Hachi Ramen

Hachi Ramen opened recently, replacing Artisan Bento. The restaurant is still under the same ownership but with a new concept and a remodeled dining area. I had enjoyed my previous visits to Artisan Bento,...

Giant Instant Pot Pancake

Giant, Japanese-style rice cooker pancakes made in the instant pot instead. This enormous pancake is big enough to feed several people. It takes less than 5 minutes to prepare and the instant pot does...

Baked Shrimp Stuffed Avocados

Avocados are stuffed with a creamy shrimp filling and sprinkled with cheese before being baked for a warm, melted cheese finish. These baked shrimp stuffed avocados are ready in less than 30 minutes.

Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots

Honey garlic roasted carrots are an easy side dish ready in less than 30 minutes. The carrots are both crisp and tender, flavored with a sweet garlic glaze.

Lionfish

Lionfish opened a few months ago, as part of the new luxury hotel in the Gaslamp Quarter, Pendry Hotel. The restaurant focuses on modern coastal cuisine, with a menu that includes sushi, fresh catches, shared plates...

Baked Salt and Pepper Wings

Crispy, Chinese-style salt and pepper wings are oven baked rather than deep fried. The wings are then tossed in a garlic, salt and pepper mix. It’s a little healthier, easier to make and just as...

Bibigo

Bibigo Fresh Korean Kitchen opened recently in San Diego, bringing build-your-own bibimbap (Korean mixed rice bowls) to the popular fast-casual customized meals restaurant scene.

Crispy Eggs in Avocados

Whole soft boiled eggs are stuffed inside avocados. The avocados are then covered in panko breadcrumbs and cooked until crispy. These make for a very fun brunch idea! With Easter right around the corner,...

Mini Cauliflower Deep Dish Pizzas

These low carb mini cauliflower pizzas have a thin cauliflower crust and are filled with cheese, tomato sauce, more cheese and pepperoni. I made these on a Monday when I had a serious case...

Officine Buona Forchetta

Officine Buona Forchetta recently opened in Liberty Station. The restaurant is a collaboration between the owner of Buona Forchetta and the chefs of BiCE. I’ve enjoyed the pizzas at Buona Forchetta, so I was looking...