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Handmade Corn tortillas not from Los Cincos Puntos

I purchased some prepared but uncooked corn tortillas from WalMart (don't gasp) yesterday. We had a barbeque and I served these tortillas to the family. Everyone raved about them. The brand is Tortillaland. Not sure if this is what you're looking for but they definitely taste like homemade and are a little thicker than the store bought but still thinner than those sold at Cinco Puntas. Another plus for us, they are the yellow corn variety which we find more tasty than the white.

Jul 10, 2014
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Handmade Corn tortillas not from Los Cincos Puntos

La Parilla in ELA makes them at the restaurant for the dine ins but you might try calling to see if you can order to go.
They're really good!

Jul 02, 2014
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Ensenada style Shrimp Coctel

If you want to make an Ensenada style shrimp cocktail at home as some posters discussed, you need to put Mexican lime juice (key limes) in the mix to make it authentic. We had a place in Ensenada and ate quite a bit of the coctels and learned how they made them. They first boiled the shrimp in water with a little salt, just until they turned pink. They then took some of that water, added a bit of ketchup, some chopped white onion, some chopped cilantro, chopped avocado, juice from a Mexican lime and the shrimp. Hot sauce is optional as is the chopped cucumber. They are traditionally served with saltine crackers. Now when I want to save a little time, I'll use either Clamato juice or Camaronazo juice instead of the boiled water and ketchup. Either way it tastes great

Jun 30, 2014
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area
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No evidence saturated fats promote heart disease, no evidence unsaturated fats reduce it

I'm a type 2 diabetic 6 weeks ago I started eating low carb so I could hopefully get off of my meds I have achieved that goal and Friday got the results of my blood tests in prep for a doctor visit My cholesterol dropped 9 points, my HDL is 81 and my Triglycerides are now in an acceptable place (Kaiser's standards) I don't eat a lot of red meat but we have it maybe twice a week We eat real butter, cream for our coffe and real mayo amongst other things What we don't eat is sugar in the many forms it comes in The little we do get is from veggies I haven't introduced fruits back into my plan with the exception of strawberries but will soon I'm certainly no expert on the subject of coronary risks but I'm doing what I think is best for me and it seems to be working

Apr 07, 2014
SoozyQ in Food Media & News
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Need hamburger and Mexican restaurant recommendations

My grandson is now stationed at the Great Lakes Naval Station and will be there for at least a couple of more months. He is a native southern Californian and has some serious cravings for some of the food he left behind. We have a hamburger chain in CA called In N Out. They make the old fashion "greasy" burgers that are reminiscent of the 50's. They are fried on the griddle and not charcoal broiled or grilled. They have the usual condiments, tomato, lettuce, cheese etc. I would love to know of some places in Chicago or closer to his base that I can recommend to him. He also misses the good old Mexican food from home and also some of the local restaurants here in the south Los Angeles region.
Anybody know of some really good places that fits these two criterias?
He will be very grateful, I know. TIA

Mar 04, 2014
SoozyQ in Chicago Area

The best Neapolitan pizza in LA?

Surprised no one mentioned Bollinis in Monterey Park. The owner learned pizza making in Naples and brought his wood burning pizza oven back from Naples. I'm no pizza expert but people seem to really get blown away by Bollini's version. Very thin crust and many different toppings. There other menu items are also highly praised.

Dec 30, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Chile Verde in LA

Raphaels in Montebello

Dec 10, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Mexican restaurant in Htg Park that serves "white" menudo?

That's the one Servorg Thank you for posting

Oct 24, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Mexican restaurant in Htg Park that serves "white" menudo?

Some time back, someone, and I think it was Ernie, mentioned a Mexican restaurant/food stand that served white menudo among other menu items. It was also mentioned that they had tamales that included vegetables and were fat and round. Both these food items are found in my parents native Sinaloa. Mom was from Matzalan and pops from Rosario where they made the tamales fat and round with vegetables. I would like to take some out of town family members to this place to see if they are what we were used to growing up but memory doesn't serve well these days. Does someone out there remember the name and location? I would be most appreciative. TIA

Oct 24, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Baloney in San Gabriel Valley?

