Burrata Mint Salad

I have so much love for Burrata that I’ll almost always order it if it’s on the menu. Recently, I’ve also been experimenting with it at home.   My most recent concoction is a Burrata mint salad.  The nice thing about this one is the greens combined with the cheese …

A Tuna Dinner

Been on a healthy kick the last few weeks so I replaced the red meat with a different kind of red meat, Ahi Tuna.  I’ve seared the tuna so that it’s raw in the middle.  I served it with an avocado, cucumber and arugula salad.  I really liked it! Here’s …

Vegetable Lentil Soup

The other night, a few days after I got off my juice cleanse, I decided to make a hearty lentil soup full of veggies.  That would give me all the protein I’ve been short on the last week but also get to stock up on vegetables.  This is definitely a …

An Acai Super Bowl

Ever since I’ve tried Acai bowls in LA filled with the super fruit, a mix of other seasonal fruits, and granola, I’ve been hooked.  I thought I’d find many places here in the Bay Area (especially in the marina…) that serve this but surprisingly I’ve only found two and they’re …

Appetizer for Two: Burrata + Honey and White Truffle Oil

Last night, I made pappardelle for dinner. But as a pre-dinner snack, I made an appetizer that I’m super excited about: Burrata on Walnut Levain bread drizzled with Honey and White Truffle Oil. Here’s what you need: 1. Toasted walnut bread 2. Fresh burrata 3. Local honey.  If you’re in …

Harira: a Moroccan Lentil Soup

In my humble opinion, there’s nothing better than lentil soup on a cold January eve.  And what’s better than any ol’ lentil soup, is a Moroccan one, Harira.  I decided to make this one tonight. Ingredients 250g ground beef 500g chopped tomatoes 2 tablespoons tomato paste 2 tablespoons fine short …

A Power Smoothie

Ever since we’ve started training with Linda in time for snowboarding season, I’ve built up an addiction to power smoothies as a post-workout meal.  This one is made of fresh blueberries, peaches, banana, soy milk, flax seeds, and 16g of whey protein!

A (not so) Lazy Dinner

What started out as a lazy dinner for two of soup and salad ended up in French Onion Soup, Kale Caesar Salad and the jewel of the table, a new batch of fresh homemade Tartine bread. We also didn’t think it was enough food, so of course we had to …

Tartine Bread, Homemade

If you’ve had Tartine bread, you know there’s nothing in the world like it.  It’s just the right exact texture, crisp on the outside, fluffy with slight chewiness on the inside.  The taste is just divine. The problem with Tartine bread is scarcity, and if you know us, you know …

A Saturday Night Tuscan Feast

One of my favorite Tuscan dishes is Pappardelle al Ragu di Cinghiale.  I’ve became determined to make this sumptuous dish!  Last night was my second time attempting this and I have to say, the flavor and texture were super close to that time we had the dish in Siena at Osteria Enoteca Sotto le …

A Perfect Cup of Cappuccino, Every AM

Simply put, coffee is a-m-a-z-i-n-g.  I’m in love with every part of it: the ritual, the smell, the habit and, of course, the taste.  I seek out coffee and identify a go-to-coffee shop wherever I go — the Arab world is a given, of course.  But there’s Colombia, Brazil, Spain, …

Bresaola, Home Cured

Ever since Khaled tried bresaola in Boston, he’s been forever in love with this lean Italian-style cured beef.  Since Boston has a huge Italian community with many salumerias in the North End, bresaola was easy to come by.  Now that we’re in SF, bresaola is rare, very expensive and with …