For my birthday this year, I was really not in the mood to celebrate. I am very grateful for another year of life with my family and friends, and all the blessings that are given to me each day.Continue reading “San francisco | birthday drinks at executive order bar & lounge”
I was in Nashville, Tennessee, for a spell. I only had one day for exploring while the next day was a full work day until I flew back to San Francisco the following morning.Continue reading “Nashville, tennessee | “best sandwich in america” at biscuit love”
January 2020 was love, family, more love from friends and family. It was delicious food, Sunday lunches with my siblings, Super Bowl, lovely date nights and fabulous Restaurant Week lunch with BFF….January was an ice cream cone, the most delicious almond croissant from the best bakery in the United States according to Bon Appetit and Filipino dishes cooked with love by my sister in law…..Continue reading “Gratitude post | january 2020”
It is still winter here in the Bay Area even though spring is trying to break through. The temperature has dipped into the 30s this week. Even though it is often sunny, it is also pretty chilly.
It is also still definitely soup weather. I am happy to come upon a recipe for red split lentils soup while shopping at Trader Joe’s. My version (inspired by Trader Joe’s recipe which uses wine but I do not like wine in my cooking so I am omitting it) is very easy and quick. I am a fan of simple yet hearty meals as I do not have much time to cook with my very demanding job. I also believe that great food should not be fussy and complicated. This soup not only brings comfort to the soul but makes me feel like I am doing something kind for my body.Continue reading “In my kitchen | Simple and hearty red lentil soup”
Saucy Oakland was one of those unexpected finds. The place is the size of a postage stamp. It seats about 20 people. When Mr Sweetie and I walked in, the place was filled with googly-eyed couples. They were obviously very much on date night mode. Who could blame them? The place was set to mood lighting that sets the tone for romantic dinner.Continue reading “Oakland | asian-inspired eats at saucy”