5. Chocolate. To follow from the above item, I have been all over chocolate lately. Yummy? Yes. And an excellent jolt of caffeine, which may partly explain why the chocolate kick got really intense over finals.
Wait, hold on - that's an all-year-round favorite.
2. Watermelon. I like it really chilled (near frozen) and it's even better on the beach!
3. Barbequed vegetarian bratwurst. There's nothing that screams German summer more than grilling bratwurst!
My condiments of choice are mustard and curry ketchup (it's a thing, I promise, and quite popular in Germany).
4. Tofu Dogs. I don't know why, but somehow oblong soy protein is a summer food for me.
Yum, it's been too long!
5. Random salads. Like the one above with the tofu dog! I don't eat salads as much during the rest of the year, but crisp, fresh salads are awesome in the heat of the summer. Followed by ice cream, of course!
2. Somewhere in Germany. I spent 3 months living there a while over a year ago and I just really love the culture! Being so close to my extended family would also be nice.
3. Los Angeles. Sunshine, palm trees, and Hollywood - what else could an aspiring actress want? I hope to move there after graduation! Which is still a while for me, but at least this year's finals are over :P
4. London. Again, it would be fun to be closer to extended family. And between the awesome accents, fabulous fashion, and streets full of history, what's not to love?
Um...so how long do I have to live there to get one of those snazzy accents myself?
5. Paris. I've never actually been to Paris, so I don't know if I actually ever want to live there (maybe not) but I'd definitely love to visit sometime!
It sounds amazing.
Do you like combining flavors, or keeping foods separate? I used to keep all of my foods separate as a kid, but in the past few years I've started loving complex flavors more and more. Now I barely ever eat just one flavor at once!
What's your favorite summer treat?
What's one place where you want to live, but haven't lived yet?
Mushrooms seem to have become all the rage lately - it seems like everyone is eating portobello this and shiitake that. Like most food trends, I've been super slow to jump on the bandwagon.
I'm much less creative/adventurous with food during the school year, when I'm busy, but it's finally summer (whoot). Even though LSATs still loom on the horizon, I'm already in full-on summer mode. So it's time to break in my NYC kitchen with some fun new recipes!
The only way that I've ever really eaten mushrooms was in my mom's (delicious) spaghetti and cheese dish or on pizza. I really enjoy the mushrooms in both of those dishes, but somehow I've just never really felt motivated to try mushrooms in anything else.
Once of the reasons for the recent increase in interest in mushrooms among epicurians is that some mushrooms have a hearty, meaty flavor. Since more people have become vegetarian recently, including some who actually enjoy the taste of meat, it makes sense that more people are turning to mushrooms to satisfy that savory craving.
A great example is this vegetarian "meatloaf" that gets a lot of its flavor from mushrooms.
My mom loves quiche, so though I probably won't try this one in my near future myself (there are only so many recipes that I can try, especially since I like trying to make some of my own!) here's a mushroom quiche recipe.