Sunday, September 25, 2011

My Favorite Soda's (and of course they all have real sugar in them... I think)

(This blog is under construction, until I drink more soda... More to come...)


People are always asking me, "Scott, what is your favorite soda? Can you please make us a list?" Of course I can, that's why I'm here, to help YOU.


-Jarritos in a bottle (any flavor)(w/ real sugar/sugarcane and no HFC)
-Filbert's Old Time Quality Cherry Soda in a bottle (w/ real sugar and no HFC)
-"Mexican" Coke in a bottle (w/ real sugar/sugarcane and no HFC)
-Dr. Pepper throwback (w/ real sugar and no HFC)
-Pepsi (w/ real sugar and no HFC)
-Mountain Dew throwback (w/ real sugar and no HFC)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Favorite / Best Burgers in Portland

1. Backyard Burger w/ Pimento Cheese (The Screen Door)

2. Slowburger (Slow Bar)

3. Peanut Butter and Bacon Burger (Killer Burger)

4. Painted Hills Burger [white cheddar, bacon, bbq sauce, fried onions and more] (Serratto)

5. Kiwi Burger (Foster Burger)



Honorable Mention

1. Burner Burger (Foster Burgers)

2. Barnyard Burger [w/ bacon, ham and egg] (Killer Burger)

3. Walla Walla Sweet Onion Burger (Burgerville)

4. Turkey Bacon Burger (Foster Burgers)

5. Wilbur's Jumbo Deluxe Burger [w/ Egg] (McMenamins)

6. Pepper Bacon Cheeseburger (Burgerville)

7. Cheeseburger (Nob Hill Bar and Grill)

8. The Double Foster (Foster Burger)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

My Favorite Dishes & Beverages to Make/Eat/Drink

[This is still under construction, I'm working on perfecting some dishes before I write them on here...]
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Entree's

1. Chicken and Apples
Boneless Foster Farms Chicken Breasts cooked with Apples (and of course herbs and spices), and Asparagus on the side. I copied/stole this similar recipe instead of writing my own.
Ingredients:
4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 apple, cored and sliced
1/4 cup butter, real butter gives more flavor
1/4 cup pecans
1/2 yogurt
1/2 cup white wine
1 teaspoon thyme
"Pan fry chicken in half of the butter just until no longer pink in the middle, turning once to ensure both sides are browned. Remove chicken from pan and keep in a warm place or cover with foil. Core and slice apples as desired. Add the rest of the butter, apples and thyme and fry until apples are as crisp or tender as you like. Pour apples over chicken and keep warm. De-glaze the pan with wine, cider or juice scraping all the yummy bits off the bottom. Add the yogurt and pecans. Cook until slightly thickened. Return the chicken and apple mixture to the pan to make sure apples and chicken are nice and warm. Then add a pinch of cinnamon or some nutmeg."
Recommended Cheap Wine: Hogue Late Harvest Riesling

2. Sweet Peppered Pork Tenderloin
Pork Tenderloin, Brown Sugar, Orange/Red/Yellow Peppers, Vinegar (and of course herbs and spices) and Flat-bread/Nan on the side.
Recommend Sauce: Cheap Ass Ketchup

3. Pork chops and Applesauce
This was inspired by a Brady Bunch episode.

4. French Tofu "Toast"
This is made basically the same way as regular french toast but instead of using bread you have to make sure to use a really firm tofu.

5. Collard Hominy
Collard Greens, Mexican Style Hominy, Sundried Tomatoes, Tarragon, Pimentoes, Plain Yogurt, and a splash or so of these: jalapeno tobasco, tapatio, lime, maple syrup, salt and pepper

6. Salad
Almond, (Trader Joe's) Hummus Salad Dressing, Spinach and Tangerine

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Sandwiches and Such Nonsense

1. Amber's Pickled Asparagus Sandwich
w/ Trader Joe's Roasted Red Pepper Sauce, Sharp Cheddar Cheese and Raw Spinach on a Wheat Roll.

2. Heart Attack Dive Cheese Burger
I was inspired to make this after watching them make a similar burger on the food channel network. Start with the finest, freshest, local-est, most organic-est ground beef and mix in feta and spices. Spray oil (or lube up somehow) your skillet. Cook meat with a little cheap beer and a tiny squirt of lemon juice and Bragg Liquid Aminos. Right before it's done load (and surround) the burger with a bunch of shredded sharp cheddar cheese (see pic). Make sure that it surrounds the beef up to two inches from the end of the meat so that when it melts it's one large piece of cheese with a burger inside. Wait until most of the cheese is brown underneath, but make sure not to burn it. Add pepper and throw it on a bun, hopefully in one piece (see pic).
Add a bun, tomato, spinach, honey mustard, mayo and ketchup.
Recommend Sides: None. You'll be too full. Do you want to kill yourself?!





