Wednesday, February 17, 2010

For the Foodies

I know I previously hadn't written too much about food, but if you know me, you know that I love, love, love food.
The 3rd Annual Village Voice Choice Eats of 2010 has been announced. Read more here.
Sounds so tempting, but I hate fighting for my food. (Believe me, there will be mobs and food struggles at this event.) I believe everyone should eat and eat well without having to push any little kids down to ensure you get your share.

And now, some food porn. Definitely spent more time shooting the cookies. I couldn't help it. I was hungry by the time the chicken and vegetables were cooking.
Beware, I like to shoot food up close and in your face. I love how everything looks so bright, like I had all morning to cook.

Nestle Toll House Recipe (Simple and satisfying.)
2 sticks of softened unsalted butter smashed.

Mix in Brown Sugar and Sugar mix.

Add Vanilla and Mix. Then add eggs.

Once eggs have been mixed well into the batter, gradually add the flour. Mix until flour is completely mixed in and add the chocolate chips. (I used the whole bag. yummo!)

Ready for the cookie sheets. Bake for about 10-12 minutes.

I started running out of baking sheets for all those cookies, so I decided to make one giant cookie and a few mini ones on the side. Epic fail, but the cookies still tasted good. Looks kind of like a turtle though.

(Tip: Do NOT use butter to line the baking sheets like you normally would for cakes or bread. The butter burns the bottom of the cookies. I learned that the hard way. Use parchment paper of just slap the dough directly onto the pan.)

Dinner was a typical Chicken with Diced Tomatoes since we were going to try to catch a movie. (Percy Jackson, the Lightning Thief if you were wondering. We didn't make it to the movie, but decided to take a walk in the cold.)
Basically we add the chicken to fry on the pan until cooked 3/4 of the way and then add diced tomatoes and seasoned to taste. Let the tomatoes simmer and cook down into a nice sauce.
Tonight is was paired with sauteed zucchini, snow peas and carrots. Seasoned with salt and pepper.

Loving my new shots using my SB-600. I don't know why I never thought to use it indoors to shoot food. Thanks, White on Rice Couple for that helpful tip.


yssi said...

omg this looks sick! i want some! btw have u ever heard of the annual NY dumpling eating contest? serving dumplings of the world (incl. pierogies, gnocchi, other dumpling type foods).

Oi said...

Come over to Brooklyn and get your grub on!
No, but do share more about this dumpling festival! There was a dumpling fair at Sara D. Roosevelt Park, but it was packed. Like I've said before, I don't like fighting for my food. lol.