The Real McCarbonara

I’m cheesy. Carbonara is smoky. That’s the beauty of using bacon. A few weeks back I Channeled Carbonara by swapping peas for bacon using an Epicurious recipe (with capellini in place of farfalle). And while still delicious, there’s nothing like the real thing. Only critique from David: more bacon!

My Week in Food

Pappardelle with frozen veggies and melted butter (pasta from Saporito Pasta Co. in Redwood City)

Carrot Soup, Baked Clams and Petrale Sole at Local Mission Eatery

Carrot Soup @ Local: Mission Eatery
Clams @ Local: Mission Eatery
Petrale Sole @ Local: Mission Eatery

Lasagna for Christmas Eve (first attempted in October)

California Woodie Omelet at Rodz Grille (Angels Camp)
California Woodie @ Rodz Grill

Seaweed Salad at Sushi Express
Seaweed salad @ Sushi Express

Simple Stir Fry

When life hands you root vegetables, make stir fry. I created a hybrid version from an Everyday Food recipe for bok choy sauteed in garlic, plus udon noodles, spinach, mushrooms, carrots and turnips (cook the last three veggies first to soften before adding noodles and spinach). Dress with soy sauce and salt and pepper to your liking.

My Week in Food

Chicken Pasty from Pasty Shack (East Sacramento)

Homemade Potato and Gruyere, Sausage Pizza at the Beer House (East Sac)

Roasted Red Pepper Soup and Turkey Brie Sandwich at La Tartine (Redwood City)
Roasted Red Pepper Soup @ Cafe La TartineTurkey Sandwich with Brie @ Cafe La Tartine

Lox Plate at Savvy Cellar (Mountain View)
Lox Plate @ Savvy Cellar Wine Bar & Wine Shop

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