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Friday, July 22, 2011

Hummus


I had nearly forgot about the coupon I received courtesy of Sabra and Foodbuzz's Tastemaker program a few weeks ago. As I moved my papers and binders the little coupon fluttered like a leaf onto my desk staring right at me saying "purchase me" The craziness of work has completely gotten me, so my cooking life seems a bit non-existent right now. 

I remember seeing the commercials for Sabra Hummas on TV on several occasion. Though I couldn't find it at the markets. Did a little search on their website to locate where I can find it.
Very helpful to have that on their website. I make my little trip and find the hummus. It was slim pickings at the store. At the time, the only selection there was was the regular hummus roasted, garlic and roasted pepper. I opted for the garlic. Have I mentioned that I love garlic?

I love that there are fine chopped pieces of roasted garlic in it rather than just some flavorings. I spread some it on pita chips and crackers. I even put it in an avocado sandwich. It actually really tasty. Though the store near me only had a small handful of selections on the brand, I'd like to try the other products that they offer. My photos don't make look quite as appetizing, but you should really give it a try. It's great for a snack.


Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Production Eats No. 47

It's bee n a while since I've done a production eats, so here you go. I short on another pilot. Which was a bit off as pilot season in the entertainment industry usually is usually around April/May. This was a night shoot which means no sleep. I mean literally no sleep for me. Okay may I did sneak in two hours as I had an early meeting the following day, then a birthday party and another meeting. So I was basically running on adrenaline. Haha...


Anyway...onto the good eats.


Top left clockwise: Piece of bread, some salad with mushroom and olive in a balsamic dressing, some broccoli, rice and white fish with some tome tomato relish.
The fish was awesomely good and tender, which was paired nicely with the tomato relish. It had some red onion, cilantro and I believe capers. I was never too fond of capers until recently and I like it quite a bit.


For dessert, a nice small piece of german chocolate cake and fruit.

Who would pass up a piece of cake?

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Shortbread Cookies


Today's post will be short and sweet. Summer is making me lazy and I need to keep myself busy busy busy. Then work begins to get hectic, so I like to do two thinks to keep me sane and calm. One being taking a nice walk and second is baking. In this case, I baked some delicious shortbread cookies. I had enough ingredients to make a few batches. Lately, when I bake, I make more than I intend to. Haha... Has that ever happened to you? I gave several batches to a friend and they were a hit with her son.

So when things seem hectic and run me ragged, I turn to stepping into the kitchen and baking up some delicious yummies. Cookies are good. The only thing missing is a nice cold glass of milk and all is right in my world again.

Makes roughly 4 dozen cookies.


Shortbread Cookies

1 c unsalted butter (room temp)
1 c sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 c all-purpose flour
1 1/2 c cake flour
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 350˚F

In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Add the salt and vanilla extract. Mix in the flour half cup at a time. Mix thoroughly until the flour is fully incorporated. You can roll out the dough into a sheet and cut out shapes using cookie cutters or form the dough into golf ball-sized balls and gently flatten them into 1/8-inch thick flat disc (slightly larger than a quarter)

(note: you can mold the dough into a log and keep it in the fridge until ready to bake and cut out discs)

Place on a silpat or parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spaced 2-3 inches apart.

Bake for 8 minutes and cool before consuming.

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