01/22/14
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Sweet Asian Chili Stir~Fry with Pork, Ginger & Tangerine

TUESDAY   “82.  Cook – Cooking just might be the single most important thing you can do for your dietary health.  In theory, it should make little difference to your health whether you cook for yourself or let someone else do the work for you.  But, unless you can hire a personal chef to prepare Continue reading → «Sweet Asian Chili Stir~Fry with Pork, Ginger & Tangerine»

07/15/13
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Sambal Chicken Skewers & Apricot, Kale and Quinoa Salad

SUNDAY Sambal Chicken Skewers  |  Apricot, Kale & Quinoa Salad   I distinctly remember the morning I first saw the photo of these chicken skewers gracing the cover of the July 2013 issue of Bon Appétit… I was standing in the checkout line at our local market around 11:00am and one of the clerks was Continue reading → «Sambal Chicken Skewers & Apricot, Kale and Quinoa Salad»

06/3/13
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Vietnamese Pork Chops & Fresh Apple Salsa

SUNDAY Vietnamese Pork Chops  |  Fresh Apple Salsa   “The city takes a breath on Sunday.  Of all that’s lost in the pursuit of what’s next, I hope we don’t lose that…” ~ Hawksley Workman   I try very hard to keep Sundays free of chores.  Cleaning, laundry, errands…these are my constant companions six days Continue reading → «Vietnamese Pork Chops & Fresh Apple Salsa»

05/31/13
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Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins

THURSDAY Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins  |  Brown Rice     I woke this morning much the same way I do every morning…Michael’s alarm goes off and he heads into the shower while I lie in bed drifting in between the lightest state of sleep and conscious thought.  By the time Continue reading → «Pork Tenderloin Stir-Fry with Baby Bok Choy & Mandarins»

02/26/13
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Sticky Miso Chicken Wings & Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Creamy Miso Dressing

TUESDAY Sticky Miso Chicken Wings  |  Crunchy Cabbage Salad  |  Creamy Miso Dressing  |  Jasmine Rice Today, I spent most of my time getting ready for the girls’ trip to Paso Robles this weekend with their horses.  I am not going {read here…STRESSING}.  Part of their growing up is letting go…so, I don’t do that so Continue reading → «Sticky Miso Chicken Wings & Crunchy Cabbage Salad with Creamy Miso Dressing»

02/18/13

Sunday Morning in SF & Dinner From “Food & Wine”, March 2013

This week I received {through the magic of the Internet} my March 2013 issue of Food & Wine magazine.  I poured over it’s pages {on my iPad…oh my, every dish looked like it could have been eaten with a fork right from the page}.  Upon my first pass of the issue, I knew this Asian Continue reading → «Sunday Morning in SF & Dinner From “Food & Wine”, March 2013»

02/15/13

February 17th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu

SUNDAY Chicken Thighs Yakitori  |  Glossy Mushroom Rice  |  Garlicky Greens MONDAY Brioche with Prosciutto, Gruyère & Egg  |  Grapefruit Wedges TUESDAY Cream of Mushroom Soup  |  Kale & Apple Salad with Pancetta & Candied Pecans WEDNESDAY Chicken Breasts with Fresh Sage  |  Lemon Risotto  |  Peas  |  Tartine’s Lemon Cream THURSDAY Meatballs with Tetrazzini Continue reading → «February 17th, 2013 ~ Weekly Dinner Menu»

01/4/13

Asian Stir-Fry in Lettuce Cups

FRIDAY Asian Stir-Fry in Lettuce Cups The week before Christmas, we tried a new recipe: Ming Tsai’s Asian Sloppy Joe Sliders.  This Asian twist on the traditional Sloppy Joe turned out to be a great sandwich which we all enjoyed & it serves as the inspiration for tonight’s dinner.  This evening, we were looking for something a Continue reading → «Asian Stir-Fry in Lettuce Cups»

12/21/12

Ming Tsai’s Asian Sloppy-Joe Sliders & Edamame

FRIDAY Ming Tsai’s Asian Sloppy-Joe Sliders  |  Salt & Pepper Edamame Tonight is our first night of Holiday Break.  Michael has been circling the globe with business travel & the kids have been bogged down with exams, final projects & activities…tonight, we wanted to have dinner in the family room, watching Christmas movies.  These sliders Continue reading → «Ming Tsai’s Asian Sloppy-Joe Sliders & Edamame»