Where can I buy the whole round of baloney in the San Gabriel Valley? Is there such a thing as a sausage shop? TIA

Oct 11, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

How about Prado?

Any advice what to order and what not to order?

Jul 12, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Expensive and worth it versus Expensive and not worth it

I agree with Houston's. I don't care what I pay for the Thai Steak and Noodle salad when it makes me so happy. My husband is definitely a French Dip person and I think their skinny fries are great and addictive. The service is always spot on. So what if it's corporate.
Expensive and not worth it.....Scarpetta Sunday brunch buffet Now to me that was a big rip off.

Jul 12, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Biggest Cooking Show Pet Peeves

I wish they would show more shows with good chefs instructing you how to make good food. I've always felt that they need more of a variety. I'm on the west coast and would like to see more ethnic type shows, for instance, various Asian foods instead of Italian and American food. Less traveling shows such as DDD and Food Truck shows which don't do the watcher much good if it's not accessible but only to a few. And most of the restaurant review shows are in New York. Just my opinion.

May 25, 2013
SoozyQ in Food Media & News

Polly's Pies? Anyone?

I meet some friends at the Montebello Polly's once in a while and I always seem to order the same breakfast which is the California Benedict. It's eggs benedict made with turkey breast, avocado, tomato, poached eggs on an English muffin. Not being a breakfast eater as a rule, this is something I found that I really enjoy. They also sell some killer oatmeal cookies. I have never been on to flip over oatmeal cookies but these are definitely an exception. Very addictive. Their homemade berry jam is also very good.

May 24, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Help! Anything good around Victoville?

No, I only had three occasions to be in Victorville and they were a little spaced in time so I would always go to the Korean BBQ because I really did enjoy it that much and I took advantage of being in the area.

May 24, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Help! Anything good around Victoville?

It's been a few years but when I had occasion to go to Victorville for my job I would always have lunch at the Korean BBQ place and always enjoyed it. It was buffet style with a grill at your table. The food was fresh and there was a good selection of items. I talked my b/h into stopping there on the way to Las Vegas once and he really enjoyed it even-though he professed not to like Korean food. I think it was the smell of the onions and jalapenos grilling that got him.

May 23, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a restaurant in Santa Monica

Actually I goofed. I was no where close to the name. It's called the Bungalow. Anyone know of this place? Is it a dining destination or strictly a young party place?

Mar 31, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Looking for a restaurant in Santa Monica

Someone a while back recommended a restaurant in Santa Monica that had a very laid back atmosphere with good food. I think the name was the Loft but not certain. I know they have a lot of comfy couches on the patio. Not too much info but I would really like to know if a place like this exists and if so, is it worth a trip from the San Gabriel Valley food wise and where is it located exactly. Thanks for any help.

Mar 30, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

trying to find name of restaurant in Manhattan Beach

Some time ago, a restaurant was featured on the food channel and I would like to find the name of it. All I can remember is it was on Highland Avenue in Manhattan Beach and I think it also had a bakery in the restaurant. It appeared to be quite popular. Sound familiar to anyone? Would be so appreciative.

Feb 10, 2013
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

super-delicious, super-flavourful broccoli recipe?

We love it just steam until barely tender then I make a sauce using a good mayonnaise mixed with grated fresh ginger, low sodium soy sauce and a little bit of sugar or Splenda. The sauce is by taste and it does work magic on broccoli. I got this recipe from a popular Japanese restaurant many years ago

Jan 05, 2013
SoozyQ in Home Cooking

"Overnight Salad"

I used to make similar but using a large can of fruit cocktail drained with the marshmallows and sour cream. There was also a later version of a similar salad that people seemed to enjoy and that was a large can of crushed pineapple drained, add a 3 oz package of pistachio instant pudding and 8 oz Cool Whip. I would sometimes add diced banana .

Jan 05, 2013
SoozyQ in Home Cooking

Lost turkey recipe

Thank you all so much. That was the recipe I have used for 3 years now and it makes the best and most moist turkey ever. My family also thanks you. I will keep this recipe in a safe place for next year. Happy holidays to all of you.

