Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Lunch and Brunch ... Approved!

Hey there! I have news on the lunch front and the brunch front as well ... 1st, the lunch ...

I took a stroll around Brooklyn and found a great Mexican spot on 5th Avenue and 55th. It's called Tulcingo and I've walked past the address many times, but this is only the second time I noticed it. The first time I was coming from a store down the street and the timing was too close to my last meal, so I couldn't see giving a new place an honest shot. I'm really happy I gave it a shot on the second stroll by ... and good thing I was hungry this time!!! Take a look ...
Yeah ... and that's not even my plate! That's one bistec or beef taco on the left and two carnitas or pork tacos on the right. Here's my lunch ...
Can't see it huh? It was soooooo good and my eyes got wide as I caught it being delivered to the table. I really like overloaded stuff like this just as much as a refined small portion dish. On the left is my chorizo tostada, it's not on the menu per se, but I saw the components on the menu and gave it a try when I ordered. I love chorizo and beans in any combo. On the left side of my plate is a beef tostada. Under the Mexican crema, cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, meat and beans, the corn tortilla managed to not only stay crispy, but it was a hearty crunch with each bite. It was so good. In most taco spots, they'll put a jalapeno on your plate to enjoy with the meal, but I like that here they took the extra step of roasting the jalapeno. The extra step made it much more enjoyable and there's nothing like tasting the sweet in something after a little roasting! I thought about returning for dinner and then remembered I had great leftovers from an enchilada casserole I baked and hope to share with you on a future show. Speaking of upcoming shows ...

Let's talk about Brunch!

Brunch Approved, that is. That's the title of this Saturday's newest episode of Cooking for Real. I share a really neat preparation for baked eggs, my sweet and tangy spin on classic grilled asparagus and a moist loaf of bread made with pistachios and poppy seeds. The flavor is crazy. I love to bake and this is a never fail to impress recipe, love it in muffin over-sized muffin tins too. Hope you catch the new show and try the recipes!

Cooking for Real ... New Episode ... Saturday @ noon! Catch it or DVR it!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yummmmy Sunny,
I love Mexican food and yeah, bring it to me all piled up too, lol. Can't wait to catch this weekend's show--I'm a baker too! I find myself patiently waiting on your next blog post which is something I never really got into before now and it's like cuddling up with a good book. I love reading the comments from my fellow bloggers/family and YOU are quite the story teller. I also love the way you find time to encourage others on your uphill journey which is definitely the key to your success. Okay, lemme give somebody else a chance to say somethin...:)Check your email when you get the chance. I'm about to send you one.

Love you much and remember to continue to chase down your dreams.

Linda(B'ham)

The Duo Dishes said...

Suhweet! We're coming to NY in April, so we need food recommends. This is great.

Oh, and that pistachio/poppy seed bread sounds bomb!

Sunny Anderson said...

linda, so glad i'm not the only glutton over here :-). i just love to pile it on sometimes ... most times really. hope you like the baking i share this weekend. i do the bread in loaves and in muffins, pretty delicious imho. have a good wknd!

the duo dishes! come to brooklyn!!!!!!!! great eating!!!! difara's has the best slice and it's just one block from a train!! hope you like the show this weekend!! one night i just thought to myself, i want pistachios in my bread and woke up the next morning and made it happen ... hope you like!!

Eric said...

I that looks good! Unfortunately, haven't had decent Mexican food in a while, Did you ever eat at Mi Tierra's in San Antonio? That was some of the best Mexican food I ever had and even though it's fast Food I was a fan of Taco Cabana as well!

Jen said...

I LOVE Baked Eggs! I'll definitely be tuning into your show at noon to check that out! That bread sounds interesting...I love pistachios but have never had them in bread!

Sunny Anderson said...

eric, heck yeah i had mi tierra's and i lived just up the block from a taco cabana and loved getting a late night bite there! miss it so much!

jen, same here, eggs are just the best. so versatile. hope you liked the show and try the recipe. really give the potatoes a squeeze before you throw em into the muffin tin!