Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The Mighty Bic Lighter

Try living life without having access to a lighter when you really need it. Yeah you may not smoke, but trust us when we say fire is a good thing to have close at hand. And people always ask why I keep an Orange lighter, well two reasons come to mind actually, I like the color orange for one and two well I guess I just like fire as well. 

Recipe Of The Day: Tilapia w/ Hash Browns

With the year rapidly coming to a close, it is great to see that after eating more than our fair share of unhealthy foods a lot of people are getting right back to their healthy eating routines.
We got a few requests for some light and healthy meals that don’t take long to prepare and even more importantly that could stretch a few bucks during this horrible economy.

Like Nas said “It ain’t hard to tell” that we love fish in these parts, fried, baked, fresh out of the water, however you hook it up, seafood is simply amazing and needs to be included in your weekly regimen to break up the monotony.  Eating too much of anything we know can be a bad thing simply because although your body may be taking in copious amounts of certain sources of nutrients, it is being deprived of others that are greatly needed to support a healthy and active lifestyle.

This dish is easy to put together, tastes amazingly great and really healthy (the 3 things we like to look for during weekday cooking.)

Enjoy the end of the year Ladies and Gentlemen we surely are going too.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Panda Cupcakes

Just a fly idea next time you decided to try your hand at making some cupcakes. Oftentimes people get so caught up in the flavors inside that they forget about making the cupcake actually look inviting. A simple chocolate cupcake becomes something that kids (and adults alike) will want to demolish and play with as they eat it. 
Keep things creative people, in every aspect of your life, you will regret the day you become routine and played out.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Chittlins & Pepsi - Strong Arm Steady

The S.A.S homies have released yet another gem, focusing on the wonders of healthy God Degree (food) and what it means to put Bullshit in your body constantly.
Enlightenment w/ a West Coast Vibe, ya gotta love it.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Soulful Sunday - Ohio Players "Players Balling (Players Doin' Their Own Thing)

Too many songs got their whole style from this right here. You name it and one of the great producers of Hip Hop have sampled from this track. A true delight, in the kitchen, in the car, in the bedroom hell just about anywhere you could imagine being, this song deserves to be there and be played loud.


Recipe Of The Day: Creamy Potato & Leek Soup

Sometimes you have to think outside the box, OK so for the most part you should think outside the box. That is how you avoid getting caught up looking like a lame duck when everyone is wearing skin tight pants and sockless loafers, while you still faithfully rock Nikes and classic Levi 501s. 
Once again, don't get us started on what kind of fashion anyone should be wearing, as we never have considered ourselves to be fashionistas, more like foodistas, with a fetish for fly footwear, perhaps. Anyways the point of this hear was to say that thinking outside the box is where a lot of killer ideas come from and the ability to experience and enjoy something you may have never considered trying. 

For instance, todays Recipe Of The Day: Creamy Potato & Leek Soup, not something you would've heard me mention first on the menu but after having it, attempting to create it and then somewhat mastering it, I feel like you too can come to enjoy this masterpiece. 
Hey I had to coached into getting a feeling for eating it, but once I did, I was grateful to the person who put me on to it. 

Soulful Sunday - Ohio Players "Pain"

Classic Sample. Great to get in the kitchen and bust out the old recipe book, flip to any random page and try your hand at something you haven't had in quite a long time. Thats usually how we start to recreating and revamping some of our best recipes. Like today's Recipe Of The Day: Potato & Leek Soup.
Check that out if you want to have your mind blown wide open by some flavors most of us would never expect to put together in such a manner.
Enjoy this song, the recipe and cold weather, since it hardly happens like this in Southern California.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

National Cocoa Day

A Cocoa field in its early stages.

Cocoa Pods 

Inside a Cocoa Pod

Cocoa Pods Are Worth MORE Than GOLD In Some Nations

Thursday, December 2, 2010



Lego Value Meal

Why Is My Ass Cold? Oreo Cookie Ice Cream Ottoman


Cheese Juice?

Banana Peel Heels

Chicken Boycotts Popeyes

Fortune Cookie Keeps It 100

200 Pound Octopus Cake

Ice Cream Heels

Huevo Refresco

Food Photography - Blackberry Clutch

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Hanukkah Starts This Week. Get Your Latke Game Up Too Par w/ These Potato Latkes (Just Like Grandma Makes)

2 large russet potatoes
2 shallots, minced (4 tablespoons)
2 garlic cloves, minced (1 tablespoon)
4 eggs, lightly beaten
2 TBS all-purpose flour
1 tsp dried tarragon
2 tsp fresh chives, snipped
1 tsp dried mustard
2 tsp salt
Freshly ground black pepper
½ cup vegetable oil
Fresh chives, for garnish
Sour Cream for garnish
Apple Sauce for garnish
Sugar for garnish

National French Toast Day: Chocolate & Strawberry Layered French Toast

Nothing says “get your ass out of bed” better than waking up to the smell of French Toast (well that and a few cracks of a wooden spoon on a cheap metal pot, but don’t get us started on our previous years of drumming school.) French Toast is something that many of us grew up eating but for some reason, not many of us can make it. That stops now with our help ladies and gentlemen, for we are going to give you one of the easiest recipes, that will turn your old bread into something spectacular to eat on a Sunday morning such as this.

