November 22, 2017
As you may have surmised from our plethora of food-related t-shirt designs, we love to cook and chow down here at Boredwalk HQ. Given the time of year, we bet you're doing some cooking too.
To that end, we wanted to offer up this stylish — and free! — kitchen conversion chart to help you out when you're measuring in the kitchen and can't use your smartphone's calculator without dusting it with flour. We find this chart especially helpful when we're trying to double recipes for entertaining guests.
August 11, 2016
We love food and cooking here at Boredwalk HQ. We are especially fond of Asian cuisine, hook us up with some amazing sushi or a delicious bowl of ramen and we couldn't be happier. Below is our list of some of our absolute favorite cool foodie tshirts for those of us who cant' get enough Asian food in our diets!
1. Sake and Sushi Shirt
Two great tastes that taste great together! Whether you like your sake hot or cold or your sushi sashimi or nigiri, rocking this fun graphic tee is the perfect look for your next jaunt to your favorite Japanese food joint. Available in fleece, tank tops and tshirts for men and women in assorted colors. Check out the rest of our favorite Japanese food shirts here.
2. General Tso Is My Bro Shirt
Why travel all the way to China when you can satisfy your craving for sweet and spicy Chinese food from your favorite local take out joint? Bust out those chopsticks and pass the rice! Available in tank tops and tshirts for men women and kids in assorted colors!
3. Ramen is My Religion Shirt Shirt
A classic favorite for starving college kids, ramen has taken on a trendy image of late. These days fashion forward foodies can get their noodle soup from a variety hipster ramen joints in major cities. Plus, there's tons of great recipes online if you want to try cooking this Japanese food classic at home! Our Ramen is My Religion shirt is available on fleece, tanks and tees for men and women in assorted colors!
4. Boba is Bae Shirt
Bubble tea fans can all get behind this statement. Whether you call it boba, bubble tea or pearl milk tea, we call this Taiwanese street food treat delicious. Available in fleece, tank tops and tees for guys and ladies in assorted colors! (More bubble tea shirts also available.)
5. Banh Mi Shirt
Who can say no to an awesome sandwich? We love this Vietnamese food staple, especially with all the fresh crisp herbs and a shot of spicy Sriracha. DIY at home or visit your favorite local Asian eatery to satisfy your banh mi cravings. Our retro-inspired banh mi shirt is available in fleece, tank tops and tshirts for men and women in assorted colors.
June 01, 2016
Being Californians, we loooove avocado. Avocado toast, avocado smoothies, and of course guacamole! So many guac and avocado toast recipes suggest that first you scoop the avocado out of the shell and then mash it up.
This results in a slow messy process as slippery avocado chunks slide around and get stuck in your mashing implement of choice. We've found a better way, just watch our video below:
By mashing the avocado inside the shell you have less mess, more control and it's a faster finish to ready-to-eat guacamole or avocado toast.
Want to make this guacamole recipe? You'll need:
- 3 ripe pitted, mashed, avocados (use my tip above to prepare the avocado)
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped cilantro
- 1-1/2 cups chopped tomatoes
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 1/2 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (or to taste)
Combine the ingredients above and serve with your favorite chips.
March 08, 2016
We love our junk food here at Boredwalk HQ, but we also never met a salad we didn't want to get down with.
The great thing about salads is that they're kind of like soups — you can more or less just chop up whatever you've got in the crisper (within reason), toss it in a bowl, and season it with a complimentary dressing for a quick, healthy meal.
One of our fave go-to's is avocado toast. It can come in lots of different incarnations — so long as there's toasted bread and avocado involved, you can stay simple with just a slice and a schmear, or Dagwood it up to your heart's content.
Last weekend we decided to try our hand at deconstructing our favorite open-faced sandwich into a salad comprised of its component parts. Strap in; this ride is about to get delicious!
First, we headed over to our favorite local supermarket and gathered our fresh ingredients:
• (1) extra-large Haas avocado (or two smaller ones)
• (1) pkg grape or cherry tomatoes (we went with grape)
• (1) bunch fresh basil (Italian is best for this application, but we won't kick you out of bed for substituting Thai)
• (1) sourdough demi baguette (if you can't find a demi, get a full baguette and just wrap half of it in plastic & foil and stick it in the freezer until the next time you need to make some croutons or crostini)
As always, take care to select ripe veggies! As heavenly as it is when perfectly ripe, there are few things in life as disappointing as biting into hard, bland avocado.
To Make Salad:
- Preheat oven to 400º F. Slice baguette into 1" rounds and then slice rounds into 1" cubes. Place cubes onto foil-lined baking sheet, and bake until fragrant and just beginning to develop brown edges. Remove from oven and let cool.
- Cut avocado into a healthy dice (about 1/2" cubes) and add to salad bowl.
- Wash & slice tomatoes width-wise into halves or thirds (depending on size); add to bowl.
- Wash & chiffonade basil; add to bowl. As you can tell from our photos, it doesn't have to be a true chiffonade with super-fine ribbons — ours were about 1/4" wide. It just makes for a nicer presentation than a rough chop does.
- Toss everything (including your sourdough croutons) to mix well. Hand-tossing is preferable so as not to demolish the avocado cubes, but by no means required.
- Divvy up into smaller bowls or on salad plates.
If your sous chef is helping you out in the kitchen, don't leave them hanging — they've worked up an appetite, too!
Now you'll want to retrieve some stuff from your pantry:
We wanted to keep things simple to let the natural flavors and textures of our ingredients be the stars that they are. It's best to dress each serving individually to avoid over-saturating the basil and making your croutons soggy.
No real measuring needed here — we sure didn't! Just start with light drizzles of olive oil & balsamic vinegar and light sprinklings of sea salt and cracked or ground black pepper and add a bit more to suit your taste.