Posts Tagged ‘vegetarian’


After passing by this place several times on our way Pizzanista! I finally convinced Will to take me to Bestia.  We were apprehensive because the chef also used to work at Osteria Angelini, where I had the most underdone plate of pasta in my life. My pasta at Angelini was not a “Oh, this must [...]

Fridge Oatmeal Power Breakfast

In the mornings before breakfast, I like to do as few complicated things as possible. That’s why making oatmeal the night before in the rice-cooker is great for me. An alternative I’ve been doing lately is fridge oatmeal, which are rolled oats rehydrated in the fridge overnight.  I’ve been waking up super hungry lately, so [...]

Another Way To Enjoy Natto

I know this fermented soy bean product is natto everyone’s cup of tea, but I don’t mind the taste, smell, or texture and sometimes I even crave it, so I keep my fridge stocked with at least one of these styrofoam packets on hand.  Today, for a snack, I prepared it in a new way [...]

Yun Noodle House

One does not often think of a meal procured from a food court as a great meal, at least not in any of the food courts found in shopping malls. But Asian food courts are where it’s at!  Many a great noodle dish can come from a food court: ramen at the west L.A. Mitsuwa [...]

Japanese Style Curry

A friend and I were discussing Japanese style curry a few days ago.  I forget how the subject even came up.  I mentioned my secret ingredient was a Korean pear.  This time, I made it sans pear and instead went with some apples another friend brought over.  People always seem surprised I make curry from [...]

Tomato Soup and Farinata

After a rich Thanksgiving celebration and visiting family, it’s nice to come home and have a simple home-cooked meal. Will made tomato soup with canned San Marzano tomatoes and a handful of basil from our bush.  The bush is a funny thing. It didn’t produce much during summer, but now that it’s getting much colder, [...]

Mapo Tofu

For some reason, maybe because I saw someone making it in the second episode of Exploring China: A Culinary Adventure, I was craving mapo tofu. We already had most of the condiments in the fridge, so I made it for dinner. I just needed to buy soft tofu and green onions. Obviously, I didn’t include [...]