Tuna and Egg Salad over Spinach

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I had SUCH a crazy hankering for Tuna Salad lately and I made a unique recipe.  Not sure if you’ll love it but here it is:

1 can of tuna (in water not oil)

2-3 stalks of cucumber (chopped)

2 hardboiled eggs (only 1 yolk used)

Mayo

Spicy Brown Mustard

Salt

Pepper

I added the egg to give it a little more protein and keep me fuller longer.  Right now I’m trying to eat less carbs (not no carbs, just less) and this was dish I could eat a lot of without getting tired of it.  I put a large spoonfool of it (ice cream scooper size) on top of a bed of lettuce without dressing.  It’s the  perfect lunch or dinner meal to fill you up but not weigh you down. =)

enjoy!

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EMC Seafood in Koreatown

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I recently had this CRAZY craving for oysters and lobster rolls (with butter sauce) and we looked at the top six favorites on yelp:

1. Son of a Gun

2. Lobsta Truck

3. EMC Seafood and Raw Bar

4. Wink’s Lobster and Seafood

5. Lobster and Fork

6. Connie and Ted’s

Our friends who had been to some of these restaurants said the EMC and Lobsta Truck were their two favorites, so we went to EMC first (LT is next on our list!).  This was my second time at EMC and mike’s first.  I would have to say…this experience was very mixed.

We arrived at EMC at 6:50pm (their happy hour is 4-7) and put our names down.  The hostess said it would be about 35 minutes.  So we went to the bar and ordered oysters while we waited for our table.  The oysters took a while b/c everyone does a rush order before 7, but it was no big deal b/c we were waiting for our table anyway.  The entire time we were at the bar, the line to get a table was RIDICULOUSLY long and there were TONS Of empty tables inside the restaurant (i counted at least 6).  I was annoyed about it but mike said that restaurants need to stagger the tables so that the kitchen doesn’t get too crazy.  uhh fine.

 After eating the oysters (which were DELICIOUS), paying our bill and hanging out at the bar, we went back to the hostess who told us it would be another 25-35 minutes.  I was really surprised.  It had already been 30 minutes, what do you mean I have to wait ANOTHER 30??  I was really upset b/c i felt like they had lied.  the hostess explained that her wait times were always estimates and not guarantees~ blah blah blah.  i didn’t care b/c i was angry.  (did i also mention that the hostesses seemed incredibly overwhelemed the entire night?  and b/c of that they were really rude and dismissive??)  ughhh

So Markel and I went back to the bar where the bar tender was surprised we were back (in a really nice way).  We explained the situation and he felt so bad for us that he gave us complimentary drinks!  It seriously perked us right back up and made us feel really good.  I mean, I always say it and I’ll say it again….SERVICE IS EVERYTHING.  The food can be sub-par but if the service is impeccable, i’ll keep coming back.

The bartender TOTALLY saved our night and we ended up ordering the full size lobster roll and the tuna tartare.  LOVED the lobster roll but wish it had a little crunch to it with lettuce or a light coleslaw.  The tuna tartare was too sweet for us.  There was a weird glaze on it that we’ve never had on it before and we weren’t fans.  If you’re going back, check out the oysters for sure!  The garlic noodles, uni noodles, and clam chowder are delicious there!

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6 BEST Restaurants in LA

Restaurants pop up (and closed down) all the time in LA.  It’s  tough business to get into and be successful in.  That being said…there are 6 restaurants that everyone is raving about that Markel and I have yet to try in the next few months.  Markel and I tend to eat at the same places that are all near our home.  We need to venture out!  Hence the list below =)

6 best restaurants in LA1. Baco Mercat

2. Faith & Flower

3. Bestia

4. Animal

5. Hinoki & the Bird

6. Sqirl

 

Fruity Snacks

 

 

 

Growing up my mama was OBSESSED with fresh farmer’s market fruit.  Fruit is one of her favorite foods and she can eat it all day everyday~ any kind too.  As I get older, I definitely have that gene in me too.  Anytime I see a farmer’s market or fresh fruit at the store I stock up.  This week’s haul: Cherries and White Peaches!  SOOO delicious and perfectly in season right now.  I eat them for breakfast as I get ready for work, as a snack while I make dinner, and as a dessert after dinner.  LOL  a little overboard I know.  But these are that yummy! xo

I love summer and all the wonderful fruit it brings. <3

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Talenti Roman Raspberry Sorbetto

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I’m a HUGE fan of this line of ice creams and sorbets.  It’s incredibly rich, creamy and tastes like all the incredients are natural/freshly made.  I’m going through a huge sorbet kick these days because the weather has been so hot.  Here’s my new fave: Roman Raspberry!