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September 2015

Food

Be Mine, Sweet Honey Rice Cake

Duk3-2 Introduced to me as "Korean S'mores," these little rice cakes are as easy to make as they are to eat.  And they taste as impressive as they look!  Rice cake, also known as "duk/tteok" in Korean and "nian gao" in Chinese, is made from glutinous rice and comes in various shapes and sizes at your local Asian market.  It is very popular as a salty dish (ie. Shanghainese Stir-fried Rice Cake or (...)

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Food

Tzatziki Dip + Avo Kale Salad

10-minute Tzatziki Dip and Avocado Kale @ HeySesame.com I love to eat, but I've never been very good in the kitchen.  At house parties, I was only helpful at simple tasks that a 5 year old could do, like placing something on top of something else.  Or mixing stuff.  I have an obsession with (eating) baked goods but can't bake a cookie to save my life.  However, as someone who has become very interested in (...)

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Lifestyle

Farmhouse Juice To The Rescue

Farmhouse Juice in China @ HeySesame.com - Detox Juice Cleanse After a crazy week of non-stop gluttony, I needed a little detox love in my life. Before I moved to China, I was worried about giving up my favorite cold-pressed juices in San Francisco.  Cold-pressing essentially utilizes a masticating juicer that uses pressure to push out the juices as opposed to a superfast centrifugal juicer which churns up a lot of heat that kills the vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes. (...)

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Food

Sweet & Sour / American-Style

Sweet & Sour Restaurant in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com - American-style Chinese Food Sweet & Sour Restaurant in Shanghai @ HeySesame.com - American-style Chinese Food In a city filled with so much delicious authentic Chinese food that I could never finish eating it all, sometimes the American in me just wants a tangy plate of sweet and sour pork.  Lemon chicken and orange beef will also do.  Lo (...)

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Food

I Love You, Babycakes

Babycakes Cupcakes in Shanghai China @ HeySesame.com Up until a week ago, there were a few things that I thought didn't exist in Shanghai. 1) Good Pho 2) Good Air 3) Good Red Velvet Cupcakes I love cake in all forms, especially cupcakes.  But I've always been a discerning cupcake eater.  If it's not perfectly moist and luxurious, why bother eating it at all?  Back in my hometown of San Francisco, I regularly visited my favorite bakery in the Marina for my (...)

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Decor

Pink Roses on a Mirrored Vanity

Pink Roses On A Mirrored Vanity @ HeySesame.comPink Roses On A Mirrored Vanity @ HeySesame.com Last week, I had a lovely brunch in the French Concession and was in such a good mood I wanted to pick up some fresh florals before heading home.  I ended up bringing back a darling bouquet of pink and peach-ivory roses, along with some gorgeous blush hydrangeas.  The flower lady and I had (...)

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