Old Bay Seasoning

Remember when we had seafood boil on the rooftop of your apartment? We had too much stuff to carry but we had a shopping cart. There was a giant chess set, a fireplace, and the LA sky. And I think just a little bit of magic.

Chicken in Milk

Find the original recipe by Jaime Oliver on his website. Chicken in milk? Sounds weird enough to try. Except I didn’t have any milk so I used almond milk. Here’s the Miinkay Yu version of this recipe. Ingredients: 2 chicken breasts, 2 chicken legs ~1ish cup of almond milk, bunch of sage, lemon zest, 1 cinammon stick, galic, salt, pepper Preheat …

Skillet Roasted Chicken

Ingredients: 1 Whole Chicken 1 Lemon Any herbs on hand (today I used herbs de provance, you can use rosemary, thyme, etc) Salt Pepper Instructions: Heat oven to 500 degrees. Place Cast Iron Skillet inside oven to also heat up. Remove gibblets/innards from chicken and put in a pot with water to boil and make stock. Takes about 15 minutes. …

Roasted Cauliflower, Mushroom, Spinach Risotto

I like to work with my hands. Building, drawing, cooking. If I haven’t done one of these things in a while, the urge builds up and I do too much all at once. haha. Today I made enough risotto to feed a family. And I aslo know how much butter and work goes into these dishes.

quinoa with lettuce and chicken

Dinner tonight is quinoa boiled in leftover tomato sauce and water with red lettuce and Trader Joe’s ‘chicken’. 15 mintues from stove to mouth.

Today was a Fried Chicken kinda day

This morning I woke up before 5am to get on a flight back to LA. A chef drove me to SEA and I got an egg and cheese bagel for the flight home. Work was the same but I had to leave early to get my car. After two weeks without a car the first thing I did was drive to …

Dinner at Grandma’s

Eating homemade chow mein and chow fun at Grandma’s. Avoiding post dinner clean up, we use old Christmas plates and throw away chopsticks. No more cups so I used a bowl for my milk. We watched someone get a makeover on Chinese TV and reminded grandma that we all graduated from college and are working now. She was in a …

Meatless Continued

It’s week 6 of my teacher training and things are going really well. I thought 12+ hrs of yoga per week would be way too much and I would get frustrated without any variety in activity. Actually it’s been pretty great. I’m learning about poses, how to teach with cues, a little bit of sequencing, and adjusting bodies, but mostly …

Going Vegetarian?

Before starting teacher training we got an email recommending that we all get rid of our coffee addictions and take up vegetarianism. The idea behind getting off caffeine was that a lot of poses and meditation we do will require that we be of a calm state of mind so having a stimulant in our system would hinder our ability to gain the …