Friday, November 30, 2012

Recap: What I Ate #1

I've been getting a lot of questions about recipes or the stuff I eat that gets posted on Instagram (@yummiebitez). I try to reply to questions as I get them on my comments, but I figured that maybe doing a recap on what I ate on my blog might be a good idea also.

If you guys haven't figured it out yet, I love to eat and cook. I'm lucky that Los Angeles is really diverse when it comes to restaurants. And thanks to Yelp, I've found and tried so many of these great places.

And, ever since I moved out two years ago, I've taught myself how to cook and feed myself. During the first month of my independence, I solely ate microwavable TV dinners. Although it was quick and easy, I started feeling sick and grossed out eating it everyday. Ever since then, I learned to love spending time in my kitchen.

So here are some of the food I ate and made (as shown on my Instagram):

Baked Smoked Salmon Pasta with Spinach, Tomato, and Mushroom


Many of you asked how I made this dish, and honestly, I just threw whatever I had in my fridge. One thing I love about cooking is that you can pretty much just wing it. You can throw whatever in the pan and make it work somehow.

So this recipe might not be that helpful since I didn't really measure what I put in the pan. But hopefully the instructions will give you some idea on how to make it.

Ingredients:
- penne pasta
- half a stick of butter
- two cloves of garlic
- heavy cream
- cherry tomatoes
- mushrooms
- frozen spinach
- ricotta cheese
- parmesan cheese
- smoked salmon



Instructions:
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. Boil water and cook your pasta as instructed.
  2. Defrost frozen spinach and pat dry with a towel. Mix spinach with ricotta cheese and parmesan cheese. Set aside in the fridge.
  3. Melt butter in a pan. Once butter has melted, sautee garlic for two minutes. Add mushroom and sautee for about five minutes, then add the cherry tomatoes and heavy cream. Let it simmer in low heat for another five minutes.
  4. Add spinach, ricotta cheese, and parmesan mixture in the pan. Stir and let it simmer in low heat for about ten minutes.
  5. Drain your pasta and put it in a baking dish. Take your sauce and mix it with your pasta. Tear up your smoked salmon and mix it in as well.
  6. Let your pasta bake for about 20 minutes.
  7. Serve :).

Red Velvet Crepes with Bananas and Nutella Cream Filling 


Find the recipe here (via Prevention RD).

Parmesan Crusted Sole with Tomato-Basil Cream Sauce


Find the recipe here (via Life's Ambrosia).

** I substituted White Sole fish instead of using Tilapia since that was what I had in the freezer.

Red Velvet Macaron Ice Cream Sandwich 


This was definitely a favorite. You guys know my love for macarons, so it's only genius to make it into an ice cream sandwich! I've also tried their Thai Tea macaron ice cream sandwich, and it was equally amazing. My only gripe is that eating this can get pretty messy. I also think this is big enough to share. It's pretty sweet, so I'm totally ok eating half of it (but I ate everything anyway).

Find it here:
MILK
7290 Beverly Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Hope this helps and answer most of your questions! Do you have any recommendations for recipes or good LA eats? Leave them on the comments down below!

Happy Friday!

xo
  

9 comments:

  1. I love macarons as well! I haven't tried an ice cream sandwich like that before though.
    XO Denysia Yu

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  2. so delicious!

    If you want, let's follow each other on Bloglovin ;)

    LA By Diana Live Magazine

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  3. everything looks delish and the icecream sandwich macaron?????????????????????????omg!

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  4. HMMM, i love pasta! thanks for this post!

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  5. The food looks so delicious. Just found your blog and really like it. I'm a new follower now.

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  6. Oh my! Looks so yammy! I'm huge fan of pasta! Can't wait to make them myself!
    Thanks for sharing, lovely! X

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