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  1. Grilled Black Cod with Fried Garlic and Red Chili Flakes

    I have a confession to make: I really hate the book that I’m reading right now. I purchased it at Powell’s Books in Portland, noting that it was a Pulizer Prize winner, and have tried to read it every day on my rides to and from work. I read a few pages while constantly being Continue…


  2. Phyllo-Wrapped Tilapia and the Elements of Home

    Lately I’ve been finding myself being unable to decide. The girl who’s made nearly every decision on the basis of a gut feeling. But lately, well, my gut has been off drinking margaritas somewhere because when it comes to decisions, I seem to be at a loss. A lot has been on my mind lately, Continue…

  3. Roasted Monkfish with Romesco Sauce

    Ok, here’s the deal. Before you commit yourself to making this recipe, do not–I repeat–do not do a Google image search for monkfish. Just don’t do it? Ok? Because if you do, you might just miss out on one of the most delicious fish recipes I’ve ever tried. I’m not messing around. Now let’s get Continue…

  4. Cast Iron Skillet-Seared Cod with Mushrooms

    I miss peaches and blackberries this time of year. But, I’m becoming more aware of eating with the seasons. So, rather than succumbing to ridiculously-priced produce that’s been shipped to the city from lands far, far away, I’m eating what’s fresh and in season. We’ve got lots of apples at our house. And pears. And Continue…

  5. Poke: Squeezing the Last Bits of Summer

    Every year, when the first rainstorm hits the Bay Area, the city seems to fall to pieces. The trains run behind schedule, traffic is at a standstill, huge puddles form in every sidewalk crevice, trees start falling, people work from home because driving in the rain is a nightmare, and we all act as though Continue…

  6. Bistro Dinner Part 1: Sole Roulades and Crispy Pan Fried Potatoes

    Good things come in small packages–and oh, how true that old adage is. In this particular case, the small package was a rolled up fillet of sole, encasing two thin lemon slices and a delicate pesto sauce. Once baked, this tender white fish not only flaked off the fork, but it was aromatically flavored by Continue…

  7. Part III: Summer Goodies Dinner: The Main Attraction

    I promised you a treat as the official end to our ‘Summer Goodies Dinner‘ series, and I do believe that I will not disappoint. With our light starter and fresh fruit-oriented dessert, I thought it would be only natural for the main attraction to be bold and rich, and bursting with a kaleidoscope of flavors. Continue…

  8. Fiesta: Fish Tacos with Spicy Salsa and Pickled Onions

    Fish tacos. Do they make you wish you were sitting on a beach in Mexico, sipping on a Corona with lime? The first time I tried fish tacos was, naturally, in San Diego. A specialty of Baja, California, they are, in my opinion, the perfect food. Most fish in fish tacos is either batter fried, Continue…

  9. Halibut and Grapefruit-Jicama Salad and My Intentions

    I took a yoga class tonight and at some point between desperately trying to avoid doing a full wheel and blissfully enjoying the five or so minutes of quiet meditation at the end of the class, I thought about my ‘intention.’ I don’t know about you, but whenever I take a yoga class and the Continue…

  10. Potato-Crusted Snapper with Lemon Butter Sauce

    Like all things that require inspiration (writing, running, painting…), cooking can sometimes put you in a rut. Or rather, you might sometimes get into a non-cooking rut. Days or weeks like these, I usually eat a standard and boring fare of grilled skinless chicken breasts and couscous. While eating, I sadly think of why I Continue…

  11. Domo: A Sushi Place…To Come Home To + Truffle Winner!

    Sushi is often my feel-good food. I like to go out to sushi when I have something to celebrate, when I want to have a deep conversation with someone, or when I want guaranteed gastronomic satisfaction. After an unfortunate sushi experience in Oakland about a month ago, I’ve been somewhat scared of sushi. I didn’t Continue…

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