Catch a Rising Star: 8 San Francisco Chefs to Watch — OpenTable Blog

San Francisco has more than its fair share of talented chefs. But while some bask in the limelight, others don’t always receive the accolades they deserve. These are just a few of the chefs that have caught our attention, in particular for their focus on either fresh produce or seafood. Some are in new roles…

via Catch a Rising Star: 8 San Francisco Chefs to Watch — OpenTable Blog

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Felíze Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de mayo

Felíze Cinco de Mayo

(Hope I got that right ? I know zero Spanish, my intentions were good)

Here’s my very un-Authentic Recipes for Cinco de Mayo

Last Year we Set up a little Taco Bar for Cinco de Mayo, there was only the three of us home for dinner, so it was quick enough to throw together

taco bar

We just did the buffet style, help yourself spread we usually do

I put out Hard & Soft Taco Shells

Pita Bread for Wraps

Tortilla Chips


Soft Taco Boats

Then divided Trays of:

Mild taco Sauce

Sour Cream

Bacon Bits

Chopped Green Onions

Sliced Black Olives

Sliced Tomatoes

Grated Mozzarella Cheese

Shredded Romaine Lettuce

Fire-Roasted Corn

Grated Extra Sharp Cheese

Cooked Chicken

Cooked Pork

Cooked Beef

RECIPES You Might Like:

Creamy Guacamole

Wonton Chips

Mini Chicken Tacos


Spanish Omelette

6 Foods that cause Inflammation


1. Fried Food

It’s not so much the food itself, well, kind of, but it’s more the temperature at which most foods are fried

If battered food is fried between 350-375F, the food forms Glycation which causes the inflammation

Your body perceives these foods as a threat and begins the inflammation response in your body



2. Trans Fats

Hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, corn, soy and canola oil are the main culprits, avoid them at all costs

Trans fats damage the cells that line our blood vessels which lead to a chain reaction, causing inflammation

Stricter Health & Medical Guidelines have been tougher on these in recent years and have been a big part of changes in the food industry and especially food labelling



3. White Starches / Carbs

White Bread, Pasta, Rice all contain starchy carbs that your body immediately converts to sugar which increases inflammation in your body

The easy solution is to switch to whole wheat varieties of Bread and Pasta and eat Brown Rice, it makes a big difference in how your body processes food and they are rich in dietary fiber that is great for your body, regularity and even weight loss.  You can hardly taste the difference



4. Tropical Fruits

Tropical fruits are extremely high in fructose (sugar) and Sugar is one of the main things that causes your body to trigger inflammation responses.  Bananas, oranges, mangoes, papayas, and pineapples should be limited to one serving per week



5. Grain Fed Meat

Animals fed grains are pumped full of antibiotics and hormonal drugs and are not a healthy food choice.  Meat from these animals especially red meat, beef etc causes an unnatural reaction in your body and the way your body fights this is to produce a defense mechanism that triggers inflammation.  Simply put, your body doesn’t know how to break these foreign food bodies down



6. Sugar

Sugar is not in it’s natural state by the time it reaches your shopping cart.  It has been refined, and any goodness it once had in it’s raw state, has been stripped out of it

It is a huge factor when it comes to inflammation

If you just eliminate this one thing from your diet you will reduce inflammation in your whole body in a few short weeks



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