Author: delishthoughts

easy to make blueberry crumble

I love being inspired by other foodies. I get so amazed by some people’s photos. My mouth waters after seeing certain pictures because they just look that good. I saw a beautiful photo from @meatballssmama recently where she made a blueberry crisp. Just look at it and start drooling. It looks amazing! http://instagram.com/p/qe-HmZh9mO/?modal=true Ever since I saw it, I have been wanting to make/eat it and when I have a craving, I won’t stop until I have it. So I finally got to make it and I found a really simple recipe with ingredients I already had at home. The blueberries get really juicy and sweet and it balances out with the crumble on top. It’s best to serve hot and a scoop of vanilla ice cream wouldn’t hurt. Thanks to @meatballssmama for the inspiration! Recipe for blueberry crumble courtesy of: http://leitesculinaria.com/81109/recipes-blueberry-crumble.html INGREDIENTS For the blueberry filling 12 ounces (about 1 pint) fresh blueberries 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons flour 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice, depending on how tart the blueberries 1/4 teaspoon …

Delish Thoughts featured on The Savory!

Please check out my interview on The Savory! http://www.thesavory.com/food/confessions-food-prnographer.html So happy & honored to be featured! I am so thankful for all the love, support, encouragement from my friends, followers, fellow foodies, strangers. I’m lucky to be be able to eat delicious food, to have fun moments going out to restaurants with friends, and to have friends who are willing to eat my food and give me feedback. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

best hangover soup: Han Bat Sul Long Tang

I am a big fan of LA Eater’s posts. They provide great lists that I follow. I love it everytime they release new lists and it makes me want to go and try the places they recommend. They posted this recent list- 13 beef soups that will make your hangover disappear- which is brilliant and so helpful! However, one restaurant is missing… come on LA Eater, how could you forget the king of all beef soups! Han Bat Sul Long Tang has the BEST beef soup in town, hands down. It is such a simple meal- soup, rice & kimchi & radish but it always hits the spot. And let me tell you, it has saved me several times from the worst hangovers. I don’t know what it is but that first spoonful is always so amazing. It’s weird to be so thankful for a bowl of soup but it’s true. There is no other sul long tang that cures me like Han Bat and I have several friends who agree that they have the …

pizza with fresh figs, ricotta, thyme & honey

I was bored last night and when I’m bored, I like to cook. I decided to try making this recipe I found for a pizza with figs.. never thought I would be eating figs on a pizza. This recipe is really simple. I just bought the pizza dough at Trader Joe’s (they have everything!). You lay out the dough and just place the sliced figs on top along with thyme, salt & pepper, and olive oil. Then before you serve it, drizzle some honey on top and you’re good to go! It’s a very interesting combo and I liked the juiciness from the figs. I’m going to add more figs next time. Oh and I also left some for my roommates to try but then they all fell on the ground… oops. So there will definitely be a next time πŸ™‚ Recipe for Pizza with fresh figs, ricotta, thyme & honey courtesy of: http://www.wholeliving.com/144913/pizza-fresh-figs-ricotta-thyme-and-honey Ingredients: Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough 1/4 cup fresh ricotta cheese Fresh thyme, chopped 3 sliced fresh figs Salt and pepper Olive oil …

easy recipe: pasta with tomatoes & basil

Whenever I have tomatoes & herbs in the fridge, I like to just throw them in with some noodles. A bowl of pasta is always such a comforting meal and this is one easy & delicious recipe that you can just whip up in no time. It’s my go to dish when I want pasta & don’t want to cook for a long time. All you need are tomatoes, garlic, herbs and you’ll end up with a fresh tasting dish. The tomatoes get juicy as they simmer in garlic. My favorite kind of pasta is capellini but I ran out so I used linguine instead this time and it’s just as good. Quick, easy & fresh.. that’s the kind of meal I like after a busy day πŸ™‚ Recipe for capellini with tomatoes & basil courtesy of: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/capellini-with-tomatoes-and-basil-recipe.html Ingredients: Kosher salt 1/2 cup good olive oil, plus extra for the pot 2 tablespoons minced garlic (6 cloves) 4 pints small cherry tomatoes or grape tomatoes 18 large basil leaves, julienned 2 tablespoons chopped fresh curly …

go here: Republique

If you haven’t been to Republique yet, you must go soon. It is one of my favorite new places for brunch/lunch. Everything I have eaten so far has been delicious. The restaurant is beautiful- it looks like you are inside a castle and I love the sunlight shining through the ceiling & windows. They have fresh fruit juices and freshly baked pastries. I want to eat them all. You’ll also be surprised to know that one of my favorite dishes there is the kimchi fried rice! It comes with short ribs and a perfectly poached egg on top. I’m lucky it is near my work so I can go there frequently. πŸ™‚ pictured: biscuits & gravy, wild mushroom toast, kimchi fried rice pictured:Β smoked salmon tartine

today’s breakfast: asparagus with fried egg

This is one of my favorite dishes to make because: 1) it’s easy, 2) it’s quick, 3) just look at it!Β  I really don’t know what else to say.Β  The directions are so simple and you end up with a fancy looking dish. Β Asparagus + egg + cheese= good start to the day! πŸ™‚ Recipe for Asparagus with fried egg courtesy of: http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/asparagus-with-fried-eggs Drizzle steamed asparagus with olive oil. Top with a sunny-side-up egg and shaved Parmesan; season with salt and pepper.

easy to make snack: white chocolate covered pretzels

This is my new go-to snack/dessert to make for events. It is so easy to make! I’ve made it for a dinner party, a baby shower & snacks for my co-workers and it’s been a big hit. All you do is melt white chocolate chips in a bowl for about 20 seconds & stir until it’s smooth. Dip half of a pretzel into the chocolate, lay on a rack & top with sprinkles. It does take some time to make but you’ll be glad you did πŸ™‚

4 different ways to cook tilapia

I had four pieces of tilapia in the fridge so I decided to cook them four different ways to see which would be the best.Β Β  I mean, why eat all four pieces the same way when you can mix it up right? πŸ™‚ Here are the different ways I cooked the fish with a quick recap: 1. Panko crusted tilapia: breaded with flour, egg, panko & fried in a pan. Soft, flaky fish with a nice crisp. * check out this recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/panko-tilapia-317044 2. Parmesan crusted tilapia: breaded with parmesan cheese, paprika, parsley & baked in the oven. Simple, cheesy & flavorful. * recipe from: http://www.rachaelraymag.com/recipes/rachael-ray-magazine-recipe-search/five-ingredient-recipes/parmesan-crusted-tilapia 3. Pan seared tilapia with capers: breaded with flour, pan seared with butter, wine, lemon, capers & parsley. Love the lemony, tangy sauce. * check out my own recipe: https://delishthoughts.com/2013/05/27/pan-seared-tilapia-with-a-lemon-caper-sauce/ * similar recipe but with garlic & shallots : http://www.simplyscratch.com/2013/08/pan-seared-tilapia-with-lemon-and-caper-sauce.html 4. Baked tilapia with garlic butter: garlic, butter & lemon sauce poured over fish & baked in the oven. Soft, buttery fish. * recipe from: http://southernfood.about.com/od/tilapiarecipes/r/bl40121z.htm My favorite was …