Cute Cook

I just HAVE to feel better so I can be the hostess with the mostess today at @nobarbrooklyn’s brunch. Come through and see what the BEST #FrenchToast in #Brooklyn tastes like. #crownheights #food #grub #dining (at NoBar BKNY)

I just HAVE to feel better so I can be the hostess with the mostess today at @nobarbrooklyn’s brunch. Come through and see what the BEST #FrenchToast in #Brooklyn tastes like. #crownheights #food #grub #dining (at NoBar BKNY)

I REFUSE to be felled by this summer cold! Where’s the warm weather? We still have a few weeks left! 😭 aaaaaarrrgghh! It’s nothing a little or in this case A LOT) of #vitaminC can’t cure. Fresh #squeezed! #keepitcute #ladiesthatcook #ladieswhocook #food #foodie #juice #juicing #fruit #oranges #grapefruits #produce #lemons #citrus #fruitporn #foodporn  (at la cucina mia)

I REFUSE to be felled by this summer cold! Where’s the warm weather? We still have a few weeks left! 😭 aaaaaarrrgghh! It’s nothing a little or in this case A LOT) of #vitaminC can’t cure. Fresh #squeezed! #keepitcute #ladiesthatcook #ladieswhocook #food #foodie #juice #juicing #fruit #oranges #grapefruits #produce #lemons #citrus #fruitporn #foodporn (at la cucina mia)

Shumai….sooo good. That’s the 2nd order we copped cause the two that came with the lunch special just weren’t enough. #food #dining #lunch #restaurant #keepitcute #brooklyn #Asian #Chinese  (at Kiku Sushi)

Shumai….sooo good. That’s the 2nd order we copped cause the two that came with the lunch special just weren’t enough. #food #dining #lunch #restaurant #keepitcute #brooklyn #Asian #Chinese (at Kiku Sushi)

#Repost from @nobarbrooklyn: #Repost from @solomon_lang: My homegirl @_janeledwards_ made the trip to #crownheights to check out brunch @nobarbrooklyn  and their unlimited mimosas/bellinis. Food and service is excellent! Lauren, aka @thecutecook, you made the experience for us. Thanks! #nobarbrooklyn #supportlocal #brooklyn #crownheights #bedstuy #dining #restaurant #keepitcute #hostess  (at NoBar BKNY)

#Repost from @nobarbrooklyn: #Repost from @solomon_lang: My homegirl @_janeledwards_ made the trip to #crownheights to check out brunch @nobarbrooklyn and their unlimited mimosas/bellinis. Food and service is excellent! Lauren, aka @thecutecook, you made the experience for us. Thanks! #nobarbrooklyn #supportlocal #brooklyn #crownheights #bedstuy #dining #restaurant #keepitcute #hostess (at NoBar BKNY)

Who’s #brunching w/me? #Repost from @nobarbrooklyn: your last chance this weekend to come #brunch with us! Join our hostess @thecutecook from 11am-4pm & try some of our #Cajun/#Creole delights. Don’t you wanna know what the BEST French Toast in #Brooklyn tastes like? Of course you do! See you soon! #CrownHeights #BedStuy #dining #grub #brunching #breakfast #food #mimosas #bellinis #keepitcute (at NoBar BKNY)

Who’s #brunching w/me? #Repost from @nobarbrooklyn: your last chance this weekend to come #brunch with us! Join our hostess @thecutecook from 11am-4pm & try some of our #Cajun/#Creole delights. Don’t you wanna know what the BEST French Toast in #Brooklyn tastes like? Of course you do! See you soon! #CrownHeights #BedStuy #dining #grub #brunching #breakfast #food #mimosas #bellinis #keepitcute (at NoBar BKNY)

What’re you having for #breakfast? Good morning! #repost via @glyderapparel. Shine on! #quotes #glitter #shine #shiny #sparkle

What’re you having for #breakfast? Good morning! #repost via @glyderapparel. Shine on! #quotes #glitter #shine #shiny #sparkle

Overloaded #cereal salad. Honey Nut & Rice Chex  & #strawberries w/#almond milk. I coulda made something fancier, but somedays a girl just really wants her cereal. Since Chex is #GF & I used almond milk, does that make this #Paleo too? #food #berries #glutenfree #breakfast  (at la cucina mia)

Overloaded #cereal salad. Honey Nut & Rice Chex & #strawberries w/#almond milk. I coulda made something fancier, but somedays a girl just really wants her cereal. Since Chex is #GF & I used almond milk, does that make this #Paleo too? #food #berries #glutenfree #breakfast (at la cucina mia)

Steamed spiced tiger shrimp. I’m sure I’ve posted these before. Made them again the other night with the #polenta cakes, #pimento cheese, & #BLT salad. Not quite a low country boil since I left the #taters & #corn out…. Remember, trying to watch those carbs over here, lol! #food #seafood #shellfish #shrimp #steamed #spiced #cooking #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #grub #keepitcute #comida #dinner  (at la cucina mia)

Steamed spiced tiger shrimp. I’m sure I’ve posted these before. Made them again the other night with the #polenta cakes, #pimento cheese, & #BLT salad. Not quite a low country boil since I left the #taters & #corn out…. Remember, trying to watch those carbs over here, lol! #food #seafood #shellfish #shrimp #steamed #spiced #cooking #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #grub #keepitcute #comida #dinner (at la cucina mia)

BLT Lettuce “Cups”
I can’t actually take credit for this recipe. I saw it on @michaelcarterlifestyle’s IG. #Romaine lettuce with a dollop of #bluecheese, topped w/diced #organic grape #tomatoes,& nitrate free #bacon crumbles. I cooked the bacon in the oven to get it crispy & ran the tomatoes under cold water to rinse away the seeds. Next time I make them, I’m thinking of wrapping the #lettuce into cups instead of eating them like tacos. #food #cooking #gf #glutenfree #salad #keepitcute #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #dinner #appetizer #grub #comida  (at la cucina mia)