With it only being a few days after thanksgiving I know many of you out there are thinking why would I want to load up on carbs, sugars and stuff of that nature and all I can ask you is, why not? Take yourself back to your childhood days with these delicious pieces of sweetly flavored crustless bread layered with strawberries and chocolate. Today if you haven’t figured it out is “National French Toast Day” luckily it fell on a Sunday, because not many people have the time to cook this dish before running out the door to go to work or school.

Enjoy this will a Mimosa, you will thank us for it.

Soulful Sunday - Al Green "Love & Happiness"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Recipe Of The Day: Roasted Yukon Gold Potatoes

There is nothing like crispy golden roasted potatoes. This time of year just calls for them, but the sad fact is that a lot of people do not know how easy they are to make.
I used my Grandmothers old school recipe and enhanced it by adding a bit of cayenne and paprika to the mix.
Check it Out and Enjoy it this Thursday.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Footwork - Air Jordan 1 High "DayBreak"

Air Jordan is releasing the Air Jordan 1 High Daybreak in stores soon, but only in girls sizes which will for sure deny a lot of men from being able to cop themselves a pair, unless you know how to rock that conversion scale to find your according size. Basically for the slow folks out there, if you wear a 9.5 in men’s, you most likely need a women’s 11, get the picture?

The Air Jordan 1 High Daybreak/Ink-White is heading for stores in girls’ sizes only. The shoe features “daybreak” (fuschia) over the upper, including a toebox and side panel that feature a floral mesh pattern, with ink (darker purple) on the laces, outsole and tongue tag and a white midsole to break up the purple a bit.

Pretty fly if you ask me

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Recipe Of The Day: Crispy Eggplant Parmesan

The weather is finally cooling off. Have you ever noticed how a change in the weather can quickly redirect the thoughts you have towards eating? I know that as soon as summer hits I have this wild urge to eat lime and lemon flavored foods and load up on seafood where as soon as the weather becomes cooler I find myself turning towards soups casseroles and dishes like that. 

Today I felt like putting some Eggplant Parmesan together and it came out quite nice. Even took a pretty little photo to go with it. The great thing about this recipe is that it comes together rather quickly and even easier than you would expect it too.

Enjoy this with friends over some good Red Wine or strong Hurricanes with a good quality Rum.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

National Fast Food Day

Today is National Fast Food Day. This is one of those things that we don't really need in our lives but let us face the facts that without Fast Food spots, a lot of people would be out of work and hungry. Who wants some Popeye's Chicken, I know I do.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Goodie Mob - Soul Food

There is nothing like Soul Food, and this is one of the most Poignant songs about Soul Food and how hard life is when your trying to make it through your day on an empty stomach.
Too bad so many people slept on Goodie Mob, they actually started many of the trends and terms that you currently hear coming out of the south and they always had a message in their music.

National Vanilla Cupcake Day - Vanilla Cupcakes w/ Lemon Meringue Frosting

The way the world looks at food is constantly changing. A few years ago professionals would have never thought that Cupcakes would take the world by storm the way they have.
With shops popping up in every city, operated sometimes by people with little to no experience, but a fondness for those little cakes sometimes the customers are getting the short end of the stick when it comes to the finished products.
Needless to say with a bit of help the perfect patisserie can be found and turned into your go to in a clutch bakery of choice whenever an event arises that calls for cupcakes or anything sweet.
But for those who like a little adventure in their life, it is much more fun to take a moment to learn how to do something for yourself, in the end you can put your own twist on it and have a sense of self pride in what you have created.
This recipe is simple, and delicious. A light, fluffy and moist vanilla cupcake topped off with a Lemon Meringue frosting that will perfectly cap off any savory dining experience.
We used a bit of red food coloring to make our Cupcakes Pastel Pink, but you can choose to do them in whatever color you like, it will not affect the flavor (just go easy on the food coloring whatever color you do choose.)
Enjoy them today on the great holiday that is National Vanilla Cupcake Day.

