Chipotle Chicken Bowl


I was introduced to ‘naked’ burrito by a colleague at Oracle. Why ‘naked? It’s burrito without skin:) Since then, 200 cafe is my default lunch stop. There are weeks that I eat the same naked burrito 4 times a week, and it still tastes just as good as ever. The server at the burrito counter knows exactly the combo of Read More

Pico De Gallo


Pico De Gallo is the kind of food that really appeals to my taste buds. Load them on tortilla chips or burritos, it makes anything it goes on especially tangy and refreshing. I thought this recipe makes a huge serving, but the three of us at the dinner table had to exercise some self control before we clean up the Read More

Avocado Crema


I’ve always loved guacamole. Little did I know that it has a cousin called Avocado Crema that is just as delicious. I tried this recipe as part of my Mexican cooking this weekend. This one is a keeper. Tastes good as a dip with tortilla chips and goes well on salad and burritos. Easy and delicious! Ingredients 1 avocado 1/2 Read More

Hanna’s Meat Loaf


I make home-cooked organic food for my pet dog Nike. Meatloaf is on the rotation every other week. Packed with ground turkey, brussel sprouts, carrots, kaiser rolls, eggs, and milk, it is in everyway much healthier than a lot of food we eat everyday. Many times, the girls will tell me they want to eat Nike’s meat loaf. This weekend, Read More

Molten Lava Cake


When the girls were running the catchthegivingbug charity club in high school, I used to make dozens and dozens of these lava cakes for their bake sale to raise funds for Plan USA. We sold them at $3 a piece (standard muffin size), and they were snatched up in no time by hungry high-school students. Looking back, those were crazy Read More

Sunshine Smoothie


Ashley told me she is the Smoothie Queen. I like to challenge her title with this Sunshine Smoothie. I used my favorite Cara Cara orange with frozen banana, mango, and strawberries. Cut and freeze the fruits the night before, and the next morning, enjoy a power start to the day in minutes. Ingredients 1 frozen banana, in bite-size chunks 1 Read More

Pan Seared Salmon with Cucumber Slaw


I was hooked on the Sesame Salmon bites from Three Restaurant and Bar after the first visit. Those salmon bites are crispy on the outside and tender and juicy on the inside. They are so good that I hardly ever try any other items on their menu. This is my attempt to recreate the dish at home so that I Read More

Lemon Ricotta Cake with Raspberry Sauce


My abstinence from dessert only lasted one week 😔. I found an excuse to use some leftover ricotta cheese in the fridge, and made this moist lemon ricotta cake with raspberry sauce. Few can resist a lemon, cheese, and raspberry combo. Ashley said, she’ll try half a slice, but she went back twice for more. It is good. Ingredients Ricotta Cake Read More

Savory Bread Pudding


I am a fan of bread pudding. If it is on the menu, you can bet that I’ll be having pudding for dessert. My favorite is Baked French Toast for breakfast. The sweet, spongy, custard-like texture just appeals to my tastebuds. I bought two loaves of French Bread from Costco last week. I found another pudding recipe in my favorite Read More

Teochew Steam Fish (潮州清蒸鱼)


Being Teochew, we have steam fish frequently on our dining table when I was growing up. When we go to a Teochew restaurant, it is also a must have item on the menu. I think Teochews have perfected the art of steam fish! 😉 It is so fresh, tasty, and healthy. However, EK does not eat seafood, and I do not Read More

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