Tagged with organic

Dining at the Mall

When do you ever think of gourmet and food court together? The answer is NEVER.  Well, Westfield Shopping Center in San Francisco has done it.  I guess it only makes sense considering that this “mall” is full of super high end retail stores such as: Jimmy Choo, Louis Vuitton, Prada, Bloomingdales, Herve Leger and many … Continue reading »

Mushroom Soup

This is soup for a true mushroom lover.  If you enjoy mushrooms but don’t really love them, this isn’t the recipe for you! I say this because I loved the soup but my fiancé was not a fan.  He would have wanted more of a Cream of Mushroom Soup.  Alas, I did not make a … Continue reading »

Pizza for Brunch

Sunday=Brunch  One of my favorite places for a unique brunch experience is Rose’s Cafe in the Marina.  This staple neighborhood bistro-café  offers local organic produce, fresh seafood and humanely raised meats and poultry.  What makes Rose’s unlike any normal brunch spot are their breakfast pizza’s.  My absolute favorite is the Smoked Salmon Pizza with Crème … Continue reading »

Amazing Turkey Meatballs

We were starving and did not know what to make for dinner.  Should we order pizza or actually cook something?  I remember seeing a recipe that inspired me to make some homemade turkey meatballs with whole wheat angel hair pasta.  Yum!  The Former Chef always seems to make these incredible dishes that I always want to … Continue reading »

The Perfect Scrambled Eggs

I love scrambled eggs.  I could eat them everyday at every meal. However, I’m constantly amazed how this simple dish is ruined so frequently.  I do not understand why people would choose to cook them so improperly when you can have amazing, fluffy and delicious eggs in minutes with a little love.  The technique shown is thanks the brillant … Continue reading »

Super Duper Burgers

    Super Duper Burgers is fast food meets fresh, organic and quality.  In a way, it’s a higher end In-n-Out.  I’m not really a big red meat person but my first trip to Super Duper Burger definitely wowed me.  It started with getting a homemade dipped cone as a snack that lead to a mini burger … Continue reading »

Baked Potato Soup

Part of social foods is trying out new recipes that my family and friends have sent me.  I figure that if I can make it, so can the average person who enjoys cooking.   The other day, my mom sent me a Baked Potato Soup by Annie’s Cooking Lab.  I don’t know about you but … Continue reading »

All About Butter

“Two little mice fell in a bucket of cream. The first mouse quickly gave up and drowned. The second mouse, wouldn’t quit. He struggled so hard that eventually he churned that cream into butter and crawled out. Gentlemen, as of this moment, I am that second mouse.” (From the Film: Catch me if you Can) … Continue reading »

The Farmers Market

The farmers market never disappointments.  It always has something new and interesting to discover.  Even if you aren’t planning on buying anything, I guarantee you that you will not be leaving empty handed. Another great thing about the farmers market is that you know what your getting is local, organic and great.  It’s surprising not … Continue reading »

Turkey Lasagna @ Home

This is an amazing Turkey Lasagna recipe.  You’d be amazed how much better homemade lasagna is than from a box!  It’s so simple. Ingredients: 1.5 lb ground turkey (optional) 1/2 red onion 2 garlic cloves half a bunch of chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon of dried oregano 2 tablespoons of brown sugar 1.5 teaspoon of … Continue reading »

Mussels @ Home

Have you ever wanted to make mussels at home?  They are so good at the restaurant but why pay triple the amount when you can do it just as well at home!  I found an awesome food.com recipe that anyone can do.  You really cannot mess this one up….even if you try. Ingredients 4 pounds mussels 2 tablespoons … Continue reading »