3. PB&B Sandwich
Peanut Butter and Blueberries

4. Pork chops and Applesauce
This was inspired by a Brady Bunch episode.

5. Pork chops and Applesauce Sandwich
If you were wondering, yes, I put Ketchup on it.

6. Horseradish Tuna Melt
This is made with horseradish instead of mayo, with Dublin Sharp Cheddar Cheese on top, and you must use good tuna, not the cheap stuff. there is a difference.

7. Corned Beef and Pesto Sandwich
Franz Thin Whole Wheat Sanwich Bread Thingy's, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Deli Horse-radish Sauce, Corned Beef, and Pesto.
Recommended Drink: Cranberry Juice

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Meals that I Can't Make From Scratch

1. Tabouli, w/ extra tomatoes

2. Egg Flower Soup, w/ an extra egg

3. Pad Thai, w/ tofu and an extra egg

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Almost Healthy Snacks

1. Bananas, Peanut Butter and Wheat Germ

2. Avocado with Salt and Pepper, Tapatio and Mustard

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Super Simple Desserts

1. Smores Stuff
Chocolate Wafers, Graham Crackers and Cool Whip, layered. Let it sit in the fridge for 2 days to soften crackers.

2. Ginger Snap Stuff
Ginger Snaps and Cool Whip layered. Let is sit in the fridge for 2 days to soften cookies.

3. Root Beer Floats
Any Root Beer with real Sugar and not Corn Syrup, and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

4. Poor College Boy's Dessert
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and Peanut Butter

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More Desserts

1. Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
w/ choice of M&M's Peanut Topping or Peaches

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Drinks

1. Cranberry Juice, Kahlua, Soda

2. Fruity Pecan Smoothie - Bananas, Blueberries, Apple Juice, Cranberry Juice, Orange Juice, Pecans and Plain Tillamook Yogurt.

3. Bloody Mary - The secret ingredient is splash of lime juice

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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mom's 13 Best Dishes

[Recipes coming soon]

-Banana Bread,
-Banana Pudding,
-Black-eyed Peas,
-Boiled Peanuts,
-"Chicken Stuff" (Chicken Casserole?),
-"Chocolate Stuff" (Chocolate Refrigerator Roll?),
-Green Bean Casserole (recipe below),
-Grits,
-Forgotten Cookies,
-Pecan Pie,
-Pigs in a Blanket,
-Sweet and Sour Hot Dogs,
-Sweet Potato Casserole w/ Marshmallows on top,

GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE
(for 9 X 11 glass dish):

3 cans cut green beans
2 cans cream of mushroom soup mixed with a little milk (1/4 cup) to make it 'creamy'
1 can (dried) French fried onion rings (I get the large can, but you could make the small can work; the large is more than you need).

Spray dish with Pam or something. Mix green beans and soups together in a bowl; crumble a 'handful or so' of the onion rings into the green bean mixture. Put into the 9X11 dish. Then put enough onion rings to cover the top. Bake 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Crock Pot Soup

Crock Pot Classics:
I have a good memory of an old school green Crock Pot my mom used to have. I got one a few years ago and finally put it to use this year (2010). You basically put a bunch of stuff in the pot and let it sit for at least 19 hours and it turns out amazing. I find that you must let it sit over night on low to get the full effect. I have tried soups after 12 hours or so and then let them slow cook for another 6 or more and it's totally different, and by different I mean much better (awesome). Slow cooking is apparently the shiznit. We all know that canned food isn't as good for you or as tasty as the real thing. However, the crock pot will make it at least taste better. Here I will document my soups:

Fall 2010
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1. Three Bean Super Soup
1 Can of Garbanzo Beans
1 Can of Black Beans
1 Small Bag of Green Peas
1 Can of Vegetable Soup (w/ Kidney Beans)
1 Cooked Potato
1 Can of Tuna
1 Bottle of Roasted Red Peppers
Dill
Rosemary

and then a bunch of the usual's (a pinch for most of these):
Lime Juice
Lemon Juice
Plain Tillamook Yogurt
Red Pepper Sauce
Honey
Salt
Pepper
Oregano
Keep adding these until you are like "Damn, thas goood"
Add Water to fill to the top

Approx. Cost: Less than $7.00
Approx. Amount of Servings: 24?
Approx. Cost per Serving (1 Bowl): $0.29
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2. Vegetable Rice Pasta Soup
1/3 Box of Uncle Ben's Minute Rice
1 Can of Black Beans
1 Small Bag of Broccoli
1 Small Bag of Green Peas
1 Small Can of Hunt's Tomato Paste
1/4 Jar of Bertolli's Four Cheese Rosa
2 Spoonfuls of Pesto
Chopped Onions

and then a bunch of the usual's (a pinch for most of these):
Lime Juice
Lemon Juice
Plain Tillamook Yogurt
Red Pepper Sauce
Honey
Salt
Pepper
Oregano
Keep adding these until you are like "Damn, thas goood"
Add Water to fill to the top

