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PCFG Is Off For A Week! Sorry For No Posts!

As you can see, no new posts on PCFG this week unfortunately! Our deepest apologies if you were really looking forward to one. We’re still working on the site’s next relaunch, pending a super srsbiz meeting between Meg and I. Don’t sweat it though, Summer is right around the corner! And with summertime comes our awesome, mid-year posting schedule which includes both a new recipe and a Smoothie Sunday post every single week!

Until then, we leave you with the following question: is this a picture of one of our butts?

Dough butt.

Garlic Recipe Roundup

In preparation for our cooking demonstration at the Long Island Garlic Festival this week, we decided to round up some of our favorite garlic themed posts. Hopefully you’ll come stop by and check it out!  If you’re not nearby enough to come watch us cook and listen to us talk though, you can still make some garlicky food this weekend to celebrate all things garlic with us in spirit.

Food 101: How to Roast Garlic

Not really a recipe, but important garlic cooking knowledge. Knowing how to roast garlic opens up other culinary doors.

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Big Plans Happening For Poor Couple’s Food Guide

Some of you may have noticed that Meg and myself have been posting a bit less than usual lately. Recipe of the week has kinda become more of a bi-weekly occurrence, and our Food 101 posts have also slowed down. Yet at the same time views have been going up, and that makes us feel a bit guilty. Well, we’d like to take this post as an opportunity to explain some of what’s been going on lately.

Here's a picture of Kobe.

Here’s a picture of Kobe.

People close to us are probably aware that Meg A. is currently in the home stretch of her graduate program at Parson’s New School For Design, and thus preparing for her Master’s final examination. Anyone of you whom is in or has gone to grad school can attest to the absurd amounts of studying involved in this, so you can see why this would limit one’s ability to partake in blogging.
At the same time, I’ve been hard at work with a few things myself. On top of some professional certification classes to take care of, I’ve also been hard at work finishing production on an album for my electronic music side project Gentleman.BOSS the past month or so. So suffice to say, the two of us have been busy.

But! This post isn’t all bad news. Fortunately, come mid April, we’ll both be freed up once again and ready to bring back our regular posting schedule of three posts per week. Besides that, we’ve got some big updates taking place as well! As you may have noticed, as of today, PCFG now has its own Twitter, so those of you not on Facebook can still follow our updates, and keep up to date on various mundane details we deem Tweet-worthy! Additionally, you can all look forward to us creating our very own Youtube channel this Spring as well.

So as you can see, things may be slow now, but give it a few weeks and there’ll be even more ways to keep up with Poor Couple’s Food Guide and learn awesome ways to keep cooking while on a budget! We hope you’re as excited as we are! If there’s any questions or requests anyone has, feel free to let us know! Stay hungry!

Happy Birthday Poor Couple’s Food Guide!

From the beginning, cooking and food has been a big part of me and Erik’s relationship.  A year ago this week we decided to start a blog about it.  What started as wacky experiments in pizza in the form of Pizza Lab has now expanded to 6 categories with lots of recipes and reviews.  We had a slow start, but our audience has been growing, and will hopefully continue to grow.  We really want to thank those of you who have been with us from the beginning and for the support from our friends and family.  And of course we’re also always grateful for new readers and new fans.  You all mean a lot of us.  Every comment or like helps us feel like we’re making a difference.  So thank you everyone! 

There’s some other big things coming soon for Poor Couple’s Food Guide, so keep an eye on the Facebook page!

This picture may be hint...

This picture may be hint…

Support PCFG’s entry in the Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” sweepstakes!

Last year Lay’s rocked the munchies world by launching a contest where people could submit ideas for new potato chip flavors. After the dust settled, the winner was Karen Mendham’s Cheese Garlic Bread flavor. We here at PCFG have tried them in the past few months and they seem to deserve the win, definitely having a cheese/garlic flavor to them.

Fast forward to present day, Lay’s is once again opening the floodgates for people to post all manners of stupid ideas, ranging from bacon doughnut to seviche to cinnamon sugar. Meg A. and I recently came up with our own idea and decided to submit it. That’s right, Poor Couple’s Food Guide is officially throwing our hat into the ring, with our idea for Tzatziki Gyro flavored potato chips! The idea is inspired from our mutual love for eating french fries dipped in tzatziki sauce while getting gyros. Now obviously, as a nationwide sweepstakes, the odds of winning are hilariously low. That’s why we ask you to give us some help and support our flavor on both Lay’s website and on Facebook.

If we make it to the finals, then YOU get to buy the flavor in stores when the other finalists are released in retail for final voting. So don’t do it for us, do it for yourselves!