Edamame Snap Pea Salad with Sesame Dressing

This edamame and snap pea salad is inspired by the version made at Lemonade. Edamame beans, sugar snap peas, radishes and carrot are mixed together with an easy sesame dressing.



Sagatani is a small shop in Tokyo known for their soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles). The prices are very cheap , starting out at 290 yen (around $2.50) and it’s open 24 hours.


Boulder Organic Soups

January is National Soup Month. This explains why I have been craving warm soup nearly every single day. I’ve partnered with Boulder Organic Foods to share some of my favorite soups from their collection.


Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas

Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas is a fun and easy dinner ready in less than an hour. Everything is cooked in the oven on one sheet pan. You can also swap steak for chicken or shrimp....


T.P. Banh Bao 3

T.P. Banh Bao recently opened a location in San Diego. This Vietnamese spot specializes in Vietnamese steamed and fried buns. They have a popular location in Orange County and the original store is in...


Kale Quinoa Salad

This kale and quinoa salad is packed with healthy ingredients and mixed with an easy vinaigrette. It contains kale, quinoa, cucumbers, and tomatoes. My husband’s family loves quinoa. During the holidays, I picked up...


Cauliflower Gnocchi

Cauliflower gnocchi is a lighter version of traditional potato gnocchi, replacing potato with cauliflower. I topped it with a homemade kale pesto.


Cafe Stems

Cafe Stems recently soft opened, replacing The Fruit Shop on Convoy Street. The quick-service restaurant focuses on a healthy menu of salads, Japanese rice balls, smoothie bowls and more. Normally I’m not a big...


January Ramblings

I hope everyone’s year is getting off to a good start. I really enjoyed having both Christmas and New Year’s Day fall on weekends this year. Having two long weekends somehow made the holidays seem...


Soy Sauce Eggs

These Chinese stewed soy sauce eggs are one of my favorite foods from my childhood. As a result, it’s always something I try to make every year for Chinese New Year. Check out my...