For breakfast, my sis whipped up baked eggs over spicy sauteed vegetables.

Seriously, I could make this a habit. I chowed my baked eggs and veggies with nuked Japanese yam and sliced avocado.

After our bellies were full, we drove to the La Brea Tar Pits to check out the bubbling black goo, animatronic growling animals, and fossils. By the time we were finished strolling the grounds, all of us were famished.

We drove to the Farmers’ Market at Fairfax and Third for lunchtime chow. Although this place is called the Original Farmer’s Market, it’s really a semi-coverered arcade of restaurants and stores that sell nibbles and tchotchkes. Although there are lots of vendors selling sweet treats and grains, you can find lots of tasty Paleo-friendly options. Per my sister’s advice, I decided to grab my grub at Loteria Grill, a casual Mexican joint.  

I opted for the probadita – a sampler platter of 12 of their tacos but I asked for them sans corn tortillas and added an extra side of guacamole. Truly tasty eats but I literally had a plate with just 12 bites.

When we returned to my sister’s house, we all spent some time in their garden soaking in the rays. Big-O and his uncle harvested veggies for our dinner…

…and I played Legos with the little guy.

At dinnertime, my sister made Chinese roast pork(!)…

…stir-fried the veggies from the garden…

…and tossed a salad fresh from the garden.

So delicious.

The boys and I are mopey that we’re leaving tomorrow. Good thing we’ll be back in July to watch the CrossFit Games. Is it wrong that I’m looking forward to my sister’s cooking more so than watching the Games?

About Michelle Tam

Hello! My name is Michelle Tam, and I love to eat. I think about food all the time. It borders on obsession. I’ve always loved the sights and smells of the kitchen. My mother was (and is) an excellent cook, and as a kid, I was her little shadow as she prepared supper each night. From her, I gained a deep, abiding love for magically transforming pantry items into mouth-watering family meals.

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