Special Event: LP & EP (& Footloose) – Rooftop Cinema

Screenings of classic movies are becoming quite popular here, especially now that people are moving from the grassy but creepy setting of Hollywood Forever Cemetery and on to airy and inviting rooftop spaces like those in DTLA, Hollywood, and (now) Melrose. This week, Magneto and I went to the Melrose Rooftop Cinema¬†for Kevin Bacon’s breakout […]

Learning Kitchen: Meal Prep/Planning – Korean BBQ

Part of the idea behind eating healthy is making our own food, but it’s also a lot about eating food that is good for us. While red meat isn’t equivalent to fish or chicken in terms of healthfulness, it’s a lot better than bacon and hot dogs. Korean BBQ is a favorite meal with us, […]

Learning Kitchen: Meal Prep/Planning – Tofu Fried Rice

Yesterday’s lunch of vegan chili was spicy, so I wanted a dinner that was a little milder on the palate. Tofu to the rescue! I’m trying really hard to be more mindful of what goes into our food, right down to the frozen ingredients. So while I opted for white rice as a means of […]

Homegrown: Steak and Chard

We’ve been experimenting with growing things lately, making use of the long driveway that runs along our building, turning our walkway to our side stoop into a botanical Thunderdome. Growing most things from seeds, we’ve managed so far to have one salad made of mixed greens that never grew back. But last night, we took […]

Recipe: Chicken Adobo Risotto

I have a few favorite dishes from my childhood, things that bring me comfort no matter what adulthood has thrown at me. Things like my grandma’s lumpia and my dad’s macaroni salad stand out in my memory. But my mom’s adobo is even more than that: its rich flavors, variety of textures, and piquant aroma […]

Recipe: Soy-braised Tofu and Ramen

Every once in a while, I go meatless. It’s important to have balance in one’s diet, and consciously focusing on plant-based meals for a while reminds me to eat more veggies. Sometimes, though…Well, sometimes I get tired of quinoa and greens and broccoli. Sometimes I want something a little heartier, a little meatier. And that’s […]

Chef’s Secrets – In the Kitchen

The very first time I went to a Feastly event, I was there helping an old high school buddy at his pop-up. It was one the first times Feastly (first time?) Feastly had used the DTLA loft, and the first time my pal held a Feastly event in Los Angeles. It was also the first […]

Recipe: Braised Chicken and Coconut Rice

One of my favorite things is to open up the fridge, survey its contents, and wait for inspiration to strike. Sometimes, it ends in disaster. Other times, it turns into a surprisingly delicious meal. We were craving something hearty, warm, and comforting one cold spring evening, and I decided to use chicken thighs instead of […]