Look – I’m Featured on FoodWishes!

Check it out! I’m on FoodWishes.com!

It has been one of my favorite food blogs for quite some time now and I decided to try my hand at throwing together a video for something that is extremely healthy, extremely tasty, and also viewed as extremely difficult to do. It really isn’t all that hard (just a little time consuming) and in my video I share some of my tips to chop things up real fine for an absolutely stunning tabbouleh.

I tweeted him the video a few weeks ago and told him to feel free to use it if he ever wanted to and low and behold it must have been good enough for him to feature on his blog. Gotta say, I’m pretty proud of myself!

It obviously doesn’t have the production quality that his videos have but he’s an actual Chef and the only education I’ve had is from watching Gordon Ramsay, Alton Brown and (of course) FoodWishes.com. He also has several years of experience as a culinary instructor as well as quite a few years of experience putting together cooking recipe videos.

That being said, I have been making myself tabbouleh for around 12 years (learned the recipe from my dad, who learned it from my grandmother and they’re both from Armenia) and have always prided myself on how fine I can chop up my veggies for it. In fact, when I’m really trying to be fancy I chop everything about half again as fine as I did for this video.

So for anyone coming over from FoodWishes.com, please don’t expect me to be running a food blog here. I’ll probably throw together a cooking video from time to time (and maybe Chef John will link to them again in the future!) but this was really just something I made for fun, to show my foodie friends how to make this delicious salad and to send to Chef John to see how he’d like my process. Mission accomplished!

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Tabbouleh

I’ve been making tabbouleh for quite some time now and I’ve had several people ask me for my recipe and/or how to make it. So I figured I’d put together a video and upload it to YouTube!

I decided to borrow the style from FoodWishes.com, a video blog website that I very much enjoy visiting. His videos are much better than mine (but only because he’s had more practice).

You can watch it below or just head over to YouTube and watch it there. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 cup Bulgur Wheat, Fine Grain #1
1/3 cup Water
3 Beefsteak Tomatoes, diced
1 Large Cucumber, diced
1 Bunch Green Onions, diced
1 Bunch Flat Leaf Parsley, diced
Juice of 1 Lemon
Extra Virgin Olive Oil, equal to lemon juice amount
Kosher Salt & Fresh Ground Black Pepper, to taste 

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Hello, world!

Well, it looks as if things are finally starting to fall into place.

I was licensed as a Branch III Operator in the State of California, I got married to the woman I’ve been in love with since junior year of high school, I’ve greatly improved my cooking skills, Gordon Ramsay has replied to and/or retweeted me on Twitter several times. My best friends and I went on a ten day vacation to the island of Maui. Oh, and my wife and I moved cross-country to Georgia to follow her career in Podiatry Medicine.

It’s been a busy few years!

Now that I’m all set up and pretty much settled in to life in Georgia, here’s what has been going on. I am obviously no longer employed by Ararat Exterminators in California since my dad and I both agreed that a commute from Georgia would be a bit too much to expect (insert sarcastic wink here). My wife and I are buying a house here in Georgia that is absolutely gorgeous and less than fifteen minutes from her practice. Most importantly, I’m finally taking my part-time website development business mainstream! I’ve incorporated and everything.

Psyjnir, Inc now provides full-service website hosting, design and development (as well as server administration, database migration, etc.) to clients around the globe! The corporate website is, of course, Coming Soon™ but I’ve already started work for three separate clients on three separate projects! I couldn’t be more happy or excited.

So as you can tell I’ve updated the blog and personal site, and I’m currently in the process of both working on the three projects that I’ve got as well as migrating from one dedicated server to another. Soon enough everything should come together and look more professional and customized, and then I can start offering my services to even more clients.

And hopefully one of these years I’ll start posting more than once on the blog that I install on my personal website! ;)

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