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100 Happy Days: Almost Barefoot in the Kitchen

Hubby made dinner. Such a pleasure after a long day at work. He made Cuban beans and brown rice. He added ground turkey and plantains. It was tasty. Then we watched the Prisoner. Bliss on my Friday night. Day 21 of 100 Happy Days.

100 Happy Days: Farm to Kitchen

Exotic mushrooms spotted at the Daly City Farmer’s Market. For lunch, I made Whole-Wheat Spaghetti with Swiss Chard. I used a recipe by Giada De Laurentiis. Day 18 of 100 Happy Days.

Inside My Kitchen

Channeling my inner Martha Stewart. Since I’m freelancing, between jobs and spending plenty of time at home, I’m challenging myself in the kitchen. Thanks to Serious Eats, I tried out this French technique with fish: Cod en Papillote. The foil helped cook the cod fillets perfectly. Unfortunately, I used salted butter. That, plus a generous […]

Back In The Kitchen

I had to work on Thanksgiving. I knew I had no energy or patience to cook after producing a 3-hour show. So, we decided to save our Thanksgiving cooking/feast for Saturday. I always feel guilty about spending the holiday away from our family in So. Cal and in Buffalo. If you sign on to work […]

At the Bar Inside Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

Tom Kha soup tastes great on a cold winter night. I had the chicken version at Sophia’s in Davis. I also had rice to soak up the lemongrass broth.

100 Happy Days: Super Moon

Super Moon rising over San Francisco. I think I drove Mark a little crazy as I tried to snap the perfect lunar shot from my iPhone. We had dinner at Gamine with Bethany. It was a pleasure to introduce her to one of our favorite French bistros in San Francisco. We started with Beef tartare. […]

100 Happy Days: Slow Cooker

The slow cooker made my house smell like a taqueria in San Francisco’s Mission District. Chili and cumin aromas made it up to our bedroom. An easy recipe for crockpot chicken with salsa surprised me. I found it on a fitness-focused instagram page. I made my own Mexican spice blend. I used a recipe from […]

100 Happy Days: Cooking

Cooking makes my kitchen smell amazing! I also like how it makes the kitchen the warmest spot in the house. It was lovely to finish up my workout and watch my hubby take care of dinner. Mark said the Barefoot Contessa’s bolognese recipe was easy to follow. I also liked the flavor combo of red […]

100 Happy Days: Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto Pasta surprised me at the Portola Kitchen. I love my weekly lunch dates with my hubby. Today, I kept nibbling at his plate of Lumache. Day 89 of 100 Happy Days.

100 Happy Days: Healthy Living

Healthy living and feeling stronger. I used a 12-pound medicine ball for sit-ups and Russian twists during today’s O2 Bodyfit class. It was a tough circuit. However, I could handle the weight. Last year, I used a 6-pound ball. After class, I made vegetable quiche cups with green bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini and red onions. […]