Starbucks Furryccino and blueberry muffin

Starbucks Furryccino and blueberry muffin

Vanilla bean and chocolate chip Frappuccino with pink coconut whipped cream. At Starbucks in the Westin Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA last July. Through the window is their outdoor seating.

Coyoty makes eggnog overnight oats.

A convenient breakfast for the holidays when you’ve got the eggnog and you don’t want to make breakfast tomorrow.

Mix up 1/3 cup rolled or old-fashioned oats, some fruit or nuts (I used slivered almonds, pecans, and coconut), a pinch of salt, 1/4 cup eggnog, and 1/3 cup milk, sprinkle cinnamon on top, and let it sit in the fridge overnight. The next morning all the liquid will be absorbed and the oats will be soft and sweet from the eggnog, so no sugar needs to be added.

If you don’t have eggnog, you can use other dairy such as milk, kefir, or yogurt. You can also mix in wheat germ, chia seeds, and other healthy fillers.

Coyoty eats hot and spicy shrimp with fried rice.

At Wang Chinese Restaurant in Cromwell, CT.

Hot and sour soup.


Eggroll, tempura chicken, and tempura shrimp.

Navy grog. It had a rude name I can’t remember now.

Coconut ice cream.

Coyoty eats a Back Bay breakfast bagel with OJ and coconut coffee.

“Fresh-cracked egg, bacon, Swiss, tomato, pickled red onion, smoked salmon, cream cheese on a Poppy Seed bagel.” At Bruegger’s Bagels in downtown Pittsburgh, PA in July.

Coyoty eats a Saratino pizza and chicken shawarma pita.

From Aladdin Halal in Hartford, CT.

Saratino pizza: “Meatballs, mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, eggplant, roasted rpeppers, tomato sauce.”

Chicken shawarma pita.

Saratino pizza close-up.


Coyoty eats amazing Lao-Thai food.

At the East West Grille Lao-Thai Restaurant in West Hartford, CT.

Many reviews say this restaurant has the best and most authentic Thai food around, and I believe it. Everything here was excellent, especially the wok roasted mussels. Normally I would start off with photos of the main entree, but the mussels were so good, I have to start with them.

Lao Wok Roasted Mussel shells in sunlight
Lao Wok Roasted Mussel shells in sunlight.

Lao Wok Roasted Mussels
Lao Wok Roasted Mussels. “Quick hot stir fried mussels with sweet basil & bell pepper. Served in a wok.” This is one of the best things I’ve ever eaten.  They weren’t tiny mussels either; they were big and meaty and spicy.  It’s probably their signature dish, but I’ll have to go back and try everything else to make sure. Successful restaurants should have at least one dish people will keep going back for.

Coyoty eats veal parmigiana.

picturing_food: Coyoty eats veal parmigiana..

With carrots & green beans and mashed potatoes.

At Gaetano’s Tavern on Main in Wallingford, CT.

Shrimp chowder, coffee, and steaming hot bread.

Coconut fried shrimp.