Asparagus and Refried Cannellini Bean Quesadillas

Asparagus and Refried Cannellini Bean Quesadillas

Weeknight spring dinner – asparagus quesadilla with homemade ranch dressing

Thai Cucumber Relish

Thai Cucumber Relish

My hot take is that the Bay Area’s best food is in the Tri-Valley area. The restaurants may not be as glossy as the ones in San Francisco but so many of my favorite dishes are on the 680 corridor (or close by). This weekend, … read more

Chimichurri Paneer & Roasted Vegetables

Chimichurri Paneer & Roasted Vegetables

I adore the herbaceous, zingy quality of chimichurri. This Argentinian/Uruguayan condiment is traditionally served on steak but as a life-long vegetarian, I’ve found plenty of other uses. When making a traditional chimichurri, finely chopped parsley, either fresh/dried oregano, finely chopped garlic, salt and crushed red … read more

Sage Seasoned Cannellini Beans:  A Simple Summer Supper for San Francisco

Sage Seasoned Cannellini Beans: A Simple Summer Supper for San Francisco

The perfect San Francisco summer meal needs to warm you up from the cold, wind and fog creeping over the hills like dragon’s breath.  This recipe hits that spot perfectly and it’s easy too.  With a nice side salad (such as watermelon and feta salad) and … read more

Summer Dinners:  Thai Slaw and Crispy Pan Fried Tofu

Summer Dinners: Thai Slaw and Crispy Pan Fried Tofu

Note:  This is an old blog post from last year that I forgot to publish until now: Thai Slaw is the perfect dish to bring to a picnic.  It’s full of fresh crunchy veggies like cabbage and carrots but is also zingy and hearty from the … read more

Cooking Notes:  Pasta Pomodoro

Cooking Notes: Pasta Pomodoro

A lot of what I eat doesn’t come with a formal recipe.  When I first started cooking, I could not understand how people could cook without recipes yet as I’ve cooked more (and perhaps, become more used to my mother’s cooking notes), more and more … read more