On a sunny summer day, you leisurely stroll amid the aroma from hundreds of food stands, craving for each and every exotic item engulfing your palate. And sure, you can have them – and have them all if you want – quickly and conveniently.
This is the scene at the San Francisco Street Food Festival where my friends and I frolicked today. Featured more than 100 different specialty and ethnic foods representing the best in Northern California, the festival celebrates the dynamic culture of street food while showcasing a variety of exotic fusion and ethnic foods originating from all over the world.
It’s one of those busy school days. You are summoned up from bed by the alarm clock, barely having enough time to wash your face and brush your teethbeforeyou rush to the school. You tell yourself and everyone: I do not have time for breakfast. When you get hungry in the later part of the morning, you gobble up a bag of potato chips while rushing between classrooms during the break. By lunch time, your stomach is full and you now do not have an appetite for lunch—the school lunch is not palatable anyway, plus you have club meetings at lunch time. You skip the lunch with perfect justifications.
The routine above may be common among your peers, but it reveals a serious, health-threatening problem among high school students.Continue reading →
There are many wonderful sauces to flavor a pasta dish, among which are the ones we routinely pick up from grocery stacks – Marinara, Alfredo, Bolognese, Mushroom Cream, etc. When you do not have time to run to the store, or when you just want to engulf your own palate with something new, it is time to create your own pasta sauce.
I happened to have some fresh peaches on my counter, luscious and ripe — perfect for experimenting with an exciting new pasta sauce. So, I tried this recipe out. Continue reading →