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Shirley U. Jest

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  1. You can either go dine somewhere and get stone crabs, OR you can go buy them from Penn Dutch or Delaware Chicken (both in Hollywood) and take them home and eat them there. You can also either make your own honey mustard, or buy it. I prefer melted butter since I don't eat sugar. HTH.
  2. I am meeting a friend from Australia for lunch. We are looking for a restaurant on the ocean with a view, that serves decent meat dishes. We're not interested in sandwiches, salads or fried foods. We're interested in a good meat dish or seafood that hasn't been breaded and fried. Somewhere between Vero Beach and Stuart/Ft. Pierce. I've eaten at Waldo's in Vero and the menu sucks... It's all fried food. I've eaten at Ocean Grill, but they don't serve lunch.. I've eaten at the Original Tiki Bar in Ft. Pierce, but can't remember if they have decent meat dishes. Does anyone have any good suggestions for a decent lunch for a couple of meat eaters? Thanks, Shirley
  3. I feed a teenage son and myself and keep records of my expenses. I am a Carnivore, and I buy some fruits (in season) for my son. Our monthly grocery bills is $400/mo and that includes no alcohol, no pet products, no cigarettes. That is beef, paper products, some fruit, some dairy. We don't eat out for obvious reasons... and we never order take out. That is bare bones pure unadulterated food. No box products, no frozen products, no canned products.
  4. Since becoming a Carnivore, my grocery bill for my teenage son and myself is about $410.00 per month. That includes paper products and pet products. We eat two large meals per day.
  5. I'm a Greek. I grew up on this dish, but we didn't use tahini. We used OO&V and lemon. And TONSSS of roasted garlic. Eggplant was always done on the grill, when the lamb was going. Salt/pepper/ and a dash of cinnamon (Greeks love their cinnamon;)). It was always superb, and always a staple on our table. Thanks for bringing this subject up... I've since taught both my kids to keep eggplant on their table, as well.
  6. If anyone is interested in the eggplant cheesecake recipe, I got a copy of it, scanned it, and have it on file for anyone interested in me emailing it to them. Just PM me. Shirley
  7. I'm a collector of mustards. I use mustard in nearly everything. Even tuna melts! There is nothing so fantastic to taste a little zip in a sauce, in mayo, in a salad dressing, on a hot dog.... such a wonderful condiment.
  8. I love my garlic press. It's one piece, and never fails me. My partner is dying to get one of those bullets seen on infomercials. it chops and blends and makes margarita's without getting drunk. Ohhhh and my boat motor.. I love the bejesus outta that thing. It mashes my cauliflower in seconds.. Yessireee!
  9. What a surprise to see this thread. I made a tuna melt last night for the kid and I. I used sour cream, and cream cheese, and cooked bacon. baked it up real hot and bubbly and then served it on toasted rye for me, and toasted english for him. I told him, "we used to eat this in our school cafeteria when I your age." Kids love this stuff. (so do adults) LOL!
  10. My new fave rave is Le Bon-723 Lincoln Rd. Great Belgian beer selection, and 1KG Mussels/Frites (enough for two) is $14. Great service, too. Sit outside-great for drinking, eating, people-watching, and not too expensive. ←
  11. In a short reply, yes, Boca is a wasteland for lousey food. Drive south to Ft. Lauderdale, and Hollywood and you will have better luck. I just posted a review on a little seafood joint where we ate last night, in Ft.Lauderdale. Check out my review. Shucks in Ft. Lauderdale. Nothing fancy, just great Florida food, and it won't kill your wallet.
