Today was my first time cooking a celebratory meal for Pete’s mom and mother-to-be me. So I tried to keep it special 😀 Watermelon and mint drink for me to enjoy while others drink! Roasted tomatoes, Corn, salad and Filet Mignon Last but not least, strawberry Rhubarb pie! First time to make it and try … More Mother’s Day Meal
It’s so nice out we needed to enjoy breakfast out!
WE FINALLY GOT INTERNET!!!! SO I CAN RESUME MY POSTINGS!!!! We are slowly adapting ourselves to married life. Our house has little furniture but its happily coming along. The most amazing things about everything that has been happening to us, is that people have been SUPER MEGA generous. Pete and I have been speechless with … More Our home is made from many…
Make a detox juice.
It was D’s birthday, and we went to BLT because he is a huge fan of hells kitchen (I think) and Paul was in the show so he came out and sat down with us for a little top long hehe… Pete and I had no idea what he was talking about the whole time … More Tell Paul to come and say hi
Oh dear, the wedding is coming. I can’t believe this time has passed by so fast even though my days are longer! I’m so stressed, excited, anxious, nervous, that I can’t sleep! Even though I had the biggest hole in my stomach today, I decided to keep my new years resolution: a fresh squeezed juice … More Keeping my promises
Last night Pete and I had the most wanted date ever, we went to one of our favorite restaurants and ended with my favorite dessert. We have been wanting to go on a date and enjoy being engaged for so long! The date was magnificent. I went to sleep happy, and woke up fast to … More La vie est doux comme crème brûlée
I surround myself with people that will teach me, influence me, and /or kick my butt, well… if they don’t do it, they will take me to a class, and they let the butt kicking job for another person. One day, I was walking with this friend, and we saw this Bootcamp class. It looked … More What friends are for
After the excessive amounts of foods eaten during Thanksgiving weekend… here we are trying to eat healthy again. Mash potatoes, Brussels Sprouts and Beef roll. Lets face it, there is no way we can live eating like this past weekend (pictures to come). Maybe thats why I learned how to love Thanksgiving, it was a … More Back to reality
I regret everything I said about Thanksgiving day… I LOVED this weekend. I got to relax, relax, relax, eat ridiculous amounts of food and be surrounded awesome people. Tacos was the meal we had the day after thanksgiving…I made the meat like Fanny used to do it. Shredded meat slow cooked until its crispy.
If I were to be born again, somewhere else… I think I’d love to live somewhere where I can find an olive tree. I have never seen one, but God, I’d love to have one, just so I can have fresh spiced olives and olive bread ALL the time. Lately, I have something for thymes … More Greek Salad
Since the moment I got engaged, Pete and I have been too busy. I’ve been desperate to find a minute for cooking and finally last week I got IT!!!! After our Engagement Photo session, Pete and I decided to go home, eat and rest. I made lentils, potatoes, and veal meatballs filled with goat cheese.
Lower Manhattan had to evacuate, so… friends came over. Its better to be surrounded with great people than being alone! Menu for everyone… Nicole, Kyle, Pichi, Ernie, and Pete The rain is falling….
Pete and I got engaged! And here its (a part) of what we ate in a celebration we had with friends!
My Brother’s Favorite Salmon Bowl, so to him: Dani’s Salmon Bowl! Cheers!
Pete brought salmon home, and while he was fishing, he couldn’t eat salmon anymore, so he had caramelized onions and ham bagel and I had salmon and cream cheese bagel! Enjoy! 🙂 I certainly did.
I first made the untraditional egg sandwich here, here I wanted to experiment differently and did a more sophisticated version of the Starbuck’s one. This one has basil, lots of it. Sunny side up egg, one cheddar slice, and some truffle oil.
This was one of Pete’s favorite dishes and was the most random. There was a veal steak in my fridge, a left over from my parents visits I’m sure, and I decided to try cooking it. I know veal goes well with rosemary because I had done it before here and here. Anyways, this is … More Veal, Corn and Sprouts
Fiddle Head ferns seriously makes a pretty appetizer. Lightly-Fried fiddleheads, prosciutto and fresh figs. YUM!
