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

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

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

Dessert Toast

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

Kiwi & Berry Quinoa Parfait

Lightly sweetened quinoa layered between a perfectly tart kiwi smoothie and a refreshingly sweet berry smoothie.  The inspiration of this dish came from buying a Costco box of golden kiwis on a whim. They were on sale – what was I supposed to do, just walk passed them? Kiwis are great for so many reasons,Read more

Pickled Watermelon Rind

These pickled watermelon rinds are the perfect combination of sweet and tart, with an unexpected texture that is the perfect accompaniment for an array of dishes! Watermelon is arguably THE fruit of summer, and with summer coming to an end, I’m getting as much watermelon as I can these days. Its juicy, refreshing, and perfectlyRead more

Savory Oats and Lox Bowl

A big hearty bowl of oatmeal served with lox & all the fixin’s- a lovely breakfast that will nourish your body, appeal to your artistic esthetics, satisfy your taste buds, and keep you nice and full! Oatmeal easily makes my top 5 all time favorite foods, and this dish secures its spot there. You can findRead more

Grandma's carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Old Fashioned Carrot Cake

Grandma’s old fashioned carrot cake is made special with crushed pineapple, a delicious frosting, and you got it, a whole lot of love. Usually, I’m not one to pour out all my feeling and emotions, but a couple weeks ago, our family lost an amazing woman, wife, mom, grandma, great grandma. My grandma (or “halmuni”) was aRead more

Fruit and yogurt rolled up into the perfect breakfast treat

Fruit Breakfast Burrito

“Breakfast burrito” has a whole new meaning today! Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the traditional breakfast burritos that are loaded with scrambled eggs, cheese, beans, chorizo and salsa (or some variation of that) – I think I could eat it every morning and never get sick of it. But I guess we have toRead more