Posts tagged ‘cooking’

October 5th, 2014

Cooking with Cookbook – Tavola Calda

by Lauren

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Gregorio and Filippo are the “new” guys on the Little Italy block, sharing amazing Italian dishes in a very unique way. Cookbook Tavola Calda, offers the perfect variety of meals that are already cooked, prepared and ready for hungry customers to pick what they want for a quick lunch to go, or a pleasant, leisurely dining experience.


We were invited to come help cook a few dishes and see what Cookbook Tavola Calda is all about. Chef Gregorio planned … Read more...

May 13th, 2013

Campfire Hash {with peppers, sweet potato, & spicy chicken sausage}

by Chrissy


For a weekend trip, my boyfriend, Rob, and I ventured up the California coast for a surf safari/camping trip.

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On the way up we stopped at San Onofre for a little of this action.

JalamaCamping_LYK1We made a few more pit stops along the way, at one of which my car battery decided to die. That wasn’t so fun, but what’s an adventure without a few things going wrong?


Finally, at dusk, we reached our destination at Jalama Beach, which is … Read more...

August 21st, 2012

Sesame-Ginger & Sriracha Vegetables with Tofu

by Chrissy

People of the world, spice up your life… by adding some Sriracha to a zesty asian-style vegetarian dish.

Confession: I saw Victoria Beckham on a commercial on TV just once today and now I have Spice Girls stuck in my head. On repeat.

So, I might have added an extra squeeze of Sriracha to my plate of sesame-gingered veggies and tofu, just give my mind and my humming a break. Now my mouth is on fire and that’s all … Read more...

February 7th, 2012

Whole Wheat Cinnamon Kefir Pancakes

by Chrissy


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Yes, people, we are in a pancake power mode right now. As Lauren mentioned in the Peanut Butter Banana Pancake post yesterday, these are great recipes to serve to that special someone for a Valentine’s Day/Weekend breakfast in bed!

Now, we’re going to play a little guessing game. It’s called, “What is it?”

Here are the hints…

It’s sort of wierd-looking, and sits out on the counter for much longer than you would think milk should sit, … Read more...

February 1st, 2012

Crispy Cream Cheese Shrimp Wontons

by Chrissy

For a fun neighborly get-together, we needed to create a seafood dish that would feed the masses and that would be easy to eat. Think, finger-food.

We thought, wonton

Easy to prepare. Fun to make. Tantalizingly tasteful… I could go on. But I think I’d rather spare the cream cheesy (yes, I said cream cheesy) details and get right down to it. 

Green onions, check.

Shrimp and water chestnuts, yes puh-lease.

Cream cheese, Greek yogurt, …