  12. Hello, I have just returned from St. Thomas, and I am going to share our finds: 1) First dinner was at Craig & Sally's. This is by far one of the finest restaurants on the island. After eating in a few really nice restaurants, I have to say that the price is right up there with the rest of the places on the island. We started with the eggplant cheesecake. Now... I wasn't excited about it, thinking, a cheese cake with eggplant? But, after my partner and I shared 1 appetizer, we were making noises. It was the best, lightest, fantastic innovative dish we've ever had. We even asked for the recipe, to which, they must be asked all the time, because they had it all ready printed out and ready for giving away. My main course was a top of the line sea bass stacked on top of a generous amount of sweet seaweed salad, fried soba noodle pancake, enoki mushrooms and veracorts. It was a splendid dish that made my taste buds dance with excitment. The thought of all of those tastes combined was nothing short of artistic. There was a light sweet sauce, with a touch of sirachi sauce drizzled around the plate. My partner requested the grilled tuna steak, which was stacked on top of blackened potato salad with tomato salsa, and veracorts. We ordered a glass of Duck Pond Pinot Noir with our meal. For dessert, we ordered a dish of fruit cobbler, with many fruits embedded in a flaky crust. Dinner with tip came to close to $100. Sally is a true artist in the kitchen, and nothing but the signiature eggplant cheesecake stays on the menu. Everyday is a new day for her, and a new canvas. I highly recommend this restaurant for the true chowhound. 2) Next major meal was at Heidi's on Water Island. A local told us about this, and even gave us her phone number. A local woman, living on Water Island cooks dinner every Sat. night on Honeymoon cove beach, on Water Island. You must reserve a plate in the morning. Call her and tell her what you want. You have a choice of beef, chicken, or seafood. My partner ordered the chicken, and I ordered the seafood. You take a ferry from the Crown Bay Marina over to Water Island. Before you go, stop in the market in the marina and buy a bottle of wine. Bring your swimming clothes, change of clothes, bug spray, snorkeling gear, and a towel or two. Take the ferry over, climb the hill and over to Honeymoon Beach. Heidi has a truck there, selling drinks, snacks, and whatever. Swim for the afternoon, bask in the warm waters, and then as the sun goes down, grab a table, change into some clothes, put on some bug spray, and begin the evening. I captured the prettiest sunset photo's from this beach, as it faces due west. We opened our wine, sat with all the local residents of Water Island, and learned about their quiet, private way of life. We ordered dinner, my partner got a baked chicken breast stuffed with fresh spinach, black olives and feta, generously sprinkled with roasted pine nuts, and a lovely side of rice, on china plates! I ordered the mussels and shrimp in a light curry sauce over linguini, on china plates! We didn't order the steak, which was a HUGE rib eye, grilled on charcoals, by Heidi's husband. Her kids walked around, putting gas lanterns on each of the tables. All of the residents come out at night, bringing their linen table cloths, bottles of wine, a picnic, unless they ordered dinner from Heidi. To find Heidi, either ask a local, or look her up in the phone book. (the bartender at Wax, in downtown Charlotte Amalie, gave us her phone number) We sipped our wine, watched the sun go down, made some lovely aquaintenances of the local residents. Then Stu drove us to the ferry on his golf cart, and we hopped on the 9:15 ferry back to Crown Bay Marina. This was a magical night, and it was nice to share it with the people of the island. $ 20.00 per plate. 3) Off the Hook Restaurant in Red Hook. This was a great surprise. We didn't sit right on the water, because we wanted to sit directly under a ceiling fan, as the dining is outside, in the Red Hook Marina. The waiter was knowledgeable about his menu, and told us how large the portions were, so we opted not to order any appetizers. My partner ordered the tuna steak, which came with a large helping of fruited rice pilaf. Tuna was grilled to perfection, and a nice side of fresh mango chutney made everything come together nicely. I ordered the fresh yellowtail snapper filet, served with a sweet pepper sauce and rice. We both ordered a glass of Oregan state wine, and he kept filling our water glass. Everything was cooked to perfection, an abundance of food, fresh, fresh, fresh, and delicious. Dinner, with wine came to under $75.00. 4) In St. John, a local told us to skip all the tourist traps and go have lunch at the Deli Grotto, in Mongoose Junction. WOW! We shared a breast of chicken sandwich, that was made with a succulent piece of chicken breast, NOT cold cuts. It was called; Trunk Bay Chicken sandwich. We also ordered a side of broccoli salad which was their version of broccoli slaw. It was sweet, full of broccoli and fruit. Hit the spot! Along with 2 beers, our lunch came to $15.00 Missed having an abundance of vegetables. Would go there again, and eat at the same restaurants.
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