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Akasha in Culver City

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Albacore Tataki with coriander, seared avocado, radish, togarashi, citrus soy

Nice N Easy at Four Seasons Hotel

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From Greece to the City of Angels An Evening of Culinary Exploration

Chef Christos menu for the evening…..

Tuna Tartare, Chives, Avocado, Olive Oil, Lime Zest, Quinoa Tabouli, Micro greens, Togurt Drops

Fava Bean Spread, Tomato, Picled Onion, Grilled Ocopus, Micro Leaves, Botarga

Greek Salad with Tomato, Cucumber, Peppers, Baby Zucchini and Kalamata Olives

Lamb Loin with Red Wine Gravy Sauce, Eggplant Caviar, Red Pepper Coulis (forgot to take a picture, I was too busy eating it…..oops!)

Greek Yogurt Mousse with Honey Jelly and Berries

 

 

 

 

Thrive Culinary Algae Oil

A taste of home at the Thrive House!!! Greek inspired dinner by Chef Marisa Churchill using Thrive Culinary Algae Oil.  One of the best home cooked meals I’ve ever had.  Light, healthy and tasty!

STARTERS

Spiced Baked Feta with homemade pita break baked with Thrive Algae Oil

Hummus Dip with homemade pita bread baked with Thrive Algae Oil

Warm Olives with preserved lemon & fried parsley fried with  fried with Thrive Algae Oil

MAINS

Mixed Green Salad with Greek Goddess Dressing and warm lentils infused and sauteed with Thrive Algae Oil

Baked Sea Bass Plaki with caramelized with onions and cauliflower rice baked, sauteed, caramelized with Trive Algae Oil

DESSERT

Walnut Cake with Citrus Frosting with orange segments and honey thyme syrup baked with Thrive Algae Oil

Mint Chocolate Ice Cream Bonbons with “magic shell” made with Thrive Algae Oil

Avli Tou Thodori in Mykonos

Avli Tou Thodori on Plaitis Yialos Beach in Mykonos, Greece!

Best restaurant in Mykonos! Its home away from home! Love the food, people, ambiance and beachside location! Its the perfect place for a wedding…and yes we had ours there!

Great for breakfast, lunch & dinner!

We’ve been there so many times that we’ve probably have had everything on the menu!

Traditional Tzatziki

Fried Zucchini

Fried eggs with grated fried potatoes

Greek Salad

Saganaki – Fried cheece

Grilled Octopus with fava beans salad

Octopus Carpaccio

Grilled calamari

Crab Cakes

Spaghetti al pesto with basil, parmesan, and pine nuts

Loukoumades- Greek traditional donuts with honey

House Red Wine (lots of it)11011277_10207422152855368_3154295134866081592_n

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Our wedding at Avli Tou Thodori in 2012!

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Argo Hotel in Mykonos

Argo Hotel in Mykonos, Greece located at Platis Yialos Beach. Our favorite place to stay in Mykonos…..we love the people, ambiance, food and location! Doesn’t get any better!
The hotel offers a great variety for breakfast. I always look forward to the toasted bread with Greek yogurt spread and tomato with olive oil and oregano on top. Other items include eggs, spanakopita (spinach pie), salad, tiropita (cheese pie), meats, cheeses, fruits, veggies, cereals, yogurt, coffe, juices and much-much more!
Food & drinks can be enjoyed poolside at Argo Hotel or beachside at their restaurant, Avli Tou Thodori. No matter what you choose you only a few steps away from an incredible view!

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Chef Ariane Resnick

Ariane Resnick is an organic special diet private chef for celebs, nutritionist and holistically healed chef.

http://arianecooks.com/

I remember watching her on Food Network’s show Chopped!

I was lucky enough to be invited to a friends house to taste the deliciousness of Ariane’s vegan menu!

Vegan Crab Cakes made with Hearts of Palm, Crab, Quinoa based, gluten free, NO flour.

Blanched Asparagus, Strip of Heirloom Tomato, wrapped with Wild Smoked Salmon with Balsamic Glaze and Dill

Flourless Nutmeg Chocolate Chip Cookies paired with Avocado based Chocolate Ice Cream

Sandwich with Flaxseed Bread, Almond Hummus, Olive Tapenade with Figs, Fennel and Apples (So tasty and good!)

You can also find me on the following sites….

https://twitter.com/patriciakara

https://www.facebook.com/patriciakara

https://www.facebook.com/PatriciaKaraDishWithTrish

http://instagram.com/patriciakara

https://www.linkedin.com/in/patriciakara

DON STALEY/ FIT MIND FIT BODY

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Don Staley’s book, Fit Find Fit Body is a must read!!!

I am very thankful for this book. Especially during the few months i was laid up with a broken ankle.  It really got me through that time. I think i would have gone stir crazy otherwise.

The great thing about this book is that it gives you step by step exercises to help you make changes in your life, It really makes you think about some of your habits and how to make positive changes.  You can apply these steps to every area of your life.

This is a book you can read over and over again ad get something different from it each time.

Thank you Don Staley!!!

Fit Mind Fit Body

Fit Mind Fit Body

www.donstaley.com

HuffPost Taste: Food Allergies Infographic

For someone who had many food allergies I need to study this!

If you cook for someone with food allergies, you NEED this infographic. Save. Print. Use.

Dish with Trish

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As a proud Greek girl from Chicago, I have always been very passionate about food!  I grew up watching my family make all of our food from scratch and run restaurants and bakeries from the ground up.  Everything from traditional cuisine to deep dish pizza and juicy burgers to high end sushi; food has been something that has always brought me together with my family and friends.  I thoroughly enjoy the process of preparing a meal at home, taking in the ambiance of a fancy restaurant, or letting loose at a backyard barbeque.  The experience that surrounds food is always what makes a meal the most memorable to me.  My favorite thing to do is to try something new and then spread that to as many people as I can, as quickly as possible!  This idea and finding those amazing places where a table of two can rapidly turn into a table of twenty is what helped inspire my passion project, “Dishwith Trish”, an entertainment piece that exposes all the food, culture and parts of life that people are missing for themselves.  It gives me the ability to spread the joy that I experience to others and give people an opportunity to open themselves up, becomfortable, and see what life can really bring with it!

To learn more about me please visit my website http://www.PatriciaKara.com

And to subscribe to my YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePatriciaKara

 

 

Dish with Trish at Farmshop The Brentwood Country Mart

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Ladies lunching…Lisa, Bonnie & Trish!

http://farmshopca.com/

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Albacore Tuna Salad

line-caught albacore tuna, aïoli & black olive tapenade with a carrot, cabbage & raisin slaw

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Red Rice Salad: 
schaner family farm orange, hass avocado, redwood hill goats milk feta & tarragon

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Poached Chicken Salad
little gems lettuce, shaved flora bella farm radishes, flying disc ranch dates, herbed local walnuts
& creamy pepper dressing

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