YUM salad

Nice Greens

Coarsely & Freshly grated Parmesan

Anchovies

Chopped up Zucchini soaking in nice Olive Oil, balsamic, S&P

Sorry no pic, use your ImAgInAtIoN!!~

Psychedelic coffee: the only thing appealing about milk substitutes.

Stop depriving yourself of life’s greatest pleasures.

Stop depriving yourself of life’s greatest pleasures.

Yum Thing:
In a large wok, 
(partially) cook a large, finely chopped sweet potato in about 1/3 stick of butter
add a healthy helping of cooked lentils
add a very coarsely torn apart cauliflower
mix well, add with enough water to cover all ingredients
add salt, bring to boil, then simmer until thick.
serving: drizzle a touch of balsamic vinegar over :)
NO seasoning necessary !!

Yum Thing:
In a large wok,
(partially) cook a large, finely chopped sweet potato in about 1/3 stick of butter
add a healthy helping of cooked lentils
add a very coarsely torn apart cauliflower
mix well, add with enough water to cover all ingredients
add salt, bring to boil, then simmer until thick.
serving: drizzle a touch of balsamic vinegar over :)
NO seasoning necessary !!

Guten Appetit!

Guten Appetit!

Passover ain’t over yet!

Passover ain’t over yet!

To everyone who’s ever pissed me off about this.. There IS thick crust pizza in Italy, too.  Please let me know when you’re ready for a civilized conversation.

To everyone who’s ever pissed me off about this.. There IS thick crust pizza in Italy, too. Please let me know when you’re ready for a civilized conversation.

When my boss had the institute over for dinner…

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Things to point out: Included in this ample smörgåsbord were both carpaccio and ceviche.  

This was only the main course, there were also lots of drinks and other goodies.  

Dessert was also offered, in the forms of many cakes, ice cream, and an array of CHEESES.  Gotta respect the man

In Munich, you’re never far from a McDonalds, and you’re even less far from another McDonalds.

In Munich, you’re never far from a McDonalds, and you’re even less far from another McDonalds.

I don’t know why I’ve been wasting my time eating anything other than stuff like this.  WHY didn’t I write any recipes for this !!?

Save the Shawarma for your Marma

Sooo a few years back, we built a big rotisserie, and in a gross act of negligence, I didn’t post anything about our meat adventures on a stick.  Shame shame.  

SHAWARMA!

For those of you not familiar, one Shawarma is equal to one Chihuahua 

Close-up of the meat meat log

It was clearly tasty, but after a while, the meat cylinder started to destroy itself from inside-out

Grillmeister Butts, slicing it like a champ

At this point, everyone was so drunk and hungry, that they just about ate Buttons because the meat took so long.

Greg’s first submission for the Clean Plate Club.. He got wait-listed.

Mike’s happy face, because Mike was in his happy place.

Anybody want some of this vegetarian stuff?  No?  Oh.. ok.. I’ll just eat it myself, I mean.. I got enough to share… ok I’ll just eat it myself…

and alas… the inevitable happened.  Lesson learned.  Meat is a natural structure, that should contain bones and tendons, in order to keep together.  The Shawarma, while delicious, is an abomination against nature, and if cooked on a spit, it must always oriented vertically.  

What’s Germany missing?  Diners.  

And these people.

I mean these specific people — not just the Jews.

Best staying-in Double date ever!! Yumpy doodles with Sriyanka, Al, & Lauren!  

Yum = French Onion Soup + Linguine with Shrimp & Broccoli in Garlic Oil Butter Parmesan

Gepfuschter Curry

SO I tried to make a curry recipe that Sriyanka gave me, but I made a lot of substitutions when I didn’t have the right ingredients.. I also made cauliflower the main ingredient instead of meat.  I basically botched the original recipe, but it still came out great.  When I told Sriyanka what I did, she told me that I actually made the RIGHT recipe for a veggie dish.. so it all worked out just splendidly!  

Sorry, I totally don’t remember what exactly it was that I put in this. 

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