Foodie Finds #3: Koon Thai Kitchen

Hey Guys!

Ever looking for something authentic, spicy and flavorful??

Then look no further!!..

Koon Thai Kitchen, San Diego Ca


San Diego is home to some of my favorite restaurants and eateries, but this one tops the charts for Best Authentic Thai Food!!

Simply decorated interior and nice enticing exterior, Koon’s offers an array of choices from curries to fried rice, sushi and salads!!



Of course, I love the curries so I had to try their PaDang Curry. A delicious blend of coconut milk, peanut oil, tofu and mix veggies topped with their deliciously spicy Authentic Thailand hot peppers!!

When ordering your grub, make sure to specify how spicy you want your food. Since the hot peppers are from Thailand they are hotter then your usual. But for someone who delights in the spicy side of life, I went for the Medium choice and it was by far the best option! Just enough spice that I wasn’t completely dying of thirst or missing out on all the delectable flavors of the Padang.


So the next time you head down to San Diego California make sure to stop by and check out this tasty fine dining delight!! 🙂

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Thanks for tuning in & enjoy the rest of your day!

All the best!,

Janelle Joy

Food Review #2: Maria’s Italian Kitchen

Good Afternoon everyone!

Today I’m going to share with you my review of Maria’s Italian Kitchen. So without further ado , let’s get to it !!!

My Experience..

How I came upon this restaurant was during my ladie’s night out on Monday. I attended along with one of my sisters and a friend of hers who suggested we try this place out. They both had been there before and had great reviews on it, so we just decided to try it out for my sake.

We chose the location in Oxnard, California located in the Collection.

What We Ate..

The service on a Monday was great, Staff was friendly and accommodating and the atmosphere was vibrant and relaxing. First thing I noticed when we walked in was the sweet aroma of you guessed it, marinara sauce and garlic bread!

For starters they give the table a complementary garlic and herb bread sticks with Balsamic Vinegar and oil. DELICIOUS! The bread was warm as if it came right out of the oven.


On top of the complementary bread sticks, we all shared an appetizer of Garlic Knots . Again, FRESH OUT THE OVEN the aroma was so sweet with a Garlic hint. The flavors were vary balanced.

The entree I tried out was one of their many pasta dishes, the Linguine Michelangelo. The delicious yet simple textures of the fresh mushrooms and spinach drizzled with olive oil and sliced garlic makes for a nice light dinner.


My sisters friend tried the Shrimp Scampi. Fettuccine noodles with garlic shrimp tossed in a slightly heavy (slightly) spicy sauce and topped off with fresh parsley. The portion size was just enough to get the full effect of flavors!!


Another Must Try!

The overall experience was tasty and recommended to all  those pasta lovers out there! 🙂

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All the best!,

Janelle Joy

Baked Salmon With Parsley, Lemon & Onions

Hello guys!

As a fellow pescatarian I enjoy trying out any kind of fish based recipes that I can find or that I make at work. This recipe is pretty simple and is lightly seasoned as to not take away from the delicious flavors that the salmon already has.

Just as a side note, salmon just so happens to be one of my favorite kinds of fish so I am really excited to share this recipe with all of you!

To all my fellow Pescatarians out there, this one is for you! 🙂


You will need the following:

  • 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 White Onion , Sliced
  • 2 Lemons, Sliced
  • 1 Tbsp Parsley Flakes
  • 6 to 8 oz Salmon (Wild Caught), As roughly 2-4 pieces
  • 1/2 cup, Olive Oil

Let’s Get Started!

Preheat oven to 350  degrees.

Combine all your dry ingredients into a medium sized mixing bowl. Add a half cup of olive oil to the bowl and mix together with the dry ingredients. Place the salmon into the medium bowl and gently exfoliate the fish with the mixed ingredients.

Coat your sheet pan with a little olive oil then place your salmon pieces onto the sheet pan, sprinkle over the fish with onion  & lemon slices  and pop it in the oven for 15-20 minutes.

*Note: Do Not Over Cook Salmon! It ill give it a tough texture, simply apply less time in the oven and constantly check for good color and consistency . Your fish should be pink and white as cooked indicators and a little flaky. 

Remove from oven and let your salmon cool for three minutes. Plate your fish and enjoy!

*Tip: To make your dish pop, place a small bed of ice burg lettuce leafs (1-2 pcs) on the bottom of your dish then place your salmon on top with along with the onions and lemon slices you bakes. Get a little bit of the juice left on the sheet pan and pour it on top of the fish!

Hope you guys enjoy this recipe! Let me know how it turned out for you in the comments below! Have a recipe you would like to share? Leave it in the comments and I’ll be sure to try it out! 🙂


All the best!,

Janelle Joy