This broccoli crust is low carb, gluten free, flourless, and a healthier alternative to regular pizza crust.

I’ve made cauliflower pizza crust and zucchini pizza crust. Now I bring you broccoli pizza crust!

great-wow-2Great Wow soft opened a few weeks ago in San Diego, specializing in Northern Chinese-style dumplings.

There really aren’t any places in San Diego where I enjoy getting dumplings, so I didn’t initially have high hopes about this place. But after a pretty positive review from Kirk, I just had to check it out.


dominique-ansel-japan-8One of the highlights of my trip to Japan was a visit to the Tokyo outpost of Dominique Ansel Bakery. I visited the original New York location a few years and became completely smitten with the baked goods Dominique Ansel was producing. While he’s most famous for being the creator of the Cronut, he also made kouign amann (a Breton cake, similar to a croissant. but with a caramelized flaky crust) popular in the US and his version (called DKA which is short for Dominique’s Kouign Amann ) remains one of my favorite pastries of all time.

As luck would have it, he happened to be at his Japan store for a few days, celebrating the anniversary of the Cronut. I didn’t get to meet him when I went to his NYC store, so I was very excited by the prospect of meeting him in Japan. Sure enough, there he was right at the front, greeting customers.
After chatting with him a few minutes, we got in line to order. I was happy to see all my favorites from his NYC store available, along with some different items that are exclusive to the Japan location. I was also shocked to see the Cronut was still available! No long lines or need to pre-order. We were able to walk right in and get one. (I’ve heard that they do have a long line in the afternoon for his Cookie Shots though.).

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