Today’s eats spanned the spectrum from lowbrow to highbrow – and with leftovers, fast food, sugar(!), legumes(!!) and grains(!!!) thrown into the mix. 

Let me explain…

Although I’m a committed cavegirl, I’m even more of a hardcore foodie at heart. So every once in a blue moon, I like to splurge and eat a kickass meal without worrying too much about the consequences. After all, I’m the same gal who’s been known to willingly risk a rip-roaring case of food poisoning just so long as the food tastes insanely good going down. I just don’t do it all the time, and it has to be worth it.

But before I get ahead of myself, here’s what I ate – most of it clean! – up until dinner…

For breakfast, I heated up some leftover stir-fried broccoli slaw and slow roasted pork shoulder.

While the hubby entertained the kids, I drove down to Imahara Produce in Cupertino – one of only three stores in the Bay Area that stocks Hawaiian Sun frozen coconut milk. How do I know this? I contacted the distributor for Hawaiian Sun products and tracked ‘em down. Yes, I’m a little cuckoo over coconut.

Imahara Produce is a mom ‘n pop Hawaiian-Japanese market that offers high-quality, reasonably priced produce (Kika’s strawberries!) and Hawaiian goods flown in directly from the islands. I bought a few Okinawan purple sweet potatoes, assorted mushrooms…

…and a TON of frozen coconut milk.

Stay tuned – I’m planning to conduct a blind taste test of three different brands of preservative-free frozen coconut milk tomorrow afternoon with a carefully chosen group of my favorite peeps. And believe me: They won’t be shy about sharing their opinions!

At lunchtime, we drove over to my in-laws and brought them some of their beloved dim sum while we noshed on triple-meat protein-style burgers from In-N–Out.

I HATE dim sum but I couldn’t resist eating a couple pieces of roasted suckling pig.

Our kids were spending the night at my in-laws, so we high tailed it out of there as soon as we finished lunch. Freedom!

On our return trip, I ate a Grass Fed Paleo Kit, and polished off some mac nuts and coconut flakes once we got back home. Still, I made a conscious effort to keep my snacking in check because I knew we had plans to celebrate our anniversary with an awesome dinner at Saison.

Dinner was absolutely delicious and we had a fun time watching all the action while seated at the chef’s table in the kitchen.

As a teaser, here’s a shot of my favorite dish of the night…


I’ll have more deets and food porn soon, so stay tuned!

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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