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Easy Brunch Recipes

May 17th, 2018

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Brunch–the king of all meals! During the weekend, you don’t have much on your plate and can relax to your maximum capacity.

Brunch is the decadent breakfast you serve later in the day. It affords you more time to enjoy those lazy weekend moments in pajamas.

We’ve gathered for you five easy yet savory brunch recipes to make and enjoy this weekend!

French Toast Bacon Butties

Do you want a really simple yet tasty meal that should be ready in 25 minutes? Nothing beats the taste and aroma of bacon butties made of white-sliced bread soaked in an egg mixture.

Proceed to serve it with a dusting of icing sugar and a drizzle of syrup. It’s simply yummy! Get the full procedure at BBC good food.

Lemon Yogurt Cake

For a refreshing and fruity after-breakfast meal, you can never go wrong with lemon yogurt cake. Among the ingredients you’ll need are squeezed lemon juice, flour, baking powder, eggs, and yogurt.

Serve this nutritious and delicious cake with your favorite hot drink. Food Network has the tutorial.

Sunny’s Perfect Scrambled Cheesy Eggs

For a scrumptious meal, blend eggs with butter, freshly ground black pepper and cheese. Plus, cheesy scrambled eggs are best when you’re too lazy to do much work.

The preparation and cooking should take 8-12 minutes. It tastes best when served hot. Here is the full recipe tutorial.

BA’s Best Cream Scones

The name says it all, and the recipe works perfectly as it is. But a few upgrades and a couple of flavor add-ins will make your cream scones even tastier.

As always, the secret to enjoying most recipes is to serve when still hot–and these cream scones are no exception.

Nutella Pancakes with Boozy Hot Chocolate Sauce

A fantastic and highly indulgent brunch recipe is that of Nutella pancakes, served with drizzling creamy chocolate sauce. While it’s optional, you can go an extra mile and add booze for a better treat.

After that, go ahead and take a seat and treat yourself while still in pajamas. Olive Magazine has the entire recipe.

As you relax in your apartment this weekend, why not try a few of these brunch recipes? If you’re looking for an apartment in San Mateo, 888 San Mateo Apartments have all your essential amenities. To view the floor plans, call (855) 805-6160.


Quick Spring Dinner Recipes

April 3rd, 2018

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Spring is always a good time to stay at home and enjoy the fantastic weather. Having dinner with friends and loved ones is an incredible way of bonding and spending quality time. Do you want to try out something new and unique this spring? Do want to surprise your loved ones in San Mateo apartments with a spring dinner that they will love to remember? Then let’s jump into our exciting spring dinner recipe straight away.

Chickpea Shawarma Sandwich

Are you hearing this term for the first time? Don’t worry, since it’s not something complicated. A Chickpea Shawarma sandwich simply refers to roasted meat sandwich. Surprised? That is what we are going to have for our dinner. The recipe is simple and straightforward, and it will only take you 30 minutes and simple ingredients to prepare. We will start by seasoning and roasting the chickpeas, and then make our sauce before we assemble our delicious sandwich.


For the chickpea we shall require:

  • One tablespoon avocado or grapeseed oil
  • One tablespoon garlic
  • A half tablespoon of black pepper, sea salt, and smoked paprika
  • 425 grams of chickpeas
  • A quarter tablespoon of cinnamon and coriander

For garlic sauce we shall require:

  • One tablespoon juice of a lemon
  • A quarter cup of hummus
  • Three cloves of minced garlic
  • Three tablespoons of either water or unsweetened almond milk
  • One tablespoon of dried dill
  • Salt to taste
  • Sliced tomato and red onion

How to Prepare

  1. Heat your oven to 4000F and line a baking sheet with foil paper.
  2. Toss your dried and rinsed chickpeas in a mixing bowl with oil and other spices, and then spread it out on the baking sheet. Bake until its golden brown. Allow it to cool slightly before you sample and adjust your seasoning to your preference.
  3. Prepare your sauce by adding lemon juice, hummus, garlic, and dill to a small mixing bowl and whisk to combine. You can do this while your chickpeas are roasting. Make sure you add sufficient almond milk or water to thin the mixture so that it’s easy to pour.
  4. You can now taste your stew and adjust the seasonings if need be. Add more salt for savoriness, garlic for more zing, dill for intense herb flavor, and lemon juice for freshness.
  5. To serve, warm your flatbread or pitas for about 30 seconds and top with your preferred amount of sauce, chickpeas, and vegetables.

You can prepare the roasted sandwich in your San Mateo apartments anytime, and enjoy it together with your family and friends. Are you looking for an apartment in San Francisco? Contact us today to view the floor and site plans of our 888 San Mateo Apartments in San Mateo.


Dessert Recipes Featuring Your Favorite Cereals

March 8th, 2018

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Cereal doesn’t just have to be for breakfast. When you’re craving your favorite cereal later in the day, consider making it part of your dessert after lunch or dinner. Use the following recipes to give you ideas for making delicious cereal desserts.

Apple and Peanut Butter Balls

This is a no-bake dessert recipe, so you don’t have to worry about preheating the oven and getting the baking time just right. Start by stirring a half cup of chunky peanut butter and two tablespoons of honey in a large bowl, then add two cups of your favorite wheat or rice flake cereal, along with a third cup of dried apples and an eighth teaspoon of apple pie spice. Stir these ingredients together, then put the bowl in the fridge for about one hour. Shape the mixture into balls, and you’ll have a tasty treat to enjoy after your meal.

