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Dinner In a Pinch

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Living in a big city and being single, I always have the choice to eat out or at home.  Since I don’t like to waste food, I only buy what I plan on consuming in a few days or so.  I like to cook, but sometimes I have articles that need to be written and I don’t have time to go out; therefore, I created a “go to meal”, that is quick, easy, and delicious to me.

This is a soup that was inspired by the Vietnamese soup called Phở, pronounced (fuh). However, I believe my version is much simpler, and quite tasty.  The ingredients for this soup are:  Shin Ramyun  spicy, (noodle soup), Dynasty Shitake dried black mushrooms, and fresh chopped mustard greens. After about 30 minutes or less, you get this colorful, well seasoned bowl of soup.

Pho Inspired soup, with dried mushrooms and fresh mustard greens.

Pho Inspired soup, with dried mushrooms and fresh mustard greens.

This is a very satisfying meal, and since the noodle soup mix is well seasoned and spicy, I did not have to any additional spices to my soup.  Preparing it was easy, I started with a quart of water, added the soup base, when the liquid began to boil, I added the chopped mustard greens, mushrooms, and let them boil for about 15 minutes, then I added the noodles.  Once the noodles were cooked, I served and ate every bite.   Send me your photos and recipes of your favorite “go to meal”, so I can share with everyone.

Here’s a closer view of the soup, Enjoy the view, and Thanks for reading!

noodle soup with mustard greens and mushrooms

noodle soup with mustard greens and mushrooms

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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Sipping, Uncategorized

 

Brewing In The Fountains

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Happy Friday Everyone, Today I am finally getting to share the photos from a recent food tasting.  This place is in my neighborhood, and it’s among a large group of restaurants in this area.  In fact, it stands side by side with a sea of steakhouses and family dining establishments.  However, this place is holding strong with some of the most unique meals, that are considered “classics”, but the owner, put his own spin on the standard.  This place is called The Barrel and Brew, they serve over 50 hand-crafted beers that are brewed locally.  Also, they have a menu of the best burgers, fish, tacos, and desserts. To read my full article, please click on the following link http://stylemagazine.com/news/2013/may/08/somethings-brewing-fountains/.   So lets get to the food.

Grilled Pork Tacos, with grilled pineapples and avocado slices.

Grilled Pork Tacos, with grilled pineapples and avocado slices.

The sampling began with the  “Pastor Pork Tacos, with grilled pineapples, cilantro and avocado slices, there is also a red pepper salsa on the side.   The meat was very tender and seasoned well, the pineapple was grilled, sliced, and added balance to the savory dish. The sauce was bursting with flavor, but not raging with heat.      We also tasted  The “Beef Truck Stop Taco”, that is made with grilled fajita beef, pico, crema and monterrey jack cheese. Next, is a a photo of my entree’ which is called “The Red Chile Grilled Snapper”, made with fresh Red Snapper,” New Mexico Honey, Tomato, Spanish Onion and Cilantro Chile Sauce”.  I also had garlic and butter flavored broccoli with garlic mashed potatoes.

Grilled red snapper, red chile, broccoli, and garlic mashed potatoes.

Grilled red snapper, red chile, broccoli, and garlic mashed potatoes.

This dish was incredible, I couldn’t believe how good the food was compared to what they charged for this meal, I think this meal is around $12-14. Go see for yourself, seriously. Now for “Headliner”, in my opinion, “The Green Chile Cheeseburger.” This burger stole the show!

Green Chile Cheeseburger

Green Chile Cheeseburger

“All Aboard!” This burger is heaven on a plate, meat, monterrey jack, parmesean cheese sauce, hatch chile, red pickled onions, and a side of french fries.  I’ll stop here, because I know some of you are crying now, but you don’t have to.  The Barrel and Brew is located at: 12720 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, TX 77477. They are open 7 days a week.  Go, and let me know what you think.

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Posted by on May 4, 2013 in Food Tasting, Uncategorized