Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Baked Life - The Marijuana Website

If you haven't checked out the Baked Life blog @ www.bakedlife.com, go check it out!  They post very intelligent articles on politics, health and society regarding marijuana as well as killer product reviews, a frequently updated strain encyclopedia and fun and entertaining posts too!

While you're there, make sure to also check out their Cannabis Kitchen section. It has great tips and recipes for stoner food and food that will make you stoned PLUS  a recent write up about yours truly!   

Naan Pizza Eggs

I recently spotted  the Tandoor Chef Naan Pizzas in the grocery store and thought, 'They beat me too it!'  I've been wanting to make my own version of a Naan pizza after spotting a recipe online, but decided  to give Tandoor Chef's Spinach and Paneer Cheese Naan Pizza a try first.  The frozen box hung out in my freezer for a little while until one afternoon I had a strong desire/craving to try out my next Pizza Eggs concoction: a fried egg atop a pizza.  All I had in the house was the Naan pizza, so it was going to have to do.

The Naan Pizza was ok.  Since they were using an Indian cheese on top of the pizza, I was expecting some more Indian flavors , but the pie itself was very lackluster and the naan or "crust" was flavorless, and a bit chewy.  It wasn't bad, put it's just not what I was hoping for and it wasn't much different from a run of the mill frozen pizza.  Next time I make a Naan Pizza, I will definitely use unfrozen garlic naan and some fresher ingredients.  (Garlic goes with pizza...why didn't they use garlic naan??)

Despite my complaints , the experience of eating an egg atop a pizza was delightful.  It mixed well with the cheese, spinach and tomato sauce, and it made for a very filling Sunday brunch.

1 Naan Pizza (Tandoor brand or make your own!)
1 egg
1/2 tbsp cooking oil

If you are using a frozen pizza, follow the directions on the box and begin baking the pizza in the oven.  Once the pizza is in the oven, heat cooking oil in a frying pan over med-high heat.  Crack and fry egg in the frying pan (break the yolk!) for 1-2 minutes, or until the egg can be picked up with a spatula without being too runny.   Try to time it so that you are finished with the half cooked egg approximately halfway through the pizza baking process.  At this time, open up the oven and place the partially fried egg on top of your pizza.  The egg will fully bake while the pizza completes baking.

If you are using fresh pizza dough or naan, then you can actually just crack the egg on top of your pizza before baking.  Just make sure you have a high crust, or toppings surrounding the edge of the pizza sufficiently so that the egg doesn't run off the side while baking.

A third option would be to bake the pizza and then ad the completely fried egg on top at the end of the cooking process.

When finished from whatever method you prefer, remove the pizza from the oven and devour.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Chocolate Banana Pudding Cupcakes with Nutella Cream Cheese Frosting

Oh, yes.  I love it when the recipes that get hypothesized in my THC haze turn out to be just as tasty and  delicious as I ever hoped they would be on the first trial run.  This idea came about from a classic case of "what do I have in my cupboards and refridgerator?"  I have a habit of collecting dry goods that I find on the on the cheap, so I had a couple of packets of banana pudding and some chocolate cake mix hanging out for a while...waiting for a birthday or some attack of the stoner sweet tooth.  


1 box Chocolate Cake mix
   +  ~2 eggs and some milk (whatever the box says)
8 oz whipped cream cheese
4 oz. Nutella or Nutella knock-off (Fantastico!!)
3-4 oz banana pudding
A pastry bag, icing syringe or some other type of goo-injecting device


Follow the directions on the cake  mix box for cupcakes.  When the cupcakes are done baking, let them cool for at least 30-40 minutes so they are room temperature.  Mix Nutella and whipped cream cheese together in a bowl and set aside.  Pull a syringe full of banana pudding and inject ~1/2 oz into the top of the cupcakes.  (This is so you can cover the hole with the frosting).

Then spread the Nutella-Cream Cheese frosting on top and enjoy your moist little surprise puddin' cakes!!!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Stonerific Dessert Plates

If you dare to venture out in public...

Having a food blog turns you into one of those people that takes a picture of everything you eat before putting it into your mouth.  I'd like to to think that I spare you of my every intestinal traveller, but I will say that my camera is way overloaded with food photo shoots.  Some of them from restaurant foods that I was fortunate enough to be served.  I noticed that I had several shots from abundantly ridiculous dessert foods, so I decided to share them with you.  I hope they inspire you and make your salivary glands sweat!

Sekisui: Choko Maki Dessert Sushi
(pictured above)

This was the perfect combination of varying colorful and sweet foods presented in a creative display.  And you can eat it with chopsticks!  The "rice" element is made from a flattened and rolled Rice Krispy treat.  The middle consists of fresh banana, coffee chocolate mouse and cookie.  Strawberries, drizzled chocolate and shaved white chocolate decorate the top of the roll.  It was fun to share for my friend Emily's 29th birthday.  

The Melting Pot: Cookies and Marshmallow Dream Fondue

Mmmmm.  I've been meaning to acquire a fondue pot for a while.  


This is from another outing with my friend Emily.  We opted for just cheese and chocolate for dinner with a bottle of wine.  The place is kind of pricey, so forgoing an entree was our way of keeping it cheap. 

Our fondue pot was filled with dark chocolate, marshmallows and chocolate and creme cookies (think Oreo like).  Our plate was full of wondrous things to poke and dip: bananas, cherry cheesecake, brownies, dusted marshmallows, rice krispy treats and strawberries.  (Hmmmm...kinda similar ingredients to the sushi).   Yum Yum  Fun.  

Pricci: Dessert Sampler

Oh, how I love thy gourmet dessert plates.  This particular gem was found at Pricci, a fairly upscale Buckhead restaurant where I celebrated my mother's last birthday with a group of old friends.  This one is DEFINITELY for sharing, and worth it for the communal dessert-gasm noises.  Featured on this plate were: 

Tiramisu (classic)
Zuccotto (Chocolate Cake with toffee & rasberry-hazelnut mousse) 
Cherry Almond Tart (it was warm!)
Prosecco Peach Jello 
Toffee Almond Clusters
-and chocolate n' caramel were squirted ever-so fancifully over the whole plate-

That's all for now.  If you have any stoner-approved food porn pics from a dish that you've been served, feel free to send them my way so I can post them!