My husband Paul is a car designer. We met in Detroit when I moved to work as a copywriter in a major advertising company… 2 years later we were married and off to Japan. After one child and four years in Tokyo we moved to Monza, Italy…. 2 years later we came to Los Angeles, a place I fell in love with. I never wanted to move to LA and thought that there was a big superficial mentality with botox romances and boob injection dreams… well that is the reality but there is much more. After almost 4- years living here, I love it and I love our Edward Fickett modernist 1950s home we bought a year ago in San Pedro, it’s time to move. My husband found a better more fullfilling job in Detroit!
I’m thinking food is such a part of me that the food I make will reflect the move and then life in Detroit! Maybe I will call it Deliciously Detroit or Detroit Deliciously!
I hope you enjoy this new section to my blog.
My husband recently left for Detroit to take a job, we will follow from our sunny California home in June to finish my sons school and to selfishly ease into the climate. My husband and I love ordering Thai food. But alone I felt it quite silly to order for myself since my son will not eat it. I was on the phone with a friend who was telling me she was ordering my favorite, spicy beef salad. I was craving it. I had lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, cilantro red onions and that night I was planning on grilling a beautiful grass fed piece of beef. In the end I turned it into a delicious salad.
What I did: I frantically looked at a bunch of recipes online as I was certain I didn’t have all the ingredients
I used :
1/4 red onion sliced thinly
1 cup chopped cilantro
a few sprigs of mint chopped
1 cup lime juice
1/4 cup fish sauce-yes for some reason I had fish sauce
2 tablespoons chili paste/sauce
1/3 cup sugar in the raw
I mixed this all together as my steak was grilling.
2 persian cucumbers sliced
Mixed greens-I prefer the ones that stand up to the sauce like romaine, butter leaf and ice berg
a bunch of herloom cherry tomatoes halved
1/2 red pepper sliced
Toss it all together with the cooked meat thinly sliced.