Chicken Salad with Pineapple and Miso Dressing

August 19, 2014


I've been pretty lazy about making lunches lately. Here is a quick lunch I've enjoyed.

CHICKEN SALAD WITH PINEAPPLE AND MISO DRESSING print this recipe!
INGREDIENTS
Dressing:
1/4 cup unsweetened crushed pineapple
1/4 cup pineapple juice
1 tablespoon miso
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil

Salad:
4 cups mixed greens
1/2 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1 cup pineapple
PREPARATION
1. In a food processor combine all dressing ingredients and blend well. If dressing is too thick add more pineapple juice.
2. Combine all salad ingredients, top with dressing and serve.


PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG


Travelogue | Seattle, Washington

August 14, 2014


Because I can't blog about every place I visited (well I could...) I thought it would be easiest to create a quick list of all the great places I visited while in Seattle. If you find yourself in Seattle – check out these great spots. I will add that 98% of these places are food related :P

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Café Presse 1117 12th Ave – Neighborhood: First Hill
Great for lunch or dinner. Try their Croque madame or Steak-frites.

Hello Robin + Molly Moon’s Homemade Ice Cream 522 19th Ave E – Neighborhood: Capital Hill
Ice cream and cookies how can you go wrong?

Totokaelo 1523 10th Ave – Neighborhood: Capital Hill
Perfect place for window shopping – this store is filled with designer fashion and home goods. The store is a bit of a gallery in itself.

Espresso Vivace Roasteria 532 Broadway E – Neighborhood: Capital Hill
People watch while enjoying a Cafe Nico – not quite like your in Europe but the drink is a great afternoon pick me up.


London Plane / blog.jchongstudio.com
London Plane / blog.jchongstudio.com
London Plane 300 Occidental Ave S – Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
A beautiful space to grab a quick bite, shop for unique home goods or flowers.

Bar Sajor 323 Occidental Ave S – Neighborhood: Pioneer Square
A nice place for dinner – beautiful inviting space. Check out the full post on Bar Sajor here.

Kedai Makan/ blog.jchongstudio.com
Paseo / blog.jchongstudio.com

Kedai Makan 1510 E Olive Way – Neighborhood: Capital Hill
Malaysian street food – try Nasi Goreng - Malaysian fried rice with a sunny side egg. They don't have seating but you can order your food and sit at the bars nearby!

Paseo Multiple locations
Oh man this was probably one of my favorite places in Seattle. Everyone talks about the Paseo press sandwich but the grilled prawns sandwich is hands down way better in my opinion.

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Bar Sajor | Seattle, Washington

August 12, 2014

BBar Sajor | Seattle, Washington  / blog.jchongstudio.com
While in Seattle shooting Broadcast I spent a few extra days eating my way through Seattle. I'll share a list of all the places I stopped but wanted to highlight this other gem, Bar Sajor. Chef Matt Dillon who is also the mastermind behind some other notable Seattle spots like The London Plane and Sitka and Spruce opened Bar Sajor in 2012. Located in Pioneer Square this space is beautiful – with a rustic white look and open kitchen that feels like a old but hip modern home. The place is heavenly.

Bar Sajor | Seattle, Washington  / blog.jchongstudio.com
Bar Sajor | Seattle, Washington  / blog.jchongstudio.com
Since I went with a big group we decided to order a few different items to we could get a taste of it all. We started with some bread and butter, Smoked Whole Milk Yogurt and continued with Natural Morels, Sugar Snap Peas, Fire Roasted Broccolini with a Poached Egg, and Warm Dungenuss Crab. Everything was beautifully presented and tasted delicious. The yogurt was a favorite among the group and the broccolini was a hit too.

Bar Sajor | Seattle, Washington  / blog.jchongstudio.com
Bar Sajor | Seattle, Washington  / blog.jchongstudio.com
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Bar Sajor | Seattle, Washington  / blog.jchongstudio.com
Bar Sajor | Seattle, Washington  / blog.jchongstudio.com
Bar Sajor | Seattle, Washington  / blog.jchongstudio.com

Bar Sajor | Seattle, Washington  / blog.jchongstudio.com
Bar Sajor | Seattle, Washington  / blog.jchongstudio.com
Bar Sajor | Seattle, Washington  / blog.jchongstudio.com

Bar Sajor
323 Occidental Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104
206.682.1117

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG
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Morning Sunrise – Orange, Peach and Raspberry Juice

August 07, 2014

Morning Sunrise – Orange, Peach and Raspberry Juice / blog.jchongstudio.com
It feels as though I talk about the weather a lot... well because I think the weather really changes my mood and how I plan my day. Last week I had dinner at Zinc Cafe with my friend Adrianna. They've got a great space in downtown LA it was quite lovely. We decided to sit outside though there was still a bit of lingering heat. As a nice refresher I decided to order juice instead of water. Enter Morning Sunrise (I'm not sure that they actually called it this but...) so tasty and refreshing! I couldn't wait to have some more, so this week I decided to put my juicer to work. A recipe isn't really needed for this but there is one below if you feel the need.
Morning Sunrise – Orange, Peach and Raspberry Juice / blog.jchongstudio.com
Morning Sunrise – Orange, Peach and Raspberry Juice / blog.jchongstudio.com
MORNING SUNRISE
INGREDIENTS
10 Oranges, peeled
5 Peaches, washed and sliced
2 cups Raspberries, pureed
PREPARATION
1. Juice oranges and peaches with a juicer and combine. Top each cup with a teaspoon of raspberry puree and serve with ice.
Morning Sunrise – Orange, Peach and Raspberry Juice / blog.jchongstudio.com

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG


Broadcast Coffee | Seattle, Washington

August 05, 2014

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It's so crazy to think that in a year I can say I've been out of college for 10 years. TEN YEARS! That is insane and now I instantly feel super old, though I do get a kick when people ask me if I am a student or have a student ID. For those who don't know my background is actually in graphic design – I went to SCAD where I was surrounded by some crazy talented makers, artist and designers. Trey Jones was one of them. Trey lived a floor below me in my freshman dorms – a boy from Kentucky who wanted to make kick ass furniture. And he did, he is the designer behind these urbancase products – sidebar, ledge, and edge to name a few. In addition to designing furniture Trey just completed this beautiful coffee shop space that I had the pleasure of photographing – Broadcast Coffee.

