Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins & Surfacing

Its hard for me to sit still. If there is something to be done, some task or even something on my to-do list, it usually gets done ASAP. My grandmother also had this trait. She was always cleaning, always straightening, always doing. We used to joke with her that she couldn’t relax. Perhaps one day […]

Japanese Curry Hand Pies & Pink Moon

I used to hate the flavor of Japanese curry. While living in Japan in middle school and high school, the hatred only grew exponentially day by day. I couldn’t put a word or reason behind it, although to this day I think it was because I wasn’t thrilled with having to move to Japan in […]

Spicy Roasted Chicken with Garbanzo Beans & Pyromania

I’m sort of a pyromaniac especially when I’m camping. I love candles, watching fire, tending fires and occasionally creating really big bonfires. All with safety in mind of course. Fortunately, I’ve never had a close call or anything similar. A cautious pyromaniac potentially. The closest was when I was camping with a good friend, years […]

Vegan Mediterranean-Inspired Bowl & Flashdance

Happy New Year! How do you start off your year? If you are like 40% of Americans, you probably make resolutions to get focused on your health, exercise and generally start off on the ‘right’ foot. I used to think this was ridiculous, why not be on the ‘right’ foot all year long? However I’ve […]

Traditional Butterballs & A Charlie Brown Christmas

I mentioned that I’m a Christmas ‘purist’, I also really love Christmas traditions. My family had so many things that were special and traditional around Christmas time, I really owe my love of Christmas to my parents. They crafted an incredible experience for us growing up centered around family, experiences that only happened at Christmas […]