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Din tai Fung comes to Bay Area

Welcome back! I've not had an opportunity to try DTF & am looking forward to it very much!

What's for Dinner #359 - the April Showers Edition [through April 15, 2015]

DH was craving pizza for dinner yesterday so I decided to try the cauliflower crust pizza recipe a good friend sent me... I made some tomato sauce that turned out pretty good considering I used some cherry tomatoes that were hanging around. This took an amazing amount of fiddling & diddling, but the result was close enough to satisfy!!! No picture, but it looked every bit like the real thing.

How do you prefer your matzo balls?

Floaters, schmaltz, ready-made matzo meal... Love, love, love them!!!

Apr 07, 2015
RWCFoodie in General Topics

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - April 2015

Just want to say thank you to who all mentioned the chicken-less chicken strips. Got them the last time I stopped at TJ & served them tonight with a marinara over Zoodles (zucchini noodles)... Tasty, so they are a Yay for me!

Apr 07, 2015
RWCFoodie in Chains

Fire Code bans use of barbecues on decks of apts. and condos - HELP

My reply last night was in response to the post above thread by ElizabethW67...

Apr 07, 2015
RWCFoodie in Not About Food

Fire Code bans use of barbecues on decks of apts. and condos - HELP

We spoke with the fire chief in our town about the Traeger grills & got the thumbs down!!! They consider it an open flame device....

Apr 06, 2015
RWCFoodie in Not About Food

Fire Code bans use of barbecues on decks of apts. and condos - HELP

Still living in the condo. Bought a Weber Q220 gas grill that uses the 1 lb propane tanks. Not the best, but better than no grill at all...

Apr 06, 2015
RWCFoodie in Not About Food

What's for Dinner #358 - The Easter/Passover Edition! [through April 7, 2015]

Simple meals these days: Sauteed fresh cod fillets seasoned with lemon pepper, pan seared cauliflower steaks with Penzey's Turkish seasoning blend & the freshest, meatiest artichokes I've had in ages (thanks to a great Farmers Market vendor)... Who says low carb/lean protein can't be yummy!

Tres Leches Cake

Lafort41, could you comment on your low star rating?

Apr 05, 2015
RWCFoodie in Recipes

Best Poke on Maui?

Tamura's in Lahaina has excellent poke... (up in the hills a couple blocks away from Star Noodle)

Apr 05, 2015
RWCFoodie in Hawaii

What's For Dinner #357 - the Out Like A Lamb Edition [Through April 2, 2015]

Doh! Should have been PCP... Primary care physician!

Apr 02, 2015
RWCFoodie in Home Cooking

Low carb Lean protein - need some suggestions...

Yes, love fish. Tonight I grilled fresh Pacific cod on a cedar plank, seasoned with lemon pepper, asparagus, eggplant & mini-peppers... Low carb, low cal, low fat, best if all it was yummy!

Apr 02, 2015
RWCFoodie in Special Diets

Mazzetti's Bakery / Pacifica

Actually it's Mazzetti's... Also, have you tried Dianda's in Crystal Springs Shopping Center for traditional Italian cookies? They usually have Ossi di Morti & Bruti ma Buoni 2 of my favorites (spelling might be off)...

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

I'm not Dommy but I can tell you that I have taken polenta that has solidified, added broth, nuked it & then used a potato masher on it - gets right back to soft consistency that's preferred in my house :-)

Mar 31, 2015
RWCFoodie in Chains
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Low carb Lean protein - need some suggestions...

Thanks Ttw for the link. Lots of good stuff there!

Mar 31, 2015
RWCFoodie in Special Diets
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Low carb Lean protein - need some suggestions...

I have been ordered to do only low carb & lean protein, combo pre-diabetes & liver problems. Am losing weight & blood sugar is pretty low now. Won't know how liver is until more tests are done.

Lots of low carb ideas everywhere, but most I've found have much too much fat for my current regimen!

I'm already using the various cauliflower "rice" ideas as well as "Zoodles" but must cut way back on the fat components. Also "wrap" sandwiches using romaine lettuce to replace bread with low fat turkey, etc.

Would love to see any suggestions/recipes/links you might have. Trying to avoid boredom, for me a major problem.

Mar 31, 2015
RWCFoodie in Special Diets

What's For Dinner #357 - the Out Like A Lamb Edition [Through April 2, 2015]

Thanks mariacarmen: most of what I'm cooking these days isn't particularly interesting :-) but am paying attn to my PPC & eating healthy for a change!

Mar 31, 2015
RWCFoodie in Home Cooking
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What's For Dinner #357 - the Out Like A Lamb Edition [Through April 2, 2015]

Continuing with the low carb/lean protein thing, tonight's dinner was cod with a light coat of almond flour seasoned with smoked paprikah & kosher salt, pan sauteed with a tiny bit of olive oil, pan sauce of chicken broth, lemon juice & capers. Cauliflower "rice" & artichokes... Not exciting but DH pronounced it very tasty.

