Coconut Shrimp Curry

Once in a while it’s very nice to change your food cultural target.

One day back from the tennis court we wanted to cook something different something out of our very appreciate and successful Italian routine and we started to wander around the net looking for ideas…
… well, has to be easy (too much energy left on the tennis battlefield), quick and tasty… something creamy, spicy and maybe exotic, light but yummy…

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Wine, Food and Music

Are you into wine (the good wine I’m talking about), food and music?
Then this event is just for you!

When?
From Friday April 28th to Friday September 29th every last Friday of the month.
Events start at 6pm and end at 9pm. Food and music available 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Who?
Strey Cellars and Magnavino; both excellent winemakers in Oxnard CA, will join their effort to entertain you with a food  truck located between their tasting rooms, two bands and obviously good wine.

<<I Live Italian knows personally the Strey Cellars owners and every wine out of their list is fabulous, many thanks to Katie and Scott for having informed of this event, will be there!>>

What (is boiling in the pot)?
Every event will be characterized by a different food theme. All of them indicated into the flyer.

Where?
Everything will happen in the space between the two tasting rooms located at 951 and 961 North Rice Ave, Oxnard, CA 93030.

 

Looking forward to seeing some of I Live Italian’s followers and friends with a nice glass of wine in a hand!!

And as usual, comment and let us know yours about it!

An oven in your luggage?

As a traveling crew member, one of the biggest discomforts is when you plan to eat healthy food on your 2 or 3 consecutive layovers and after cooking, boxing, freezing and packing, you get to a hotel which does not provide a microwave in the room.

Actually, what I was thinking actually happens quite frequently. Meghan as well, sometimes finds herself in the same situation and all the good proposals to be considerate about quality and food costs on overnights are threatened by the unavailability of a microwave.

Looking around and searching, one colleague of mine just showed me this amazing tool which soon will be sitting into my food bag: HotLogic Mini Personal Portable Oven

  

 

This portable food warmer or carriable oven is very compact and collapsable so it can be placed in the luggage or the lunch bag without taking too much space.

It’s enough to connect the plug, put your food container inside and warm it up with no problems at all. Hard to believe (haven’t tried but only read about) you can even cook a nice piece of chicken without stove at all!

The way it works is genius: the little bag has an aluminum lining to keep the internal temperature and the hot plate warms up your glass or plastic container, not too intensely, which allows the food to defrost, warmup and not get soggy or burnt. Hot logic mentions that you can let it run for hours and the food will be ready anytime and not spoiled.

The black version is always perfect, but Amazon has different colors available: blue, orange, yellow, purple and pink. Also available is the car adapter to use it literally on the go. The whole personal oven collapses and can be placed into any purse, lunch bag or travel bag.

The price of this device is 35,95$ and really can save you a lot on money for your lunches!

Definitely a life changer for travelers like us!

 

 

 

Heres a a video dedicated to my colleagues and friends flight attendants

NOLA…The land of sinners and saints

It’s always nice to get a long and decent layover (two night’s stay if you’re lucky) while you’re working or flying for a living in my case. It’s even better when it happens to be in the festive city of New Orleans and you get the chance to bring someone along for the fun!

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Southern Style Fried Chicken

Day three of four and this round flight schedule took me to Little Rock, Arkansas.

My first overnight here and a dilemma to solve: where to go for lunch tomorrow?
After a little research the top star of the restaurants close by is Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken. Continue reading “Southern Style Fried Chicken”