Tuesday, September 25, 2012

A Foodie Bucket List

I typically (ok always) post about food I have cooked, grilled, boiled, sautéed and created. Well this time I am going to shake things up, this post is dedicated to the things I want to cook and either haven't had the time, want to create again, have been scared to master or can't really afford.

The dish on the top of my list is a dish that features shrimp, couscous and spinach thrown into foil and grilled, then topped with a mango-avocado salsa. See the recipe from Self. It almost looks to easy to be true, and I am a little unsure about cooking couscous in foil on a grill. But hey... Why not?

Here are a couple more ideas on my list:
  • Scallops
  • Risotto
  • Mussels
  • Tuna
  • Mung beans
  • Bok choy
  • Lentil soup
  • Potstickers(homemade wrapper and all)
  • A wonderful vegan pastry 
  • Pie (any kind)
  • Aida Mollenkamp's Almond French Toast (video)
  • Tempeh
  • Pumpkin something (real pumpkin, no cans here)
  • Chana Masala (I have made this and it was so good, I HAVE to do it again soon)
I know there are probably a whole slew of others, but that was the list I could come up with at the top of my head. Hopefully I can scratch some of those off my list eventually... Have any suggestions on what I should cook! Let me know, tweet me at @Britt_Black or leave a comment on this blog.

Some of these are just simply ingredients belonging to a bigger picture, others are the main attraction. Things like mung beans, tempeh and most likely good quality scallops and mussels might be hard to locate where I am currently located, but I am ready and willing to make the drive for legitimate seafood. In fact, I know of a great place in San Antonio with an excellent selection of all things seafood.

Keep checking back to see if I have scratched any of these off the list and of course to read about all the other crazy delicious things I post about. :) 

1 comment:

Mary Helen said...

Hi Brittany. Welcome to the AFBA! I'm Mary Helen, and I write a blog called Mary Makes Dinner. I was just visiting when I saw your bucket list had pot stickers on it. I just so happen to teach an online cooking class for that item, and I have an open seat in a class coming up (free of course). Just shoot me an email if you are interested, and I'll send you some details. It's nice to meet you!