Big Joy Family Bakery & Cafe

It’s been quite a few years since we’ve visited Big Joy Family Bakery & Cafe. We recently stopped in to check out some of their new dessert items I had seen in their Instagram feed....


Bang Bang Tofu Salad

Tofu is drizzled with bang bang sauce and fresh chopped scallions for an easy, light and refreshing summer dish that doesn’t require any cooking.


Grilled Rice Balls (and a Giveaway!)

  These Japanese-inspired grilled rice balls are a fun and easy side to serve at your next outdoor grilling event. With the weather warming up, we’ve been doing a lot of grilling and I’ve...


The Taco Stand

The Taco Stand is a family owned taquería inspired by the taco stands of Tijuana. The popular taquería recently opened their third location in San Diego. We actually haven’t had a chance to visit any...


Weekend Ramblings

Sharing some recent food and nonfood things. 1. Before my vacation, I met up with my good friend CC for lunch. Whenever we meet, she always brings me a lot of interesting snacks to...



Zongzi, also known as a rice dumpling, is a Chinese dish made of glutinous rice and either sweet or savory filling, and wrapped in bamboo leaves. They can be eaten and found year-round, but...



Disclosure: This post was sponsored by GOOD THiNS through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about GOOD THiNS, all opinions are my own. I recently tried out...


Lasagna Garlic Bread Bowl Dip

This garlic bread bowl is filled with ground meat, tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella cheese, for a delicious and fun dip. A few months ago, I came across this video for a Lasagna Garlic...


Crêpe Coop

We recently visited Crêpe Coop, which specializes in Asian street style crepes, loaded with a variety of ingredients and served in portable cone shape. They have two location in Orange County and we visited...


Et Voilà! French Bistro

Et Voilà! French Bistro opened earlier last month and I recently had brunch there with my good friend CC of Pink Candles at Ridgemont High. The modern French bistro features classic French dishes. Bubbling Guava