This is a recipe I got from my friend Kirstyn. Kirstyn (and her whole family) is super creative. Besides being a family of amazing cooks, her and her mom also have a great eco-friendly organic clothing line called kika paprika. They sell exclusively through home parties and are always looking for more independent sales reps. You should contact them and follow their pinterest if you are interested. Honestly I love kika paprika!
Now, back to the food. Kirstyn’s version of this fabulous appetizer is a bit more decadent because she serves it on a fried wonton wrapper and is definitely worth it once and a while. As I am going the healthy route I put the tuna tartare on a cucumber slice and it is also very good and you feel better eating it. This recipe has 170 calories per serving. LOVE THAT!
You have to use sashimi grade ahi tuna which you can get from your seafood market or butcher. Enjoy!
It’s crab season in San Francisco! I love crab. It is healthy with very few calories. As I am on a strict diet (wedding coming up) I thought this recipe would fill my sushi craving. It did. This filling salad only has 220 filling calories.
I don’t have a ring/mold that you might want to use for this recipe to make it circular. Instead I cut the bottom of a plastic cup and called it a day. I am sure it would have turned out much prettier, like this one, with the real chef’s mold. But this DIY trick worked out fine.
If you wanted to go for it and create more of a deconstructed California roll, you could just add some rice to the bottom of the mold as well. Continue reading →
I never believed it would happen to me…getting old that is. I honestly thought I would be young forever. I thought I would always be able to scarf down Taco Bell at midnight with no consequences. I thought I would forever be able to drink and not get a hangover. You know all those things we do when we are in our early 20s. Well, I am officially getting old! Yep, I said it. Next week I turn, gasp…29. And with those years of wisdom and experience under my belt the slower metabolism has also joined the ranks. But that’s ok. I can deal with it. :)
This is my go to recipe whenever I am feel a little puffy. You can either use ground chicken or chicken breast that you put through the food processor. It has that Asian tang that I love all wrapped up in lettuce. The best part is this whole meal is just about 250 calories.
After eating an amazing salad for 3 days straight from the local coffeeshop, Jason challenged me to cooking a different salad everyday for a week. I don’t think I made it through the week because once I plated this salad it was over!! I don’t think I could top this one. It is seriously addicting. Tangy Asian flavors mixed with grilled flank steak, crunchy cucumbers, sweet apples all on top of a bed of Ramen noodles. (I am a sucker for Ramen Noodles, I can’t lie). Continue reading →
This Asian Noodle Bowl or Jap Chae is an adaption on a traditional Korean side dish. The name Jap Chae literally translates to mix vegetables. It was originally known as a Royal Dish. Fancy, I know.
Regardless of its royal history this dish is delicious and can be served as a side or a main dish. It is served with bean thread AKA cellophane noodles, which is a dieters dream, (in addition to Spaghetti Squash). They only pack about 80 calories per serving.