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My Salad Creation

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My Salad Creation


I love beans…not just for the nutritional benefits, but I find it to be a versatile food to keep around. I toss it on a bed of greens and love coming up with various types of salads. I like to purchase dry beans in a bag, soak it overnight and boil it the next day.

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This is a White Bean Salad with Artichoke from The Pasta Store…

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I mixed it with black beans (store bought)…

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My favorite dressing? Simple…a spoonful of olive oil and mustard directly in the salad bowl.

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Throw in any greens of your choice …delicious!

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A Japanese Specialty

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A Japanese Specialty


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I looooovvveee umeboshi—a Japanese treat. Yummy? Absolutely. It is a tad bit high in sodium so daily consumption is not recommended! The flavor comes from salt and the color purple from shiso (perilla) leaves. It is most used as a filling for onigiri (a popular rice ball wrapped in nori). I like hachimitchu (honey) plum for the sweetness. Give it a try…you’ll love it too. I put it on a plain bowl of rice with nori (dry seaweed) and also drop it in a cup of hot green tea to get the bitterness out.

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Beef Recipes

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Beef Recipes


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This is my lazy meal…

What you’ll need:
Ground beef
White onion
Hunan Sauce

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Sauté onion

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Brown Beef
Add 2 spoonful of Hunan Sauce

Yep, its that easy and delicious. You can add it on a bowl of rice or even noodles. The dish goes will with Nepali Chana.

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Finger-licking Delicious Hamburger

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Finger-licking Delicious Hamburger


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I always order the corn-fed beef hamburger at Café de la Presse when I’m in downtown San Francisco…

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and I team it with swiss cheese and gulp it down with a glass of my favorite champagne…

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The Pizza King in Milan, Italy

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The Pizza King in Milan, Italy


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Pizza by the name: Da Willy. A fantastic restaurant in Milan. I know eh? I stumbled upon this eatery when I got uber lost. I walked into the joint and asked the manager for directions. She was sweet, kind AND spoke perfect English. Grazie Bella Donna.

I returned back to the restaurant the very next day, for I was craving pizza. They have one of the largest pizzas I’ve ever seen, and it’s delicious. These extremely thin crust pies (made in a brick oven) come in over two dozen varieties. It’s seriously addictive…I was so hopelessly addicted to the taste of Da Willy that I ended my very last meal in Milan with one of their fungi and ham pies.

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Bus To Chinatown: San Francisco

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Bus To Chinatown: San Francisco


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San Francisco’s Chinatown is one of the top tourist attractions in the states and a mega-fun place to shop. I take the bus to the gates of CTown whenever I have out-of-town guests. You can pretty much find everything under the sun in this ‘hood…I can spend the entire day tasting dimsum, munching on coconut pastry, shopping for anything San Francisco, etc.,

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Peking Bazaar – all the trinkets you can possibly buy

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Columbus street is loaded with eateries selling roasted duck for under $10

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Dol Ho Restaurant – cheap dim sum for under five bucks…this place is really low-rent but makes up for it with the best greasy food…

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I get live crab here…

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An array of herbs to choose from…

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Japanese geta and zori….

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The selections are endless…

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Patan City

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Patan City


Patan City is about 5 km south of Kathmandu Valley. It’s a royal city (meaning monarchies used to live there centuries ago). I feel like I’m back in the past when I’m in Patan…its surreal.
It’s a must-see if you are visiting Nepal. Why? Where else can you see craftsmen creating wood ornaments, stone carvings and metal statues of deities surrounded by temples….Yep, there are temples EVERYWHERE. The craftsmen will shoos you away when they are creating their art, but the key is to BUY some of their creations and then take pictures. But I’m not here to talk about art or temples…customer service at restaurants in Patan can be a tad bit slow….so, here I am waiting for the menu from the waiter….it’s been over 30 minutes…

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The Pasta Shop

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The Pasta Shop


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Delicious olive oils from Spain…

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Various types of cured meats…

Rows and rows of aged cheese…
Yummy smoked fish and salmon…
Prepared salads…
Prepared pies…
Prepared desserts…
All kinds of dips (my favorite-salami paste)…

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This is my european eatery. I taste all the samples, fill my basket with goodies and enjoy the treats at home. I love their snack-able size sausages and slices of cheese at the register. The place is like a candy store for adults—specifically ME!

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The Pasta Shop
1786 Fourth Street
(between Hearst Ave & Virginia St)

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Mozzarella Curd Bar

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Mozzarella Curd Bar


Every time I purchase heirloom tomato I feel the need to team it up with mozzarella. Store bought is great…but hey…why not make my own mozzarella…woowie! Um…the direction I got from the Pasta Store looked easy…but creating round mozz cheese balls was a whole different story…how do they get it so perfecto round?

What you’ll need…
Mozzarella curd bar
Salt, Water
Heirloom Tomatoes, Olive Oil and Vinegar

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Cut the curd in cubes
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Soak them in heavily-salted-boiled water
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Remove the curds from container and knead them
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My favorite heirloom tomato
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Perfect with olive oil, vineger and a loaf of bread
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Chinese Food Delivery

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Chinese Food Delivery


I satisfy my Chinese food craving with a monthly trip to U-Lee. They do not deliver but you can call in advance and pick up the food. I’ve been eating at this place for over a decade—and NOTHING compares to it. The same family had owed the place and I only know the owners by the name Ken and Judie. I love it when they recognize my face when I walk in…yeah, there’s  nothing like getting a five-star treatment at a hole-in-the-wall eatery…total bliss!
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I order the same three entrees every time I’m at U-Lee. They serve the best Fried Chicken, Pot Stickers and Mongolian Beef. I pair it with Tsingtao. This joint gets the Diiver Hall of Fame.

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Fried Chicken…goes really well with the sauce…

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The best pot-stickers in San Francisco!

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The combination of the mongolian beef with the fried wonton noodles is mouth-watering!

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1468 Hyde Street
(415) 771-9774

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