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Kale Spinach Pesto

27 Feb

My friend Vijay has been asking me to make something extra-healthy because he is trying to lose weight & get fit for Coachella.  So, Vijay, this recipe for kale spinach pesto is for you.  It can be topped on steamed veggies or eaten plain.  Kale has been labeled a “superfood” by health experts because it is full of nutrients.  Enjoy this kale spinach pesto and use it generously on just about anything without feeling guilty.

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Pho Sho: Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup

8 Jan

When I was in law school in Seattle, I was always excited for finals week to come around.  Call me crazy, but listen first:  There was this small family-owned restaurant right across the law school called “Ginger Lime.”  When finals week came around, I’d spent countless hours in my library nook and only leave for one thing.  And no, it wasn’t a book.  It was my bowl of veggie pho.  I’d put on my snow boots, snuggle up in my winter jacket, wrap a scarf around my neck and walk down to my favorite Vietnamese restaurant.  There, I’d enjoy great service and an extra large bowl of veggie pho.

After three years of going no where else but Ginger Lime for pho, I moved to San Francisco.  In San Francisco, I didn’t have the same luck.  It was near impossible to find a restaurant that offered 100% veggie pho – no chicken broth and no beef stock.  But . . . there was certainly no shortage of Asian grocery stores.  So, I learned to make my own.  

Vietnamese Pho Noodle Soup is absolutely delicious and has a unique flavor compared to the standard Chinese hot & sour soup, which is what most people resort to when it comes to homemade Asian soup. Try out this recipe and I promise you won’t be let down.  It takes less than 30 minutes and I guarantee you, after you have it once, you’ll definitely make it a weekly favorite.

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A Morning Egg-venture: Omelette

7 Jan

An omelette is a perfect way to start a Saturday or Sunday morning.  It has those vegetables you need to start the day off healthy and kids love them too!  While most people like going out for weekend brunch, I love cooking at home because I get to stay in my pajamas. 🙂  Another great thing about omelettes is that you can customize them and include/exclude veggies depending on who you are cooking for.

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Q: What did the chef say to the waiter when the waiter dropped his breakfast dish on the floor?
A: You’re a good guy, so Omelette that one slide.
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It’s PRIzza Time: Pizza

6 Jan

Everyone’s favorite vegetable is pizza.  Around the world, pizza is an all-time favorite food but it’s not something most people would think to make from scratch (Baboli crust is not REAL pizza, people).  However, homemade pizza is truly delicious and can taste even better than eating out.  Try this quick and easy recipe for a healthy homemade alternative.

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Q: How do you fix a broken pizza?
A: With tomato paste!!
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