BLT Lettuce “Cups”
I can’t actually take credit for this recipe. I saw it on @michaelcarterlifestyle’s IG. #Romaine lettuce with a dollop of #bluecheese, topped w/diced #organic grape #tomatoes,& nitrate free #bacon crumbles. I cooked the bacon in the oven to get it crispy & ran the tomatoes under cold water to rinse away the seeds. Next time I make them, I’m thinking of wrapping the #lettuce into cups instead of eating them like tacos. #food #cooking #gf #glutenfree #salad #keepitcute #ladieswhocook #ladiesthatcook #dinner #appetizer #grub #comida (at la cucina mia)

Didn’t photograph too well, but I topped some of those #polenta cakes w/#pimento #cheese & baaaaybeeeee…… When I tell you these were DIVINE? AND they gave me a good idea for a party #appetizer. #food #keepitcute #ladiesthatcook #ladieswhocook #cooking #grits #amusebouche #tapas #comida #grub  (at la cucina mia)

Didn’t photograph too well, but I topped some of those #polenta cakes w/#pimento #cheese & baaaaybeeeee…… When I tell you these were DIVINE? AND they gave me a good idea for a party #appetizer. #food #keepitcute #ladiesthatcook #ladieswhocook #cooking #grits #amusebouche #tapas #comida #grub (at la cucina mia)

Grilled #Polenta Cajes. 
Sooo, we’re watching our carb intake over here. Not going completely #Paleo, (I can’t go without my dairy!) but trying to be as close to #glutenfree & low carb without cutting everything out. 
Moderation is the key. 
I made these by slicing a roll of precooked polenta into discs that I toasted on the flattop w/olive oil, sprinkled them w/ garlic powder & adobo & served. 
The grilling gave them a light crunch almost like a cracker with a chewy soft center. 
The perfect side dish for #dinner the other night.
They’ve definitely become a new fave. 
#food #cooking #ladiesthatcook #ladieswhocook #keepitcute #grits  (at la cucina mia)

Grilled #Polenta Cajes.
Sooo, we’re watching our carb intake over here. Not going completely #Paleo, (I can’t go without my dairy!) but trying to be as close to #glutenfree & low carb without cutting everything out.
Moderation is the key.
I made these by slicing a roll of precooked polenta into discs that I toasted on the flattop w/olive oil, sprinkled them w/ garlic powder & adobo & served.
The grilling gave them a light crunch almost like a cracker with a chewy soft center.
The perfect side dish for #dinner the other night.
They’ve definitely become a new fave.
#food #cooking #ladiesthatcook #ladieswhocook #keepitcute #grits (at la cucina mia)

See that right there? That’s a Hawaiian Burger. Forgive the awful lighting. I had to snap some quick pics before it was gone! Inspired by @nycdining’s post from a few days ago, I decided to try and make this last night w/a few modifications of course…
*Grilled lean turkey breast patties 
* Roasted fresh #pineapple slices (that I forgot to core before serving 🙈)
* nitrate free thick cut #bacon (why have the Canadian one when the real one is available? Sorry Canada…I only like my #ham #honeybaked…hmmmm that could certainly be a possibility for this burger….)
* I also switched out the #goatcheese for #muenster cause I love the little bit of bite muenster has & because when we were little, #Mommacutie told us it was SuperMan #cheese.
* laid the cooked patties on the roasted pineapple slice, topped w/Muenster and ran it under the burner until it was good and bubbly. 
*drizzled the whole thing w/ #Sweet #Thai #Chili sauce & topped w/another slice of pineapple. 
Even my finicky eater loved it AND it’s #glutenfree so is makes it sorta #Paleo too…SORTA.
#food #cooking #fruit #dinner #latergram #fitcooking #keepitcute #ladiesthatcook #ladieswhocook #burgers  (at la cucina mia)

See that right there? That’s a Hawaiian Burger. Forgive the awful lighting. I had to snap some quick pics before it was gone! Inspired by @nycdining’s post from a few days ago, I decided to try and make this last night w/a few modifications of course…
*Grilled lean turkey breast patties
* Roasted fresh #pineapple slices (that I forgot to core before serving 🙈)
* nitrate free thick cut #bacon (why have the Canadian one when the real one is available? Sorry Canada…I only like my #ham #honeybaked…hmmmm that could certainly be a possibility for this burger….)
* I also switched out the #goatcheese for #muenster cause I love the little bit of bite muenster has & because when we were little, #Mommacutie told us it was SuperMan #cheese.
* laid the cooked patties on the roasted pineapple slice, topped w/Muenster and ran it under the burner until it was good and bubbly.
*drizzled the whole thing w/ #Sweet #Thai #Chili sauce & topped w/another slice of pineapple.
Even my finicky eater loved it AND it’s #glutenfree so is makes it sorta #Paleo too…SORTA.
#food #cooking #fruit #dinner #latergram #fitcooking #keepitcute #ladiesthatcook #ladieswhocook #burgers (at la cucina mia)

Hungry? Come hang w/me for #brunch @nobarbrooklyn. Today from 11am-4pm. #photocred @fancythatphotography #food #dining #restaurant #grub #breakfast #mimosas (at NoBar BKNY)

Hungry? Come hang w/me for #brunch @nobarbrooklyn. Today from 11am-4pm. #photocred @fancythatphotography #food #dining #restaurant #grub #breakfast #mimosas (at NoBar BKNY)