Nov 23, 2012
SoozyQ in Home Cooking

Lost turkey recipe

Thank you so much

Nov 14, 2012
SoozyQ in Home Cooking

Lost turkey recipe

Hi. For the last two years I cooked my turkey using a method I saw on America's Test Kitchen. The turkey is cut up into the individual parts and then roasted on cookie sheets with a rack. My computer crashed and I lost all my old recipes. I can't remember all of the details except that it was the most moist and delicious turkey I had ever made. Does anyone recall this episode and if so, what was the temperature setting on the oven? Did it call for cut up veggies on the bottom of the rack? I know I
can use my oven thermometer to gauge the doneness and that will probably work but if I can duplicate it exactly I would be forever grateful. Oh, and as a side note, I have since backed up all of my info with an external hard drive!

Nov 13, 2012
SoozyQ in Home Cooking

Searching for salsa East of Robertson/La Cienega

I have been making my own salsa for many years until I recently tried the Del Real brand of
Chile Molcajete Rojo from Costco. I never would try store bought until this one and believe me, it tastes like it was made in a molcajete and like it's homemade. Recommended it to many of my latino friends and family and they're all believers. Not sure if all Costco's carry it but worth a try to locate. I buy mine in the Montebello store. Some branches of Super A markets also carry it.

Oct 29, 2012
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Where do I find skatewing?

We just returned from having a great dinner at Mon Ami Gabi restaurant in the Paris Hotel, Las Vegas. We had the skatewing fish that was incredibly prepared and delicious. Is there anywhere in the San Gabriel Valley where I might find fresh skatewing? Can't fly to Vegas evertime we get the craving so have to settle for next best. TIA

Oct 28, 2012
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Antojitos Carmen

We went to Antojitos Carmen to have lunch yesterday and it was gone. We had been there about
3 weeks ago and really enjoyed the food. We thought we were having a big memory lapse as we
knew we were in the right location. We went to another restaurant as disappointed as we were.
When we got home, I found a business card and I called to see what had happened. I was told that they were no longer in business but it was still the same food under a different name. I asked if they still had the same cooks and the gir hesitated but said a couple of the originals were still there.
Does anyone know what's happened? We thought we found a gem for authentic Mexican food at very reasonable prices. Sucah a disappointment.

Oct 20, 2012
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Scarpetta anyone?

It's obvious that we goofed when we didn't order from the menu. As for the cheese, that's not really important to us. I could only report on the items we did try and I was being and honest with my assessment. That's what this board is all about. I would give it another try if it wasn't so far, so expensive and the parking was not available so we had to pay valet parking (I'm disabled so couldn't walk from Lot 7.)

Sep 25, 2012
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

guisados in East Los Angeles

The owner of Guisados Ricardo Diaz also owns a restaurant Ceviche in Monterey Park. I'm wondering if that is the small restaurant on Atlantic that was recently a French bakery. I've noticed that the new place appears to be a Mexican restaurant but have never driven by the front so not sure of the name. Also wondering about the food.

Aug 28, 2012
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area

Scarpetta anyone?

Yes I did see someone fitting your description waiting for plates. Our reservations were for 1:00. The cheese station seemed to be the most popular but we didn't opt for that. We also didn't order any special items which might have been an error on our part. I don't know if it was because of the time of day but they didn't seem to keep up on the buffet items and things seemed to have been sitting for some time. I did luck out when the girl brought out the fresh shrimp. But, as I said before, the oysters were a joke. They were the size of a dime if even that. There were no crab legs as advertised. I agree that I wasn't as disappointed because we had purchased the voucher as opposed to paying full price. Then I would have been really upset. In addition, the service was less than spot on and we were still charged 20% tip. My husband had to wait 5 minutes for a coffee refill and then had to motion to another server to bring the refill. I drank my water and the glass was never refilled. When I got up for another plate, the dirty plate was still on the table when I returned and that was after the 5 min wait for clean plates. I would expect a little more in the way of service being that we were automatically charged the 20%.

Aug 22, 2012
SoozyQ in Los Angeles Area