Holiday Series: Gathering Up The Week Long Celebration Menu

I’m hosting many guests over the holiday week, and finding just the right recipe is probably the funnest task I embark on, because you see, I love a good dinner party, and a conversations, and even followed by a board game. So, here are some of the dishes I intend to make this week: What […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Chickpea, Tomato, Peanut Stew

While going over the ingredients for this recipe, my eyes lit up, thinking just how delicious the combination will be. It’s funny my family normally frowns upon me switching up recipes, and even make alternative plans. But I always say, try something once and if afterwards you have regrets, never try it again. This is […]

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Food: Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Another easy recipe for the family – and to also satisfy my cravings for chili – this variation is for dinner tonight: CHICKEN optional One 8-ounce chicken breast (boneless, skinless, organic, and pasture-raised when possible)  SOUP 2 tsp avocado oil (or sub water) 1 ½ cups diced white or yellow onion (or sub shallot or red onion) 3 cloves garlic (minced) 1 tsp fresh minced ginger 1 medium jalapeño, minced (seeds and […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – White Bean, Chicken, Squash Soup

Walked out of the house this morning at 5:30, headed to my commuter train, and I actually shivered. It was breezy and cold. Did I mention just how much I love this time of year? Well, I do. So, while on the train, I normally go over my to-do list, which of course includes dinner […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Grilled Salmon

Salmon is the only fish I’ll eat, when it comes to seafood. My recipe is simple, salt, pepper, sliced lemon, a touch of grass-fed butter, and ginger, bake in oven for until its done to your liking and serve with grilled asparagus. But tonight I am tempted to try this recipe – and see how […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight- Rice and More Rice Dishes

Every week I sit down with my mother and plan out her meals – and afterwards do her grocery shopping accordingly. The other day, when I suggested rice as a side dish, she voiced, pretty passionately that she’s grown tired of the simply steamed rice or rice pilaf. So, I decided to do a search […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Beef Stew Vietnamese Style

San Francisco is filled with wonderful cuisine, fusion or traditional, Asian food has been one of my favorites. But I’ve never tried to make a dish at home, well, except Thai peanut sauce chicken, with store bought Peanut sauce which is no longer available in stores, I imagine because of the growing peanut allergy in […]

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Food: A New Take on Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Whatever this year’s Indian summer is in San Francisco; it seems to last only from noon to four in the afternoon. The rest of the time its been crispy, windy and chilly outdoors and indoors to the point I was actually freezing last night, and needed to bundle up while reading, before turning in for […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight: Coconut Curry Noodles or Chicken

I do love coconut curry or around this time of year, butternut squash curry I normally order from my favorite eatery in the city here, and here.  So, here’s whats happened. I assumed we were finally getting our warmer temperatures in the city, but it turns out, we’ve had nothing but cold windy days, overcast, […]

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Food: Dinner Tonight – Pasta with Artichoke is in order

Rain and more rain, which means I need comfort food paired with a good bottle of cabernet. I laugh because I never ask the family what they crave for dinner, I simply prep the meal and serve it.  Tonight we are having Pasta with artichoke and peas in a creamy sauce, something I haven’t made […]

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