Sweet Potato Doggie Truffles

This year Ollie turns 5. I love that our Valentine’s Day tradition is celebrating Ollie. The husband and I always treat each other to a homecooked meal, but the focus is the little guy’s birthday. I decided to make a treat out of his favorite root vegetable, sweet potatoes. These no-bake sweet potato balls are…

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Lemon Feta Dip for the Super Bowl

I don’t know about you, but 2020 hasn’t been the easiest start. Besides what I may be dealing with personally, the world is very much dealing with a lot right now as well, with the loss of a city hero for us in LA, and worry over the spreading virus. For me, Lunar New Year…

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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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