Apple Galette

So here’s my take on an Apple Galette. This traditional french pastry is basically an open-faced apple pie. Normally they are much prettier than mine but here’s my easy go to recipe that’s super yummy. Oh and I kind of made it up so the measurements aren’t exact. Ingredients: 1 Trader Joes frozen dough (much … Continue reading »

Phyllo dough Quiche

In the past I’ve been going to Whole Foods and buying their frozen pie crust. Recently, I started buying phyllo dough to get a lighter quiche. Now this is my go to. You can change the veggies and add meats. I just prefer veggie quiches. Note- If you use onions or mushrooms make sure to … Continue reading »

Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

I saw this recipe on Facebook and decided to try it out. To my surprise…..they were amazing. Everyone who has tried out these cookies have loved them even my salty husband. I did alter the recipe a bit. Ingredients: 1 medium previously frozen very ripe banana (calls for a fresh banana) 1 cup of almond … Continue reading »

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

It’s been a while since I posted a recipe to Social Foods so I figured my new Chocolate Chip Banana Bread was the one to post after a long silence. My husband was complaining that my normal Banana Bread wasn’t rising enough. It has great flavor however the sour cream was changing the texture of … Continue reading »

Kale, Pea and Black Forest Ham Quiche

So a few weeks back I bought some frozen pie crusts from Whole Foods with the intentions of making quick homemade quiches and pies. Technically a frozen pie crust isn’t homemade but some days you just don’t feel like making everything homemade. This was inspired by friends who were making homemade quiches with lots of … Continue reading »

Spaghetti Squash and Italian Meat Sauce

Here’s a new favorite in my household. I found this recipe on Facebook and after a few tries I’ve changed it to make it my own. This is my new and healthy take on Spaghetti and Meat Balls. However, rather than spaghetti I use spaghetti squash and instead of meat balls, Turkey and Mushroom Italian … Continue reading »

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

Okay I had to post this soup because I make it so often that I had  to share it.  It’s very similar to my Veggie + Noodle Soup with a twist.  Like that soup it came about from the abundance of veggies in my fridge at all time due to my weekly farmers co-op delivery. … Continue reading »

Garlic Mashed Potatoes

So it’s been a while since I posted something. So here’s an easy go to side dish, Garlic Mashed Potatoes. It’s a great go to and a great way to use those potatoes that you have lying around.  You can use any type of potato you desire.  I used colorful fingerling potatoes because those are … Continue reading »

Seared Duck Liver Snack

Here’s a simple dish that doesn’t take much effort.  It’s so easy and delicious that I can’t believe I haven’t done this sooner.  If you’re a fan of liver, pate or fois gras than this is for you.  If your not a fan, just give it a try.  You’ll be pleasantly surprised. So the other … Continue reading »

La Folie

  La Folie isn’t your average restaurant.  It is an experience.  This is fine dining defined.  It is not for the light hearted or penny pincher’s.  La Folie is amazing but it’s hard on your pocket book.  I had the pleasure to experience this cuisine only because it was my 4 year dating anniversary with … Continue reading »

Homemade Pizza Sauce

Who doesn’t love pizza?  Well, it’s even better when homemade because you get exactly what you want on top.  However, it does take some time if you want to do it right.  The only way is by making your very own pizza sauce.  Plus it comes extremely handy if you have tomatoes that need to … Continue reading »

Hog Island Oysters Co.

This post is WAY over due. I’ve been collecting recipes and places to eat but I just haven’t had time to post anything. So let me start off with one of my FAVORITES!  It’s such a favorite that I’m going to post it in my top 1o list.  The Hog Island Oyster Co. has to be … Continue reading »

Terzo

This January I went Terzo for a friend’s birthday dinner and was blown away.  Located in Cow Hollow, this Italian restaurant had me urging for more.   Terzo is a casual but yet sophisticated restaurant that features both small and large plates.   This interesting combo allows you to try a variety of small meals or … Continue reading »

Zushi Puzzle

So I finally remembered to take photos at Zushi Puzzle.  It is literally the best sushi in San Francisco but I will say that Sushi In is a very close second!  Everything is so fresh that it comes to your table still moving.  That may sound gross but that’s true for the live uni which … Continue reading »

Green Power Smoothie

The green power shake craze had finally hit my curiosity and with a Vitamix it became a reality.  It is so easy and so healthy to accomplish with just a few key ingredients, you’ve got yourself a professional tasting smoothy at home.  This power smoothie also claims to help shed the pounds away if you drink it … Continue reading »

Sushi In Again!

            House Salad: Mixed green salad, tomato, and avocado with ginger vinegar dressing. Sushi In anyone?  Yes please.  Once again my husband found ourselves at our beloved Sushi In.  It’s great sushi at a great price.  Zushi Puzzle is still just a tad better but it comes with a high … Continue reading »

Café Castagna Take 2

Ever had pure decadence?  Well, pictured above is just that.  Since our first trip to Café Castagna, we have returned numerous times.  However, this last visit we sat at the bar and chatted with the owner, Stephane and other head chef.  It is an experience that I highly recommend.  By the time dessert rolled up, … Continue reading »

Myanmar formally Burma and Loas

In order to enter Myanmar, a communist society, you must leave your passport with them and get a new passport issued.  Then once you leave the country, you get your passport back and must give them the one that they made you.  It’s kind of a fun process. I have to say that Myanmar is … Continue reading »

The Golden Triangle!

Love love love the Golden Triangle.  The Golden Triangle is Northern Thailand, Loas and Myanmar also known as Burma.  It is this amazing place where all three countries literally touch one another but are separated by a river.  It is an incredible area with a rich history, beautiful people, amazing cultures, and truly breath taking scenery.  It … Continue reading »

Thailand

I wanted to share more of my honeymoon moments in Thailand .  This is what you would find in Central and Southern Thailand.  The Thai food was amazing but the western food was terrible.  It looked good but the taste was just not there.  It’s so interesting how flavorful Thai food is but when it … Continue reading »

Chocolate Chip Bars

It’s a cookie but in a bar!  No need to say more…enjoy!  Oh, I did borrow this recipe from the famous Mrs. Field’s but left out the nuts. Ingredients: 2 cups of all-purpose flour 1/2 tsp. of baking soda 1 cup of brown sugar, firmly packed 1 large egg 1 cup of butter, softened 2 tsp. … Continue reading »

Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup

So I just got a Vitamix 750 today and LOVE IT!   It makes everything you could ever want; soup, sauces, smoothies, juices, ice cream and so much more.  The beauty of it is that it makes professional quality recipes!  The soup I made was creamy, thick and amazing without using one bit of cream. … Continue reading »

Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies

I saw this recipe the other day and had to try it.  Of course, I changed it a bit but it came out just as delicious.  My only words of advice is have a large glass of milk when you’re about to snack on these yummy treats!  You’ll need it. Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon … Continue reading »

Life in Hong Kong

As promised, I wanted to share pictures from my honeymoon.  We didn’t do the usual honeymoon but rather explored Asia.  Our first stop was Hong Kong.  It is an interesting place that is a combination of metropolitan with a little something different.  The culture, atmosphere and scenery is so different from anything we have ever … Continue reading »