Monthly Archives: November 2012

Turkish Breakfast in Fremont

There’s a new Turkish cafe that opened in Fremont a couple weeks ago – Cafe Turko. Whenever we would pass by the building with signs stating “Cafe Turko Opening Soon”, Dan would get really excited. I’ve never had Turkish food, but Dan did when he was living in Germany and loves it. We stopped by on a Thursday night to get a little after dinner pastry, but they had just closed up. The owner was kind enough to unlock the door and we decided to get lunch for the next day. We got hummus, stuffed peppers and dolmas, it was amazing. On Saturday we went there for breakfast and my first cup of Turkish coffee.

Turkish Coffee

The coffee was thicker than I expected and took a few sips to get used to. Being that there are only a few sips in the cup, I think it’s going to take a few Turkish breakfasts to get my taste buds used to it! We ordered a plethora of food, our favorite being a spinach and cheese pastry. Everything was amazing though and I can’t wait to go back again!



Turkish Delight to top off breakfast!



Filed under Breakfast, Fremont

Thai Ginger Flank Steak

A couple years ago I gave my old roommate a year-long subscription to Martha Stewart Living as a Christmas gift. I always loved going through them when she got them, but when we moved out I had no monthly subscription to look forward to. I decided to get a subscription for myself, especially when I saw they came with a monthly Everyday Food. I’ve been keen to try out some recipes, and thought I would give this one a go. I must admit, it was ok, I thought it was a bit bland. I’m definitely down to try it again though and tweak some things such as adding pepper and more spice.


Thai Ginger Stirfy *recipe from Martha Stewart Everyday Food

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes


  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 pound flank steak, cut against the grain into thin strips
  • 1lb green beans
  • 4 tablespoons minced, peeled fresh ginger
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, torn

Grass fed beef


Heat oil over medium-high in a large skillet, add steak and cook until brown. Transfer steak to a plate, then add green beans, ginger and garlic, to the skillet and cook until green beans are crisp-tender. Add beef and any juices back to the pan along with fish sauce and basil. Cook for one minute longer, then serve over rice or salad or whatever you would like!

Check out all that ginger…

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Filed under Beef, Cooking, Paleo