Eating Healthy- Easier Than Cooking At Home

Don’t feel like cooking?  Worried about getting your vitamins, minerals and proteins?  No worries-come into Charlie Hong Kong and you can be reassured you’re nourishing you body with healthy, tasty food that is served up quick! In Santa Cruz there is an...

From Farm to Asian Pesto

It’s full on summer.  Time to make Garlic Basil Noodles or Asian Pesto.  I’ve been waiting for the basil to come into season.  I make a trip to the Wednesday, farmer’s Market in downtown Santa Cruz, in search of basil.  The market is alive with...

What’s “Organic Asian Street Food”

Why do we refer to our food as “Organic Asian Street Food”?  When traveling through Asia, we (both my husband and I) loved to eat at food stalls that dotted the alleys, markets and roads.  This food represented the region. It was inexpensive, prepared...

Good-Bye Plastic To-Go Bags

We’ve finally made the decision and we’re sticking to it.  As of April 16th the Earth Day celebration in Santa Cruz, Charlie Hong Kong, Santa Cruz will no long use plastic to-go bags.  We’ve  been moving in this direction for the past year.  Then an...

Trip to the Desert Reveals Food Desert

Recently my husband and I took a get away to Furnace Creek Ranch in Death Valley.  For years I wanted to see the desert wildflowers in March.  With all the late rain this year, I was sure the desert would be a blaze with yellow, blue, pink flowers.  We packed up the...