I used one of Betty Crocker recipes, and food coloring. To make this effect, add spoonfuls of colored mix, put them in the center. Add different color mixes until its enough. Here’s a quick recipe for fun colorful cupcakes: 1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix Water, vegetable oil … More Colorful Cupcakes
My meals before and after training are like Cinderella: full of potential before and then beautifully fixed after. Before my runs/bike/swim I have a serving of plain oatmeal. I add some maple syrup and cranberries (or apples) to make it tastier. My parents told me that if I had a goal in mind, it would … More Before and After
Fanny, used to make these extremely creamy, incredibly cheesy and marvelously savory carrots. Sounds complicated, but thats what these are. For these, I boiled the carrots until they were softer than normal. On a different pan, I cooked green onions, garlic, scallions and some chopped onions, after they were brown, I added the carrots. Cooked them … More Carrots à la Fanny
Canned tomatoes and Mussels. I don’t know how he did it. I LOVED this mussels. And in Rhode Island…. these are 1.99 the pound!!!!!!
This weekend in Rhode Island I was blessed with eating oysters, TONS of oysters. Like I said in my post before, I love seafood, and I seriously can’t stop eating when is good and fresh. And Oh! these were so fresh. I’m not a huge fan of horse radish, so when I eat oysters I … More Mattress Breaker
Let me tell you… you have no idea how much I enjoy fresh seafood, thank god I’ve always been surrounded by smart people that decide what they want to eat. It had been a long time since I had had good seafood (since I moved to NYC- please if you know a sushi place that … More Pleasures I get
I love how this looks… White and Chocolate Tart with Nutty Crust!
My parents came to visit, so we’ve been eating out too often. I asked Pete if we could cook and eat at home, my dad decided that he wanted to join and it was the first time I cooked for him. I got extremely nervous because not only was my dad eating and he has … More First Dinner I cook for Dad
To celebrate that I’ve moved to my new space!!! Lots of pictures of food to come! It has taken me for ever to close this stage and start a new one! I’m extremely excited to begin this new path. Please visit my new site here: http://www.milegonzalez.com Join me in this happy moment! Champagne and Flowers … More I’ve finally moved on!
I think Kale is the only vegetable I prefer cooked than raw. Kale chips are the easiest to cook and they taste amazing. Here is the simplest recipe I’ll ever post, and it’s still one of my favorites: Buy Kale as much as you want, wash it and let it dry (remove as much as … More Losing weight with taste!
Razor Clams Vegetable Ravioli Proscuitto Ravioli in Pancetta Tomato/Cream Sauce
Simple things make me happy. Kelvin slushes are a great example of pure happiness. They a mix of simple things, which in my mind make great creations. What can go wrong when you mix natural fruits pulp, natural sugar, and ice?! add hot weather to the mix and you have perfection! To any simple creation, … More Brain Freeze
Simple things make me happy. Kelvin slushes are a great example of pure happiness. They a mix of simple things, which in my mind make great creations. What can go wrong when you mix natural fruits pulp, natural sugar, and ice?! add hot weather to the mix and you have perfection! To any simple creation, … More If you weren’t ask for advice, don’t give it!
My favorite sandwich in the world! You can take meat out of my life, but you can never take bread. Please, never take bread of my life. Have you ever gone through food faces in your life? I go through them all the time. Usually with lactose products and meat. Chicken specially. I think I’m … More My Favorite Sandwich
Remember this picture?!!? How great is that NYC is now this: I love this city!!!! A picture of Madison Square Park, don’t you love the greenness of the trees?!!?
First we started our day to Pats Philly Steaks. We had to decide between Geno’s or Pat’s. Both restaurants are huge and surrounded by students wearing Philly Jerseys. This is a little faster than fast food, seriously…. you order and in less than 30 seconds your sandwich is there. Seriously faster than McDonalds, you think … More Philly CheeseSteaks
After a run, everything tastes great. I didn’t know how this would turn out, I was hungry and in a hurry – those 15 minutes I dedicated to the preparation were totally worth it. The meal turned out to be a huge success. Broccoli and cauliflower and pesto chicken with onions. I wish I had taken … More Pesto chicken
This weekend I baked again! I forgot how much I missed it… I made this delicious chocolate pie. If you ever want to try it, I recommend this recipe. Its the easiest thing to do. I’ve been doing it since I was super young, probably 9. (recipe below) I stopped baking when I was 15 … More Baking Time
Let me tell you the other side of what happened yesterday, Pete had organized for me to leave the house with my cousin Alci while he would prepare everything with Philippe. I left the house around noon and came back at 3. He organized the menu, picked up flowers, choose a bottle (or 2) of … More One year- Part II
Finally I’ve been together with someone without drama for over a year! Wow!! I’m Surprised, exited, happy, in love, overwhelmed, fortunate, every emotion you can think of…I have now. you might think its crazy, cheesy, whatever…. think anything… but let me tell you how I feel…. I feel like its a pleasure being with someone … More One year!