This salsa molcajeteada combines pan roasted tomatoes, garlic, and peppers to make a spicy and hearty salsa. They are pureed in a molcajete.
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Salsa Molcajeteada

It seems every time I go home I see Mexico in a different light. Last time it was Christmas and everything seemed so beautiful under the twinkling lights, our traditions so rich, and our heritage great. This time, under the sweltering heat…
An amazing road trip to Ensenada and Rosario with the family. Great food and friends made the trip one to remember.

Road trip to Ensenada & Rosarito

My sister just left, and as I try to hold back the sadness that threatens to engulf me I realize I'm just really glad she came. She got here about a week ago, but instead of spending a whole week in OC, we met her in Tijuana for a quick road…
Curried beluga lentil pebble bean salad combines ginger, garlic, lemon cilantro, red onion, curry powder, lentils for a protein packed salad.

Curried Beluga Lentil Pebble Bean Salad

A Whole Foods opened last month in Laguna Niguel. It's shiny exterior, perfectly lined produce, and very cheerful staff keeps beckoning me from afar. This particular one is humongous. I've never seen a Whole Foods(WF) this impressive before! Unfortunately…
This road trip to Napa has created so many sweet memories for our family. Dinner at the French Laundry, wineries, a dinner with friends.

Road Trip to Napa

Our daily routine is back in place, the familiar faces and places of Orange County surrounding our thoughts and our lives. Yet, the sweet memories of our road trip to Napa still flood my days. That's what vacations are for right? To get…
Dinner at the French Laundry where the service was exceptional and so was the food. Course after course, nine of them, the food was perfect.

Dinner at the French Laundry

So I mentioned before this trip to Napa is our first real vacation in 3 yrs, due mostly to the birth of our son and the 'living on one income' thing. It was also about that time when we stopped going to fine dining restaurants. We still manage…
Lunch at Chez Panisse, the food was simple, unpretentious, and well executed, oh, and did I mention delicious.
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Lunch at Chez Panisse

Waking up at 3:30 am was not what I had in mind for the start of our vacation, but if we wanted to make our reservation for lunch at Chez Panisse, we had to. Chez Panisse is a restaurant in Berkeley, CA. It was founded by Alice Waters in…
Mushroom fajitas

Mushroom Fajitas

3/12/12:   We're going on a date tomorrow!! A real date. We will be joining the ranks of civilized people who eat without having to wrangle a 2 yr old while trying to enjoy a decent meal. We haven't had a real date in months. The last…
This whole wheat honey bread is hearty and soft with a touch of sweet. Perfect for sandwiches ,toast, and anything else you can think of.

Whole Wheat Honey Bread

I've always been deeply suspicious of vegetarians and vegans. In restaurants they're a pain in the butt, with all their special requests and demands. I have tried to be empathetic, but really, who willingly gives up all kind of animal product?…