I was craving Indian food recently and since there are nearly no options for good Indian in South Beach I decided to cook something up myself. Chicken Tikka Masala seemed like a good starter recipe. Simple ingredients you can find at a local supermarket and preparing the sauce a day early definitely helped.
I went with a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen since for me, they are always fail proof. Flavors were great and I think the only adjustment I would make is to turn up the heat, but that’s just my preference.
Decided to try Wok Town, a noodle bar near Lincoln road, after a movie the other night. Service is quick and the food is served hot. Good flavors but nothing to write home about. They do deliver so I may be hitting them up again, the salads looked quite appetizing so next time I’ll likely try one of those. My husband and I ordered the following:
Chicken lettuce wraps – a little different from what I was expecting, it was more of a ground meat concoction
Crispy brussels sprouts – these were very fried so much so that they weren’t green anymore. quite tasty but I wouldn’t call this a healthy side
Gyoza – we ordered the steam pork gyoza, lacked some flavor in the meat filling
Father’s day is around the corner and I’m thankful my dad is an easy person to buy gifts for. He’s got simple taste and certainly enjoys a trending item. For his gift I got him these killer Tom sneakers from Nordstrom. They’ve got other great Father’s Day ideas here:
I spent a lot of time in my condo this weekend which always means there is a lot of cooking (and therefore cleaning). My most surprising number was the stuffed peppers w/ gruyere and salami – very simple and fun!
Friday I went to a neighbors BBQ in which I volunteered to bring (1) Roasted Fennel and Cannelini Bean Dip and (2) Rhubarb Crumb bars. I failed to get a picture of the dip since it disappeared rather quickly and Fresh Market surprisingly didn’t have rhubarb so I substituted with strawberries and yellow raspberries.
Saturday morning I made my favorite new muffin recipe. They’re hearty and gluten-free!
Also indulged in my favorite vegetable juice
Lastly, had a few friends over for the heat game Saturday night and threw these together.