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Thai Crab Fried Rice

Thai Crab Fried Rice

A few years ago, when I worked at a small marketing communications firm in Old Pasadena, I became a regular at a local Thai restaurant. A colleague and I never grew tired of sharing the lunch special four times a week at our desks. The owner Sue, aware of our frugal ways, would always slip in [...]

Green Beans in Tarragon Dressing

Green Beans in Tarragon Dressing

This is one of my favorite ways to eat green beans. So simple. It is a good idea to make the dressing a few hours or even the day before, so the tarragon flavor has time to seep in. And sorry, I never write down exact amounts, so these are guesses. Taste and adjust. TARRAGON DRESSING: 2-3 tablespoons [...]

Gale’s Restaurant Flourless Chocolate Cake with Ganache

Gale’s Restaurant Flourless Chocolate Cake with Ganache

Many thanks to Gale Kohl of Gale’s Restaurant in Pasadena for sharing her flourless chocolate cake with ganache recipe… Serves 12 to 16 Prep time: 1 hour, 10 min., plus cooling time Ganache Ingredients: ¼ cup (½ stick) butter ⅓ cup (2 ounces) semisweet chocolate, chopped Directions: Using a double-boiler (or in a bowl set over [...]

Michelle’s Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt) Sauce

Michelle’s Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt) Sauce

Those Greeks got it goin’ on in the food department. I mean seriously: the olives, the meats, the vegetables; pita dipped in the most delicious sauces… which brings us to this month’s recipe from my house to yours. As the rest of the country is sliding into fall, here in the foothills of Southern California we have [...]

Minced Chicken in a Lettuce Leaf or Cup

Minced Chicken in a Lettuce Leaf or Cup

I used to crave the lettuce cups we could order at Chi Dynasty in Los Feliz and decided I would make my own variation at home based on a mash up of different ones I had tried at various restaurants over the years. The result is a crunchy, crisp, salty, savory bite with a variety [...]

Another Night in Bankok

Another Night in Bankok

This week’s recipe comes courtesy of Dog Haus Culinary Director Michael Brown. Ingredients for 1 dog: 1 spicy Thai red currywurst sausage (proprietary recipe made for DH by Adam Gertler of “The Next Food Network Star” fame) or quality beef hot dog 1 bun (three King’s Hawaiian rolls, still connected) ¼ ounce butter, melted or [...]

Lemon Brownies

Lemon Brownies

Have you ever thrown a party and had a bunch of lemons leftover? Or used lemons for decorations and now don’t want to waste them? Well, this is how these lemon “brownies” came to be. I had a bunch leftover and no use for them. That, combined with my ridiculous sweet tooth, and these yummy [...]

Easiest Garlic Salmon

Easiest Garlic Salmon

I’m a big believer in garlic. If you follow my recipes on this blog, this fact has probably become pretty clear. If it’s not dessert, it usually has garlic in it. That being said, this salmon is an extreme version. Garlic is front and center and this recipe is not for those who are not [...]

Whiskey Chops

Whiskey Chops

Oh my goodness, these are sooooo good. OK.  Whiskey Chops. Ingredients: 4 pork chops with bone (always, ALWAYS with bone) ¼-½ cup whiskey (depending on your, uh, target audience) ¼ cup cider vinegar ¼ cup honey 2 tbsp. soy sauce 1 medium onion, sliced 2-4 garlic cloves, crushed 1-2 whole fresh peaches, sliced Slug of [...]

Sweet Corn Curried Soup

Sweet Corn Curried Soup

By Sean Lowenthal, Little Beast Restaurant Ingredients: 16 ounces yellow corn, cut 1 yellow tomato, diced ½ sweet onion (Vidalia), diced 1 celery rib, diced 1 garlic clove, minced ½ teaspoon turmeric, ground ½ tablespoon yellow curry, ground 1 dash cayenne, ground 1 dash red chile flake 1 teaspoon coriander, ground 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped [...]

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