Enchiladas for One

Phew, things are getting busy over at my house this month. Our roommates are out of the country, exploring England and France while Cobalt and I add hours to our jobs and fiddle with our broken dishwasher. Making legitimate meals hasn’t been happening regularly. I think I’ve only made one the whole week? Tonight we […]

Vegetable Barley Soup with Turkey Sausage

Happy Thursday! What a great week it has been! My dear younger sister came to visit from Nashville, TN (our hometown) for the last seven days. Since she’s never been to Cali before, we spent nearly every day out and about, site-seeing Los Angeles. For the first few days I showed her all of my favorite beaches: […]

Healthier Orange Chicken & Rice

Ever since moving to Los Angeles I’ve loved the fact that we live in an area of town where there are so many Asian restaurant options. Vietnamese Pho, Korean BBQ, Japanese, Philippino … so genuine and delicious! It has caused my and hubby’s restaurant-budget to increase a bit – but man, is it worth it! […]

Carcinogenic Rice??

Featured image from dreamstime.com Hi there. This soapbox topic today is provided by freedom of speech. I don’t want to appear angry by any means; but hear me out if you would be so kind. I merely want to begin a discussion about Picking Our Battles in the Foodie World :) In 2012, several media including Huffington […]

The Truth About Detoxing

From blendersmoothies.com Anyone notice the “detox diet trend” lately? The only conclusion I can draw from this popular diet is complete absurdity.  If it wasn’t promoted as a weight-loss method, I wouldn’t mind so much simply because the logic behind it kind of, sort of, makes sense.  However, the claim that toxins are stored in […]

Easy Mini Quiches

As I mentioned in my previous post, last weekend was so fun, having our friends over to see our new house and sharing food with them. Since we opened our home all day long, we planned three meals to share with our guests. In the morning we served brunch: mini quiches, fruit, blueberry muffins, cherry hand pies, orange […]

How to: Easy Fettuccini

Today I bring to you the most delicious and EASY Fettuccini you’ll ever eat. Watch this video to learn how! I didn’t use smoked fish, just extra vegetables (red peppers, broccoli, green beans and peas) and diced chicken. But it was amazing. Also, Jamie used reduced fat milk for the Alfredo sauce which makes it […]

Recipe Inspiration: Easy Stir Fry

Recently, I’ve added a new hobby to my life: Teaching Cooking Classes. I meet a friend once a week or so to teach her some simple recipes and techniques that she can take with her for the rest of her life.  So far we’ve learned knife skills (though I will say that I’m not the best […]