Take a Stand: No Plastic To-Go Bags

I know it's not easy to change.  I know to change a habit can be inconvenient but sometime the effects the habit causes can be enough to propel a change.  When it came to protecting our precious environment, saying no to plastic bags became a habit I chose to break...

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Does Seasonal Organic Produce Matter?

I'm having this inner debate about my commitment to serving locally grown-in season-organic produce.  Recently we offered a special, Spicy Green Beans, made from locally grown organic BlueLake green beans.  The beans retained their snap and the sauce was just the...

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Charlie Hong Kong Featured In The Good Times

Charlie Hong Kong is a neighborhood eatery, offering noodle and rice bowls inspired by a fusion of Southeast Asian flavors with California organic sensibilities.  The vision: to offer healthy, affordable, "fast" food.  We call it Street Food because this food is...

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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 organic...

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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 activity.  Every stand...

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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 quickly, and...

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