Classic Caesar Salad with Sourdough Croutons

Homemade croutons are the easiest way to elevate a simple recipe to the next level. Compared to the hard, dry texture of store bought croutons, they are full of flavor with a wonderful soft, slightly crunchy texture. Whole Foods sells a killer sourdough boule that is...

Superfood Snack: Honey, Banana & Almond Butter Toast

In honor of National Toast Day this is a super simple, delicious breakfast or post-workout snack. Packing a serious nutritional punch, almond butter is high in protein and healthy fat, while bananas are a great high-glycemic carbohydrate source, perfect for quick...

Blistered Shishito Peppers with Sriracha Aioli

This is one of those recipes that was a result of inspiration from a dozen different places! Disappointed that my food blogging had taken a back seat to the craziness of everyday life, I was looking for the perfect recipe and aesthetic to get me excited about the...

Greek Yogurt Granola Bowl with Fresh Berries

This recipe came out of a necessity to recreate. I found myself splurging on the seven dollar granola bowl at Gjelina Takeaway far too often. The sheer simplicity of ingredients, highlighted by their quality is what makes the food at Gjelina spectacular. The fruit is...

Pineapple Jalapeño Infused Tequila

Infusing alcohol is one of the easiest ways to serve up a killer cocktail! After constantly ordering the Spicy Margarita at Brick + Mortar in Santa Monica, I decided it was time to get to work creating my own. Vodka is one of the most common spirits to infuse since...

Mixed Greens with Pear, Goat Cheese, and Candied Walnuts

I had an intense craving for a salad with fresh fruit and candied walnuts when I threw together this recipe. With the Bosc pear currently in season, its crisp, woodsy flavor is the perfect contrast among the tangy goat cheese mingled with the sweet walnuts. This...

Smoked Salmon Toast

I spent this past holiday season in one of my favorite cities- Portland, Oregon! Among the perks of having a boyfriend from the beautiful Pacific Northwest is the abundance of delicious, fresh-caught salmon. With its heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a...

Cooking in Chiang Mai

I could consider this post either a year overdue or the perfect way to reminisce on my Christmas in Chiang Mai last year! Chiang Mai is a major cultural hub, nestled in the hills of Northern Thailand. The city is brimming with history, art, Buddhist sanctuaries, yoga...

Brussels Sprouts with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

A recent visit to the upscale vegan restaurant, Crossroads, inspired me to get more creative with my Brussels sprouts just in time for the holidays. The maple dijon vinaigrette is the perfect dressing, as its sweetness pairs with the bite of the dijon mustard to...

Heirloom Roasted Carrots with Dill and Greek Yogurt

It finally feels like fall in LA! As the first wave of chilly weather rolled in, I rushed to the farmers market to make the ultimate dish of the season- roasted carrots.   Turns out heirloom carrots not only have distinctly different flavors, they also have quite...

Strawberry and Goat Cheese Toast

The tangy taste of goat cheese makes it a terrific complement to fruit and honey. Ripe strawberries are one of the best fruit pairings. Drake Family Farms sets up shop every Sunday morning at the Santa Monica Farmer’s Market. They produce fantastic artisan goat...

Sweet Potato Fries with Lemon Aioli

Sweet, salty, and simply delicious! These sweet potato fries with a side of lemon aioli are just about one of the tastiest complements you can add to a meal.     As you will tell from this post, I’m newly obsessed with a photo editing app, Over, which...

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