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30

Jul

One of our last homemade meals in LA. Already dreading the end of perfect, inexpensive, local avocados #guacateverymeal.

One of our last homemade meals in LA. Already dreading the end of perfect, inexpensive, local avocados #guacateverymeal.

01

Jul

The food at Chung King in San Gabriel rivals that of any Sichuan restaurant in Queens: lazi ji, eggplant, pork chops with garlic, and dandan mian were all delicious. The real star, though, was a Sichuanified take on cumin lamb. Fantastic!

The food at Chung King in San Gabriel rivals that of any Sichuan restaurant in Queens: lazi ji, eggplant, pork chops with garlic, and dandan mian were all delicious. The real star, though, was a Sichuanified take on cumin lamb. Fantastic!

28

Jun

Breakfast in a bowl: sautéed rainbow chard with lemon, garlic, and parmigiano, made better only by the yolky goodness of a couple free-range eggs.

Breakfast in a bowl: sautéed rainbow chard with lemon, garlic, and parmigiano, made better only by the yolky goodness of a couple free-range eggs.

26

Jun

Grilled squid with arugula, eggplant salad with feta, pine nuts, and basil, and fried lemons!

Grilled squid with arugula, eggplant salad with feta, pine nuts, and basil, and fried lemons!

25

Jun

Grilled chicken, murcott, spinach, and red cabbage salad with carrot-ginger vinaigrette. A perfect post-run lunch.

Grilled chicken, murcott, spinach, and red cabbage salad with carrot-ginger vinaigrette. A perfect post-run lunch.

24

Jun

Jon made yellowtail ceviche. I made a Thai cabbage salad. Sundays at the Hollywood farmers market are my favorite part of living in LA. Fish is from Santa Cruz Island, with avocado, garden tomatoes, shallots, and coconut milk. Salad’s got two types of cabbage, carrot, almonds, crispy shallots and garlic, and a vinaigrette full of fish sauce and chilies.

Jon made yellowtail ceviche. I made a Thai cabbage salad. Sundays at the Hollywood farmers market are my favorite part of living in LA. Fish is from Santa Cruz Island, with avocado, garden tomatoes, shallots, and coconut milk. Salad’s got two types of cabbage, carrot, almonds, crispy shallots and garlic, and a vinaigrette full of fish sauce and chilies.

21

Jun

I love breakfast in California: over-easy egg, chicken-jalapeño sausage, nectarine, tomato from the garden, and a little baby avocado with lime juice. Now if only I could get the coffee maker here to brew good coffee. Oh well, there’s always Intelligentsia just down Sunset!

I love breakfast in California: over-easy egg, chicken-jalapeño sausage, nectarine, tomato from the garden, and a little baby avocado with lime juice. Now if only I could get the coffee maker here to brew good coffee. Oh well, there’s always Intelligentsia just down Sunset!

11

Jun

Local red snapper, sautéed squash blossoms stuffed with zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and feta, best baby arugula ever.

Local red snapper, sautéed squash blossoms stuffed with zucchini, cherry tomatoes, and feta, best baby arugula ever.

10

Jun

Southern (California) comfort food: pan-fried (almond-crusted) sand dabs, collards (from the garden) braised with bacon and beer, pickled okra (picked up on our road trip). Delicious.

Southern (California) comfort food: pan-fried (almond-crusted) sand dabs, collards (from the garden) braised with bacon and beer, pickled okra (picked up on our road trip). Delicious.

08

Jun

Kale salad with grilled chicken and marcona almonds.

Kale salad with grilled chicken and marcona almonds.