Category Archives: Little Bites

Meet me at MoonBeach Diary!

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Please meet me at my new blog, MoonBeach Diary.


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November 16, 2015 · 4:59 pm

New Blog Is In The Works!

Coming Soon. All New

Note: I post daily (@MyLastBite) on snapchat, instagram, twitter and facebook!

I@MyLastBite My Last Bite Food Travel Writer Blogger Jo Stougaard

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The Bellwether

My new favorite PORK dish.
Check out The Bellwether, in my L.A. Times scouting report!

The Bellwether Scouting Report//

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Game Of Thrones – In The Kitchen

Inspired by the Official Game Of Thrones Cookbook, I had so much fun cooking up dinner for the season 5 premiere back in April. 

Game Of Thrones In The Kitchen
I started with Sansa Salad with Edible Flowers

Game Of Thrones In The Kitchen
Fingerfish (aka cornmeal-fried sardines)

Game Of Thrones In The Kitchen
Chicken Thighs (instead of duck) with Cherry & Lemon Sauce

Game Of Thrones In The Kitchen
Strawberry Lemonsweet (I added vodka)

Game Of Thrones In The Kitchen
And of course Sansa Stark‘s favorite… Lemon Cakes! I made the candied lemon sauce via recipe but used store-bought cupcakes as the base.

For the season 5 finale this weekend I’ll be making the beef and bacon pie…. and dreaming of Jon Snow. Golly, I hope he makes it to season 6!!!

The Inn At The Crossroads (Official Game Of Thrones Food Blog) is full of recipe ideas and photos.

Official Game Of Thrones Cookbook

Game Of Thrones

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#FeedSoCal 2015

Please help spread the word for our friends at the L.A. Food Bank!


(via @LAbitesHunger)

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Low Carb Frico (Parmesan Crackers)

I’ve been cooking up lots of frico (parmesan crackers) lately. Mostly to top salads, but I also use them on soups and simple snacking too. These frico with toasted seeds were a big hit at my dinner table recently. So easy to make and low carb too!
Frico (Parmesan Crackers) & Seeds

How to make Frico w Toasted Seeds

Clockwise (from top left):
1. Sprinkle seeds in heated non-stick pan.
2. Add shredded Parmesan (Manchego is lovely too) and make sure the seeds are covered with cheese bits. Use a spatula to make a tight circle.
3. When the edges turn brown, gently start lifting with a thin spatula.
4. Turn frico (use two spatulas if needed) and cook until browned underneath. Carefully transfer frico to plate and let cool to harden. Break into pieces for salad topping or just EAT as is.

This works with pieces of herbs or leafy greens too. Frico with toasted baby kale here.

I post low carb recipes on instagram regularly. Follow me @MyLastBite or search #LowCarbJo.

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15 Classic L.A. Hot Dogs

Read my latest hot dog roundup for the L.A. Times here. Thanks!

15 Classic L.A. Hot Dogs

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Hot Dog Steamer

I bought this hot dog steamer as a party prop a few weeks ago. As you may (or may not) know, I’m sort of obsessed with hot dogs, and had planned a birthday dinner with a “carnival food” theme. The party was cancelled after my beloved pup Maxie was injured, but I still wanted to try out the hot dog steamer.

My Hot Dog SteamerLuckily, I had a freezer full of my favorite hot dogs from Let’s Be Frank. They’re delicious, uncured, grass-fed, beef franks made without nitrates, hormones or steroids. I first tried them at their hot dog cart in Culver City and was thrilled to learn I could order them for home as well.

The hot dog steamer was easy to set up and honestly, it just looked so cute on my kitchen counter. Just fill the water basin on the bottom, arrange franks in the drawer and set the timer. The buns go on top.

Cooking instructions via the Let’s Be Frank website noted it was best to steam the franks for five minutes, adding the buns for just one minute. They turned out GREAT. It’s all about that “wiener snap” for me, and the steamer warmed the buns through very quickly. Great fun!

I purchased the hot dog steamer on Amazon (under $50). Details here.

Let’s Be Frank Hot Dogs

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Scouting Report: Bowery Bungalow

Read my scouting report for L.A. Times here. Do order the lamb belly!

Bowery Bungalow

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Bashu Fish

The Bashu Fish at Fang’s Kitchen in Monterey Park is wonderfully numbing and spicy. Jonathan Gold (L.A. Times) wrote, “The fragrance of chiles, garlic and pickly spice is overwhelming. But the flavor is impossibly mild, a bit of tingling from the Sichuan pepper and a bit of heat from the red chiles…” (full review here).

I’ll be going back to enjoy it again SOON. My lips are already trembling…

Fiery, Sichuan Bashu Fish

Read Jonathan Gold’s review of Fang’s Kitchen here.

Fang’s Kitchen
306 North Garfield Ave
Monterey Park, CA 91755
(626) 988-5219



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