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 […]

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 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 pieces […]