Showing posts from June, 2014

NIAB: Fresh Uni at Xian

My wife and I found this great noodle house Xian . They hand make their noodles and have some of the best Red braised noodle soup. They happened to have fresh sea urchin (like open the shell and present it fresh). I've not had such delicious Uni before. Each piece was very "hydrated" (my best try at describing how they tasted) with a bit of sweetness and briny flavor of the sea. So good i had to post about it. Delicious!

A new kind of box: Paleo bento 3

So we've been doing this 21 day Challenge from Snap Kitchen . It's pretty simple, they have this 21 day menu depending on how many calories and diet you wish to keep to and you just show up every three days and they load you up and off you go. You can choose from various diets such as paleo, low carb, vegetarian, no dairy. It's all gluten free and pretty tasty (albeit it gets old after 21 days). Anyhow it's definitely convenient and takes the stress away from worrying about calories. You get five meals a day and you can do easy substations if there are items on the list you don't like. (they replace by calorie count). I'm doing the 1500 calorie challenge and after 21 days I did lose 10 pounds. Of course my problem is that I want to start cooking for myself and that meant re-inventing the box in "eating in a box". So I present my first attempt at two boxes, I stayed on the gluten free side (not for any particular reason other than there was only one