Approx. Cost: Less than $7.00
Approx. Amount of Servings: 24?
Approx. Cost per Serving (1 Bowl): $0.29
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3. Sweet Corny Cous Cous
2 Cans of White and Gold Corn
1 Small Box of Cous Cous
3 Cans of Vienna Sausage
1 Small Bag of Green Beans
Majoram

and then a bunch of the usual's (a pinch for most of these):
Lime Juice
Lemon Juice
Plain Tillamook Yogurt
Red Pepper Sauce
Honey
Salt
Pepper
Oregano
Keep adding these until you are like "Damn, thas goood"
Add Water to fill to the top

Approx. Cost: Less than $7.00
Approx. Amount of Servings: 24?
Approx. Cost per Serving (1 Bowl): $0.29
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4. Thai Peanut Flavored Veggies
1 Small Bag of Green beans
1 Small Bag of Green Peas
1 Small Bag Chopped Carrots
Precooked Noodles
1 Container of Thai Peanut Sauce
2 Small Cans of Tuna

and then a bunch of the usual's (a pinch for most of these):
Lime Juice
Lemon Juice
Plain Tillamook Yogurt
Red Pepper Sauce
Honey
Salt
Pepper
Oregano
Keep adding these until you are like "Damn, thas goood"
Add Water to fill to the top

Approx. Cost: Less than $7.00
Approx. Amount of Servings: 24?
Approx. Cost per Serving (1 Bowl): $0.29
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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Eating High Fructose is Worse Than Real Sugar (And It Doesn't Taste Near As Good):

Another article I found interesting:

http://www.dietsinreview.com/diet_column/03/eating-high-fructose-corn-syrup-worse-than-sugar/

I personally don't really care that it's bad for you. I just really hate the taste of it as 90% of the time you can tell the difference between High Fructose Corn Syrup and Sugar. It's an obvious difference, and it's GD gross.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Food and Beverage Stuff / Misc.

[This blog is under construction, please cum back later.]

I love fried chicken and watermelons. I like my coffee black, my chefs fat, my coke with whiskey and my food spicy. I eat about 75 small meals a day and 3 huge ones a week. I don't eat peanut butter sandwiches 2 days in a row because it gives me constipation. My favorite sauce is orange.

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The seven places below are places that I've eaten every single thing on the menu. Including the specials to date. This doesn't by any means mean I love or even like eating there. I was just bored mostly...


1. Aprisa Mexican Cuisine ****
2. Arby's **
3. Burger King **
4. Goodwill Cafeteria *
5. Nosh ****
6. Redwing (R.I.P.) ****
7. The Screen Door *****
8. Zach's Shack ****

(*Out of Five Stars*) (I only gave Arby's and Burger King 2 stars so that I could give Goodwill one below that.)

1. I don't necesarily have a favorite thing at Aprisa's. I will say that they have the best Tortas and also the freshest ingredients of any Mexican Restaurant I've ever had.
2. My favorite thing to eat at Arby's is nothing.
3. My favorite thing (or the only thing) to eat at Burger King is the "Angry Original Chicken Sandwich". Be prepared to be sick afterwards.
5. My favorite thing to eat the Goodwill cafeteria is nothing (Okay, sometimes the Tomatoe Bisque).
5. Nosh has the best, or at least one of the best, Meatball Sandwich, Spinach Salad, Breakfast Burrito, French Dip, Veggie Sandwich, Butternut Squash Soup and Reuben (and Vegetarian Reuben) in town.
6. Redwing had the best soup and the hummus plate in town. Redwing went out of business. :(
7. Get just about anything there
8. My favorite thing to eat at Zach's Shack is the Chicago Dog.

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Places I've eaten with Amburger:

-Brassierre Monmarte (French)**** - The Creme Brulee's rule! [Celebrated mother's day 2010]
-Chipotle (Mexican)**** - Chicken Burrito's (with all the trimmings and light rice) rule!
-Enjone (Ethiopian)**** - Buffet's rule!
-The Farm****[Celebrated my birthday 2010]
-Fenouil (French)***
-Flavourspot (Waffles)**** - Waffle Sandiche's rule!
-King Burrito (Mexican)*** - Hamburger's rule!
-Montage (Bistro)**** - Oyster Shooter's, Spold Mac's and Vegan Hush Puppie's Rule!
-Mother's (Bistro)****
-Pambiche (Cuban Creole Cuisine0*** - Mojito's rule!
-Pok Pok (Thai Food)***
-Serrato's (Italian) ****
-Swaggarts (Indian)**** - Buffet's rule!
-Utopia Cafe (Breakfast?) The Eggplant Sandwich and Bacon Avacado Scramble rule!
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Places I've eaten with my friend Brendito:

Enjone (Ethiopian)****
Kabobi's (Afghani)****
Red and Black Cafe (Vegetarian)**** - Tempeh Reuben's and Tuna Sandwich's rule!
Swaggarts (Indian)****
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Other Places I've eaten:

Toro Bravo
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Places I want to eat:

Broder - (get the meatballs and lamb burger)
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