Category Dine

Chipotle Honey Chicken Recipe + $100 Food Delivery Giveaway!

It’s been a while since I’ve posted in my “Dine” category, hasn’t it?  I blame the rise of Postmates, but I just haven’t been inspired to walk the grocery store in search of ingredients for my next recipe.  Luckily, I just found out about this new food delivery service based in Los Angeles called Milk & Eggs and hit a stroke of inspiration.  Using all organic ingredients that were delivered straight

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Itsy Bitsy: Ramen + Whisky | Downtown Las Vegas

It’s only fitting that after a long foodie hiatus my first post since Houston be about Las Vegas’ newest ramen shop, Itsy Bitsy: Ramen And Whisky.  Last week my friend Monique and I were invited to the Soft Opening of Itsy Bitsy in Downtown Las Vegas and we couldn’t wait to check it out.  Itsy Bitsy is unique in terms of ramen shops in that along with delicious Japanese cuisine, it also incorporates interesting art

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Raw Super-Fruit Tropical Pitaya Bowl + Berry Lemon Pitaya Smoothie

If it seems like I’m chasing Summer with these next couples of recipes, it’s because I am.  I’ve had it with these grey Winter skies and I’m ready to sip pitaya smoothies by the pool.  In case you’re not familiar with it, Pitaya (aka Dragon Fruit) is a tropical, body cleansing super-fruit grown from Pitaya Cacti in Southeast Asia and Central America.  Raw pitaya fruit is naturally low in sugar, but

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The Elvis | Fried Peanut Butter, Banana, Honey & Bacon Sandwich

Today marks what would have been Elvis Presley’s 80th birthday.  In homage to “The King of Rock & Roll,” here’s a recipe for his favorite deliciously indulgent fried peanut butter, banana, honey, and bacon sandwich.  Although there have been many variations over the years, most can agree that a classic Elvis includes generous amounts of butter, banana slices, and peanut butter sandwiched between two slices of white bread… then pan-fried.  The additions

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Matcha Recipes | Green Tea Lattes + Green Tea Macarons with Green Tea Buttercream

Matcha (Green Tea) is one of my favorite flavors of lattes, ice cream, macarons, and Kit Kats… but until recently I had never attempted to cook with it at home, not realizing how easy it is.  During the Holidays I love to bake treats for my friends so I’ve partnered with Kiss Me Organics to bring you a recipe for Matcha Green Tea Macarons with a Matcha Green Tea Buttercream

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Salmon Musubi, Shoyu Hot Dog, and Rolled Omelet [Spooky Halloween Edition]

I don’t generally get too festive around the holidays as far as decorating is concerned, but I’ll take any excuse to get creative in the kitchen.  This Halloween I made “Spooky” Salmon Musubi (aka Salmon Onigiri), “Severed Finger” Shoyu Hot Dogs on a bed of Bean Sprout “Worms,” and a side of Rolled Omelet (aka Tamagoyaki) “Brains.”  I usually gravitate towards desserts in the later months but I felt like this

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District 7 Grill Midtown | Houston, Texas

Mealtime indecision is at an all time high for me when I’m out-of-town.  I knew that Whataburger, Tex-Mex, and Texas BBQ wouldn’t quite hit the spot for Sunday Brunch last week in Houston so we turned to Yelp for suggestions.  I think it was the photo of the Foie Gras Smoked Jam Bruschetta that sealed the deal for District 7 Grill- Midtown… or maybe it was the promise of ceviche.

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Local Style Beef Stew

I was in the mood for a little bit of “Hawaiian Style” comfort food this week so I dug out some recipes I had for local style beef stew.  What makes it “local style” is something I can’t exactly pinpoint, maybe its the addition of Hawaiian salt or the lack of noodles, but either way its a food that distinctly reminds me of home.  Although this recipe takes about 3

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Cheesy Guacamole

The 2014 NFL Season has just begun, and tonight marks the official opening of Monday Night Football.  Football season means not only large men tackling each other, but also lots of tailgates, bbqs, and potlucks.  Translation: dips, hot wings, and fried foods– hopefully we can cover all the bases together.  Heres a quick, easy, and cheesy recipe to kick off the season: cheesy guacamole. I love avocado, but I prefer my guacamole to

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26 Beach Restaurant | Venice Beach, CA

It was a Tuesday morning in Venice, California and our pop girl group decided that brunch was in order.  We ended up at 26 Beach Restaurant right on Washington Blvd., and to our pleasant surprise they accommodated our party of 10 with no wait.  The atmosphere and decor were charming, with chandeliers sparkling everywhere and light, jazzy music playing.  26 Beach has an indoor dining room with a short bar,

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