Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Mahi at the Islands

Grilled Mahi with steamed veggies. Healthy and yummy. I'm very impressed with their new addtion!

Monday, June 28, 2010

All of our favorites... in one

French fries, steaks and rice... All in one: it is called Lomo Saltado de Carne. Whoever came up with this is genius.

Miso soup from M Cafe

Organic Miso with tofu and shitaki. Greatest breakfast hit! http://www.mcafedechaya.com/

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fully home made ramen

My sister insisted. She wanted to make ramen from scratch. Broth, noodle, all the fresh veggies and meat: everything. So now, I am working on scouting her to be part of my Hawaiian dream. Let's make ramen house in Hawaii!!! Jacki Puzik

Salveza con chips y salsa

Baja Mexico... This is how you do it.
Jacki Puzik

Laksa Lemak

I had some seafood, eggs, egg noodle, bean sprout, onions and green onions. And I was hungry... Thinking what can I make out these ingredients I have??? And then I remembered this Singaporean soup I loved during school days. I also had canned coconut milk. Mixed and fired up... 10 minutes later, I had wonderful soup called Laksa Lemak!
Jacki Puzik

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I'm very happy with veggies

Whenever I go to this restaurant, I come out of there as very happy person with very happy tummy. It does not matter that you are vegetarian or not, please visit this place and try their home style food. Everything is prepared with love and care... http://happyveggie.com/
One of my favorite from happy veggie is their vegetarian Pho. This is a traditional vietnamese soup, and it is truly their specialty! It is prepared in mouth-watering healthy noodle soup made with tofu, soy chicken, roasted ginger, shallots and over 10 healthy herbs and spices simmered to perfection. Served with fresh bean sprouts, jalapeno pepper, lime and basil. Jacki Puzik

3 Tunas

What can you do with Tuna when you have a taste for Tuna? If I were you I would make spicy tuna rolls, spicy tuna tempura and grilled tuna in ponzu sauce. So I did. :) 食欲 Jacki Puzik

Gold member

Boutique 9's gorgeous crisscross gold pumps. Took my breathe away... Boutique 9 JILES

Friday, June 25, 2010

Stop me if you can...

This charming heels features leather reptile textured woven detail throughout. Open toe and zipper back. Wooden stacked heel makes this one closer to the nature... Love this bright Summer color around my happy toes. Get it at http://www.ardenb.com/ and look for Textured Woven Heel. Charming price $41.30.
Jacki Puzik

Speak French in Houston

If you are a Houston's restaurant fan, probably think about their famous Spicy Caesar Salad. So satisfying. I always have it with their Arnold Palmer. Bon Appetit! Jacki Puzk

Visit my honeymoon

Kaua’i, beautiful and romantic paradise, was my honeymoon destination. And my husband & I luckily found Roy’s. OMG is the only word came out of our mouths all night. I am so happy that Roy’s opened up their locations in main land, and couple of them are close to me! Everything is fresh and thoughtfully prepared hence the fusion of ingredients is only bring out the best: yum!!! This Chef’s Daily Fresh Hawaiian Fish was just melting, and melting away... I wished I had 4 stomachs like cow... :|

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fashion + Sophistication of the past

Buff those heels and get that pedicure – people are going to be looking at your feet. Matiko's Savannah hits the style summit and you'll be perched pretty. Strappy leather uppers come together at the center zipper and are held snug with three adjustable ankle straps. Footbeds are croco-embossed, and the stacked heel gradually tapers for sexy stability. Wear with neutral-hued dresses for max impact. http://www.matikoshoes.com/ but found 30% cheeper at http://www.endless.com

Sushi with flower

One of my favorite place to go... Taiko at El Segundo. Wide cut fish for sushi, free ranged chicken and organic greens are not only the beautiful things for the Earth, but also they presentation is super. I had a Chirashi bowl prepared beautifully with wide orchid. Yummy in my eyes too.
Jacki Puzik

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

It's a time to buy boots.