Monday, November 8, 2010

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A Must See If You Consider Yourself A Foodie "Cruz'n Cuisine @ The Downtown LA Artwalk"

Dining in Los Angeles

Simple Pleasures
Italian peasant chic in Beverly Hills
For a high-end Italian restaurateur, Scarpetta's Scott Conant has a fairly simple driving force in cooking: Take Italian ingredients and elevate them "a bit."

This coming from a man whoearned three stars from theNew York Times, based in large part on his spaghetti with tomatoes and basil (pictured; $26).

As in all great Italian cooking, this style of pared-down simplicity at Scarpetta--which added a Beverly Hills location late last month--tastes far better than any high-concept dish made from a litany of ingredients and sporting a swath of foam.

Foie gras, sweetbreads and aged beef grace the menu, but the elevation Conant refers to is exhibited best in dishes inspired by Italy's tradition of peasant cooking.

Polenta ($15), historically gruel eaten by the working masses, loses its proletarian grit here: Its texture is luxuriously creamy and the taste of corn still creeps through. Oh, and there are truffled mushrooms served on top, but we would've gladly eaten the polenta on its own.

The filling in the stuffed pasta casonsei ($23) is redolent of iron, earth and smoke, the puree of beets and smoked ricotta recalling long-braised beef. The packets of pasta are sauced with poppy seeds and pistachios, adding their own deceitful, nutty foil to one of the meatiest vegetarian dishes we've come across.

Scarpetta, Montage Beverly Hills, 225 N. Canon Dr., Beverly Hills; 310-860-7800 or scottconant.com (map/directions)

Classic Throwback Video - MC Lyte Cappuccino

Here is a classic video from one of the rawest female MC's ever, using the term Cappuccino low key to warn the kids about the dangers of drugs and drug dealing.
You may be asking yourself why did we put this up, well today just so happens to be National Cappuccino Day.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Grilled Prawns & Fresh Pepper Sauce

Southern California weather is a trip. It goes from hot to hotter and in the Fall and Winter seasons we get more of the same. The great thing about having one long Summer, is that on almost any day of the week you can find someone outside, grilling up some great food. California’s abilities to transform seafood into art is nothing short of amazing. 

Our close proximity to the Ocean allows the entire state to be supplied with delicious, fresh seafood year round. The problem is that a lot of people are simply scared to try to cook what they aren’t familiar with. Shrimp or Prawns are one of the easiest things coming out of the ocean to cook. 

Requiring little to no time to cook them up perfectly, shrimp should be a staple in anyone’s diet (unless your allergic to shellfish that is.)
Allergies and religious beliefs aside, nothing beats perfectly prepared fresh shrimp, dipped in something spicy that is followed with a strong alcoholic libation.

Fresh Pepper Sauce:
1 ¼ Cups Olive Oil
1 Grilled Yellow Bell Pepper, Peeled, Seeded And Finely Diced
1 Grilled Poblano Chile, Peeled, Seeded And Finely Diced
1 Grilled Serrano Chile, Peeled, Seeded And Finely Diced, Optional
¼ Tsp Red Pepper Flakes
2 Cloves Garlic, Finely Chopped
¼ Tsp Kosher Salt
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Splash Red Wine Vinegar, Optional
2 TBS Finely Chopped Fresh Cilantro Leaves

Grilled Prawns:
24 Prawns, In The Shell, Preferably With Heads
1 TBS Olive Oil
1 Tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper

Mix together all of the sauce ingredients in a medium bowl, cover, and let sit at room temperature for at least 1 hour and up to 2 hours before serving.
Heat your grill to high.
Toss the prawns with the oil in a bowl and season with the salt and pepper. Grill the prawns for 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until just cooked through. Remove to a platter and immediately spoon the sauce over shrimp with a slotted spoon. Serve hot.


Friday, October 29, 2010

Trick or Treat for UNICEF Celebrates 60 Years

Committed to helping end any form of hunger, educational issues or inequalities for children, UNICEF is celebrating the 60th year of their Trick or Treat for UNICEF program that has helped aid millions of children World wide. Over the years many things have changed on the face of this planet but the desire to help others has not. True many people are facing some of the worst economic times that they have ever faced, but in times like these it is more important than ever to support worthy causes such as UNICEF and other International programs that help deliver food, clothing, shelter, forms of education such as schools, books and computers and so much more to where it is truly needed.

There are still two days left and numerous spots that you can still obtain a box to take in donations for UNICEF. Follow the link below and see how you too can get involved.

