Shabu Works

Shabu Works, an all-you-can-eat hot pot restaurant, recently opened. The restaurant replaced the Mira Mesa location of Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot. I’ve been hoping for an AYCE hot pot option in San Diego,...

Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake

This chocolate mug cake is paleo, gluten free and wheat flour free. It’s also rich and decadent so you don’t miss the flour at all. It cooks in the microwave in less than 2...

Zucchini “Crab” Cakes

Zucchini “Crab” Cakes, also known as Poorman’s Crab Cakes, are made with zucchini instead of crab. Even though these fritters do not contain any crab meat, they taste like regular crab cakes!

Garlic Zucchini Noodles

A lighter version of Asian-style garlic butter noodles. Spiralized zucchini noodles are cooked in a flavorful garlic butter sauce. It’s an easy dish that comes together in less than 30 minutes.

February Favorites

Sharing a few updates and favorite things from February. Current Obsession Tseng Noodles. These instant noodles are from Taiwan but are also now available in the US. They are super chewy and taste like...

Instant Pot Orange Chicken

Orange chicken made in the Instant Pot! Tender pieces of chicken coated in a savory, sweet, and sour sauce. This take-out favorite can easily be made in one pot in about 30 minutes.

Microwave Low Carb Bread Grilled Cheese

These grilled cheese sandwiches are made with low carb gluten free bread that cooks in the microwave in less than 2 minutes. I’ve also included an oven option for making the bread.

Thai Sweet Chili Cauliflower

Crispy baked cauliflower is drizzled with Thai sweet chili sauce for a flavorful dish that is sweet, savory and a little bit spicy.

Shank & Bone

Shank & Bone recently opened in San Diego, serving a mix of classic and modern Vietnamese dishes.

Giant Souffle Pancakes

Fluffy giant Japanese-style souffle pancakes are a fun brunch or breakfast. They are cooked on the stove top and are a unique twist to traditional pancakes.