Don't be surprise. All your favorite retailers want to get rid of last winter's pairs. This beautifully crafted full leather boots are in sale for $73.90 at Nordstrom. Smooth leather straps harness a gleaming ring at the side of a stylish suede boot topped with double pull tabs for easy-on wear. BCBGeneration 'Sirlo' Boot http://shop.nordstrom.com/

Pink cow girl

Genuine Corona leather women's cowgirl boots are an unbeatable value! Perfect for wear with jeans or skirts. Boots feature a pink smooth leather foot under a matching 12" fancy stitched leather shaft. Cowboy boot heel. Welted sole. $49.99 at http://www.sheplers.com/womens/cowgirl_boots/045h35.html?source=LIKE_WomensShoes&SID=4c22eb54051952d0

Contrast this

Slingback peep-toe platform pump with contrast accents. I love nude and neon pink combo. On sale for $39.00. 

We all wear in a Yellow submarine

The Sailorrr shoe in yellow by Steve Madden is classified as sandals, platforms, t-strap. This shoe is made from leather, synthetic material with a heel height of about 5 inches & up. The Sailorrr also features platform sole, metallic accent. On sale for $52.99. 

Basil Seafood Hotpot

Shrimps, clams, salmon, white fish, scallops with onions in seafood-tomato base broth slowly shimmered. Sprinkle chopped cilantro. Serve with brown rice, eggrolls and side pickles. Healthy and light, so it's the greatest hit of the day!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Multi Gladiator

Look at this red! I found this fabulous Multi-Strap Gladiator Sandal at Spiegel. Dramatic and glam, this gladiator-inspired sandal dazzles with a row of jewels along the center. Lovely price $24.00.

DV by Dolce Vita 'Cadiz' Bootie

Dolce Vida, I ♥ you. This ‘Cadiz’ Bootie has mesh insets enhanced the edgy design of a caged leather bootie fashioned with an open toe and exposed back zipper. and sensible price $95.00. Buy away... http://www.shopdolcevita.com/detail.aspx?ID=1159

Stir fried bok choy

So healthy and yummy.
Fresh Bok Choy cut in about 2". Stir fry them with garlic in hot oil(prefer grape seed oil). Cook half way and add dry shrimp and sprinkle of soy sauce. Such a simple dish. 

Monday, June 21, 2010

Animal instincts

    Reach for the stars in these sky-high gladiator heels. Metal detailing and faceted stones add gorgeous glam to the look. Sexy peekaboo toe and cutout uppers. I call this my animal instincts to find a perfect pair for this week! BTY it's only $20. http://shop.yosisamra.com/sale/57551-3-brown-snake.html

    Nude for hot Summer

    Stylishly elegant sandals featuring crisscrossing straps, stiletto heel and back zipper. Team with a sequin shift dress for a night out, or with fitted pants for downtown-chic. All leather for nice 90 US dollars!

    Half is enough

    Thai BBQ Noodle Salad
    Flat wheat noodles, shredded greens, fresh herbs and crushed peanuts, tossed in a lime-lemon dressing, topped with grilled chicken breast slices. Served warm with peanut sauce on the side. Sounds good? Full order $11.95 Half $7.50, and half order is big enough for lunch and dinner!

    Ogrange Gladiator for this Summer

    The must have strappy sandal of the season! Gladiator flavor meets classic comfort. Full leather upper, matching orange stitching, rubber sole, full metal heel back zipper for easy access. And it's only $66!

    Poetic notes on your toes...

    Based in Virgina, the consolidated shoe focuses on novelty-based shoes. Fun flirty heels and flats are accentuated with delightful ornaments and happy colors. Key trends include vintage-inspired ditzy floral prints, plastic ornaments on jelly sandals and rose blooms. Pumps range from $98 to $129 retail.

    Sunday, June 20, 2010

    Visit Northeast Thailand

    Delicious spicy meat salads Laab Gai.

