Easy Pad Thai

Last week was so much fun! Not being much of a touristy person, I probably would not have done any “touristy” LA things for years if my friend T hadn’t come in town and been so eager to visit the Hollywood sign, the TCL Chinese Theater (with handprints and stars), The Griffith Observatory, The Getty […]

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 […]

Grocery Tips 101: The Prequel

If you haven’t had the chance, check out the first post, Grocery Tips 101: 2 Weeks of Groceries for $20. So because it’s so popular, I thought I’d write a prequel to prepare you for shopping ahead of time. Before Going to the Grocery Store… 1. Clean out your fridge Do you have bits and […]

Veggie White Lasagna

Lately I’ve been obsessed with curry powder, adding it’s distinctive spicy flavors to soups and sauces. While usually curry is used in Indian and Southern Asian foods, I thought I’d add it to a dish completely different: lasagna! The creamy and spicy combination is remarkable!   Like it? Share it!

Breakfast Hashbrown Casserole

Excuse the terrible picture – I was extremely hasty to eat this most delicious casserole with my husband and quite neglected to take the DSLR out versus my phone! Some mornings you just want a little “umph” in your breakfast. Cereal just isn’t enough. This breakfast casserole really hits the spot. Prepare it the night […]

Broccoli and Kale Cheddar Soup

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a fun and safe holiday season.  Cobalt and I didn’t visit our families on the East Coast this year but instead enjoyed quality time together at our new home in Los Angeles.  We watched a lot of movies, enjoyed walks around our neighborhood, decorated Ginger Bread Houses (Cobalt […]

I’m Taking a Vacation…

Featured image taken by goldenhourphotola.com …not a literal vacation, considering my birthday and Thanksgiving just came and went. And since Cobalt and I live in a touristy city (the beach being only 20 minutes away). No. Rather, I’m going to take a blogging vacation… It’s not that I don’t like writing, taking and editing photos and sharing my kitchen discoveries/recipes with you all! It’s […]

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 […]