Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cinnamon Cream Cheese Frosting

February 12, 2013 0 comments

This one time back in college I really liked this boy. He knew that I loved to bake, and he asked me if I knew how to make Black and White cookies.  This boy didn’t really like sweets (I know, he was kind of a weirdo), but for some reason he really liked those cookies. I said I had never made them before, but thought to myself, “How hard can they really be?” Well, this […]

100% Whole Wheat Baguette

February 6, 2013 0 comments
100% Whole Wheat Baguette

I’ve been really into whole grain bread making these days. Whole Wheat Challah, Pizza Dough, now Baguettes! Yes, bread making is exactly what you think. It is labor-intensive. You have to be patient because it takes so damn long. And yeah, your arms will definitely hurt from kneading the dough FOR-EV-ER (think of it as a workout). But, I gotta tell you something. Having that pretty loaf come out of your oven, all […]

A Foodie’s Dream Vacation in Napa Wine Country

January 15, 2013 0 comments

I just got back from a dream vacation in Napa Wine Country. Let me tell you, Napa is foodie heaven. I didn’t have a single meal that I didn’t freak out about. And by freak out, I mean sit there and find it absolutely impossible to talk about anything other than how scrumptious every bite was. Although on some days it seemed as though the rain would never pass, we […]

Baked Tomatoes with Parmesan

December 20, 2012 0 comments

These Baked Tomatoes with Parmesan are an easy and delicious side dish. All you need is four ingredients and they’re ready in under 30 minutes.   Recently, I have received a lot of requests for simple and healthy recipes. Many of my friends are in the same position as me: recently graduated from college, working full-time, and have very little time to cook in the evenings. Whereas I get home […]

Kale and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

December 4, 2012 5 comments
Kale and Quinoa Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Travis and I tried a new (to us) restaurant, The Misfit in Santa Monica recently. We had been there for drinks but never for dinner and after hearing rave reviews from numerous friends we finally decided to tough out the hour-long wait and try it out. Most items on the menu were served tapas style, so we ordered a bunch of things to share (my favorite kind of meal). The […]

Sweet and Sour Tofu Stir Fry

October 31, 2012 0 comments

I can’t believe I am blogging about tofu. For the longest time I swore that it was the strangest, blandest food. I mean, C’MON, what is up with that consistency? This summer when I began looking for good alternatives to the carnivorous meals I know so well, I decided to rethink tofu. All my veggie friends love it — but I figured that’s because they didn’t know any better (sorry, […]

Curried Mango Chutney Chicken

October 14, 2012 1 comment

A lot has happened since my big move: I settled into a new apartment. Set up my new kitchen (the most important room in the house, obviously). Bought my very first new car (which I treat like a newborn baby). Explored my new neighborhood. Celebrated my 22nd birthday.  I stuffed my face like mad with a delicious meal (thanks Trav) and a massive piece of carrot cake (Thanks Justine for […]

Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

August 9, 2012 1 comment

Tomorrow is moving day. My bags are not even packed. I am trying to squeeze every last item from my room into one of four massive suitcases. I probably won’t be packed until it’s ten minutes past the time I am supposed to leave for the airport.  That’s how these things usually work, don’t they? Today I said my goodbyes “See you soon“‘s. I had my favorite take-out one last […]

Food Tour through Coolidge Corner

July 31, 2012 0 comments

This past weekend, as part of a belated birthday gift, I took my (FAVORITE) brother on a mini food tour through Coolidge Corner.  The area is known for it’s great Jewish delis, bakeries, and delicious Middle Eastern flavors. While we’ve both been to area many times, there were a few famous spots that neither of us had tried, and I personally wanted to take a trip to these places before […]

Farro Salad with Apples, Almonds and Smoked Mozzarella

June 2, 2012 1 comment
Farro Salad with Apples, Almonds and Smoked Mozzarella

I’m back. Sorry, I know it’s been awhile. Stuff got busy you see. A lot of things have happened since I’ve been gone. I got a job (woo!), I graduated from college (MAJOR milestone there), packed up everything in my college apartment, moved back home, unpacked everything, and now I am starting to pack up all my stuff AGAIN to move across the country. Yeah, big things. Over the course […]