EnrichLA: Tasting Apples with My Students

I can’t believe it’s already two weeks until school ends. On June 5th, my contract with EnrichLA that began in January will be end, leaving me with nothing better to do than enjoy a beautiful two-month summer vacay in sunny and beach-breezy Los Angeles where Cobalt and I have resided since October. Praise God, I did […]

Date & Oatmeal Spice Cookies

I’m a sucker for modifying recipes. It’s both a bad habit and an adventure. I suppose I get easily tired of consistency and predictability? A trait I find ironic, considering my need for structure… Anyway, these cookies came from modifying an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie recipe from the back of my Kroger Oatmeal Box. But so […]

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! […]

Ooey Gooey Blonde Brownies

When I was little, my mom used to make the best cookie cakes for me and my siblings’ birthdays. We’d always suggest it over boring cake because…well…cake is boring! Haha, I’m not hating on cake—I love me some Red Velvet and Buttermilk Chocolate Ganache Cake—but seriously, her giant cookies were the bomb… Anyway, Mom not […]

How To: Homemade Pasta

It’s so interesting to live in Los Angeles this time of year.  Back in Tennessee–where Cobalt and I moved from last October–it’s beginning to warm up from the winter season.  But here the weather is the same it’s always been: sunny, warm in the day and cool at night. I can’t say I miss the […]

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 […]

Chicken Enchiladas for Four

Recently I’ve rather lost my motivation of blogging. Not that I don’t enjoy this gig, it’s just that I wonder: those who make food blogging their career, how do they keep up with it? Even posting only once a week becomes tiresome because I have to make sure I have something planned. Given, whoever invented […]

Teaching Garden Classes with EnrichLA

Happy Thursday! I don’t think I’ve had a chance to share with you guys my new job that I started in January! Essentially, I’m a Garden Ranger for EnrichLA, a non-profit whose mission is to put gardens “in every school” in Los Angeles. My job–as well as the other Rangers–is to go to the schools […]