    1 lb. boneless chicken, chopped or ground
    6 cloves garlic, minced and pounded to a paste
    1 stalk lemon grass, trimmed and sliced into thin rounds or chopped
    1 onions, finely chopped
    2 green onions , finely chopped
    1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
    1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
    1/2 cup chopped fresh Asian basil
    1/2 cup chopped dill
    3+ Tbs. fish sauce, to taste
    Juice of 2-3 limes, to desired sourness
    Serve with mung bean noodle with mixed baby green. To die for... I have a lunch for tomorrow! :D

    Happy Father's Day to me

    I am the man... :) Try this truly handsome (and seasonless) borrowed-from-the-boys wing tip oxford that I'm absolutely in love with everything—from cut-off shorts to dresses, skirts and more. Italian suede upper. Not to mention all made in Italy. See the example of how this can be styled so fatherly... :)

    Saturday, June 19, 2010

    Ginger Soy Fish served

    Yummy! Berny & I ate it! Yes, we did... :)

    How do make Ginger Soy Fish

    Buy fresh, wide caught fish. I prefer any white fish; halibut(that's what I've got today), white or orange roughy, mahi... Clean the fish and sprinkle small chopped ginger. Steam the fish for 10 to 15 minutes until the fish gets fully cooked. Meanwhile prepare chopped ginger and thinly sliced green onions on the side. Cover the steamed fish with green onions. Prepare hot oil(prefer grape seed oil) with chopped ginger in it using a pot; this is the idea of "ginger fish!" Pour the hot ginger oil on the green onion covered, steamed fish. Pour 1/3 cup of water, 1/3 cup of soy sauce and 1/4 cup of peach juice in the same pot. Boil and simmer the mix until it gets thick and saucy. Pour it on the top of the fish. And it's ready for your dinner...

    Give your look a lift

    Smooth leather upper in a platform sandal heel style with a round open toe, criss-cross style strap all the way up to the ankle with zipper ankle strap back closure. Camel Strappy Open Toe Platform Heels for $26.99 at http://www.amiclubwear.com/shoes-heels-alfiecamelpu.html

    Red hot stripes

    4 words for you ladies. Ruffles, Stripe, Platform  and Heel. This funky femn heels are decoed in striped peep toe heel trimmed with ruffles. Heel height: 4.5 inches. $25 at http://www.gojane.com/45974-shoes-ruffled-canvas-stripe-platform-heel.html

    Take-out in Sit-down

    The bento is one of my favorite in any Japanese restaurant, for ability to try many different dishes in small portions all at once. The bento can be traced back to the late Kamakura Period (1185 to 1333), in Japan. I was very happy to try this traditional fine take-out dinning in sit-down restaurant in Torrance, CA. Saba shoyo, sashimi, green salad, potato salad, tempura(not in picture), miso soup(not in picture) and 2 types of pickles. http://www.restaurantinaba.com/

    Friday, June 18, 2010

    Wrap yourself in the ultimate luxury

    Get strappy. High heel platform sandals in distressed and brushed leather with thick criss-crossing straps. MICHAEL Michael Kors Jennings Sandal http://www.MichaelKors.com/

    Mummies in action

    As much as I love ogling shoes online, I get a special thrill when I spot a pair I like in person. Instead of dancing before my eyes in a shimmering arrangement of glowing pixels, the shoes themselves are right there in front of me offering the possibility that I can make them my own. Next on the list of comparable experiences left over from our evolutionary hunter/gatherer roots: window shopping. This Mummy inspired pink sandals is just so well skinned. And I had to raise this one from the death.

    Ms. Scarlett is used to being the center of attention

    Beautiful printed scarves wrap up your foot, tying around the ankle tying to the side. Bursting with color from every angle, Ms. Scarlett is used to being the center of attention. Bright covered platform and heel add to the vibrant style. Cushioned insole. Heel height: 5.5″ with a 1.25″ platform.

    Fridays you eat tempura and some.

    Did you know that “tempura” is Latin? What!!!??!! Some of you might say..., Jacki always talk crazy, and there she goes again, but it is true...
    The word tempura, or the technique of dipping fish and vegetables into a batter and frying them, comes from the word “tempora,” a Latin word meaning “times”, “time period” used by both Spanish and Portuguese missionaries to refer to the Lenten period or Ember Days (ad temporaquadragesimae), Fridays, and other Christian holy days. Ember Days or quattuor tempora refer to holy days when Catholics avoid meat and instead eat fish or vegetables. And I am speaking... Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...

    Thursday, June 17, 2010

    North Korean Taco Truck–Craziness!!!


