Carnitas (Mexican Pulled Pork) Tacos


This perfectly seasoned pulled pork is slow cooked in the oven to make it incredibly tender and juicy, then finished off under the broiler for a crispy finish. The prep is minimal and you can do it ahead of time, making it great for serving a crowd. Carnitas means “little meats,” and is the Mexican version of pulledRead more

Quinoa Stuffed Honeynut Squash


Roasted honeynut squash stuffed with quinoa, arugula, feta, nuts, and dried fruit make an incredibly healthy, delicious, and comforting meal that’s perfect to welcome the fall! My sister is a firm believer that all things mini are cute. These little honeynut squash kind of prove her point. I didn’t know what they were, or evenRead more

Savory Stuffed French Toast


This is basically a fancied up grilled cheese that gets the french toast treatment. The grilled cheese is extra special because it’s loaded with fig jam, gruyere cheese, pears, and bacon. Then it gets a nice soak in a seasoned egg mixture, and is cooked up in bacon fat for the most satisfying and scrumptiousRead more

Chocolate Pudding Cupcake w/ Nutella Frosting


These extra chocolatey cupcakes are moist but light & fluffy thanks to store bought cake mix and pudding powder. They’re made extra special with an incredibly easy Nutella frosting! I just celebrated a birthday. I’m the biggest hypocrite when it comes to birthday celebrations because I LOVE to celebrate birthdays in the biggest way possible – make aRead more

Elotes (Mexican Street Corn) Fritters

Elotes Fritters

Elotes, or Mexican street corn is traditionally grilled corn on the cob that is covered with an assortment of toppings including sour cream, mayo, cojita cheese, chili powder, lime juice, and cilantro. These fritters capture all of those familiar flavors, but are rolled up and fried into a delicious ball of goodness. Elotes are a streetRead more

Kabocha Squash Porridge (Hobakjuk) + Rice Dumplings


This silky and comforting kabocha squash porridge is topped with sweet rice dumplings, making a perfectly satisfying, delicious, and healthy soup to enjoy this fall. Hobakjuk is a Korean porridge traditionally made with steamed squash and some form of glutinous rice (either soaked rice or rice flour). Here’s your Korean lesson for today from someone with very questionable Korean languageRead more

Roasted Veggie Power Bowl w/ Arugula Yogurt Sauce


Simple roasted vegetables served with lentils and dressed with the perfectly bright and peppery arugula yogurt sauce. Is there ever a time where you just want to eat vegetables all day long? For me, after bouts of eating unhealthy food, I have a thought process that goes something like this: Oh man, I’ve been eatingRead more

Grapefruit Poppy Seed Shortbread Cookies


These light and buttery shortbread cookies are perfumed with grapefruit zest, speckled with poppy seeds, and finished off with the perfectly sweet and citrusy grapefruit icing. I often find myself spending spare time browsing the aisles of Target. It’s a magical place that never bores me no matter how many times I go, and seemsRead more

Ube Nice Cream Bowl

Ube Nice Cream Bowl

Using ube (purple sweet potato) as a base for this nice cream bowl proves to be delicious, vibrant, and extremely nutritious! What the heck is an ube? It’s pronounced OO-BAE, and it’s a purple sweet potato commonly found in Filipino cuisine, usually in dessert. I’ve read that people liken the flavor to hazelnut/vanilla/chocolate. I’m not really sure aboutRead more

Dessert Toast

Toast with peanut butter and nutella, topped with a variety of delicious things!
Toast with peanut butter and nutella, topped with a variety of delicious things!

These fun little pieces of toast are all decked out in Nutella, peanut butter, and an assortment of delectable toppings. With avocado toast and different types of toast being such popular breakfast items, I figure this is the best time to take advantage of it, and eat all the sugar for breakfast! It’s quite simple what youRead more