Cabbage Soup

After a long day on the tumultuous water, T actually said he wanted soup for dinner… at first I thought he was being condescending, as I know he detests soup (it never stops me from throwing it out as a remote dinner possibility!) – but the exchange went like this: The man loves fishing and…

Chanpuru with mustard greens and tuna

The bountiful harvest that was my shopping basket yesterday, included fresh Okinawa tofu, mustard greens, garlic, sprouts and zucchini… oh, and a lovely container of Okinawa tuna – all perfect ingredients for the specialty known as Okinawa Chanpuru, and oh, it’s delicious and healthy! Crisp up the tofu, and you have some incredible textures and…

When In Rome…

Well, the same rules apply “when in Okinawa”! When in Okinawa, you trim fresh sprouts for dinner! Spicy Bok Choi and Sprouts 3 baby bok choi bulbs, washed, halved and roughly chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 hot pepper, seeded and chopped 1 c fresh sprouts, trimmed and washed 1/2 inch piece of ginger, chopped…

Everything is coming up pumpkin…

Yes, I know fall is behind us and the big box coffee shop hoopla with all their spiced-pumpkin-brûlé-latte-topped-with-a-nutmeg-laced-whip, (non-fat, that is!) is now moved on to some other-worldly concoction! I am an equal flavor rights person! Lemon bars in the winter and pumpkin bread in the not-fall! Buying extra pie pumpkin in November ensures that…

Mmmm… coffee

Today marks day 46 ~ 46 days of no sugar, no caffeine, lots of working out and a grilled taco at every meal.  Ok, the grilled taco thing is a slight exaggeration, but really, 46 days of no sugar, no caffeine?  Today I have decided to put the kibosh on my hiatus from that dark,…

Breakfast BETA Sandwich

Good morning! Here’s a little a.m. twist on the old American classic, the BLT – my breakfast version is the bacon, egg, tomato and avocado toast! Enjoy! 2 slices brioche bread 2 large eggs 4 slices best quality bacon Avocado Mayo Salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes to taste 2 cloves garlic, mashed 1…

Gangnam Style

Originally posted on delectablediction:
Mmmm, soup! ? ? ? ? ? Toren and I had a great night last night ~ playing the piano together, singing and dancing.  I tried teaching him the Tango, which ended badly for both of our knees (the kid has legs like a colt!)!  And we both hilariously got taken…

Cafe Balena

There is something purely satisfying to enjoy simple food prepared with amazing care and detail. Shrimp tempura with toasted mustard sauce.

Cinnamon Roll Biscuits 

Yes, biscuits! If you’re looking for a good, flakey, layered with butter, cinnamon and raisins biscuit lightly kissed with creamy, silk-like glaze – look no further!  Crazy menopausal cravings are worse than the pregnancy ones for me- sweet one minute salty, the next… moist (sorry Tyler) one bite, then crunchy the next… wonderful woes of…