Peace Bakery ~ Austin TX

Austin, Middle Eastern/Mediterranean By June 1, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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The Vitals:
the spot: Peace Bakery 11220 N. Lamar Blvd Austin TX 78753
the eats: Shawarma plate, falafel plate, hummus, tabouli 
the bucks: $7-$14
the full nelson: Middle Eastern eats on par with the best I have had in the Dearborn/Detroit area. Basically as good as it gets w/o needing a passport

It has been way too long since I’ve posted about a restaurant mostly because of Covid-19 and the fact that Bang for your Burger Buck has evolved into a catch all for recipes and all sorts of food adventures. My last post was for Eid and the hummus recipe I shared there got me thinking about the best Middle Eastern food I have had in Austin. Time to take a bite into Peace Bakery.

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Eid Holiday Dinner

Middle Eastern/Mediterranean, Recipe, Vegetarian/ Vegan By May 23, 2020 Tags: , , , , , , 2 Comments

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Eid Holiday Dinner recipe

The word “Eid” is derived from the Arabic word feast and is a celebration to the end of a month long dawn to sunset fast. The Eid Holiday Dinner is in reality many meals served throughout the day. My memories of the holiday growing up consisted of visiting home after home and hitting up a spread of edible delights. In my 20, though I didn’t partake in the fasting, when I would pop over to my fav Bangladeshi restaurant, the menu served at night during Ramadan was off the chain. I’m talking like 5 times the items served typically served In honor of that I present to you my recipe for an Eid Holiday dinner, broken down course by course.

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Breakfast Salsa recipe

Recipe, Tacos/ Mexican By May 21, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Ultimate Breakfast Salsa recipe

Breakfast salsa is my bold declaration that salsa just ain’t for tacos. The tastiest healthy sauce ever does wonders on eggs. It was a culinary epiphany I didn’t make until a trip to Mexico in my 20s and soon discovered that any request for hot sauce, even on a very gringo plate of bacon, eggs and toast, would be met with a bowl of salsa. And I have been reaching for salsa at breakfast ever since.

Up until now I have been content reaching for a jar of leftover homemade salsa for breakfast. But on this particular day I was all out and found myself forced to make a batch that morning. Lo and behold I would end up making the Ultimate Breakfast Salsa.

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Tomato Arbol Salsa recipe

Recipe, Tacos/ Mexican By May 20, 2020 Tags: , , No Comments

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Tomato Arbol Salsa recipe

Tomato Arbol salsa is that red salsa sitting at the far end of the salsa bar that screams spicy. A simple blend of tomato, onion and fiery Arbol chile peppers come together to give you the red kick that is so essential to a steak taco. It seems so simple but believe me it will give your taco night a swift kick of heat.

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Jalapeño Serrano salsa recipe

Recipe, Tacos/ Mexican By May 19, 2020 Tags: , , , No Comments

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Jalapeño Serrano salsa recipe

Jalapeño Serrano salsa found me a couple years ago when shooting the pilot for Cheap Eats. At a taqueria in Minneapolis, this creamy green salsa was served over Al Pastor tacos. It was powerfully spicy and instantly addicting; a salsa like no other I had never come across before.

Then I moved to Austin and the stuff was everywhere. Commonly referred to as Salsa Doña because it is a fixture at Austin’s Tacodeli, this green salsa is worth obsessing about. I know I have, which is why I started to make it at home. It’s fantastic on breakfast tacos, carnitas, al pastor and steak tacos.

You’re gonna want to make this salsa part of your taco night program. Trust me. This is what you will need.

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Brisket Pho: a leftovers recipe hack

Asian, Barbecue, Recipe By May 17, 2020 Tags: , , , , No Comments

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Brisket Pho: the greatest leftover recipe hack ever

It doesn’t get any simpler. Boiling water. Leftover brisket. Instant Pho. And it is so incredibly delicious. To my peeps in San Antonio, you might have caught the episode of me making this Brisket Pho on the show Texas Eats with David Elder. And if you didn’t, not to worry, this is as easy as it gets.

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