{recipe} Chickpea and Kale with Tomato Sauce

This dish might not look pretty to photograph but I found it delicious. I made it the week after I returned from my Portland trip. During the trip, we participated in a food tasting that lasted about 4 hours (including walking time, but still), it was a lot.  Although I enjoyed every sip of my […]

{Recipe} Vegan Jambalaya

The heat of summer is officially here. I come home from work and the first thing I do is open all the windows and screen doors. I like to air out the house and make sure the cold air flows in and out. I do this even before I put my purse down. It’s a […]

Wango Tango and Meatless Monday Recipe

After a week of all work and no play, I was looking forward to this past weekend because it would mean that we will be doing all play, all day. On Saturday, we spent the whole day at KIIS FM’s Wango Tango concert at the Home Depot Center.               […]

Dairy Free Spinach Stuffed Shells

I have several vegetarian recipes on dinner rotation and few handful go-to recipes for whenever I want to cook Meatless on Mondays. But I have bookmarked so many recipes that I really should start trying making new ones. This new recipe I  wanted to try intimidated me at first because I’ve never tasted the “real […]

Cheddar Garlic Drop Biscuits

For someone who loves to bake, it’s amazing that I haven’t made a lot of different kind of bake goods. My comfort zone in my kitchen and for using my oven is usually cookies, snack bars, quick breads and muffins. I want to venture out of my comfort zone. I want to try something new. […]

Rainy Hike & Soup Recipe

I was excited to be outdoors again today. It has been a chilly week and I’ve been a hermit. I get cold easily so when Chris said he was feeling cold (he usually runs hot), you can bet that I was freezing. Ok, not really freezing. That’s just the drama queen coming out of me. […]

Fiesta Quinoa Salad with Beans

I found a huge bag of brown rice in our pantry recently. I usually mark large packages of food items (usually items bought from Costco) with the purchase date on the front. It’s for my own curiosity and some sort of tracking on how long it takes us to finish a container. Well, the bag […]

Oatmeal, Walnut and Cranberry Cookies

Thank you for your sweet comments on the blog’s new design. I remember when I was little, and I would get excited when I have a fresh new notebook to write on. I would draw colorful and bright flowers on it and would wear out my colored pens. I feel the same way with the new […]

Blueberry Bagel, Veggie Burgers & Disney

We had a fun and very busy weekend. I hope you had a fun weekend too. I’m a creature of habit.  I love structures and routine so I don’t mind Mondays too much because that’s the beginning of our weekly routine. My Monday morning gym routine –> 35 minutes HIIT  treadmill workout. Done! Breakfast was […]

Coconut Pineapple Banana Bread

On Saturday mornings when we don’t have anything planned for the day, I come home after my workout with baking on my mind. I take my time making and eating my breakfast and then I read cooking magazines and go over recipes on my laptop that I have bookmarked during the week. I think of […]