Faux Pasta: A Sister Cooking Blog

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You can never have too many avocados, I say.
- Nellie

Lentils with baked salmon, Parmesan couscous from a box, and roasted asparagus. Happy birthday, Papa Faux Pasta!
- Nellie

Banh Mi Saigon (198 Grand St) is a jewelry store, bakery, and home to the finest Banh mi I’ve had to date in New York. I’m sprawled on some steps in Soho, covered in crumbs and in heaven while creepy Italian men keep trying to talk to me about my sandwich as I glare at them with stuffed cheeks.

-Paulina

I wanted pancakes but I had yogurt with granola instead. Story of my life.
- Nellie

Detroit style pizza (“entry level deep dish”) from the pizza truck at Violet Crown in Austin. I cannot divulge how much time I spent here with my friend Audrey drinking $2 whiskey sours instead of waiting in line to watch a bunch of scragglehairs.

-Paulina

Shrimp taco salad. So. Good.
- Nellie

Sister swap! I’m in Austin two weeks after Nellie visited. This is the Gonzo - turkey, provolone, strawberry jam and chipotle dressing on Texas French toast. “I like to order it when I’m feeling kooky,” said the girl working the food truck.

For what it’s worth, the first thing I ate here was Jimmy Johns. Always and forever, you my girl, Jimothy Jernathon.

-Paulina


Taking an open-ended sabbatical (“millenialing in casual town”) and therefore all about the lingering breakfasts. Roasted organic yams with Kerrygold Irish butter (always salted!) and “maple surple” as I used to call it, grazed with sea salt. Real simple, as in I got the recipe from Real Simple.

-Paulina 

Best airport food I’ve ever had. Tender brisket, mustard potato salad, pinto beans, and coleslaw. Unffff.
- Nellie

I’m in Austin and I’m gonna eat all your BBQs… still really want ribs and brisket before we leave, though.
- Nellie