A Simple lil’ Sammie

Me and Becky sipping on some bloody mary’s

Aaaand we are back!  Oh, I didn’t mention that Udi and I were going on a lil vacay?  Probably because we sort of forgot it was happening until right before we left. But leave we did!  We spent one week in New York stuffing our faces.  Then we spent a week traipsing around San Francisco, munching down on tacos and taking in the huge views.

I am forever overwhelmed by the diversity of food that these two cities have to offer.  Such a luxury I often daydream about from my quiet little city of tel aviv.  I dream of (read: salivate) being able to experience those  mouth sensations.  The sour spicy feeling of korean pickled veggies, the cool/crunchy bite of a vietnamese sandwiches, nibbles of tacos, big hulking brioche french toast.  Burgers and oysters, pork buns and rhubarb pie, pretzel milk and horchatas.  I ate my way through this trip like it was my J-O-B.

Pork bun at Momofuku Milk Bar

Pan Roasted Asparagus at Diner

The perfect cheeseburger at Diner
Killer Tacos at Fonda Nolita and a spicy Michelada
Mushroom Eggs Benedict at Mission Beach Cafe
Brioche French Toast with Mascarpone at Mission Beach Cafe
Crack Pie at Momofuku Milk Bar

Rhubarb pie ala mode at Duarte’s in Pescadero, Ca
Some insanely yummy pork belly with lentils and an egg at Diner
Dim Sum balls at 88, chinatown nyc

Hanco’s best Tofu Banh Mi.

Upon returning to tel aviv we felt two things: we were extremely jet-lagged, and we were extremely bloated.  The jet lag would have to fix itself over time. Some sleepless nights, and a few slaps to the face mid-afternoon to keep each other awake and we were as good as new.  But the bloating. Oh the bloating. This we would need to fix through some willpower and true diligence.   We are currently detoxing ourselves from the eat-o-mania fest with lots of light meals and salads. Running, swimming, and hydrating.  But believe me, in those late hours of the night we can still find ourselves awake,  and we are totally dreaming of tacos and pizza from another land.

Here is a lil sammie full of all the healthy things I had the in house.  It is not exactly diet food, but a girl’s got to work up to these things.

Avocado and White Peach Sammie

Slice your avocado, peach, tomato, and red onion. Toast your bread, spread with a touch of mayo, top with a bit of cheese and the rest of your ingredients. In this case I tossed in a handful of those crunchy sprouts. Salt and pepper the whole mess and devore. And try not to think about cheeseburgers while you do so. It will only make things worse.

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