Saturday, July 05, 2008

Chili Lime Tri Tip with Roasted Cauliflower

Great for summer on the grill, or winter on the stove.

Tri Tip
-1 lb tri tip
-1 tb olive oil
-juice of 1/2 lime juice
-1 tb cumin
-1 tb garlic powder
-1 ts cayenne

Marinate the tri tip in a mixture of all the other ingredients for at least an hour. Then grill or pan fry on all side until medium rare.

Roasted Cauliflower
-1 head cauliflower, cut in florets
-salt and pepper to taste
-a drizzle of olive oil

Place the cauliflower in a baking dish, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Cover with foil and bake for about 45 minutes, or until golden.

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Frozen Snack at Yogurt Bar, San Francisco, CA

We are currently on a quest to find the best of these new frozen yogurt places that are popping up all over. This one was new and offering a 2 for 1 special. We got both for $5 total.

Plain with Mango
Nicely tangy with plentiful toppings.

Green Tea with Mango
Equally good.

Food: 1
Decor: 1
Service: 1

Yogurt Bar
680 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105

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Friday, July 04, 2008

Bacon Cheese Burger at a Rooftop BBQ, San Francisco, CA

We (shamefully) bought some pre-formed burgers from Whole Foods because we were in the middle of packing up our house. The burgers enticed us because they had bacon and chedder mixed into the patty. Sadly, they tasted no different than a regular burger.


Thursday, July 03, 2008

Indian Spiced Meatballs and Quinoa with Beet Greens, Caramelized Onions and Pine Nuts

Tasty, wholesome and delicious.

-1 lb ground turkey
-1 ts turmeric
-1 ts cumin
-1 ts fenugreek
-2 ts salt
-1 egg

Mix all ingredients thoroughly with your hand. Roll into small balls. Pan fry in a bit of oil until crispy.

-1/2 onion, thinly sliced
-1/3 cup pinenuts
-1 bunch beet greens, chopped
-1 cup quinoa
-salt and pepper to taste

Cook the quinoa as you would cous cous. At the same time, toast the pinenuts in a dry pan. Then add a bi of oil, the onions and the beet greens and sautee until the onions are caramelized. Mix add this mixture into the quinoa and serve.

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Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Dinner from Palace Cafe Catering

Giao had a work party that was catered by Palace Catering.

Crab Cakes
Decent, although a bit too much filler.

Tuna Tartare
Spicy and tasty.

Melted Cheese Crostini
Crunchy, tasty 2 bite appetizers.

An assortment of buffet style main dishes.
All were decent, none were stand outs.

Food: 1
Decor: NA
Service: NA

Palace Cafe Catering
139 South Murphy Avenue
Sunnyvale CA 94086

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Whole Grain Pasta with Sausage and Kale

We discovered come whole grain sprouted pasta that actually tastes pretty good.

-1 package whole grain sprouted pasta
-1 bunch kale
-8 chicken sausages, sliced
-1/2 cup parmasean
-3 cups pasta sauce

Sautee the kale and sausage until heated through. At the same time, boil the pasta. Add the pasta sauce to the sausage and kale. Toss the pasta in the sauce and sprinkle with the cheese.

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Monday, June 30, 2008

Pork and Cabbage Soup

This soup was really not that great, so I'm not going to bother with the recipe.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tri Tip with Quinoa and Spinach

A well balanced meal. Protein, veggies and whole grains.

-1 lb tri tip
-2 tb olive oil
-1 ts chili powder
-1 ts garlic powder
-2 ts salt

Marinate the tri tip in a mixture of all of the other ingredients. Pan fry on all sides for a few minutes, until medium rare. Let the meat rest for 10 minutes and then slice.

-1 cup quinoa
-1 lb spinach
-1/2 onion, sliced
-salt and pepper to taste

Cook the quinoa as you would rice. While the quinoa is cooking, sautee the onions until caramelized, then add the spinach and sautee until wilted. Mix the onions and spinach into the quinoa and season to taste.

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Brunch from Down Under at South, San Francisco, CA

South had been on our list for a while and we finally decided to try it for brunch. We were not totally sure what to expect in terms of Australian food, but it was hearty, filling and tasty. The service was pleasant and attentive and we bonded with our waitress over a mutual hatred of Yelp.

Toasted Maori Bread with Poached Eggs, Avocado, Asparagus, Parmesan and Tomato Salsa $12
This picture looks really bad, but the dish was actually fresh and tasty. The Maori bread was sort of like a cross between an English Muffin and a scone.

Side of Bacon $5
Can't go wrong with bacon.

Venison Burger with Beet Chutney $15
The venison was pleasantly gamey and the fries were surprisingly crispy.

Food: 1
Decor: 2
Service: 2

South Food and Wine Bar
330 Townsend St # 101
San Francisco, CA 94107

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