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Homework and… I don’t really like the taste of tilapia

Which is a bit unfortunate as I have a frozen bag full of filets from Safeway in the freezer. It’s a bit too fishy for my liking, I think next time I’ll stick to shrimp or halibut. I’ve realized it’s tolerable with my Trader Joe’s (Trader Ming’s???) red curry sauce and some veggies. I also like to add in some lemon juice and tonight I added some basil goop that came in the same package as my parsley goop from a couple weeks ago. It was actually pretty good. I know I should’ve taken pictures… But I’ve got about 10 more filets so I’m sure you’ll get some!

I went for a really long run tonight, and I have to admit, I started daydreaming about a cinnamon roll and cream cheese frosting.

Gooey goodness.. Throw some nuts on that thing and I'll be in Heaven

Sad, I know, but I needed something to keep my mind pre-occupied! I always crave nice, gooey cinnamon rolls with lots of icing and some sort of nut in it, but it seems that every time I have one, I’m always disappointed. The cinnamon rolls and Cinnabon didn’t come with enough icing (maybe this is why they sell separate containers of icing) but this was years ago and I’ve never wanted to go back, I also thought the roll was dry. I’ve noticed this is a problem with a lot of cinnamon rolls, they’re always really dry for me. I think this weekend, if I have time, I’m going to bake a batch! Hopefully I’ll be able to, I’ve been wanting a cinnamon roll for so long. I blame Ted Allen from “The best thing I ever ate”  and introducing Ann Sather‘s cinnamon rolls.

Though maybe if I don’t have time, I’ll figure out where the best cinnamon roll in Seattle is and have one there! Question of the day – Where’s the best place you’ve ever had a cinnamon roll at?

*Photo credit to digigirl per


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Leftovers and goals

I had class tonight from 6-9 so was unable to cook anything. Instead, I enjoyed my leftover scampi while watching the end of ‘Australia’ with my roommate. There were requests for pictures from my dinner last night, so here they are!

Whole wheat pasta

The scampi (sorry for the dark picture!)

Tada! My first shrimp scampi

I got a new camera for Christmas and am still playing with/figuring out how to use it and the flashes. The scampi was really good as a leftover, but I still think it could’ve used a bit more seasoning. I think my tongue might be a bit immune to anything that’s not SUPER spicy. I think next time I’ll try adding some white wine to it.

This blog is not only dedicated to showcasing my cooking and baking skills, but will also describe my adventures in eating! The inspiration for this blog was from watching ‘Diners, Drive-ins and Dives’ non-stop and wanting to check out all the spots Guy went to and writing about and describing my experience. My goal for the next few months is going to all the places Guy mentions in his show. The Triple Ds are:

  • Southern Kitchen in Tacoma
  • Slim’s Last Chance on 1st Ave S
  • Voula’s Offshore Cafe in Seattle (I live less than 2 miles from it.. I can’t believe I haven’t gone yet)
  • Bizarro’s Italian Cafe (Also 2 miles from this one, but have plans on visiting it this month!)
  • Big Star Diner  on Bainbridge Island
  • Mike’s Chili Cafe in Ballard
  • Georgia’s Greek in Seattle
  • Pam’s Trinidadian Caribbean Kitchen on the Ave
  • Bobby’s Hawaiian Style Restaurant in West Everett

It’ll probably take me awhile to get to the ones outside of Seattle, but I’m up for the challenge! I also want to hit the restaurants mentioned on other food shows such as ‘Man vs Food’ and definitely Serious Pie which Tyler Florence talked about their Mushroom pizza on ‘The Best Thing I Ever Ate.’ Should be some good eats!

While I finish up watching Colbert and start heading to bed, I have the question of the day: After chopping fresh garlic last night, I noticed my fingers smelled like garlic all day. Anyone have a cure on how to make them not smell? I think I heard lemon juice works, but I didn’t think about that till today, after I realized I smelled like an Italian metro.


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