What To Make With Your Leftover Corned Beef?

You made that wonderful corned beef for St. Patrick’s Day. Now, you have all these leftovers. Sure, you can eat another meal of it. But, why not make a new dish that will dazzle your tastebuds? Same ingredients but completely different taste. I introduce to you the “Udon Corned Beef Stir-fry” – it’s an Irish-Asian fusion dish. I came up with this recipe from our leftovers last year (we had so much)! I really didn’t want to eat a third meal of corned beef and all of its’ sides. I was figuring out what I could do with the leftovers to make it feel like a brand new dish and add some freshness to it. When unsure, stir-fry! It’s the best solution.. Read More

4th of July

grilled corn

Hope everyone had a great 4th of July! We spent the weekend with my family in San Jose. Here’s the spread I made with the help of my husband on the grill. Also, my brother made the pasta salad and a herb and fish sauce marinated chicken. On the menu: – grilled corn with garnishes of green onions, cilantro, lime wedges, and Sriracha mayo – herb and fish sauce marinated chicken breast skewers and chicken thighs – pineapple bacon chicken skewers – veggie skewers (no close-up pics) – grilled marinated tofu (no close-up pics) – shrimp skewers – grilled steak – pasta salad   We went to see Inside Out later in the evening. It was so funny and exceeded my.. Read More

Farmers Market to Plate #2

fruits and veggies

Here we are. My second farmers market post with some of the dishes I made from the items I pick up there. I’m still figuring out how I want to structure these post so bear with me — suggestions are welcomed, let me know what you like to see. However, my overall goal is to get you to stop by your local farmers market, see what is in season, cook more, and cook seasonally. Once you eat fruits and veggies that are in season, you’ll see how much better they taste. I went to the Ferry Building’s farmers market again and visited the same vendors I showcase in my first post. Heirloom Organic Gardens are seriously one of my favorite.. Read More

Raw Vegan Lasagna

raw lasagna

As promised, here’s the breakdown of my raw vegan lasagna – no recipe. I do apologize. I’m not a recipe maker nor do I follow recipes. I’m going to post some links at the end of the post of some recipes that I think are great and close to how I made mine. I just hope this post will inspire you to make it or at least something new and similar with local seasonal produces for the spring/summer. (My farmers market post last week featuring it.) A little backstory how I came about making raw lasagna – not being on a raw or vegan diet. Well, several years ago, my lovely friend Robin of Vegan Dollhouse proposed a group of.. Read More

Farmers Market to Plate #1

produce purchased

I’m thinking of starting a series called “Farmers Market Meal” where I will be showcasing some of my favorite vendors, what is in season, what I purchase, and/or what I made from the items I procured at the farmers market. We’re extremely lucky in San Francisco to have so many farmers market. There are four big busy ones (I might be wrong) in San Francisco – Ferry Building, Civic Center, Alemany, and Fort Mason. There are also many smaller neighborhood ones for the nearby residence and several small farmers market in the FiDi and SoMa district for the working folks in the area. We frequent the one at the Ferry Building the most since it is closest to us. (I.. Read More