Getting Low In South Carolina

Getting Low In South Carolina

The region along the coast of South Carolina, suitably called lowcountry, is a fascinating place. Rich in history, geographically intriguing and culinary wise, offers some of the most soul satisfying food you will ever try. Cruising around lowcountry is an attraction...

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My Top 10 Best Restaurants in Charleston SC

My Top 10 Best Restaurants in Charleston SC

Whether you are looking for soul food or fine dining Charleston has you covered. Most menus are pork and shellfish heavy and you’ll be hard pressed to find a restaurant that doesn’t serve at least a couple of deep fried items on the menu. Many chefs have...

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Savannah Showtime

Savannah Showtime

In 1974 my Dad moved from New York to a small town called Wilmington, just outside of Savannah, Georgia. With him was his wife and what would later become my half sister, who was then 2 years old. They moved into his Mother and Father in law’s home on a large oak tree...

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San Francisco to Mendocino: A Perfect Weekend Getaway

San Francisco to Mendocino: A Perfect Weekend Getaway

One of my favorite road trips to take is the one from San Francisco to Mendocino. It only takes a few hours to get there, there’s plenty of farms and wineries to visit on the way and once you get there you feel like you have been transported to another world....

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Where is The Nearest Filipino Restaurant Near Me

Where is The Nearest Filipino Restaurant Near Me

I can not stop thinking about Filipino food since I started researching it last month. In fact I have caught myself twice this week googling – “nearest filipino restaurant near me”. It’s a delicious melting pot of different cuisines. Vibrant...

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Elena Una

Elena Una

Elena Una is surprisingly what started my journey down the Filipino highway of deliciousness. Ex chef for the President of the Philippines, Janice Lazaga takes this cuisine to the next level. She takes the bold flavors and homestyle cooking of her homeland and...

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The Salo Series

The Salo Series

The Salo Series hosted by my girl Yana Gilbuena, a Feastly Chef, brought Filipino cuisine to 50 states in 50 weeks. This self-proclaimed nomad travels the world putting on her pop ups and collaborating with other chefs she meets along the way. She picks up local help...

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The Sarap Shop

The Sarap Shop

You can not help but fall in love with owners JP Reyes and Kristen Brillantes of The Sarap Shop. With his cooking chops and her passion for business they have created some of the most innovative and tasty “meals on wheels” in the bay area. If you have ever...

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AJ’s BBQ and Cafe

AJ’s BBQ and Cafe

AJ’s BBQ & Cafe is a turo turo,  a quick service restaurant consisting of steam tables filled with delicious home-style Filipino cooking. This turo turo was passed down to Kevin Guevarra by his family and re-opened as AJ’s BBQ & Cafe, named after his...

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3 Proven Healthy Lifestyle Changes For Healing Burnout

3 Proven Healthy Lifestyle Changes For Healing Burnout

A story of one woman’s path from burnout to bliss using holistic healthy lifestyle changes.  How does a woman go from being a successful landscape designer, designing city parks and working in high level design firms, to teaching yoga full time? She burns out....

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Why I’m Picking Up And Moving To Hawaii

Why I’m Picking Up And Moving To Hawaii

When I decided to move from my beloved city of San Francisco to Honolulu, Hawaii it wasn’t a difficult decision. I was ready. When I was 14 years old my Mom relocated us from my hometown of San Diego to the Bay Area. I was devastated. I missed my friends. I missed my...

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Pozole Rojo

Pozole Rojo

  Pozole Rojo is one of those dishes that conjers up fond memories for me. Working my way up through the ranks in the restaurant industry I learned a lot about various cuisines and how to cook them authentically. I cooked under some of the best Chefs in the bay...

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Roasted Seaweed And Turmeric Popcorn

Roasted Seaweed And Turmeric Popcorn

      I’ve been getting inspiration for this salty snack all over the place lately. Food & Wine Magazine, 101 Cookbooks and The Poke Cookbook all have awesome versions of this wether it be seaweed or turmeric popcorn. What makes mine different...

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How To Make A Golden Milk Latte

How To Make A Golden Milk Latte

Have a chai latte addiction? If, so you’re gonna love this. A golden milk latte is a spin on an Ayurvedic tonic that has been around thousands of years. Due to the rise in apothecary shop and high end tea lounge popularity its become a trendy new treat. So what...

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Local Spotlight – Temescal Oakland

Local Spotlight – Temescal Oakland

Once a tiny village scattered with horse and buggies, now a hipster heaven, the neighborhood of Temescal Oakland is as vibrant and colorful now more than ever. Last Sunday I hopped on BART and ventured over to Oakland for an Edible Excursion, led by local food writer...

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Finding Mindfulness In Your Yoga Practice To Prevent Injuries

Finding Mindfulness In Your Yoga Practice To Prevent Injuries

Mindfulness is a practice everyone is talking about these days. To put it in simple terms it is the act of being present and it can spill over into your whole life if you start to practice it throughout your day. Eating, talking with a friend, driving and exercising...

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Egyptian Dukkah Seasoning

Egyptian Dukkah Seasoning

What is a Dukkah Seasoning? Dukkah seasoning, sometimes spelled duqqa, is a combination of nuts and seeds flavored with herbs and spices that originated in Egypt. It can be mixed with olive oil to dip your bread into (my personal fave), sprinkled on dips like hummus...

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Delicata Squash Roasted With Turmeric and Shichimi Togarashi

Delicata Squash Roasted With Turmeric and Shichimi Togarashi

Delicata squash is the easiest squash to prep. Not to mention, Delicata squash roasted, is really quite tasty. What makes this variety stand out from the rest is it’s delicate skin. Hence the name! You can chop it up, cook it and eat it without ever pulling out...

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Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Winter is the time of year when you want to curl up with hot soups and stews for dinner. Butternut squash soup is classic but can sometimes be overdone here in San Francisco. This recipe takes a riff on this already delicious soup and kicks it up a little. Sarah...

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Roasted Cauliflower With Radicchio And Wheat Berries

Roasted Cauliflower With Radicchio And Wheat Berries

This roasted cauliflower dish not only tastes delicious but is vibrant and beautiful as well. There are many different colors of cauliflower available these days. Purple, green, orange (also called cheddar) and of course white. Mix them up for fun if you like, they...

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