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Shanghai Soup Dumplings

Soup dumplings are one of our favorite things to go and eat. These little babies really melt in your mouth, and the trick for that is such an easy one. Geletanized stock...or Aspic! When we realized this, our minds were totally blown. What a good trick!! These dumplings are really easy to make, so don’t let the folding and crimping situations of the wonton wrappers ... read more
June 3, 2014  /   //  21 Comments

Spicy Black Bean Soup

It has been unbearably hot in Los Angeles the last couple of days. I get really angry when I’m too hot, and my face is in a permanent state of red, and I sweat too much. I hate it. Hate it bad. Ironically, we are posting a soup recipe today. Something I would totally not eat during this weather. So I would like to dedicate ... read more
May 2, 2014  /   //  9 Comments

Roasted Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup

Did everyone have a good Christmas? I was in Idaho, where it wasn’t as cold as I would have thought. There was snow on the ground, but nothing fresh. It was the kind of snow that was crunchy, and for some reason I always think about freezer burn when I encounter this kind of snow. My favorite part is this beef rib roast my step ... read more
January 3, 2014  /   //  36 Comments

Pumpkin Beer Cheese Soup

Hi Guys! If you haven't notice, Teri and I are stoked about the fall season. Not only do we get to put on our cozy clothes (if LA will just hurry up and make up its freakin' mind about the weather!!), but we get make cozy dishes and eat cozy foods! Today we have beer cheese soup. I grew up a mere hop-skip away from ... read more
October 4, 2013  /   //  53 Comments

Egg Drop Soup

There are two kinds of people, people who turn red when they are embarrassed, and people that do not. I can feel the blood travel from torso into my face when I am embarrassed enough to turn red, and I know it is happening. There is nothing I can do about it, and it sucks. The thing about turning red is you can’t just act ... read more
February 8, 2013  /   //  20 Comments

Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Hi hi hi! It's been one of those weeks for me where you run around and wake up in the middle of the night with thoughts of things to do and things to buy. I just moved into a new studio that is super awesome, and it makes me feel important. I will post pictures soon. The new studio is where all the new SFB ... read more
November 18, 2011  /   //  23 Comments

Creamy Roasted Tomato & Basil Soup

Hi All! The very first time I had REAL tomato-basil soup for the first time at The Noodle Cafe when I was about 12 or 13. This little gem is in a small suburb of Chicago (where I grew up) and to this day it's still one of my all time favorite restaurants. There are a few reasons for this: 1) The food is amazing. ... read more
October 21, 2011  /   //  105 Comments

Pickled Mushrooms

Hey Guys! Today we have some super quick and easy pickled mushrooms! I really love pickled anything, in this case the combination of the spicy brine paired with the soft mushrooms...so good! You can put these pickled mushrooms on almost anything; they're fantastic paired with dishes like roasted branzino, in sandwiches, stirred into soups, or even piled onto hot dogs! Although I will say, I ... read more
August 13, 2014  /   //  10 Comments

Aspen Food & Wine Classic

If you follow us on Instagram, you may have noticed we recently took a trip to Aspen for the Food & Wine Classic. We were so excited to go with Chobani, and some new and old friends. What a trip. And when we say “what a trip” we really mean it. Things quickly went from a quick plane ride to Aspen into an all-night road ... read more
July 16, 2014  /   //  11 Comments

Smoked Salmon Carpaccio

The weather in Los Angeles has been a little wacky lately. We went from an early heat wave, to a nice cool down, back to another heat wave, then a couple chilly/gloomy days… and now back to sunshine and heat? So confusing and a little annoying…can’t we just have sunshine and warm weather, with a light breeze?! Or better yet cloudy days with a light ... read more
May 29, 2014  /   //  9 Comments

Sweet Corn Gazpacho

Hi Guys! I'm getting so excited for the summer because there's always something going on and something to do. I also love summer grilling, barbecues and eating one of my favorite things in the whole world...sweet corn! We were lucky enough to receive some gorgeous sunshine sweet corn from a collective of family farmers in Florida. What's particularly exciting about this corn is that the ... read more
April 14, 2014  /   //  29 Comments

Dehydrated Citrus Wheels

The boyfriend and I spent the greater part of the weekend indulging in House of Cards. We just can't get enough. We only have a few more episodes of season 2 left to watch and now the feeling of sadness and regret begin to sink in, wishing we had taken our time a little more to savor each episode. It's okay though because it was ... read more
February 19, 2014  /   //  48 Comments

Homemade Harissa Two Ways

Hi Guys! Today we have homemade harissa for you! Harissa is a spicy North African (although there are a number of varieties from all over) condiment that has a wonderful flavor. You can add it to pretty much whatever you want. I love stirring a little bit into my soups or even infusing a little bit into some of my sauces to give it a ... read more
December 2, 2013  /   //  11 Comments

Pot Stickers

Hi Guys! I'd like to get straight to dumplings, if that's okay... because I.LOVE.DUMPLINGS. (that should be a shirt, by the way...just a thought) Yes, we have Pot Stickers for you today and they're awesome. :) I love pot stickers because they're as basic as it comes, when it comes to dumplings, and it's the type of snack you can fill with whatever suits your ... read more
September 30, 2013  /   //  52 Comments

Jalapeno and Cheddar Cornmeal Biscuits

Hi Guys! Today we have these jalapeno and cheddar cornmeal biscuits! I love a jalapeno-cheddar combo, cornmeal and biscuits so these little guys just made sense to me. I usually like replacing some or all of the butter in biscuit recipes with healthier options like greek yogurt and mashed sweet potatoes, but sometimes you just need a fatty biscuit. So today here you go, a ... read more
August 30, 2013  /   //  15 Comments