Photo of me in the rain by King Cobra Richards
Evolve puzzle photo by Priya Agrawal Sodhi
Time for some new Cookbook reviews that include taste tests of monster drinks, sheet supper tacos and homemade taco truck pickles starting with….
…a cookbook exploration of, “Shut Up and Cook!” by Erica Reid.
This book starts with great healthy inspired food information and a nice look inside the author’s actual story, and why she calls this book, “Shut up and cook!”
As for the recipes, I admit that at the beginning, it seemed like the author was going in a direction of only vegan-ish recipes-but turns out, her recipes DO twist and turn quite nicely! I’m pretty dang sure anyone can find a nice handful of favorite looking recipes to bookmark-like I have!
All in all, this cookbook felt really personal to me. Her personality really shines brightly, bubbly and authentic. I felt like I was reading a book that a really good friend would have written! I thought Erica Reid did a really nice job here with her BEAUTIFUL and HEALTHY intention!
Available at Amazon/Shutupandcook!
Erica Reid’s website Ericareidcooks.com
A cocktail book that pairs up drink recipes with horror movies!
I found this cocktail recipe book to be scary…lol-I mean, funny-scary…and sometimes a tad disturbing. Seriously, ready to be deliciously haunted by killer cocktails? This book offers a nice punch of everything entertaining so, of course, I had to try at least one out…just to make sure these authors were actually serious!
I chose THE SKIN SUIT from the Shots section of the book. (You’ll have to guess what movie THAT came from!)
This drink was SO EASY to make (hint-homemade Jalapeno Simple Syrup), yet so elegant at the same time! I chose to NOT put the pork rind garnish in…yea, I just couldn’t go there-but imagine how impressed your guests would be if you DID serve THAT at your next scary cocktail party!
I can’t say enough about this book except, “CHEERS…Bwahahahaha!!!”
Just in time for Halloween, right?
Available at Amazon/LetsGetMonsterSmashed
Okay so I personally didn’t know that “sheet pan cooking” was even a thing, and so I was very excited to dive in to what this cookbook had to offer!
There are LOTS of great recipe ideas for food with family, food with friends, or even food for one, which obviously includes leftovers-YAY!
I’m not a vegetarian anymore, but I found PLENTY of great “event oriented” recipes to choose from for the brunch I made today! I went for ROASTED POTATO AND POBLANO TACOS with TACO TRUCK PICKLES.
Of course, what sometimes (or usually) happens to me, is that I wont find an ingredient or two…like on this one! But it was fine! I used Anaheim pepper’s instead Poblano peppers and it turned out GRRRREAT!
I threw these on a sheet pan along with the rest of the ingredients suggested, then went ahead to make the TACO PICKLES…
As soon as the Taco Pickles and Potatoes (with the substituted Anaheim peppers) were all ready, I took a tortilla and just filled it up. As I was about to take that first bite, I realized…wait. There was no particular spices in this dish.
I continued on to that first bite anyway and…
YUUUUUUUUUUUUUUM! This was so absolutely perfect, in it’s own whole and simple way!
What a PERFECT choice for a simple brunch right next to my Monster Smash jalapeno-tequila cocktail!
So YAY to ALL the authors here! Thank you for making books that are FUN to review and blog about! I wish each cookbook GREAT success!
(Pictured: Low carb tortilla, potato/pepper filling, taco truck pickles and fresh cilantro!)
Sheet Pan Suppers Vegetarian from Amazon/SheetPanSuppersVegetarian
Raquel Pelzel’s Website http://www.raquelpelzel.com/
All photos by Mychols/Richards
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Happy September to YOU, oh Fabulous One! I’ve got LOTS of MUSIC NEWS to share for September 2017 that I am OVER THE MOON about!
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We have been releasing music like CRAZY over here and I hope you’ll be as excited as me when you find out what we’ve been releasing!
DAVIE ALLAN & THE ARROWS (FEATURING LISA MYCHOLS)
Falling under the genre of melodic grunge, distorted guitar and rock/country rock vocals, comes the release of Davie Allan & The Arrows and featuring Lisa Mychols on vocals!!!
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This Is Rock ‘n’ Roll Radio, Volume 4 is a brand new musical compilation of bands and artists, and includes the brand new Lisa Mychols track, “Almost Didn’t Happen” !!!
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The Music of 007
This VERY GROOVY collection of Curry Cuts includes, “The Man With The Golden Gun” (Featuring Lisa Mychols)!!!
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This CD is NOW AVAILABLE (Physical CD & Digital) at Bandcamp/SongsBondSongs
The VIDEO we did for our track can be seen at Youtube/TheManWithTheGoldenGun