The Best Pasta Salad: Romesco

I am a sucker for pasta and potato salads. Japanese potato salad. Hawaiian mac salad. Egg salad. There’s something about the combination of mayonnaise and starch or carbs that I can’t resist. The tricky part is, these types of salads don’t keep very well. And they’re certainly not appetizing on hot summer days or at…

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Houston Series: Eating in Texas Part II

One Fifth Houston deserved a solo post, after all, it was a 3-hour meal, truly living up to its First Class Tour tasting menu name. Beyond One Fifth, I wanted to share a “bests list” of either truly delicious or uniquely fun places we ate and drank at in Montrose, Houston. Best Instagram Fodder: Candy…

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Houston Series: Eating in Texas Part I

Our group decided to make a long weekend for ourselves and planned a trip to Houston to visit a friend out there. I think everyone can agree that having a local friend act as a tour guide is the best way to travel. We stayed in Montrose and really loved it. Our Airbnb was a…

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Summer Rolls in Temple City

The plaza at the intersection of Rosemead and Las Tunas used to be an Edwards Theater that featured 4 movies at a time. It went out of business and was an abandoned lot for several years. Now the plaza is alive again with so many good restaurants and shops including Kang Ho-dang Baekjeong, Sunmerry, and…

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How to Make Kale Pesto

Ingredients 2.5 cups of baby kale 1 clove of garlic 1/3 cup of shelled pistachios lemon zest 1/2 cup of olive oil Instructions Cut the stem off of your clove of garlic. (Use 2 cloves if you like your pesto extra garlicky) Fill your blender with half of all the ingredients and blend. Add the…

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