Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Semi-homemade Vegetarian Meals

I've been on a vegetarian kick lately. Not because I wanna be one, but I just want to incorporate meatless meals though out the week. Here a my 2 favorite vegetarian meals I made not too long ago using a box eggplant cutlet from Trader Joes. I simply baked the cutlets according to package directions and dressed them however I want. You can find it in the freezer section.

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"Baked Eggplant Cutlet with Heirloom Tomato Salad"

For the tomato salad, I combined halved baby heirloom tomatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, goat cheese, salt and pepper. So easy and so delish!

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"Baked Eggplant Cutlet with Beet and Goat cheese Salad"

Chiffonade spinach leaves or cut into thin strips, then tossed in a dijon mustard, olive oil, balsamic vinegar dressing.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Luau Birthday Party

I attended a friend's 30th birthday party not too long ago. I know, another birthday party lol. Most of the occasions I've been going to recently are birthdays. They are so much fun, especially themed parties. My friend had a birthday Luau. Guest dressed in Hawaian inspired clothing, lei and and the decorations were on point. Him and his wife really put a lot of effort into it.

They had all kinds of food. Everything was delicious. His family brought homemade appetizers, while he ordered food from his favorite restaurants.

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Shredded Pork and Beef Teriyaki from his favorite restaurants. I can't recall where he got them. Both were so good with steamed white rice!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Birthday Party. Sports. BBQ Pork Ribs.

Our friend's son turned 2 years old and they held a sports themed birthday party for him. He loves baseball, basketball, golf and cars. He's such an active little boy! Their friends and family were present. There was so much love in the air. For the food, they had Pork BBQ Ribs with all kinds of sides.

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Pork spare ribs. Meat so tender and fall off the bone and the bbq sauce is not too sweet. So good!

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Homemade birthday cake and cupcakes for their little boy!

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Las Vegas Pig Out Pt. 3

Last Pig Out stop is The Buffet at The Wynn hotel. It's also in my top 3 favorite buffet in Vegas. They serve classic and traditional food from all kinds of cuisines with a little bit of a twist. We came on a Monday Brunch and paid a cheaper than regular price, yet the selection was excellent. Everything we had was delicious.

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Crab legs and shrimp cocktail for brunch? Yes please. I only had the shrimp cocktail though.

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Fresh sushi rolls and hand rolls.

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Pancake station

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Roasted ham and sausages

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Prime Rib right out of the oven

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Whole Roasted Turkey

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Lemongrass Chicken

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Lobster Fritata

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Crostini station

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Parfait station.

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Gelato station

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Plate #1: shrimp cocktail, California rolls, smoked salmon, and lobster fritata.

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Plate #2: mini cornmeal pancake, hashbrown, chinese pork bbq steamed bun, blintz stuffed with cream cheese and mini bacon waffle.

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Plate #3: Thai chicken wing, chicken sausage and prime rib. Yum!

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Plate #4 lemon pussind, rice pudding with mango puree and vanilla cream puff

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Beautiful and whimsical dining area

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I spotted Travel Channel filming. The man in white is the executive chef and I overhead them talking about the crab legs.

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What is your favorite buffet in Vegas?

Las Vegas Pig Out Pt. 2

Second Pig Out stop in Las Vegas is The Wicked Spoon.  We went on a Sunday Brunch. Top 3 best buffet in my book. We always make sure we come here. Wicked Spoon offers a more unique and creative food served in small plates and little pots like tapas.

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A coil of pork sausage, thick cut house-made bacon and pork loin.

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Roasted Thai chicken, bone marrow and...I forgot the meat on the far right was called. It's some kind of beef.

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Hoisin Pork Belly and Chicken Teriyaki

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Duck Wings with chimichurri sauce and rice. Soooo good!

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They had a good selection of vegetarian dishes like this beautiful Kung Pao Cauliflower.

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Squid Ink spaghetti

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Pea Risotoo with blistered tomatoes

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Roasted Pear with Polenta

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Plate #1: Shrimp cocktail, garlic mussels, salmon mouse cone and siracha infused watermelon.

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Plate #2 : Beet salad, Artichoke and Tomato salad, Kale salad, Quinoa salad, Smoked salmon ob white bread with cream cheese and I had to get another salmon mouse cone ^_^.

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Here's one of El Hubby Cakes' plate. He always gets Egg Benedict and pancakes. Carbs lol.

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Plate #3 : Housemade thick cut bacon, bone marrow with chimichurri, hoisin pork belly and duck wings.

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Plate #4 : Dessert!!! Almost to pretty to eat. Almost.

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Just in case you're wondering, I do finish all my food. I don't like wasting food, so I only get what I know I can finish.

For late dinner, we went to Avenue 24. A nice cafe located inside the MGM hotel. El Hubby had their mushroom swiss burger while I had the Thai chicken salad. His food was better than mine.

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Mushroom Swiss Burger.

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Thai Chicken Salad. I didn't like it. Greens were overdressed and noddles were too soggy.


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