March 20, 2014
Fried Egg Quinoa with Louise Chen & Friends
Michael Jackson, Leo DiCaps & Drake
Even the most extreme party-goers, need to take a time out to eat. Yesterday’s Cook for Me with Girls Girls Girls proved that it is possible to master both dancing and cooking. For the overachievers out there, it may even be possible to master both at the same time–LMK! Get to know the gals, Piu Piu, Louise, and Betty below as they share their secrets for how to make delicious fried egg quinoa and the perfect guac!
Hey Piu Piu! So, you’re Uruguayan, cool! Fave dish?
CHIVITO! It’s the best food you will ever have! It’s kind of like a burger with beef, olives, onions, peppers, salad, tomatoes, ham, mozzarella, an egg, mayonnaise, and fries. Sadly, you can’t have it outside of Uruguay.
Who should we be following on Instagram? Insta animal
Taste you couldn’t live without: Sweet and sour
Signature dish: Chile con carne
First celeb crush: TJ on Recess
Favorite party scene from a movie?
Party Girl with Parker Posey—the entire movie! I can’t choose a scene, I’m sorry! It’s the best movie ever made about partying—one of my all time fave. And, Posey has always been one of my icons.
OK, your turn Louise! What was your favorite moment from Paris fashion week?
Ending up at the Drake concert with Humberto Leon from Opening Ceremony/Kenzo and Spike Jonze!
Favorite Drake song and why:
Really tough question: Today I’d have to go with “Say What’s Real” because it’s one of his earliest songs and I find the lyrics even more relevant today, five years later. It shows his writing skills, which is what I value the most. And also, the song resonates with my personal experiences: “I always said I’d say it all on the right track.”
Taste you couldn’t live without: ICE CREAM!
Signature dish: Chinese beef and fried stir fry
First celeb crush: Leonardo DiCaprio back in 1997 (haha)
Favorite party scene from a movie: House Party!
Hey Betty! What is your favorite Michael Jackson song, and why?
“Beat it” is not only my favorite Michael Jackson song, it is also my favorite song of all time and the video contributes to his highness. I’ve loved it since I was a kid, before I even understood the lyrics. But there is a combination of amazingness between the guitar riff, the melody, Michael’s crystalline voice, his attitude, his dance moves, and his jacket. The choreography after the guitar solo makes it a climax in the music video history and it reminds me how much I love and miss Michael anytime I watch it.
If you could cook MJ dinner, what would you make?
We would share a ceviche
Taste you couldn’t live without : Cinnamon
Signature dish: Avocado on toast
First celeb crush: David Copperfield
Favorite party scene from a movie: The dance battle in You Got Served
Fried Egg Quinoa
Red & blonde quinoa
1. Steam red and blond quinoa with dried tarragon and fennel seeds
2. Leave the cooked quinoa in the fridge for 30 minute to dry out some of the moisture.
3. Add a spoonful of olive oil to a pan, fry onions until lightly brown, add pancetta and pine nuts and fry until caramelized.
4. In a wok, scramble 2 eggs in sesame oil, add cold quinoa, stir fry for 5 minutes.
5. Add onions, pancetta and pine nuts to the stir fry and stir together
6. Add a bit of light soy sauce
7. Add fresh cut chives, serve with lime
The secret to a good guacamole is to know how to chose avocado! Firm but tender
1. Chop an onion
2. Mix it with 3 avocados, lime juice, olive oil and salt
3. Add some fresh coriander (you can also add chopped fresh tomatoes)
4. Ya esta!
Photography by Karl Hab