Quinoa Salad with Shrimp and Asparagus Recipe

Our friend Arvind (who gave us his tasty Mustard Potatoes recipe) also introduced us to quinoa several months ago. The quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) seed is a food that is becoming more popular nowadays for its nutritional value. It is high in protein and gluten-free. It is also simply delicious.

Quinoa Salad with Shrimp and Asparagus

Quinoa Salad with Shrimp and Asparagus

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Bittermelon and Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce

Bittermelon and Shrimp in Black Bean Sauce

Remember how when you were a kid, you would turn your nose up at anything that was weird looking or nasty tasting? Well, my nemesis was bittermelon (bittergourd). My mom would cook bittermelon every so often either in a stirfry or in soups and insist we eat it because "it’s good for you!" (How many times have you heard that?)

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Foodbuzz 24, 24, 24: Chinese New Year Cioppino Hot Pot

Gong Xi Fa Cai – Happy New Year!

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A few weeks back, Foodbuzz put out a call for proposals for another one of their "24, 24, 24" meals. Since the date would be very close to Chinese New Year this year, Annie and I submitted a proposal, focusing on a Chinese New Year theme. We were surprised and honored to have been chosen as one of the food blogs featured this month.

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In Memoriam: Ryosuke Yoshioka, the Sushi Man of San Francisco

Welcome to our memorial page for Ryosuke Yoshioka, the Sushi Man of San Francisco. If you have an anecdote, story, or remembrance of Ryo, feel free to leave a comment and share it with us!

Ryosuke Yoshioka, Chef-Owner of Sushi-Man Restaurant in San Francisco

Ryosuke Yoshioka (1950 - 2009), Chef-Owner of Sushi-Man Restaurant in San Francisco

I was chatting with a friend the other day when she asked me if I had heard that the owner of Sushi-Man Restaurant in San Francisco was stabbed to death. No, I hadn’t. I quickly searched Google and found the article on the San Francisco Chronicle’s website about the killing. Needless to say, I was shocked, dismayed, and downright sad to hear the news.

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