What's For Dinner #357 - the Out Like A Lamb Edition [Through April 2, 2015]

NW: I'm sending healing thoughts your way... Hope you'll be well soon.

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

I agree, sweeter & more rich tasting. The orange peel is very nice, not dry...

Mar 30, 2015
RWCFoodie in Chains

Trader Joe's YAY/MEH/NAY Thread - March 2015 [Old]

YAY- Trader Giotto's Colomba di Pascua! This is a traditional Italian bread baked for Easter. It's shaped like a dove, "colomba", is richer tasting, decorated with pearl sugar & whole almonds & has candied orange peel in the bread itself. It's a product of Italy... a good buy, here in the SF Bay Area, it's $4.99 for a 1 lb pkg. It is selling out quickly at my local store so I grabbed several when I saw them. They have a long shelf life IME. Dating on mine is 8/8/15 FWIW. Similar products elsewhere are at least twice the price...

Mar 30, 2015
RWCFoodie in Chains

Tres Leches Cake

Ive always made it the day before I plan to serve it... always successful!

Mar 27, 2015
RWCFoodie in Recipes

Wonderful --- a Hunan restaurant in Millbrae

Four of us had lunch at Wonderful today. We liked it very much!

We had #44 Fish fillets with soft tofu & pickled chili, #56 Cauliflower with smoked pork & #91 Godfather's hand cut noodle with chili & pork. We ordered medium spicy.

The Godfather's noodles were a real pleaser, we all liked the whole black beans & the little bit of mouth-numbing. A very flavorful dish that hit the spot for the carb-deprived.

The Fish fillets with soft tofu & pickled chili was another pleasing dish; carefully prepared & presented.

The Cauliflower dish was tasty but I would have liked to see more smoked pork.

Service was great, caring & sincere. I look forward to returning...

Need tried & true Chocolate Lava cake recipe...

Hi Caitlin, reporting in on my attempt at this dessert: I doubled the recipe & baked in 4 oz souffle ramekins. Very easy to put together a few hours ahead & baked off toward the end of dinner.

All seemed to be going well... Pulled them while centers were still basically liquid. Let them sit for 5 min per the recipe. Unmoulded them onto plates, garnished w/whip cream, fresh raspberries & mint leaves. While they were delicious little chocolate cakes, in the time they sat before unmoulding, the centers totally solidified, no lava, sigh...

Will try again maybe with a Lindt truffle in the center :-)

Mar 22, 2015
RWCFoodie in Home Cooking

Need tried & true Chocolate Lava cake recipe...

Caitlin, I'd like to do them in 4 oz ramekins. Do you think that will be ok? You may have guessed by now, I'm not much of a baker :-)

Mar 19, 2015
RWCFoodie in Home Cooking

Need tried & true Chocolate Lava cake recipe...

Thanks Cww & bumble, this looks very much like the Epicurious recipe which is the other version of this type of cake. I'm torn now as to which one to try - the one without flour or this one! I guess if I really wanted to mess around I could make both & see which one turns out best :-)

Mar 19, 2015
RWCFoodie in Home Cooking

Need tried & true Chocolate Lava cake recipe...

Hi mm, appreciate the david lebovitz link. I looked at it & even the title makes it sound more like a chocolate pudding cake rather than a liquid center/molten chocolate lava like cake. When you've made it, did it have an almost liquid melted chocolate center or more pudding-like...

Mar 19, 2015
RWCFoodie in Home Cooking

Need tried & true Chocolate Lava cake recipe...

A friend has asked that I make this for dessert as part of her BD dinner.

I pulled a couple of recipes off Epicurious but not sure which to try. One is just chocolate, butter, egg yolks, sugar & egg whites. The other has twice as much butter, more eggs, powdered sugar & some flour.

Appreciate some pointers!

Mar 18, 2015
RWCFoodie in Home Cooking

Advice for Family Traveling to Maui/Kauai

I'd recommend Tamura's up the hill by Star Noodle, Lahaina for very good poke. IMO much better than the Kahului branch, way more spirit of aloha... Foodland Farms, Lahaina has decent poke but the last couple of times (last 3 wks) the counter guy was far from welcoming...

Feb 24, 2015
RWCFoodie in Hawaii

Maui Wedding Dinner for Two

So you will be in the Wailea/Kihei area. We rarely if never head that way as we are always in West Maui & don't enjoy that longish drive at night, especially factoring in some wine with dinner:-)

Have you looked at Ko or some of the other nice hotel restos in Wailea?

Jan 03, 2015
RWCFoodie in Hawaii