Eats & Drinks
Mushroom Growing Kit: Oyster Mushroom Pintxos & Fungi Inspired Design For Your Kitchen

Mushroom Growing Kit: Oyster Mushroom Pintxos & Fungi Inspired Design For Your Kitchen

(1) Did you know you can grow beautiful Oyster Mushrooms straight out of a box?! (2) Did you know that said mushrooms are massive, only take 10 days to mature and make for one bang-up meal?! (3) Do you realize how incredibly fun it actually is?! Answer: Obviously Yes to all the above. The fine...
BBQ Kebab Wraps & Homemade Tzatziki

BBQ Kebab Wraps & Homemade Tzatziki

It’s still surprising to me when my weekday dinner instagram photos get much more love than the other (more carefully) composed shots. You know the kind of photos you probably shouldn’t be uploading that are all grainy and muddy looking from your lack of decent kitchen lighting. Yup, those photos. The kind of photos I’m...
Hiding From The Heat: Peach Ice Tea Infused With Mint

Hiding From The Heat: Peach Ice Tea Infused With Mint

It’s been HOT in these parts for far too long. Working from home with no Air-Con has proved…delirious. I’ve been seeking refuge in coffee shops, libraries….and mint. It’s funny how this mighty herb can trick you into feeling a few degrees cooler. I’ve been on an infusion roll, stuffing handfuls of the green machine into...
Quick Fix: Kimchi Vegetables & Soba Noodles

Quick Fix: Kimchi Vegetables & Soba Noodles

Okay. Can we be real? There are times…lots of times… when you’re just plain staggered, starving and frozen pizza-less. Those nights when even the most culinary organized are exuhusted and looking for a tub of dolmas to nosh on instead of dinner. We’ve all been there. Now it’s just time to come clean…all ten fingers style....
Lamb Tagine Stew With Saffron Infused Broth / Inspired by Eva, Salt Lake City

Lamb Tagine Stew With Saffron Infused Broth / Inspired by Eva, Salt Lake City

Now any great dish deserves a proper origin story and this Lamb Tagine is no exception. Back in January, while attending the ALT Design Summit,  I was desperate to find food away from my hotel room and small bite cocktail parties. A little birdy (literally!) recommended we head on over to EVA. So a group...
Summer Bulgur Salad With Mixed Veg, Mint & Champagne Vinaigrette

Summer Bulgur Salad With Mixed Veg, Mint & Champagne Vinaigrette

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: BULGUR AIN’T VULGAR! It’s delicious, it’s good for your ticker and it mixes brilliantly with a wide array of ingredients. A cold bulgur salad has become my spring and summer staple. I simply swap out the herb (mint, turmeric, cilantro), the veg (squashes, beans, peas, greens),...
Spicy Lime Fruit Salad: Ode To Los Angeles Street Fruit

Spicy Lime Fruit Salad: Ode To Los Angeles Street Fruit

Living in Los Angeles I feel incredibly blessed being surrounded by so many diverse cultures on a daily basis. With diverse cultures come diverse eating and I assure you we’re traveling the globe with every meal. No more than a 10 minute drive can zip line me to Thai Town, Little Tokyo or Mariachi Square. Even Ethiopian cuisine is...
The Parker Hotel, Palm Springs CA

The Parker Hotel, Palm Springs CA

Oh Palm Springs, you coy little city. How you effortlessly flirt your way into my life every spring. How you convince me that gold lame, muumuus and that second bottle of champagne were all good ideas. How you so kindly wave me in with your hundreds of white desert windmills and perfectly temperate pools… and...
Chilled Curry Squash Soup w/ Cumin Shrimp & Orange Ginger Avocado Beet Salad

Chilled Curry Squash Soup w/ Cumin Shrimp & Orange Ginger Avocado Beet Salad

It’s official…DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince’s Summertime is playing on my internal sound system. Loud. The weather has been incredible, the days are getting longer and even pasty little me is sprouting some sunshine freckle love. My weekly menu is also starting to see change. Smaller, lighter meals and heavy doses of fruit...
Olé Party Peoples: Chipotle Shrimp Toastadas & Stuffed Pasilla Chilies

Olé Party Peoples: Chipotle Shrimp Toastadas & Stuffed Pasilla Chilies

As I’ve stated before, I’m not the type of gal who needs excuses to throw a party including copious amounts of salsa, homemade tortillas, hopefully an oversized piñata shaped like a strange animal and Tijuana Brass blasting on the record player. Somehow it’s embedded in my midwestern-born blood. Makes sense, obviously. I’ve also got…whoa, whoa, whoa!! Wait uno momento amigos…we absolutely cannot continue...
Brunch-Timing: Crab Cake Benedict

Brunch-Timing: Crab Cake Benedict

If I could, I would have brunch on the daily.  I’m talking about patio sitting on a sun-soaked Sunday kind of action. I’m also talking about bubble sipping filled with laughter and sharing something preferably with an egg on it. You know, the weekend works. For me, brunch is more than a meal… it’s a magical time capsule of...
Kumquat & Snap Pea Bulgur Salad w/ Curry Vinaigrette

Kumquat & Snap Pea Bulgur Salad w/ Curry Vinaigrette

  Dearest Bulgur,   Where have you bee all my life?! You are a super duper grain and my heart pounds for you, and pounds in good health (so much fiber, so much protein, so much Vitamin B)! I can’t believe how good you are for me and yet don’t taste like it. Your texture...