Trick Or Treat 4 UNICEF

Friday, October 22, 2010

Recipe Of The Day: Caramelized Cayenne Cashews

Sometimes buying those store bough nut mixes leaves you with nothing more than sticky fingers and and a body full of salt and chemicals. With the abundance of health food shops popping up, farmers markets and raw foods showing up in major chain grocery stores, it is much cheaper and healthier to create your own flavored nuts and trail mixes. This recipe is simple, fast and good to try out for beginners in the kitchen. 
After you get your timing down, start to experiment with your flavors and levels of heat or sweetness.
Tell your friends to save the nut jokes because once you master what it take to make theses, you will  be making these spicy treats to be implemented in too many recipes to count.
They also work great for those long days at the office to help avoid snacking on that crap they call food in the vending machines. That’s just food for thought though.

Ketel One Oranje - Just In Time 4 Halloween

Perfect Puree Red Mixed Berry

Red Mixed Berry Puree

The best red berries live in harmony in this indulgent puree. Strawberry, Cranberry, Blueberry, Black Currant and Cherry have been combined to create a symphony of berry flavors. There is an added antioxidant punch with the bonus of sweet and tart flavors. Classic and contemporary uses include trifle, ganaches, ice cream,yogurtsavory saucescocktails and plate decorating.
Shrimp Tempura with
Spicy Red Berry Ketchup
Chef Max Duley, Consulting Chef
  • ½ cup Culinary Traditions Red Mixed BerryPuree, thawed
  • ½ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 2 lbs. tomatoes, rough chopped
  • 5 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 onion, chopped and diced
  • 1 serrano pepper, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 stick cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. celery seeds
  • ¼ tsp. chili flakes
  • ¼ tsp. allspice
  • 1 ½ tsp. kosher salt
Place cloves, bay leaf, cinnamon, celery seeds, chili flakes and allspice into a cheesecloth and tie securely. Place tomatoes, Red Mixed Berry puree, salt, vinegar, sugar, onion, pepper, garlic and cheesecloth bundle into a 4-quart saucepan. Cook the sauce for 30 minutes or until onions are soft. Remove cheesecloth spice bundle and puree the sauce until smooth in a blender or with a hand blender. Strain the puree through a mesh strainer and return to stovetop. Cook on low heat until thickened, about 20 more minutes. Stir occasionally so the sauce does not burn. Cool. Serve with tempura shrimp. Store any remaining ketchup in an airtight container. Can last up to 2 weeks.
Bourbon Bling
Dana M. Bruner, The Perfect Purée
• 1 ½ oz. Culinary Traditions Red Mixed Berry Puree, thawed
• 1 oz. Woodford Reserve Bourbon
• 6 Bing cherries
• ½ oz. simple syrup
Combine cherries and Red Mixed Berry puree into a glass and muddle. Add Bourbon, simple syrup and ice. Shake vigorously with a Boston Shaker for 10 seconds. Pour into glass, garnish.

Visit www.perfectpuree.com for more great recipes!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Today Rock Purple & Support NOH8 - Cause Any Form of Hate, Racism or Bullying Is Just Bullshit.


Biscayne Steak, Sea & Wine, Brings South Beach To Las Vegas

Las Vegas – Oftentimes when people wax the philosophical about what great spots they have vacated too or what fascinates them, you will be told about a dining location that one must not miss out on. Food and its supernatural powers can either make or break an entire trip. How many times have you heard someone return from a vacation to hear, everything was great but the food was horrible. Let us put it bluntly, when the food sucks, everything from that point on might as well not even have happened.

The city of Las Vegas knows this fact and that is why they have become the ultimate dining hotspot within the last decade. The Gastronomical /Culinary crazed monster that has overtaken the World is leaving an incredible mark in the hearts and stomachs of millions of people night after night in the city where anything goes and for the right price anything can be had.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Soulful Sunday - Willie Bobo "Fried Neckbones & Some Home Fries"

Do your homework, Willie Bobo released numerous records that all had gems on them. Perfect for cooking, lounging around doing nothing, cleaning the house and of course low key relaxing with some good libations and a close friend to keep you warm.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Recipe Of The Day: Lobster Quesadilla w/ Tropical Fruit Salsa

This morning was quiet, the skies were clear and all I could think about was Lobster. Does that make me sick person? Anyways I think that taking an entirely different approach to things we have become beyond bored with is the only way to spice up ones life. Oftentimes people feel that because something is easy or not out of the ordinary for their daily routine, they mustn’t change a thing about their actions. We at The Supreme Plate feel that when life becomes to routine whether good or bad, something must be done to change the situation before it becomes stale. No this isn’t some prophetic, retrospective look into our lives, but more a look at a simple Culinary staple that has provided us with many great memories around the world, The Quesadilla.  Making a slight change in the ingredients someone incorporates into a Quesadilla can provide that “Moment of Clarity” if you will as to how amazing something so easy and mundane can be with a bit of ingenuity.
We added some fresh Lobster, an amazing Tropical Fruit Salsa and went for broke this morning, and here is what we created.
Enjoy (because if you don’t, your Crazy!)