I’ve become obsessed with using nonfat Greek yogurt in recipes. I made the healthy three ingredient chocolate cake and then the three ingredient fudgy chocolate cookies. After that I decided to go over some of my previous recipes and healthify some of them by using Greek strained yogurt in place of eggs and oil.

First up in my experimenting was this Nutella mug cake. Without the egg, the cake loses its binding agent, so it didn’t puff up all round and pretty like a normal cake. But even though it appeared a little bit crumbly when cooked, the yogurt gives the cake a fudgy texture to it, much like the effect of the yogurt on the chocolate cake and chocolate cookies.


Did you know that if you cook pizza dough in a waffle iron, it comes out tasting like Eggo waffles? That’s what I learned this weekend in the midst of a failed recipe experiment.

After making this discovery, I decided to try making some savory pizza waffles by adding pepperoni and cheese to the dough and popping it into my waffle iron. It took a little longer to cook, especially if you use a thick layer of dough, but the result was pretty tasty.

FH and I have been going to Pearl recently for dim sum. It’s a little farther drive for us, but it’s not nearly as crowded and service is pretty good.

There’s almost always a wait at Jasmine or Emerald on weekends, but Pearl tends to have a lot of open seating still, probably because it’s located in Rancho Bernardo.

Here’s some pictures I took from a recent dim sum lunch:

Shrimp Shu Mai

Shrimp Har Gow:

This is probably our favorite item to get at dim sum. The wrappers were a little too sticky and gummy on this visit, but still decent.