Monday, May 23, 2011

Holy Guacamole!

My interpretation of heaven in a bowl

If you don't love guacamole, I am not sure we can be friends. I don't know too many people who dislike guacamole, and I don't care to. Guacamole is one of the most delicious things on this entire planet. I could probably survive on it if I needed to. I have many people who rave about my guacamole, rightfully so, because it is mouthwatering. The ironic thing is that my guacamole is really simple to make, I don't use too many ingredients, and that is actually the key to making it taste so good. The only thing that can make or break guacamole is the avocado itself. If the avocado is bad, there is nothing you can add to it to make it taste good. Once I start seeing ripe avocados at the grocery store, I start stocking up weekly and making guacamole at least 3 times a week, today I even made it my entire lunch. I will post my amazing recipe below, and you will be shocked at how easy it is, then you can make your own and enjoy it as much as I do!

Shammy Says "Guacamole makes everything better"

Shammy's Guacamole


3 Large Avocados - ripe
1/4 of an onion - chopped
Juice of 1 large lime
Fresh cilantro - sometimes I use cilantro, sometimes I don't
1 small tomato - chopped
Sea Salt
Garlic Powder - just a pinch


Put all avocados into a bowl, add the lime juice, sea salt, and garlic powder. Mash to your desired consistency. Then add the chopped onion and tomato, folding them into the avocado mixture. Taste, then add more seasoning if you prefer. Sometimes I make it without tomato, or even the cilantro. The only absolutely necessary ingredients are the avocados, salt, lime juice, and onion. Also, if you are making a large batch, keep the pits and put them into the finished guacamole and it will stay green and fresh much longer!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Curry Up And Get These!!

These taste NOTHING like a Lean Cuisine

I only really enjoy one Lean Cuisine and it is the Santa Fe Style Rice and Beans. I like it because it tastes like something from On the Border, and I also add sour cream to it. Needless to say, I don't buy Lean Cuisines too often because, well they don't taste very good. I saw these at the store the other day and they looked delicious. I have never had curry but have always wanted to try it. I tried them today for lunch and OH MY GOODNESS were they good. Hands down the best Lean Cuisine I have ever had! I dipped them in Duck Sauce(which I also get at Reasors) and they tasted like something that you get at P.F. Chang's, enough said. The bonus is that they are only 200 calories for 3 of them(which is the perfect portion).

Shammy Says "Are you at the grocery store yet?"

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Name Says It All

Black and Blue Burger 
I have been hearing people rave about Fat Guys Burgers for quite some time now so consequently I have been dying to try it out myself. I tried it last night for the first time and went back again today if that tells you anything, other than that I'm a fat-ass. I had high expectations for Fat Guys and they lived up to every single one of them. The burger was in fact the best burger I have ever had. I ordered the Black and Blue, a burger topped with black pepper and blue cheese, then I added grilled onions, lettuce, mustard, mayo and ketchup. The fries were good, but not the best I've ever eaten. The thing that solidified me being a repeat customer however, were all of the different "fry sauces" they had to offer, from srirancha(ranch and sriracha), volcano sauce(my personal favorite), jalapeno aioli, caramelized onion aioli, strawberry ketchup, and many more. Normally when we go out for burgers I will order a large order of french fries and a junior burger, but at Fat Guys I would honestly be fine with just the burger--and of course the dipping sauces. 

Shammy Says "Could have never dreamt of a place where I preferred the burger over the fries, WELL DONE Fat Guys, well done."

Friday, May 13, 2011

Delicious Daredevil

Mexican Daredevil Wrap

Camille's is a place I rarely visit, given the fact that most of their menu consists of salads, wraps, etc. I happen to love their chips and salsa though, so occasionally I will stop by there for that, and end up ordering something to go along with it. My friend Fawna was coming by for lunch yesterday and mentioned that she was craving a "Mexican Daredevil Wrap" from Camille's, so she said she would get us both one. I just remember hearing the word "mexican" and assuming it would be good. By the time I had finished demolishing it I was wishing that I had 3 more. This was by far the best thing I have ever had from Camille's, and I wasn't surprised because Fawna always knows what I like and has a great taste for good AND healthful food. The Mexican Daredevil Wrap is a jalapeno-cheddar tortilla filled with grilled chicken breast, black beans, red onions, pepper-jack, cilantro, roasted poblano dressing, and Daredevil BBQ sauce. It was warm, cheesy, creamy, and the sauce was the perfect compliment to all of the other ingredients. It was beyond yummy!

Shammy Says "Delicious Little Devil"

Monday, May 9, 2011

More Perfection From Yokozuna

The "Roll and Gift" just worked itself high up on my list of favorite sushi rolls

Went to Yokozuna again this past weekend and ordered the Flaming Volcano, the Spicy Tuna roll, the Golden Driller, and the Roll and Gift. The Golden Driller was basically the Dunwell from ITR, and the Spicy Tuna roll was delicious, however it was the Roll and Gift that stole my heart. I have been wanting to try this particular roll since I ate here for the first time a month ago. I am so glad that I finally got to try it because it was nothing short of delicious. It consists of tempura shrimp, jalapeno and chipotle cream cheese rolled in masago, topped with blackened eel, scallions, eel sauce and sriracha. My sister ordered the El Guapo roll, which is crab, chipotle cream cheese and jalapeno, fried and topped with guacamole, ichimi pepper and wonton chip. It was also served with a side of shrimp ceviche. I tried a piece and it was AWESOME! Yokozuna is very different from most of the other sushi places in town, and I have yet to be disappointed.

Shammy Says "I won't be done until I have tried every roll on their menu"

The "Place" To Be

THE Chicken Sandwich

I was referred to "Steven's Place" by my friend Steve Allen, who owns and operates RADcab Pedicabs. Steve Allen works primarily downtown giving people rides in his pedicabs, so I trust his judgement on where to find the most delicious food. "Steven's Place" is a street vendor whom you can find downtown in the Blue Dome District. I happened to be downtown the other night with my sister so I insisted on stopping. I wanted to order the chicken tacos, but decided to take the advice of my friend and order the sandwich. The chicken was super moist, and the sandwich had coleslaw on it(my favorite addition to any sandwich). It also had a special cantaloupe sauce that was clearly the secret ingredient. This sandwich was absolutely amazing and I can't wait to try more things from here. Steven offers a seasonal menu, catering and events, delivery, private cooking classes and cooking parties. To contact Steven, you can give him a call at (918)829-8046 or "like" him on Facebook at Steven's Place!

Shammy Says "Steven knows what he's doing"

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Boo Boo Banana Bread



One more Bethenny recipe down, many more to try. This is by far the best banana bread I have ever had. It is extremely moist and flavorful, and instead of nuts it calls for chocolate chips! I HATE when people put nuts in breads and brownies, it ruins them in my opinion. This is a very easy recipe to make and I even had all of the ingredients on hand. Not having to go to the grocery store made this bread taste even better. Now if I have all of the ingredients on hand, then I can guarantee that you will too, because I am not a baker by any means. I will continue to post her recipes as long as they continue to please my taste buds. So here you go peeps, Boo Boo Banana Bread!

Boo Boo Banana Bread: ~Makes 1 Loaf~


1 cup raw sugar
1 tablespoon butter(regular or nondairy)
1 cup mashed overripe bananas(2 or 3 bananas)
1 egg
1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
1 cup oat flour(or whole wheat pastry flour)
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. 

2. Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit the bottom of a loaf pan. Put it in the bottom of the pan and spray it with cooking spray. Pour in the batter and cover it loosely with foil.

3. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil, then bake for another 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out almost clean (moist crumbs are fine). Cool completely, then slice and serve.