A Lazy Eater’s Guide to Healthy Cooking
Jan22

A Lazy Eater’s Guide to Healthy Cooking

I’m not what most would call a “health nut”. In fact, I consider myself a pretty lazy healthy eater: I don’t watch my calorie intake, I don’t add wheat grass to every smoothie, I don’t overexert myself trying to find the best mix of recipes for being in perfect hormonal balance.  There are lots of things with regards to healthy eating that I don’t do. I like it this way. Instead, I listen to what my body needs and wants in the moment...

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The Scoop Houston: Killen’s Barbecue
Dec09

The Scoop Houston: Killen’s Barbecue

It was 11:45 A.M. on Saturday morning, and there were about 25 people lined out the door at Killen’s Barbecue in Pearland, a town in South Houston. From what I’ve been told, this is nothin’. In the past few years, a handful of Texas BBQ joints have taken on the challenge of raising the bar and expectations for meat lovers by serving smoked meats packing even more seasoning, flavor, and fat than the standard ‘ol barbecue. Texans and...

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The Scoop Houston: Adair Kitchen
Nov11

The Scoop Houston: Adair Kitchen

It had been far too long since I had done a proper brunch. I do not mean the white tablecloth, country club affair you may attend with your family after church. I mean boozy, napkin-optional brunch with your friends to catch up over tacos or re-live the crazy (insert: dancing on the bar/falling down stairs/singing at the drive-through speaker) kind of night you just woke up from at 12:30 PM on a Sunday. My Saturday nights...

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The Scoop SF: Scratch
Oct23

The Scoop SF: Scratch

While SF is considered the popular area of  the Bay Area, many of us residents live in the South Bay.  One of the most exciting foodie streets in the South Bay is Castro Street.  Located in the heart of Mountain View, Castro Street can transform from a Saturday casual brunch spot filled with used bookstores and afternoon Dim Sum to a South Bay hip area for nighttime foodies.  This past weekend, I scored a reservation at Scratch. The...

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The Scoop Houston: Barnaby’s Cafe
Oct13

The Scoop Houston: Barnaby’s Cafe

Photo By: Barnaby’s Cafe  “Barnaby was a big sheepdog who went to heaven when I was 12. He brought me much joy and happiness. Years later when I opened my first restaurant, I named it after my favorite childhood pal. We hope you enjoy your visit.” With a moniker so sentimental, it is no surprise that the owner of Barnaby’s Café has put his heart and soul into this local neighborhood joint. Barnaby’s, known for its consistently...

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The Scoop NOLA: Chiba
Sep24

The Scoop NOLA: Chiba

New Orleans, like most cities, has an abundance of sushi bar options. I can think of three places off the top of my head that are walking distance from each other. It’s also no big thing to pick up sushi while grocery shopping these days. There are definitely some standout sushi restaurants though, and as of late, Chiba has become my go-to spot. It started a few months ago when a friend was gushing to me about Chiba’s Reverse ‘Funk...

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