Couch Surfing Supplies

Savory Stuff:
Dumplings
Turkey Jerky
Pizza
Cold Cuts
Rotisserie Chicken
Takeout/Wholefoods

Carby Stuff:
Chips
Fun Juns

Sweet Stuff:
Red Vines
Gummy bears
Gummy worms
Airheads

Beverages:
Beer
Cider
Cognac
Sparkling Water w/ Lime

Movies:
Atlantis
Cosmos
Gravity
Avatar
Night at the Roxbury

Shows:
Cosmos
Nat Geo – Religion Show
Angie Tribeca
Big Bang Theory
Family Guy
The Mick
Nature Shows

YouTube:

Veggie-Fruit Smoothie

Ingredients:
Green Apples
Spinach
Strawberries
Blueberries
Banana
Lemon

Recipe:
Wash everything. Cut off strawberry stems. Slice and remove apple cores.
I typically use 2 apples, half a box of spinach, 5 strawberries, a handful of blueberries, and a quarter banana.
Add about a cup of water (distilled/filtered) to a blender.
Add in fruit and veggies.
Squeeze in a quarter lemon.
Add little ice to blender to make it cold.
Blend to desired granularity.

Tips:
I like to peel the apples, think it makes it taste better but it also helps if apples give you gas 😉
If you put in tupperware and refrigerate it’ll last about 2 days.

Links:

Fish and Chips

Ingredients:
Fish:
Fish (Cod)
Flour
Bread Crumbs (Panko)
Salt/Pepper
Egg
Dill
Leek
Lemon
Olive Oil

Chips:
Potato
Salt/Pepper
Paprika
Cajun Spice

Dipping Sauce:
Mayonnaise
Worcestershire Sauce
Lemon
Sriracha
Leek

Recipe:
Fish:
Follow Gordon Ramsay’s method to prepare and batter the Fish. Salt raw fish and let rest to allow it to firm. Coat in seasoned flour. Bathe in egg mixture w/ squeeze of lemon. Coat in Breadcrumb,salt/pepper,Dill,Leek.
Pan fry with olive-oil at medium-low heat. I cover the skillet when cooking the first side, then uncover when flipped.

Chips:
Peel, chop and blanch potatoes. Season with Cajun Spice, Paprika, etc. Bake at 350 for half-hour. Gordon Ramsay puts the chips in a slices of buttered bread loaf, like a sandwich, but I think this is a recipe for constipation.. so just eating them like fries works also.

Dipping Sauce:
Mix Mayo, Worcestershire sauce, Lemon and Sriracha in quantities to taste.

Tips:
Cod fish work real well.
I Like Panko for the breadcrumbs.
Sweet potatoes are good for the chips.
Covering the skillet when cooking the first side of the Fish, then uncover when flipped – helps cook the fish on all sides and not burn the batter.

Links:
Home-made Fish Fingers with a Chip Butty – Gordon Ramsay
Homemade fish fingers
Crispy Fish Fingers

Ameri-Can Ramen

Ingredients:
Vegetable Stock (Collard Greens, garlic, carrots, onion, mushroom)
Chicken Broth (optional)
Mirin or Beer
Soy Sauce
Salt/Pepper
Jalapeño
Chilli (arbol or japonese)
Ginger
Shiitake Mushroom
Onion (white or yellow)
Lemon
Lime
Plum

Ramen Noodles

Green Onion
Boiled Egg
Wasabi
Meat or Fish
Sriracha

Recipe:
Make a completed vegetable soup dish like Collard Greens, the most important ingredients being a green leaf like collards, garlic and some type of onion. Cook until leafy green is soft and flavorful.

Separately cook Ramen noodles to aldente, drain and set aside.

Mix half-and-half proportions of vegetable stock and chicken broth (or beef broth) – bring to a boil.
Mix in Mirin, Soy Sauce, Salt & Pepper to broth mixture to taste.
Add chopped Jalapeño to mix (the earlier the better to allow jalapeño to release oil heat throughout the cooking process.)
Add squeezed Lemon and Lime juice.
Add Shiitake Mushrooms.
After stock mixture has time to cook and meld to its final flavor, lower to simmer.

Plate with a medium-large bowl.
Add small layer of Garnish to bottom of empty bowl – small slices of lemon, lime, diced green onion, chopped jalapeño, dollop of wasabi, and a couple boiled egg slices.
Add a healthy portion of cooked Ramen on top of first layer of garnishes.
Pour in broth mixture.
Add another layer of garnishes to bowl along with sliced meat or a fillet of fish.
Top with sriracha for extra spice flavor.

Tips:
The ramen noodle in the instant ramen packets work well (don’t use the seasoning packet!).
A miso broth is another option.

Links:
Miso Ramen Recipe
Simple Homemade Chicken Ramen
17 DIY Ramen Recipes That’ll Make You Forget About Instant Noodles

Hot Toddy

Ingredients:
Lemon
Cinnamon
Cloves (ground)
Honey
Nutmeg
Tea Bag
Liquor (Brandy, Whiskey, Rum, Beer)
Hot Water

Recipe:
Add ingredients in hot mug.

Tips:
The main ingredients are lemon, cinnamon, and some kind of booze. Everything else is optional or to your taste.
Seems to work with any kind of liquor. I like Brandy, Whiskey, or Rum best.
Beer also works. IPA’s are good.

Links:
HOT TODDY (Epicurious)
The Hot Toddy: A Favorite Warm and Boozy Recipe for