1. The lazy, five-minute-but-still-decently-tasty, way
2. The no-shortcut, local, organic, <insert buzz word here>, tastier way
9 times out of 10, I’m in the second camp. Today, though, I’m opting for the shortcut because I found a premade soup that I actually find edible. I’m a big fan of Trader Joe’s, especially for people that want something [...]
Knock knock. Are you still there?
It’s been a while, a long while, since I’ve actually posted anything. But, lo-and-behold, I am still alive and kicking, er, eating.
I just started a new project in LA, not too far from my alma mater. The downtown hotel I am now staying at is less [...]
Blame it on the Type A personality in me. You’d think I’d actually enjoy a couple of days of “working from home” and not doing anything. Instead, I’m anxious to get on a project and really prove myself and learn lots of new things. I spent the latter portion of last week [...]
I’d wish I had several more Alinea posts, though perhaps you patient readers are tired of them, only because it would mean that I could relive the meal a little longer. Alas, all great things must come to an end…
18. SWEETBREAD – cauliflower, burnt bread, toasted hayAnd here came the second large dish of [...]
These chocolate peanut butter cookies are definite crowd pleasers for anyone that likes chocolate and peanut butter. An innocent looking chocolate cookie that surprises any unsuspecting cookie monster with a hidden peanut butter center that is remisicent of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. I left some out in the kitchen, knowing full well [...]
Satura Cakes is a Japanese/French bakery in Palo Alto that I’ve heard SO much about from VMware co-workers. I finally ventured over there during lunch today and walked into the most heavenly smelling store. My thoughts went something like this…
“Oooh, tiramisu, yum…oh wait, strawberry shortcake! No, I want the mango parfait, wait, [...]
Sadly, my Year of the Pig/Boar has come to an end…however, Happy Lunar New Year!
And what perfect timing. I have a mildly Chinese recipe to post, and what better time to post than Chinese New Year.
Three days before the Superbowl party and I am frantically trying to cook everything in my fridge [...]
While the rest of the sports fans world celebrates/tries to forget the upset on Sunday, I still have two sinks full of dishes (down from about five) remaining at home…perhaps a sign of a successful party? The second annual Super Sunday was a tremendous success. We had about 45 people pass through during [...]
Tatsoi, also known as spinach mustard, spoon cabbage or Chinese flat cabbage, has dark green, oval leaves, with a lighter-tinged stem. It looks a bit similiar to baby Bok Choy (no surprise, it’s also in the same family as bok choy, mizuna, and rapini), but it looks much more full and lush. It’s [...]