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A Luxury Hotel on Wheels? Yes Please

A Luxury Hotel on Wheels? Yes Please

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Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos!

Bring in NYC’s Warmer Weather with Some Fabulous Pomegranate Mojitos!

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Roasted Orange Cauliflower Soup

Roasted Orange Cauliflower Soup

 

I dont know if Ive ever mentioned this before but I have a serious love of homemade soups. Its not quite the same not living 15-30 minutes from my Mommoms house. She makes the best soups, my favorite part being that she has no idea what she puts in them so I cant even try to steal them if I wanted. This soup is one that she definitely had never tried before and I think it came out pretty darn good. ;)

 

Why is my cauliflower soup orange, you might be asking. Well sometimes I wonder through the grocery store and pick out items that Ive never had before. This time it was the orange cauliflower. It was wayyyy too pretty not to want to eat itand so I did!

All of it in fact. I couldnt help it. But this recipe is very simple and very healthy so I will make it again and again. Its a perfect cold weather soup. Nice and belly warming without being too heavy. I used skim milk instead of cream and veggie stock, but you could always use water if you wanted to go super healthy (and nix the bacon crumbles but I couldnt help myself). Either way, I bet the end result will look like this

 

Roasted Orange Cauliflower Soup
by Lacy Cleary

Ingredients

1 large head of orange cauliflower (or any cauliflower really)
4 garlic cloves (in the skin)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, diced
1 quart vegetable stock
1/2 cup skim milk
red pepper flakes
salt and pepper
4 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled

Preparation

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Slice the cauliflower in strips and lay out on a baking pan. Add the garlic cloves, still in the skin to the pan. Drizzle all with 2 tablespoons olive oil and season salt & pepper. Place in the oven and bake for about 25-30 minutes or until cauliflower is starting to brown.

When there is about 5 minutes left for the cauliflower and garlic to roast, heat the remaining two tablespoons of olive oil in a large sauce pan. Add the onion and sweat until onions are translucent. Break apart the roasted cauliflower and add it to the pot. Add garlic cloves, skins now removed, and the quart of vegetable stock.

Bring to a boil then turn the heat to low and let simmer for 30 minutes to an hour. Once the cauliflower is fork tender remove from heat. At this point we want to blend the soup to make it smooth and creamy. With an emulsification blender or a stand blender, blend until all is smooth and there are no longer any pieces or chunks of cauliflower.

Return to the large sauce pan and stir in the milk. Heat over low heat until soup thickens slightly. Season with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Pour into bowls and spoon about 1 tablespoon of crumbled bacon in the center.

Enjoy!

 

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One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA

One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA

June 26, 2013 | Comments Off on One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA

One Steak Dinner, One Night in LA

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Ive been absent recently, but for good reason! My husband and I packed up our lives, threw them into a budget truck, and hauled our butts all the way across the country, to make a new home in LA. California is absolutely beautiful, the weather is amazing, the views are fantastic, the people are friendly. Life is good. So is the food!

Steak, Collards, & Spicy Buttered Corn

We have a quaint little patio overlooking the mountains in the San Fernando Valley. At night it makes for a perfect place to enjoy a home cooked meal. And the meal made for a perfect reason to start blogging again. :)

I had bought each piece of this dish for a different meal but they ended up coming together quite nicely. Being spoiled with filet mignon growing up, its hard for me to steer away from it when Im eating steak and the beef seasoning my sister and brother-in-law gave out at their wedding matched up to a T.

Spicy Chipotle Buttered Corn & Collard Greens

I found the recipe for the spicy chipotle buttered corn in an email from Tasting Table. If you havent signed up to get their recipe emails yet, you should! Seriously fantastic stuff they send out.  Anywho, the collard greens were a spin on something we used to make in my last job at Nita Nita in Brooklyn. Tender, with a hint of heat and a handful of freshly grated parmesan. Cant go wrong there!

Spicy Chipotle Buttered Corn
adapted from Tasting Table

Ingredients

1 cup water
4¼ cups corn kernels (from 6 medium ears of corn)
1 tablespoon chipotle chile in adobo sauce, very finely chopped
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

Preparation

Put a small saucepan set over medium heat, add the water, corn kernels and chipotle and bring to a simmer. Cook until kernels are tender but still crisp, about 10-15 minutes. Drain the corn kernels in a colander then return to the saucepan.

Add the butter, lemon zest and salt, and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the butter is melted, about 1 to 2 minutes. Sprinkle with the parsley and serve.
Parmesan Collard Greens
adapted from Chef Francisco at Nita Nita

Ingredients

2 bunches collard greens, rinsed and sliced into 1 wide ribbons
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup water
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
kosher salt to taste
juice of 1/2 lemon
fresh parmesan to grate over top

Preparation

Place a saute pan over medium heat, add the oil when glistening add the collard greens. Turn the collard greens to coat in oil. Pour in the water, lower to medium-low heat and cover. Allow greens to cook for about 10 minutes turning the greens occasionally.

Once the greens are tender, remove lid and season with salt to your liking. Add the crushed red pepper and lemon juice, toss to coat. Plate and grate a generous amount of fresh parmesan cheese on top.

To Broil the Filet Mignon:

Turn oven to broil and move rack to 6 from heating source. Pat off any excess moisture from the steaks. Before placing in your oven rub the steaks with olive oil and season well with salt (kosher, himalayan, whatever you like) and fresh cracked pepper. Place the steaks in the oven and allow to cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side. (I like to go with 5 so its more on the medium rare end). If youre slicing, allow the steaks to sit for 3-5 minutes then slice and serve.

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Enjoy!! We certainly did! 😀

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When the world had almost accepted that there is no good night’s sleep during journeys, world’s entrepreneurs went to their workbench and we have seen a number of great ideas and several implementations that ensure that your journey from one corner of the world to the other is as comfortable as possible.

Most of us would think of a VIP suite in Emirate’s flight when our friends talk about comfortable travel, but one thing is even better than that, and probably cheaper. A luxury hotel on wheels: The Cabin. This start-up is based on the idea that luxury can be provided till the very last meter of your destination, where you can stop on the way to enjoy a lovely place before continuing on to journey, unlike the journey of trains and airplanes.

It’s the exact start-up company that blew my mid, it’s the genius of the company’s founders. I mean, you go to sleep in a perfectly comfortable bed in one city, and when you wake up, you find yourself in the same bed, with same comfort, but all in a different city. Can you imagine the change of travelling itself as we know it?