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Gluten-Free Pancakes

Haven't made this yet; however, I'm curious. Since I don't have any Teff, can I substitute Amaranth using the same 1/2 Cup measurement?

Jun 19, 2013
boyfood in Recipes

Nongla - Delicious Westside Vietnamese - Hurray!

Now it's months ago I was working construction related in Gardena. 1 day as I was driving along Rosecrans Blvd. getting some more stuff for the job I spotted a Pho place that had a great name: PHOEVER. It's the best pho I ever had! But that's not everything on their menu...not by far. Check 'em out you won't regret it.

Jun 06, 2012
boyfood in Los Angeles Area

Experimenting w/ Unusual Flour- Coconut, Green Pea, Spelt, Buckwheat,Flaxseed, White Bean.......?

I've tried the Chow recipe for buckwheat&buttermilk pancakes - with a couple modifications: #1, instead of wheat or whole wheat flour I used spelt....true spelt is of the same genus as wheat (triticum), but it's not a hybrid nor is it by definition GMO nor does it have the same quantity of gluten - these factors make it far easier to digest. #2 instead of buying buttermilk I mixed a couple tablespoons vinegar with goatmilk. The pancakes turned out ok, but too thin and healthy tasting - meaning keep with the Buttermilk Ricotta Pancakes using only spelt.

Mar 24, 2011
boyfood in Home Cooking

Singaporean and Vietnamese from a Mozza Alum

anyone been there? if so, is it worth it? I've been to Pizzeria Mozza and I liked it. So it's not cheap, but sorry, it's not Numero Uno either.

Mar 15, 2011
boyfood in Features

Shallot-Tarragon Jam

try coconut vinegar from

Mar 15, 2011
boyfood in Recipes

Looking for Bistecca alla Florentina in Florence....

I just made it back from Florence. Was actually the best food of the three cities (Rome, Venice, Florence) for packs of euros less. Whereas I don't normally eat steak, my wife does. She ordered a large, maybe 1kg., carving at Trattoria Tito on San Gallo (somewhere in the 50s or 40s). It was pretty good. They also have a house Chianti wine which is very cheap; even a couple musicians who started playing Mexican music. If you don't have a reservation that's fine, just be prepared to wait up to 20 minutes out in the street.

May 27, 2010
boyfood in Italy

Carciofi alla Giudia (Jewish-Style Artichokes)

nicht luestig Spazita.

May 26, 2010
boyfood in Recipes

Venice, Florence, Rome, & Cinque Terre Restaurant Recommendations Needed

CJT - it's almost impossible to express how fun it was to read your reply about places in Florence, particularly cuz my wife and I are going there in May 2010. It'll be our 1st time too. We'll only be there 4 nights, but our stay will benefit from reading your views on where to eat and why. Thank you.

Apr 07, 2010
boyfood in Italy

Where to eat in Rome, Venice, and Florence in May 2010

as I was saying....the other day someone spotted my wife and I reading ITALY 2010 as we were having something to eat at a place here in L.A. (I know - it's hard to believe people read in L.A.) - and she mentioned a place in Rome called Macharoni. Said it was really good....I wonder if you've heard of it.

Mar 28, 2010
boyfood in Italy

Where to eat in Rome, Venice, and Florence in May 2010

In May my wife and I are looking forward to a 17 night, 18 day, stay in Italy. 7 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Venice, 4 nights in Florence. We're both past 50 and slim (not anorexic, just normal). I'm wondering if anyone can recommend tasty places to eat that won't break the bank. I want to forgo fancy-schmancy touristy overblow for just easy and tasty with really good wine. For example, does anyone have a suggestion for where to eat deep fried artichoke in the Jewish Ghetto in Rome? Thanks.

Mar 28, 2010
boyfood in Italy

tasty and inexpensive Mexican food

I live in the Valley. I know. But I never see a review of a Mexican restaurant somewhere in the SFV. That's why I'm determined to change that. So look, next time you want simple but really good nortena (ranchera) style Mexican food go to a small place called San Marcos Mexican Restaurant in Van Nuys. They have everything from Tacos to Burritos + homemade Jamaica & Horchata + homemade tortillas (really good corn tortillas). Granted the seating isn't something to write home about, but that's not why you're there. Then, take a look at the daily special menu board on the wall - - try to get there on a Thursday so you can have the Costillas De Puerco. I'm telling you, if you wanna spend less than $20 for a killer dinner or lunch for 2 people go there.

Oct 23, 2009
boyfood in Los Angeles Area

Indian Buffets?

You might wanna try CLAY OVEN on Ventura....I think it's in Sherman Oaks. 2 or 3 block west of Van Nuys and not too far east of Sepulveda. They bring pretty good naan to your table so I skip out on getting rice. When they first seat you request Garlic Naan. It's a lot better. They always have curry goat, chicken masala, spinach, and a nice assortment of chutneys. The chai rules and they even have little bags of honey at the table for those of us/you who avoid white sugar.

May 12, 2009
boyfood in Los Angeles Area

In search of Cabbage Soup

I've had the Brent's soup, which really is acceptable. Problem for me is the atmosphere - I remember going to a place called The Bagle which was on S. Fairfax (right below Olympic) not too far from the Carthay neighborhood. The place was a hangout for me for weekend breakfast - bagels and cabbage soup.

May 08, 2009
boyfood in Manhattan

Bagels in LA?

Glad I clicked into the bagels section, cuz I had the address's been maybe 13 years since I last went to Brooklyn Bagel. I used to live in Angelino Heights, but I thought they were gone the other day cuz I was cruising for them on Temple Blvd. not Beverly. Thanks for the address - there is a god.

Apr 25, 2009
boyfood in Los Angeles Area