Cereal Milkshake

Instead of having a bowl of cereal with milk for breakfast, make a cereal milkshake to have after lunch or dinner. No matter what your favorite cereal is, you can use it for a milkshake just by adding a few other ingredients and mixing them up in a blender. For this recipe, you’ll need to put one cup of milk and two cups of vanilla or chocolate ice cream into a blender, and mix them until they create a smooth texture. Add the cereal to the blender, then mix until it’s creamy. Top off your milkshake with additional cereal and some whipped cream, chocolate syrup or cinnamon sugar.

Angel Food Cake Topped with Cocoa

If your favorite cereal contains chocolate puffs or balls, you can use them to top off a freshly baked angel food cake. You’ll need angel food cake mix, four cups of powdered sugar, a quarter cup of hot water, one teaspoon of vanilla and one and one-third cups of cereal. Start by making the angel food cake as directed on the package. Combine the sugar, water and vanilla to make icing for the cake. When the cake is done baking, top it with the cereal for a divine dessert. Keep in mind that you can also use fruit-flavored cereal as a topping if you prefer that instead of chocolate.

Our community in San Mateo, CA includes a cafe with a gourmet coffee bar, which is a great place to unwind after having dinner and dessert at home. Please contact us to learn more about our apartments in San Mateo and our other community amenities.


3 Healthy Fall Recipes to Try

September 15th, 2016

With fall now close at hand, the residents of San Mateo apartments are now thinking about how to eat healthy with simple autumn-inspired recipes. As the weather starts to change, try these three delicious and healthy fall recipes.

Make Creamy Pumpkin Soup at Your Apartment in San Mateo

Nothing says “fall” quite like pumpkins, so try a creamy pumpkin soup for your next dinner. Begin with one 15 ounce can of pumpkin. Add two cups of chicken broth, half a cup of cream (you can sub half and half to make it lighter) and a dash of pumpkin pie spice. Whisk it all together over medium heat until it bubbles up. This is not only a delicious way to welcome fall into your home, but it is also comforting and warming against the crisp fall weather.

Easy Roasted Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is not only healthy, it packs a delicious flavor punch. Since it has such rich and delicious flavor on its own, very little is needed to make it into a great meal addition. Preheat the oven to 400 F. Begin by peeling a butternut squash, then cutting it into one inch cubes. Add two tablespoons of olive oil and a clove of finely minced garlic to a bowl, and then toss the squash in. Mix the squash thoroughly to coat each piece. Place the squash on a lightly oiled baking sheet, and then roast in the oven for about half an hour, until it is lightly browned on the edges. This is a great side dish for nearly any meal during the fall months.

Fall Harvest Salad

Many people associate salads with summertime eating, but there is a salad that feels uniquely fall: The Fall Harvest salad. Start with fresh spinach leaves, either baby spinach or full-size spinach torn into small pieces. Add half a cup of chopped walnuts, half a cup of dried cranberries, two chopped tomatoes, half of a finely diced red onion, and half a cup of blue cheese crumbles. Make a dressing using two tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1/3 cup of olive oil and two tablespoons of raspberry jam. Whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour over salad, coating everything evenly. This makes for a healthy and delicious salad that feels very fall-like.

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Get Your Taco On at These 3 Great Spots in San Mateo

July 1st, 2016

If you’re looking for an apartment in San Mateo, California, the 888 San Mateo is the perfect fit for the lifestyle. The amenities alone are a great reason to love this fantastic building. There’s a fitness center, yoga studio, club room, and even a conference room. You also have wonderful barbecue and outdoor dining facilities and plenty of special extras for children and four legged friends. If the great perks aren’t enough, the apartments are beyond gorgeous, with a clean, classic design, your home will be one you can’t wait to show off to friends.

888 San Mateo doesn’t only offer fine, luxury living, residents here enjoy a prime location to some of the best restaurants in the city. You might find any type of ethnic cuisine right near home. But if you’re looking for great Mexican food, you’re definitely in luck. San Mateo has no shortage of tacos and other authentic Mexican dishes.

3 Great Spots for Tacos Near 888 San Mateo

  1. El Sinaloense. Located on Palm Avenue, El Sinaloense is about as authentic as you can get for Mexican food. Along with their spectacular tacos, they also serve a wide variety of dishes for Mexican lovers. The restaurant offers a great atmosphere and friendly service. It’s usually pretty busy, so be prepared to wait a while for your food and table, but it’s well worth it.
  2. Las Palomas Taqueria. If you’re looking for amazing tacos, this is the spot! This little restaurant isn’t big and fancy like some of the others but the food is simply top notch. You won’t believe how tasty they are. Everything is served fresh and the staff is quick and friendly. This place is still a bit of a secret, and it’ll be your favorite place to recommend to friends.
  3. Tacos Al Vapor. Steamed tacos are about as authentic as you can get, and they’re not usually served in the US, but they are served at Tacos Al Vapor. These tacos are incredibly tasty and will change your perception on what tacos should taste like. The meat and sauces are all fresh and seasoned impeccably. If you’re looking for one favorite Mexican restaurant, this one really fits the bill.

Looking for Apartments in San Mateo Near Local Fantastic Restaurants?

San Mateo has no shortage of phenomenal dining. If you’re looking for a local apartment to fit your lifestyle and meet all of your needs, look no further than 888 San Mateo. Contact us today to see which floor plans are still available.