to eat for breakfast when I go to restaurants. I just thought they seem so easy, I should be able to do these at home! And they were delicious! Didn’t have to use a lot of seasonings, just boil the potatoes for a while then fry them up in butter with some onions and seasoning :) May become a go-to for Saturday morning breakfasts..
Another dish I made for a potluck was ceviche, a dish I had never even thought about making before. Upon the suggestion of the host, I ventured into making this culinary treat with shrimp. According to the internet, this dish is popular in South America and prepared by marinating raw fish. The lemon and lime juice blend that the shrimp marinates in is supposed to “cook” the raw shrimp pieces, but I may have blanched them too long for them to still be considered raw. Either way, the dish turned out bright and colorful.
I love cooking for potlucks because I like getting feedback on my dishes. And I usually don’t cook the same thing twice for potlucks, but this dish was such a hit it was requested by name :) The Vegan mac and cheeze dish I prepare has cashews, vegetables, and different spices that create the cheeze sauce. It’s a great dish to make if you have a mixture of people with different dietary needs.. I guess except for people with cashew allergies :/. It looks just like the real thing and tastes delicious too! I also made real mac and cheese for the same pot luck, and that was great too! The secret is almond milk..
Harold’s chicken.. in Atlanta! Harold’s Chicken is usually one of the first places my family goes to when we visit Chicago. The combination of fried chicken and mild sauce is legendary! Imagine my delight when I found out that a restaurant bearing the same name would open in Atlanta! I ordered the two piece meal with the sauce on top. So good! I still look forward to my next visit in Chicago, but at least I know there is an option nearby.
It’s been a while since I’ve posted.. but I haven’t stopped eating! I have lots of pics to share. I’ll begin with a recent venture in baking.. gingersnap cookies! I love the name brand gingersnaps.. but at nearly $5 a box who can support such an expensive habit?? I decided to take matters into my own hands.. and oven. These cookies were very easy to make and very tasty. The only thing missing was the crunchiness that I love.. so I will have to work on that. :)