Saturday, September 24, 2011

Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall.

  RIP wonderful summer. It has been filled with adventures, sunburns, good food, and fun times with amazing friends.  To send this summer off right I went to Eva's, one of my favorite restraunts and is located on  317 South Main Street, to enjoy a fresh watermelon salad.  This is a $7.00 light dinner/snack and worth every penny.  Eating out is very enjoyable, however it is easy (and cheap) to make at home if you are feeling the need to stay in.  I tweaked this recipe a little from what is served at Eva's.  

         -Cherry Tomatoes
         -Balsamic Vinegar
         -Cracked Pepper

Cut up watermelon into bit size squares and put in bowl.  Add basil, feta, and cherry tomatoes.  Pour desired amount of balsamic vinegar on top.  Garnish with pepper.

Here is the link to a food review for Eva's.  Food is great and cheap, the service is just okay.

Monday, September 19, 2011


    This post is going to be short and sweet.  It's been a crazy weekend full of smashed cars and dealing with insurance companies and we all know where that leads... a food that makes us feel better.   Just got back from Shanghai Cafe which is located on 1300 South and 145 East.  The comfort food-vermicelli noodle salad.  It is comparable to raman noodles with shredded lettuce, tofu, sprouts, peanut shreds, and a peanut curry sauce.  Eat this, and you are guaranteed to feel better. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Black Widow Cafe

How can one tell that there is enjoyment in what they are eating when surrounded by others who are eating the same meal as you- Silence. This is exactly what occurred today when I dined at The Black Widow Cafe in Sugarhouse: 837 East 2100 South.  I happened upon their succulent vegetarian sandwich:  A thinner bread with a tomato base, goat cheese, spinach, portobello mushrooms, onions, and it was all covered in a tangy balsamic sauce.  Sounds overwhelming, but the flavors compliment each other nicely.  The sandwiches came with a side salad, house potatoes, or soup.  I had the salad : none of the iceberg lettuce shenanigans, but a nice 50/50 blend with homemade raspberry dressing, diced almonds, and thinly sliced cucumbers that were wrapped nicely around the salad to make a very elegant display.  Not only was this delicious, it was beautiful.   How much did this cost you ask? A mere $8.00.  Very reasonably priced and the service was brilliant.  People happy who are happy to be creating such a comfortable and tasty environment.  Not only am I satisfied, here is the review link to see what others have to say as well: 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Avocado Tacos

A light, easy, cheap summer meal.  The best part about this lunch or dinner- it can be a light snack, or you can make it a full meal.  The most expensive, but main, ingredients is the avocado.

        8 corn/flour tortillas
        1/2 onion
        2 or 3 tomatoes
        3 avocados
        1 Lemon
        Lemon Pepper
        Chili Flakes

Dice onions, tomatoes, and cilantro.  Put the onions in the skillet on medium heat with a tsp of olive oil. Add lemon pepper, chili flakes, and salt to flavor as desired. Cook onions until a little soft, but still has a crunch.  Turn stove to a low heat and add the tomatoes.  You just want to warm them, but do not let them get to the point of mushiness.  While tomatoes are warming, cube avocados and heat up tortillas in a separate skillet.  Build taco. Add cilantro and spritz with lemon. Enjoy!