The fad: avocado toast

Avocado toast -avocado in general- is everywhere on health, fitness, and food related blogs and Instagram. It’s amazing how much attention it’s receiving these days! And yes, with so much influence in my eyes, it was only natural for my brain and tastebuds to crave it, and now I’m riding with this fad of having…

Humongous Sandwich from King George

Ever encounter lunches when you aren’t satisfied with your sandwich? That will never happen to you at King George, which I visited with my sister the other day. You will undoubtedly get a more than satisfying big bite sandwich here. I love all the color there is on the vegetarian sandwich with pastrami. Yes… sorry,…

Ogura Toast

Japan is known for its top-notch quality food, and I also applaud for the variety Japanese food offers. Japanese cooking uses multitude of cooking methods, always uses seasonal ingredients, it has its distinct dishes and flavors in each region… yes, it could be the same in any country, but remember its SUPERB quality! This past weekend,…

Simple avocado buttered bread

Avocado is nature’s butter – is what I often read. I think if you get the right kind of butter, it is not as detrimental to your health as media states, but if you are vegetarian or do not eat animal products, avocado can be your solution to getting some creaminess to your bread or…

Smoked Salmon and NY Bagel from Allium, Chicago

There’s just something about smoked salmon and bagels – it’s such a great combination, I cannot get over it. My mother claims that my siblings and I started having a liking for smoked salmon during summer 1998, when we had a family Euro trip. To think back, I was only 8 years of old – what…

16 Grain No Yeast Buckwheat Bread

Bread – something I had started eliminating (and switching to rice). I do though, find these delicious looking bread on Instagram and wanted to try making bread myself. The only other time I baked bread was for the Easter buns. Maybe it is this time of year when winter is slowly ending and reaching blooming spring…

Homemade shrimp (caviar) crostini

This is a piece of luxurious art made at home and is great for parties. The taste is luxurious and it is not that expensive; it is rich in flavor and this appetizer will run out very fast! Bottom layer is similar to guacamole. We used shallots, tomatoes, chunky avocado. Layered sour cream on top,…

Amalia’s breakfast: fresh fruit juice and superfood omelet

This is the last of Amalia’s fiesta series, at least for now… Hopefully more to come in the future…! As I’ve mentioned in many posts, Amalia cooked with the freshest ingredients picked up from the farmers market and local supermarkets. Her cooking involved lots of superfood, which I think contributed greatly to my overall health…

Amalia’s breakfast: Empanadas and acai bowl

From what I know, acai has become a fad in the last two to three years. Acai related products are everywhere; Whole foods stocks them, many foreign acai juice brands are imported to Japan, and Japanese brands have started to make their own acai juice and acai mini bowls sold at convenience stores. Acai originates…

BLT, Shrimp and Avocado Sandwich at place in the sun, Tokyo

Out of rush and hunger, I was in search for a lunch cafe, restaurant, eatery or anything I could find between my business meetings. Very randomly, I found a standing blackboard as I walked towards my upcoming meeting, which read “place in the sun. Sandwiches and burgers” so with no doubt, I headed towards where…