spring rolls for (almost) springtime.

We had an amazing bout of beautiful weather over the weekend, and it put me into the mood for something light and refreshing.  One of my favorite things to eat are Vietnamese goi cuon, spring rolls often times made with shrimp and pork.  This version is made with a ceviche of scallops, chives, and spicy […]

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game day eats: hot “wings”

Ever get a hankering for bar food?  Oh man, I do.  When I was single and living in the middle of San Francisco, one of my favorite bars had the best bar menu, from tater tot nachos to fried chicken and waffles.  My friends and I used to meet up here for happy hour or post-dinner […]

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life changing crackers {gluten-free, paleo}

The amazing woman who owns the Pilates studio where I teach is a nutritionist and expert in cooking for people with numerous dietary restrictions.  I’ve been fortunate enough to get some of her advice for baking gluten-free and paleo, like which almond flour to buy and where to look for a crowd-pleasing paleo chocolate chip […]

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dare to bare nyc + vegan buffalo wings!

How do these gorgeous buffalo wings tie in with one of my favorite fitness events ever? I promise, there’s a connection – you just have to keep reading. 😉 In 2015, I was one of the lucky people that got to participate in the inaugural ‘Dare to Bare’ event in San Francisco, the flagship outdoor charity […]

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conquering octopus.

A couple of years ago, I bought a beautiful whole octopus from Sun Fat in San Francisco’s Mission District.  Inspired by a travel documentary on Greece, I had visions of making a gorgeous stewed octopus topped with olives and lemon.  It was the first time I’d ever broken down an octopus – quite challenging when […]

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review & recette: the french market cookbook & pascadous.

Just a few weeks ago, I managed to catch my friend Omid while he was in town. Omid and I became friends nearly 7 years ago when he lived in San Francisco, and a few years later, he and his wife, Alannah, moved from the City by the Bay to the City of Lights.  Omid […]

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i’m craving korean.

If you asked me what my favorite type of food is, I’d have a very difficult time answering you.  I grew up in Honolulu, which means growing up in a melting pot of (predominantly Asian) cultures, and eating their respective foods during school potlucks, parties, and at any of the available Japanese, Korean, Chinese, Vietnamese, […]

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eggs a la bocadillos.

One of my absolute favorite restaurants in San Francisco is Bocadillos, located in between the Financial District and North Beach.  They specialize in Basque influenced, Spanish-style tapas (one of my favorite foods in the world!) and the restaurant itself is small but vibrant and almost always busy.  When you sit at the long table, feasting […]

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