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Fun Fridays

1) Pretty sure…like 95% sure…that I will be doing the Ragnar Relay…one month prior to the Nike Women’s SF Half. Not sure what I’m thinking, especially because I’m rehabbing my ITBS and really want to PR, but it just sounds too fun and challenging to pass up.

2) Shrimp + Sriracha + apples? Sounds too good to resist. I need to try this ASAP.

3) If you live in the SF Bay Area and need something to do on Sat…hit up the San Francisco Street Food Festival. Not only will you get a ton of yummy foods, but you get to support an amazing cause as well, as the festival is sponsored by La Cocina. “La Cocina is a non-profit incubator kitchen that provides affordable commercial kitchen space and industry-specific technical assistance to low-income and immigrant entrepreneurs who are launching, growing and formalizing food businesses.”

On a separate note, I’m going to start a series on Mindfulness next week…I’m excited about it, hopefully anyone who reads this baby blog of mine will be too. =)

What are you up to this weekend? Have a great one!


6 of My Favorite Vietnamese Dishes

6 favorite Vietnamese dishes

  1. When I finally get my own clay pot, I’m making “kho” (i.e., caramelized) everything!
  2. Lemongrass is one of the staples in Vietnamese cooking.
  3. When I visited Vietnam, one of my favorite experiences was sitting on the sidewalk, on little plastic chairs, eating Banh Beo. Delicious!
  4. As a kid, on Sundays we’d always eat either Pho or Banh Mi. If you’re even in SF, the absolute, hands-down, best place to go for Banh Mi is Saigon Sandwiches in the Tenderloin.
  5. This is one of my go-to dishes when I want comfort food and feel like soup. Although I don’t always make it the authentic, traditional way, the fiancé and other people who’ve had it have always given me rave reviews.
  6. This is a classic Vietnamese desert- my dad is known to eat at least two large servings when we go out to eat.

You can find most of these awesome recipes thanks to the Ravenous Couple. 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6

Do you have any favorite Vietnamese Dishes?

Fun Fridays

Why “Fun Fridays?” I believe that balance is key to a healthy, happy life…and balance includes fun! Since many of the posts during the week tend to be more on the serious side, I want to make sure I balance things out with funny articles, movies, recipes, and other things to see or do.

1) As a HUGE Friends fan (don’t judge me, you know you loved it too!), this was hilarious to me.

2) On my list to watch: Fruitvale, Red 2, and R.I.P.D.

3) I need a clay pot ASAP to make this!

What are you doing this weekend?

Fun Fridays

A few fun and yummy things for the weekend:

1. Hilarious and unfortunately, so true.
2. Comedy weekend:

  •      Grown Ups 2
  •      Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain

3. After coming from NYC, I was craving kimchee fried rice for the longest time…this was a pretty good recipe.

What are you doing this weekend?