Our first meal after landing in New York City was Ippudo, a Japanese ramen bar with locations all over the world. I’ve been wanting to visit the famous ramen restaurant for years, as many people...


Uncle Tetsu Japanese Cheesecake

Uncle Tetsu, a Japanese bakery chain famous for their cotton-soft cheesecake, recently opened inside the Westfield Santa Anita Mall in Los Angeles, California. I’ve been curious about Uncle Tetsu for years, having read about...

Baked General Tso's Chicken

Baked General Tso’s Chicken

An easy and homemade version of General Tso’s Chicken using crunchy baked chicken pieces rather than fried chicken pieces.


3 Ingredient Flourless Nutella Brownies

This may be my new favorite brownie recipe. These 3 Ingredient Flourless Nutella brownies are chewy, fudgy, chocolatey, and nutty. They are everything brownies should be. – Did I mention that this is also a...


Zucchini Waffle Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Zucchini waffle grilled cheese sandwiches are made with low-carb zucchini waffles and melted cheddar cheese. Both the waffles and sandwiches are cooked directly in your waffle iron for less clean-up. These make for a...


Mr A Cafe

Mr A Café is located inside the new 99 Ranch Market Balboa location, serving various tea drinks including Preso tea. Presto tea is freshly brewed tea through a high pressure process, similar to espresso coffee making.


Ajisen Ramen

Ajisen Ramen, which has more than 700 locations around the world, had its grand opening in San Diego this past weekend. The menu is quite extensive, offering more than a dozen different ramen bowls,...


Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Lemonade

This Butterfly Pea Flower Tea Lemonade drink is naturally purple because it is made with butterfly pea flower tea, a caffeine-free herbal tea. The tea is derived from the leaves of the butterfly pea plant...

Dominique Ansel Kitchen desserts

Dominique Ansel Kitchen

During our visit to New York City we visited Dominique Ansel Kitchen, the sister restaurant to Dominique Ansel Bakery. This airy cafe and bakery offers a different set of desserts, most of which are finished-to-order....

Flourless Nutella Brownies

Flourless Nutella Brownies

These flourless Nutella brownies are just five ingredients and easy to make. They are chewy and chocolatey but also healthier than regular brownies at less than 100 calories per piece.