Korean Beef Rice Bowl

Last week was “Sneak zucchini on  your neighbor’s porch day” – and lo and behold, I got a few on my doorstep. Except none of my neighbors have gardens. It’s a complete mystery, and I appreciate the thoughtful gesture. I guess if anyone could find a use for zucchini on my block, it would be me. Though I’m hoping the …


Street Girls

My trip to NYC for BlogHer started off with a little hiccup, and it had everything to do with three bloggers’ naivety about NYC traffic and overestimation of our lady skills in attracting a cab. Ree, Elise and I were supposed to host an award for the SocialLuxe party – we were to be on stage at 6:20pm on the …

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas Recipe

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)

Before I even get into this addictive little snackity snack, I just want to say thank you for all the wonderful birthday wishes yesterday on Twitter and Facebook. You all are so thoughtful to send a little message of good wishes. I was sitting at the airport waiting for my flight home and everytime a new message came in, my …


Cauliflower and Kale Salad (Cauliflower Tabouli)

8/3/10 Update: Sorry for repeat post from 2 days ago – my database crashed!!! EEEEKS! So I had to restore from older backup and recreate this post. Public service announcement: BACK UP!!! At the risk of upsetting my vegetarian, vegan and raw fans, I’ll say this: ban the raw cauliflower. Especially the ones you find on raw veggie platters with …


Dragon Rolls

Dragon Rolls at new Asian Cuisine sheet nori, halved 2 cups (10 oz/300 g) sushi rice ½ English (hothouse) cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, then cut into strips ¼ inch (6 mm) thick ½ fillet barbecued eel, cut into strips 1 avocado, halved, pitted and peeled 4 teaspoons umeboshi (pickled plum) puree Japanese soy sauce, for serving


Fun Finds on the Web

Some fun finds on the web…. This lady cracks me up: She runs a blog called Titli’s Busy Kitchen – and is the only cook I’ve ever seen with an unusual technique in baklava making….dancing. (via Chow) *** If you haven’t yet seen my lusty obsession over these Pale Ale Pretzel Caramels by Heather of  Sprinkle Bakes, I’ve got her …


Atlanta Food Blog Forum

Hey Atlanta! Can you believe I’ve never ventured outside of the ATL airport?! Well, it’s about time I explore one of the most popular food destinations and home of some of my favorite food bloggers. With the help of Gwen Patesi of Bunkycooks and my bloggin’ buddies Diane Cu and Todd Porter of White on Rice Couple, we’re hosting a …



Deep in the folds of suburbia, we witness two small human creatures about to engage in a ritual of courtship. The first step of this ritual has commenced. Just seconds ago, boy human adorned his target female with garlands of jewels. She seems unimpressed. Sensing her disinterest, boy human moves to the next step of the game. Washing windows. Let’s …