Cookin’ with tequila!

One more day to Cinco de Mayo!! Reminiscing down memory lane.

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Last week, I was inspired to make a dish using tequila. The weekend before, I ordered a dish at Just Tacos at the Ko’Olina location, which apparently they don’t have on their menu anymore. How unfortunate. It was a shrimp dish, made with a tequila-garlic-cilantro cream sauce, served with Mexican rice. Talk about yummy! I have to say that I was quite proud of myself for ordering something different for once at a Mexican restaurant. I tend to order the same things when I’m craving this cuisine- soft or crunchy tacos, quesadillas, or taco salad. I know…boring, huh? I got to expand my horizons.

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Just Tacos Mexican Grill & Cantina, Ko’Olina
92-1046 Olani St.; Kapolei, 96707
808-677-7782
http://justtacos.com/

…So with being inspired, I made tequila lime chicken. I found a very simple recipe from one of my favorites, Ree Drummond, The Pioneer Woman.

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Happy Cinco de Mayo weekend!

#tbt Cinco de Mayo in t-minus two days!!

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Happy belated Cinco de Mayo! On Thursday night, I made a Mexican breakfast dinner. It was a spur-of-the-moment meal idea, and it was delicious and quite awesome!!!

2017_05_food2 This is an over-easy egg sandwich, topped with Mexican cheese, on French toast. It was very good! The French toast wasn’t too sweet and paired very well with the egg. The yolk oozed out and we used the toast to soak it up.

I made the French toast a little differently. Here are the ingredients I’ve used:

  • milk
  • eggs
  • brown sugar
  • maple syrup

It turned out really yummy. I replaced the vanilla extract and cinnamon.

2017_05_food1 Mexican steak!!! I topped the steak with Mexican cheese, pico de gallo, salsa, and sour cream. Yummy!!

Have fun celebrating and be safe!!

Adios!

FS~

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Lobster mobster!

Lobster is awesome! It’s also expensive. I found a picture with some interesting facts of a lobster.

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There were two places where there were lobster dishes that were absolutely reasonable- just had to order it!

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Lobster pad Thai at JJ French Pastry & Bistro, in Kaimuki, which recently closed at the end of January. Boo! I loved that place. They always had interesting dishes, and their desserts were delicious and so cute!

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Garlic butter lobster ramen at Sakura Ramen near Ke’eaumoku Walmart. Yummy! It was a very tasty ramen.

I hope that JJ’s opens again at another location…

Sakura Ramen is located at:
808 Sheridan St.
Honolulu, 96814
http://www.sakuraramenhawaii.com

Pink drink calling!

Happy Father’s Day! Hope all you fathers, grandfathers, and uncles had a marvelous day!

Later this week, be on the lookout for a Father’s Day dish posting that I made tonight. It’s going to be great! We had a wonderful celebration!

Over the weekend, I finally tried “The Pink Drink.” It was staring at me, calling me to try it. I’ve heard of the drink before and had been curious to try it one day. That day had come, haha!

Some time ago, I downloaded a free app onto my smart phone, called “Secret Free.” It has the 411 of all the different “secret” drinks at Starbucks. Oooh, la la! According to the app, “The Pink Drink” is rated 4.5/5 stars and consists of: the strawberry açai refresher drink with coconut milk (instead of water), with dried strawberries. It was a pretty good drink! I like the açai refresher drink. I think it would be just as good without the dried strawberries, though! I’m looking forward to utilizing the app more and trying other “secret” drinks. Some of them are very creative.

Here is a website I found on the different “secret” drinks at our famous coffee joint!

https://starbuckssecretmenu.net/

**Please note that this site was created by fans.

Happy new week ahead!

FS~

Ringing in 2016 with sashimi!!

It’s #tbt

Three more days until 2017!! Let’s make the best of our final days of 2016. Happy celebrating!

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Happy New Year!! Wishing my readers a very happy and successful one! Hope all had a wonderful New Years Eve celebration!

Last night, my boyfriend brought hamachi (aka yellowtail) sashimi to our New Years celebration. It was to die for! The fish was tasty and oily (aka fatty)! Not to mention, fresh! That’s the most important!

Sashimi is a Japanese delicacy where the raw fish is sliced into thin pieces. It’s a popular dish during the holidays in Hawaii, especially New Years. Ahi sashimi is the most popular. Costco was loaded with ahi sashimi this past week. I like their sashimi- it’s onolicious!

Please be on the lookout for more postings in 2016! Be safe and happy eating!

Send your emails to: foodnista.soul@gmail.com.

Aloha!

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“Walking Dead” birthday party!

Last weekend, we celebrated our friend’s birthday and it was themed “The Walking Dead.” Those cupcakes pictured above are from Sugarlina in Aiea. Our other friend had bought the WD decor from somewhere else. It was adorable. Super creative!

Sugarlina Bakeshop
Pearl Kai Shopping Center
98-199 Kamehameha Hwy.; Aiea, 96701
808-312-3173
http://www.sugarlina.com/

The party was a potluck style. In addition to the wonderful cupcakes, I brought crackers, cheese, and salami for appetizers.

I made a ricotta spread, seasoned with garlic salt/powder, pepper, dill weed, and parsley. It was very light, as ricotta doesn’t have much flavor to it. The spread not only went well with the crackers, but with the other dishes, too!

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Italian cheeses!!! I hear the angels singing above!! I loved all the cheeses, but I especially enjoyed the Asiago cheese. Mmmm!

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…And what paired so well with the appetizer I brought, was my friend’s sangria. It was so refreshing! Those fruits paired so well with the wine and ginger ale blend.

Have a great rest of the week! It’s almost Friday! Yee haw!

Questions? Comments? Share them below! Until next time!! Cya!

Quickie meal!

Tonight, I wanted to try a pasta dish that I’ve been craving. It was also a pretty fast dish to make. Whoo hoo!

The Garlicky Lemon Shrimp dish, inspired by this recipe from Delish. The dish required the following ingredients: pasta, butter, lemon, lemon zest, garlic, shrimp, salt, and pepper. Instead of angel hair, as the recipe stated, I used fettuccine. I first cooked the garlic with butter and then threw in the shrimp. I added the seasoning, lemon juice, and zest, and then, the slices of lemon. Lastly, I added the pasta, and voilà- all done!

It was really satisfying! I loved it, a lot! Next time, I’m going to add some white wine! Mmm!

Until next time!