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DMV Eats: A&J Restaurant

A&J Restaurant has been the talk of the DC food scene over the last several months, even being featured in the Washintonian’s Cheap Eats issue.  A&J serves Northern Chinese cuisine and dim sum, unlike your typical Hong Kong style dim sum.  Going into this experience, I thought that I would be familiar with the menu and…

Chinese Chicken Salad

Note: you can make this in a big batch or just for one.  For this recipe I made one portion for lunch.  Just eye-ball it to make it bigger.  There is no science to salad. Ingredients 1/2 cup of iceberg lettuce; shredded 1/2 cup of cabbage; shredded (any color works) 1/4 cup tomatoes; diced 1/4…

Bacon Pesto Quiche

Ingredients 1 premade pie crust 5 eggs 2 tbsp milk 1/4 cup onions; diced (I used a combo of yellow and red onions) 1/4 cup mushrooms; diced 1/2 cup of mozzarella cheese 2 tbsp gouda cheese 2 tbsp shredded cheddar 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese 5 slices of bacon 1/4 cup of pesto Salt &…

Lima Bean Salad

Ingredients 1 bag of frozen lima beans 1/2 cup of chopped mint (loosely packed) 1/4 cup of pecorino romano cheese; shredded Salt & Pepper 2 tbsp olive oil   Beans: In a medium-sized pot, bring about 2 cups of water to a boil. Once the water is boiling, pour in the bag of frozen lima…

Fennel, Avocado & Orange Salad

Ingredients: 2 avocados; diced 2-3 oranges (OR 2 oranges, 1 grapefruit); supremed 1 fennel bulb; diced 3 tbsp orange juice (from the above oranges) 2 tbsp olive oil Salt & Pepper   In your serving bowl, layer the chopped fennel and avocado. Supreme your oranges OVER the fennel and avocado, letting the juices fall into…

Beef & Potato Madras Curry

Ad: I worked with Maya Kaimal Foods to create this post! Ingredients 1 lb of beef stew meat 1 jar of Maya Kaimal Madras Curry Simmer Sauce 1 1/2 cups of potatoes; diced 1 red onion; sliced 1 1/2 jars of water (use the curry sauce jar) Salt & Pepper Rue: 1 heaping tbsp of…