Sunday, January 27, 2008


There's a new website called PopSerious that i'm contributing to along with some really cool people. There's a bunch of columns, and the column i'm contributing is called The Bullshit Gourmet. My posting should be up shortly, but here's a preview:


The Bullshit Gourmet

What is the Bullshit Gourmet?
The Bullshit Gourmet is easy, cheap, and delicious food that you can make on your own. If I can make it, you can make it.

Balsamic Pasta Salad

What You'll Need:

1/2 - 3/4 cups of Balsamic Vinegar (depending on your taste)
2 Tablespoons of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 lb Fusilli Pasta
3/4 of a chunk of Polly-O Mozzarella Cheese
1/4 cup of cilantro
3 Bell Peppers of any color
Salt and Pepper to taste.
Cutting board
1 Large bowl
Large Sauce pan
1 colander

First put the balsamic pasta and oil into the large bowl.

Chop up the peppers

Chop the cilantro and put the cilantro and peppers into the large bowl.

Chop up the mozzarella

Put the Mozz in the bowl

Stir the peppers, cilantro, cheese, balsamic vinegar, and oil together and let sit. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Boil a few quarts of water in the sauce pan and then put the pasta in. Let cook for like, 7 or 8 minutes, or until al dente (which means it's edible but not mushy). Rise and drain the pasta in cold water so that the pasta is no longer warm. Pour the pasta into the bowl with the peppers and mozz.

I forgot to take a picture of the end result because I'm dumb.

But here are photos of my friend Chris Black eating the pasta salad and enjoying it:

The Bullshit Gourmet

What is the Bullshit Gourmet?
The Bullshit Gourmet is easy, cheap, and delicious food that you can make on your own. If I can make it, you can make it.

Tempura Bananas with Vanilla Yogurt


3/4 cups of ice cold water
2 cups of tempura batter
4 bananas
1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 cups of vegetable oil
1 small cooking pot
1 small mixing bowl

Mix together the cold water, tempura batter, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and sugar.

Slice the bananas and stir into tempura batter mixture.

Make sure banana slices are totally coated and covered

Boil the vegetable oil.

With a pair of tongs or a fork, drop a piece of the tempura coated banana into the boiling oil. Be careful! You can put about 3 or 4 pieces in at a time. Pull out hte pieces when they turn a golden brown like the ones in the photo above.

when you pull them out they'll look like zeppoli's doughnuts or something.

my artsy photo of them.

Place a bunch of the fried bananas into the bottom of a bowl.

Put a few scoops of vanilla yogurt on top of the bananas.

Try looking as cute as Gurj when eating it!!!!


Anonymous said...

you are so fucking textbook

Anonymous said...

in my new paltz minnie-house, I've already recorded my roommates' gestures and adapted language on how to cook...discuss informal guilty pleasures, quick make-out sessions, and ex-boyfriends... how to boil and heat up water in a pot for pasta. add and whisk in a variety of delicious cheeses with diced potatoes and minimum broccoli on a separate pot(later to mix in with the perfect pasta) . As a side dish we prepared crunchy, romaine/leaf- lettuce, shredded carrots, mini-sliced avocados, and feta cheese.
It was quite the hot dish.

Enjoy your meal, Sarah and Happy Pre-Birthday!

Gurj said...

nom nom nom
*looks up*
nom nom nom

ollie tamale said...


Anonymous said...

sub ice cold soda water, or even some sparkling water if you have it around and your tempura will be incredible. just like at your fav japanese restaurant. I love tempura more than anything, so i had to chime in. :-) now i am hungry.

Anonymous said...

try doing the tempura thing to a bunch of oreos. fattening, yes but amazing.

Anonymous said...

i have the same bowls. from walmart1\!