    Wednesday, June 16, 2010

    Who does not want to be Twisted?

    The beauty of these wonderful twisted platform shoes is braided soft suede twists knots that will make you look like a roman goddess. The elegantly carved heel makes your legs look miles long, and stabilizes the elevated platform. Who does not want that? A cushioned footbed and suede lining makes these comfortable enough to wear from day to date. These shoes will quickly become your fave wear-everywhere accessories! Filament, in Camel, full leather, at Max Studio, and only $68.00

    Tuesday, June 15, 2010

    Blue is my new Black

    Skyler Platform Heels. Stand confidently and stylish with these amazing platform heels featuring a peep toe style with corner cut-outs and an ankle buckle closure. Wooden heel and platform. What more can you ask for?

    Perforated Stud

    Oh, no... Another dangerous find. Why are they so fabulous? Suede peep toe heel featuring circle-shaped perforations, round studs, and a leather cross strap buckle closure. Seriously delicious. You know what? The more delicious part of it is that it's only $26.80 at http://www.gojane.com/42471-shoes-perforated-stud-embellished-heel.html

    I'm Korean

    And, yes, I love my Korean BBQ. Korean bulgogi is my hubby's favorite. For tonight's Laker's home-game, I decided to do bulgogi. 
    Ingredients are fairly simple, and I think that simpleness makes this dish so goooood. Chopped garlic, soy sauce, fresh squeezed juice from an Asian pear, Japanese rice wine (mirin), sesame oil, green onions, finely chopped, chopped onions. Marinated about 30 minutes. Fired up and say, "I'm Korean!"
    Jacki Puzik

    Monday, June 14, 2010

    Shabu at its best

    Oh, how I love Shabu... So simple and so tasty. Mizu212 is my hubby & my favorite Shabu spot to go to. Organic vaggies to organic meats, brown rice and wide caught seafood... Simply freash and simply the greatest hit of the day! http://www.mizu212degrees.com/

    Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Chicken Katsu

    I usually not prefer deep-fried food, but this is one of my guilty pleasure... Chicken Katsu.
    Season the butterflied chicken breasts on both sides with sea salt and pepper. I don't use egg for breading bread crumbs. Press into the crumbs until well coated on both sides. Heat 1/4 inch of graph seed oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place chicken in the hot oil, and cook 3 or 4 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Serve with arugula, baby green & red leaf lettuce, persian cucumber, tomatoes and grilled white corn.

    Truly satisfy you with healthy veggie.

    You will be TRULY (haha...) surprised that this vegan place will make your hungry tummy with yummy dishes, and they are all TRULY healthy. Couple of my favorites from Truly Vegan. Veggie wonton soup and Chop Suey.
    Truly Vegan, 5907 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, CA 90028, (323) 466-7958, www.trulyvegan.net

    Jacki Puzik

    Saturday, June 12, 2010

    Fajita me!

    My another favorite vegan restaurant, Truly Vegan in Hollywood. Love this healthy, yummy veggie fajita wrap. Grilled veggie meat, eggplant, bell peppers, wheat meat, zucchini, tomato, lettuce. onion and sprouts wrapped in chapatti bread. Natural juices fro all these veggies make the flavor of the dish richer and refreshing.
    Jacki Puzik

    Trinket in big value? Make sense to me...

    Wear this Trinket at your toes and count all the heads that turn. This sandal from GUESS is adorned with bold buckles, sleek straps, and shiny studs, while a zipper closure makes for quick dressing. OMG! So many fabulous shoes to buy so little time...
    Jacki Puzik

    Friday, June 11, 2010

    When lucky strike? by Chinese Laundry

    All leather, all drama and it's only $79.00. This widely braided sandals are sure to add some spice to those hot summer nights. The edgy trimmed straps are seductively laced together and uncover just enough skin. What we've got here is the perfect summer sandal. They come in 3 lucky colors: black, cognac and sand.

    Johnny Was

    One of my favorite brand, Johnny Was. The Johnny Was Collection is a beautiful, feminine and unique. They bring vintage inspired pieces specializing in easy to care fabrics that are luxurious to the touch. Love the detail, love the rich colors.