Fat Kid Friday Feature: Desert Rose in Media, PA – A Review

Yesterday, Earth & State posted on their Facebook wall that Media’s newest eatery, Desert Rose, had opened for business. I took a walk down there this morning to pick up a menu in the hopes that I could order lunch with a few friends later. When I got there, all I saw was a menu…

FKF: NJ’s Famous Tomato Sandwiches

I grew up in South Jersey, which is the polar opposite of North Jersey. You won’t find any Jersey Shore-esque guidos down here. I saw did see one once at Target when I was in college. Actually, I smelled him first…from three aisles away. It was most unpleasant. When you grow up in South Jersey,…

FKF – Peach Melba Sorbet

First, I need to say that this recipe is a mash up of several I have encountered. The biggest contributor and inspiration for this recipe is the lovely Nigella Lawson. I saw her make Peach Melba on one of her ridiculously sexy episodes of Nigella Feasts. The second person to inspire this recipe was Alton…

FKF: Blood Orange Sorbet

Blood oranges are in season. I love them because they are so, well, bloody. From the outside, they look like oranges, but when you peel them, they look like this: They are sweet and tart. They don’t really taste like what you’d expect from an orange. Think grapefruit and orange, but not really. Blood oranges…

FKF: Eggplant Fries and Chicken Nuggets

Ah, the first fat kid Friday of 2011. This one was a lot of fun. I can’t eat potatoes and I adore french fries. I bought the last eggplant in at Linvilla the other day and I wanted to make some magic with it. I magially turned my beautiful healthy eggplant into something deep-fried and…

FKF: Ginger Snap Ice Cream Sandwiches

I have not abandoned you! My semester JUST ended and I am officially back with a recipe that is sure to please your loved ones. I made this lovely dessert exactly one month ago, but now is the perfect time to debut them to the world. Though I did use vegan ginger snaps, the coffee ice cream…

FKF: Vegan Ginger Snaps

This post may be a little premature since it’s not even Halloween yet, but I don’t care. As you may know, I have been trying to figure out how to make baked goods Nina-Friendly. My previous attempts, though noble, have been futile.  I thought it was impossible until I remembered Ginger Snaps. Ginger snaps are…

FKF: Vegan Nut-Free Banana Bread

I am a sucker for a good banana bread. Sadly, most banana bread is not Nina-Friendly. Honestly, neither is this one. I made this bread for my mom because she wasn’t feeling well and I like to think it made her feel a bit better. I didn’t use any added sugar. It is vegan and…

Fat Kid Friday – Triumphant Granola

I had a lovely no-bake cheesecake planned for today, but it failed. Last week, I had a Jewish apple cake planned, but that also failed. I believe my food allergies have me doomed to walk this earth without a dessert that won’t hurt my belly. Before yesterday’s no-bake dessert fail, I did manage to pull…

Gluten Free Vegan Homemade Nutella

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Ballerinas love Nutella. Don’t let them fool you. They can handle a jar of Nutella with grace and ease. They had it in the dining hall this summer and I’ve heard rave reviews of it. It looked good, but upon further examination, the ingredients of…

Fat Kid Friday Feature: Mike’s Pastry

Mike’s Pastry is ridiculous. I didn’t go last summer when I was in Boston because I was under the impression I was gluten intolerant. That is no longer the case, but I needed to see this place for myself. Mike’s Pastry is a fat kid haven. The place is crawling with people all the time…

Fat Kid Friday – Microwaveless Popcorn

Once upon a time, there was no such thing as a microwave. Though our foremother’s lacked the technology to just toss a bag of popcorn into the microwave, they still were able to make popcorn. Even before Jiffy-Pop and popcorn machines became popular in the late 70s / early 80s chicks were making it work….