Never buy salad dressing again

Okay, obviously not never, but I’ve recently discovered the joys of making your own salad dressing. It’s fresher, you know exactly what the ingredients are, and this honey dijon one I’ve been making has been turning straight up arugula and romaine into really good side salads for dinner. Ingredients 1/3 cup olive oil 3 tbsp…

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Cancun: The Restaurants at Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres

To close out 2019, the husband and I decided to do an all-inclusive Cancun resort vacation. Although we typically don’t do all-inclusive trips (this was his first time), we figured a leisurely vacation where we didn’t have to think about anything and could just show up was a good way to relax. We booked our…

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Why Eating Bánh Xèo is an Emotional Journey For Me

2014 was a pivotal year for me. Although the pivot and growth I experienced were sparked by a relationship upheaval, all the friends, travel, work experience, and meeting the person I now call my husband were part of that upheaval. That’s something I’ll always cherish and think fondly back on. This is also why I…

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Taiwanese Food: My Staples in Taichung

This post is going to be like a glossary of sorts because on the last couple days we had in Taichung, my parents took us to all the hole in the wall, local places and I wasn’t able to get the names of most of them. As an ardent lover of breakfast, 90% of my…

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Tokyo is for Egg Lovers

There’s a reason why the egg salad sandwiches in Japanese convenience stores have a cult following. There’s always been a sort of magic around Japanese convenience stores in general. They’re just better. But back to the sandwiches. People, including myself, have an undying love for them, which is why trendy places like Pillow Talk and…

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