Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Ahi Tuna Poke

I know Hawaii is home of poke, but I have to say that Newport Beach is a close second. There's a spot called Bear Flag Fish Company that has made me fallen in love with poke. Seriously though, I constantly crave the stuff. I'm pretty sure I've had poke for the past six consecutive days and may be close to mercury poisoning. Anyways - since I moved to San Francisco and away from Bear Flag, I decided to make my own. Not to toot my own horn, but it's pretty delicious. It's a lot different than any other poke I've ever had - the soy sauce gives it a sort of "earthy" taste yet still let's you enjoy the ahi tuna. Next time you want to be adventurous and make a non-cook delicacy - make sure to try this recipe out!

Ahi Tuna Poke
Prep Time: 10 Minutes / Idle Time: 2 Hours / Serving Size: 4


  • 1 Lb. Fresh Ahi Tuna
  • 1/2 Cup Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tsp Toasted Sesame Oil
  • 3/4 Tbsp Chili Garlic Sauce
  • 2 Stalks of Green Onion
  • Juice of 1/2 Lime
  • 1 Tsp Black Sesame Seeds
  • 1 Tsp White Sesame Seeds
Cut the Ahi across the grain into cubes. Place into bowl (make sure bowl has a lid). 

In a measuring cup, pour in the soy sauce.

Add the sesame oil, toasted sesame oil, chili garlic sauce and lime juice to the soy sauce.

Thinly slice the green onion.

Place the green onions in the bowl with the tuna. Pour in the sauce.

Add in sesame seeds.

Stir altogether with a spoon. Cover with lid and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

After the 2 hours have passed, take out, plate and serve.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Quinoa Fried Rice

Quinoa Fried Rice isn't a new concept. I've seen it all over Pinterest and I had to check it out. After reviewing countless recipes, I decided to just swing it and make my own because (1) I didn't have teriyaki sauce laying around the house and (2) I'm obsessed with fried rice and know what I like and don't like in it. It. Is. Amazing. This recipe makes a lot. It can feed as many as eight or last you multiple days for breakfast, lunch and dinner (aka what I did). Something that I think is key for this recipe to really be as elevated as it is is the chicken boullian powder (this means that you need to not skip this step). Anyways - I urge you to make this as soon as possible because it's too delicious not to try!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Puff Pastry Bacon Twists

Soooo you can't really go wrong with puff pastry. And you can't go wrong at all with bacon. When you put it together with a little bit of cheddar cheese, it's pretty much an explosion in your mouth. What I love even more about these are that it has "twist" in the name - soo pretty much meant for W.A.L.T. Anyways, these bacon twists are delicious and the perfect appetizer for any dinner party!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Shrimp + Avocado {Smash} Bruschetta

I know, I know, it's been forever since I have posted something. A lot has been happening in the past two weeks. I actually have a real room in San Francisco. It took a little bit longer, but it was well worth the wait(!!). I'm officially a San Francisco resident now. I've only been waiting to say that for 3 1/2 years...nbd.

Now that I'm settled in I can start churnin' out recipes like the good ol' days. I decided to make a Shrimp + Avocado {Smash} Bruschetta for my first post in the new place. I've been craving seafood like a crazy person lately and I decided to be a little bit more friendly to my wallet (SF is an extremely expensive city...) so I chose affordable and fast shrimp. What I love about this recipe is that it can either be an appetizer or a meal depending on what size baguette you choose. It's full of flavor and still gives a nod of the fast ending summer. Hope you all enjoy!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Take Two Tuesday: Skinny Potato Salad

It's BBQ season and time for my favorite potato salad, ever. My Skinny Potato Salad. No heavy mayonnaise needed, just a light, flavorful and simple lemon and olive oil dressing to turn an American classic into a guilt-free side. Perfect to make before a big gathering as it's fast and even better served cold. Enjoy!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Lemon Ricotta Whole Wheat Pasta Salad

My best friend mentions my lemon pasta on a regular basis. We live together and she begs for me to make it [almost] everyday. I've been making the pasta for about seven years now and wanted to see if I could put a little twist on a classic of mine; and boy did it turn out amazing. It's pretty much my old recipe, but with the ricotta cheese instead of heavy cream, consists lesser calories. It's incredible and I assure you it will not disappoint as the perfect summer pasta salad for your next line-up!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Panko + Parmesan Baked Asparagus "Fries"

Something I love seeing on Pinterest are all of renditions of "fries" people come up with. Carrot fries...zucchini fries...and now, I've made asparagus fries. These tasty spears give you that same satisfying crunch without all of the calories and I am completely obsessed with them. They are perfect as a side dish or on their own (but to tell you the truth, you probably won't want to share!).


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