Fresh & Vibrant Vietnamese Chicken Salad

This recipe story was originally shared in August 2010 and is one of our most popular recipes. By request of our readers, we’re re-sharing the story with updated info about our favorite fish sauce, new image and a few recipe updates for easier reading.  My Mother has acquired an unprecedented fan base here on our blog since I…

Asian Pulled Pork/Kimchi Tacos inspired from Austin Photo Trip w/ Hyatt Place

We’ve eaten a fair amount of tacos over last weekend in Austin, Texas and one more fact of Austin food culture that we can secure in our memory books is that the locals here LOVE their tacos. Even at a great morning coffee-stop in downtown, they served breakfast tacos alongside a well crafted cappuccino and…

Broccoli and Cheese Galette – A Fancy Favorite

This last weekend we finally had at least half of a whole weekend to ourselves that didn’t involve any prepping for shoots, friend-dinner obligations or family get-togethers. Gosh, it was so nice to have an obligation free day to wake up late, be totally lazy, and work in the garden. It’s days like these that we realize how…

What’s it like to eat at Tsukiji outer market? A Video for you to taste.

Hello from gorgeous Tokyo! We’re here for a week on a feasting adventure and cultural photo project thanks to a wonderful collaboration with All Nippon Airways (ANA). We shared our inspired recipe for this trip a few days ago. You can read about it here. We’ve made the most of our 3 full days here so…

Fluffy Japanese Cotton Cheesecake and a Tokyo Feasting Trip

Funny how when you think or visualize of something you want, it happens. Stay focused and consumed with making things happen, it’ll become a reality. During the holidays we were talking about the “gut” feeling of going on a trip in early 2015. We were craving an international trip AND wanting to explore a new…

Cream Puffs with Fluffy Creamy Meyer Lemon Curd

It’s this time of year that we’re raining citrus in Southern California. Over the course of our gardening journey, we’ve become a little greedy. Call us hoarding if you wish, but what ever the confession is, we’ve always been obsessed with citrus, especially meyer lemons. Since we started planting our garden in 2002, we’ve collected…

Chopped Roasted Beet Salad with Feta and Lemon Zest Vinaigrette

The rain has been such a welcome treat over the last few weeks. Our garden suffered the consequences of drought over the last few years but today, all the fruit trees are soaking up every drop of welcome rain. The citrus are glistening with a fantastic wash of water from the sky, the seedlings are ready…

Healthy Zucchini Noodle Chow Mein with Pork

The last two weeks have been so calm. All our deadlines and client campaigns were finished and delivered before Christmas, which always feels so great to click that last “send” button.  We made time over our break to catch up to all things needed: sharing meals with old friends, spending time with family from afar, sleeping-in,…