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It's so great to see how all my college friends have grown and to see them accomplish some amazing things. I was in awe of this beautiful space, I know it's definitely a place where I'd love to spend hours working on my computer. Broadcast has several locations but this Roosevelt location is the first to get Trey's magic touch. The details of the wall, lights and even how your espresso is delivered were thoughtfully planned out.

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I had a great time catching up with my old friend and watching him work in his studio. Should you ever find yourself in Seattle please make a trip out to Broadcast for some coffee and a pretty space to instagram!

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BROADCAST COFFEE
6515 Roosevelt Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115
PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Dragon Fruit Smoothie | #foodpornindex

July 31, 2014

Dragon Fruit Smoothie / blog.jchongstudio.com
So excited to share this Dragon Fruit Smoothie with you all today. But first what is the #foodpornindex you ask? It's Bolthouse Farms initiative to change the #foodporn imbalance. If you check the #foodporn feed on Instagram you'll notice that fruits and veggies hardly ever make the cut. I LOVE having fruit as a snack but I know that those hardly get instagramed. And I’m certain that whenever donuts and ice cream appear on my feed that’s the one thing I begin to crave. In a survey 51% of American’s agreed that when they saw fruits and veggies on their social feeds they were more inclined to eat healthier foods. I'm taking part in this initiative and sharing some healthy and delicious goodness with you all today. I believe that if we all take part in this we can all be inspired to eat healthier everyday.

Dragon Fruit Smoothie / blog.jchongstudio.com
Dragon Fruit Smoothie / blog.jchongstudio.com
I had so much fun picking out the ingredients at my local Asian market and shooting this beauty. How often have you seen such a vibrant pink fruit? That pink fruit is pitaya or also known as dragon fruit. According to the internet pitaya originated in Mexico but can also be found in many parts of South East Asia. I remember seeing these all over when I was there. You can't miss them they are bright pink or red outside with a white or pink inner flesh that resembles the texture of kiwi. While you probably can't find this at your regular grocery store, you can find them at most specialty Asian stores.

I hope this inspires you to try something new and share your favorite fresh fruits and veggies with the tag #foodpornindex. Have you tried any crazy fruits and veggies lately that might inspire me to try something new? Be sure to check out foodpornindex.com – it’s a playful site with some interesting numbers and if you click through each graphic there are some fun animated features that make me happy!

Dragon Fruit Smoothie / blog.jchongstudio.com
DRAGON FRUIT SMOOTHIE print this recipe!
INGREDIENTS
2 Dragon Fruits - scooped out of skin
4 Baby Bananas (or 2 Regular)
1 Cup Pineapple (frozen or fresh)
2 Cups of Coconut Water

TOPPINGS
Blueberries (or fruit of choice)
Bananas (or fruit of choice)
Coconut flakes
Granola
PREPARATION
1. In a blender combine dragon fruit, bananas, pineapple, and coconut water and blend until smooth. I freeze my bananas and pineapple for this smoothie.
2. Top with coconut flakes, granola, and blueberries (or any fruit of your choice) and enjoy. I love the crunch of the toppings!
Dragon Fruit Smoothie / blog.jchongstudio.com

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Waterfront Diner | Camana Bay, Grand Cayman Islands

July 29, 2014

Waterfront Diner Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
The Waterfront Diner was a restaurant that wasn't on my original visit list but after our Camana Bay food tour – we got a special tour into this restaurant so I was excited to come and try it again and see it in the daylight. I loved the decor and the vibe of the restaurant. We showed up for breakfast on a weekday morning so we had the restaurant mostly to ourselves. We ordered the island french toast, cinnamon bun and the eggs Florentine. Although everyone talked about the cinnamon bun our favorite was the island french toast. Soaked in coconut milk and flakes of coconut it was the perfect breakfast treat.

Waterfront Diner Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Waterfront Diner Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com

Waterfront Diner Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Waterfront Diner Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
For more Camana Bay dining ideas check out their site here.

Waterfront Diner Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com

WATERFRONT URBAN DINER
Camana Bay in Grand Cayman
Cayman Islands


PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

Jessie's Juice Bar | Camana Bay, Grand Cayman Island

July 24, 2014

Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Jessie's Juice Bar was one of my favorite stops in the Grand Cayman's. I discovered it on the last few days of my trip, which was likely a good thing as I probably would have spent all my money on the amazing fruit juices and smoothies. In addition to their juices they carry a variety of salads, sandwiches and snacks - including paleo and gluten free ones! Minimally processed foods + cute decor and packaging makes for a good stop in my books.

Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com

Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com

Jessie's Juice Bar . Camana Bay, Grand Cayman / blog.jchongstudio.com
Try the Sun Salute while you're there!

JESSIE'S JUICE BAR
Market Street
Camana Bay, KY1-9006, Grand Cayman

PHOTOS BY JENNIFER CHONG

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