Food: How To's & Where to Go!!

August 12, 2010

Market Bar
One Ferry Building The Embarcadero at Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94111 (415) 434-1100               $$-$$$   Rated *** stars


Meeting a gentleman for our first date, his choice of place: MarketBar.  I couldn't have picked a better place, as it was delicious! 

Arriving mid-day, on a sunny Sunday afternoon for brunch, I arrived to a cute outdoor seating area, adorn with yellow umbrella's, a good crowd, and a great view of passersby.

Basking in sun, which is very rare for San Francisco, we sipped on champagne, people watched, talked, and reviewed the ever changing Brunch menu.  The portions were a bit on the small side, however, they fed two people comfortably. The menu prices range from $$-$$$, as our salad was $11, and our pizza was $13.  The service I thought was pretty decent, and the food did not take too long to arrive.

 We decided to share:

 Grilled Peach Arugula Salad with sliced avocado, sprinkled with cheese and a drizzle of a lemon dressing.  Everything was fresh and tasty! 

Prosciutto Mushroom pizza topped with onions and green scallions.


Everything was delightful, and I would definitely recommend this place!  Their menu changes, so you may not see this around 'til next August! 

Happy Eating!!!

July 6, 2010

Top Anti-Aging Foods

We’ve all heard the age old saying, “You are what you eat,” but can you really eat your way to a better complexion? Nutrition experts agree that what you put in your body not only determines your overall health, but also plays a vital role in how gracefully you age. The next time you head to the supermarket, add these super foods to the top of your list!

Barley: The power of whole grains is undeniable. Soluble fiber, which is found in whole grains like barley regulates blood sugar levels and insulin. The stabilization of blood sugar prevents the breakdown of collagen and elastin in the skin, which in turn keeps you in your prime.

Buckwheat: Rich in collagen boosting monounsaturated fatty acids, Buckwheat is an anti aging all star by way of increasing skin elasticity. Buckwheat can be found in many Asian noodle dishes, rice, porridge and pasta.

 Ginger: A great anti-inflammatory agent, ginger aides troublesome conditions like acne and psoriasis.  Say adios to your red, inflamed skin and hello to your favorite spice!

Kiwi: Often overlooked, the kiwi fruit contains the highest density of vitamin C of any fruit. Potent with antioxidant powers, the kiwi is a free radical scavenger! This translates simply into this: the more kiwis we eat, the fewer wrinkles we will have.

Oysters: Next time you’re in the mood for some sushi, go for oysters instead! Oysters are packed with the mineral zinc, which aides in skin renewal and repair.

Papaya: Is your skin looking dull and lackluster? Not to worry, simply throw a papaya in the shopping basket! This delectable delight is loaded with glow worthy ingredients like vitamin C, carotene, and flavonoids.

Wheat Germ: Stimulating wheat germ promotes cellular turnover. Just sprinkle a tablespoon of wheat germ to your yogurt, oatmeal, or cereal and you’re on your way to a more radiant, glowing complexion.


Avocado Salsa

This was my first time making this salsa, so I had to make alterations as I blended along, but it ended up tasting delightful.   

Green & White Onion
Red Pepper 
Rice Vinegar

Step 1:  Scoop out 2 Avocados, chunk by chunk, into the blender 

Step 2:  Slice 1 Tomato and place into blender

Step 4:  Slice 4 strands of Green Onion, 2 Cloves of Garlic, handful of diced onion, and handful of chopped Cilantro

Step 5:  Add a tablespoon of Red Pepper Flakes, and to substitute, you can use Red Rooster Hot Sauce, about 3 squirts, splash of Rice Vinegar, and squeeze either a Lime or Lemon to obtain the juice

Step 6:  Mix contents before blending.  After blending, chill for 2hrs.


p.s. you can add more garlic, salt or spice to your own liking