Official Nikki Martini!

Official Nikki Martini by Nikki Martin (Photo borrowed from Ms. Nikki Martin’s FB page)

I have just been advised by the lovely Nikki Martin herself that she has taken the name devised by your favorite kittensharks and made a much better recipe than the half-assed version we gave you a couple days ago!  Here is her official recipe and photo as well as a link to her Facebook page, where it is posted:

Wondering what to drink tonight while watching Food Network #Star? Sip on a delicious ‘Nikki Martini’.
( Clever Name courtesy of my KittenSharks)

Nikki in a glass: Fun, Flirty, A touch of Spice & Might Bite ya in the Ass Later!

PASSION JALAPENO NIKKI MARTINI

2 oz Silver Tequila
1 oz Lime Juice
1 oz Simple Syrup
1.5 oz Passion Fruit Juice/Puree
1/2 Jalapeno Seeded and Sliced

Muddle Jalapeno slices with lime & simple. Add Tequila and Passion Fruit (Peach or Grapefruit works too)
Shake it like a Polaroid Picture

Strain and Serve up. Garnish with a Jalapeno Slice.

Nikki Martin is Amazing and Should Have a Show on Food Network

So, tonight we learned that Nikki Martin was eliminated from Food Network Star.  If you

Nikki Martin

know anything about kittensharks, then you know that we are obsessed with Food Network Star.  (If you don’t know anything about kittensharks, then you are a jackass.)  Kittensharks are traditionally #TeamAlton because, as you know, we are huge fans of Alton Brown.  However, through a series of tweets with Nikki Martin, we learned that she is a classy and interesting lady who has some stuff to teach us about grilling food.

Tonight, I was extremely disappointed to see her removed from the running in place of Michelle on Bobby Flay’s team.  I think it was a huge mistake in the producers’ decision.  Nikki might not be everyone’s idea of “classic” food show host, but she is attractive, interesting and informative.  Which is what one ought to want in an informative food show.  I don’t eat meat, but I would be interested in some of her tips on grilling vegetables.  I don’t know what any of the other contestants would have to say on this subject because they don’t seem to care.  I think Nikki does.

I’m going to launch a campaign to get a Nikki Martin Show on Food Network.  I think you should join me.  Yeah?  Do it.

If you are interested in joining, email zelda@kittensharks.org or start tweeting @FoodNetwork that you want a #NikkiMartinShow immediately!  Nikki is a classy lady and has a lot to teach us.  As a Food Network viewer, that’s what I’m looking for.  What about you?

FYI, MASSACHUSETTS!!! Potbelly’s in Boston!

A girl and her Potbelly Sandwich.

It’s finally happening!  Potbelly Sandwich Shop is opening a location in Boston.  There is technically already an open location, but it is in the airport, so it would be a pretty expensive lunch if one wasn’t already planning on taking an air trip that day.  (That doesn’t mean I haven’t thought about it.)

The opening date isn’t official yet, but I will keep you updated and eventually add a countdown clock .  In the mean time, check out the news page: Boston Opening.

 

Fake Chicken Salad

Fake Chicken Salad Wrap

On average, I spend about 2-3 weeks at a time in Washington, DC then return home for 2-3 weeks, then go back.  During the time in DC, Nick and I enjoy making a variety of recipes– some old favorites and some new ideas.  Most recently, there was a day on which we could not decide what to eat that evening.  Neither of us wanted anything too heavy, but we didn’t feel like just having bread and salad, either.  Then, like a unicorn comes to a fair maiden, an idea casually trotted up to me and whinnied: chicken salad.  PERFECT.  A deliciously light, simple recipe into which one can put pretty much anything one likes.

One might think that as a vegetarian, I am unable to enjoy the deliciousness of chicken salad, and one would be mistaken.  As I have mentioned before, there is a plethora of meat substitute products that have decent nutrition and great flavor (enough even to please Nick, who is a happy meat-eater).  Whether you use real chicken or fake, I hope you enjoy this recipe.

Half-assed Recipe follows: Continue reading