Tamarindo Latin Kitchen & Bar recently opened in North Park. The food menu is a mix of Mexican and Latin inspired dishes created by Elliott Townsend (from Juniper & Ivy) and the bar program...

Avocado Roses and Toasts Nine Ways

I’m sharing nine of my favorite avocado toast variations, including several avocado rose toasts. The avocado rose toasts are perfect for a nice brunch and for Mother’s Day.

Blueberry Coconut Chia Pudding

Blueberry coconut chia pudding is one of the easiest recipes I’ve ever made. It’s just 3 ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, and the end result is a creamy, healthy breakfast, snack or dessert. Over...

McDonald’s Sweet BBQ Bacon

McDonald’s recently introduced a new flavor, Sweet BBQ Bacon, to its Signature Crafted Sandwiches which is now available in San Diego County. Given my constant desire to always try new menu items, I partnered...

Baked Parmesan Asparagus Fries

Baked Asparagus Fries are a healthier alternative to regular fries. Asparagus stalks are coated in panko bread crumbs and parmesan cheese and baked until crispy.

Instant Pot 3 Ingredient Japanese Cheesecake

Three ingredient Japanese cheesecake is made even easier in the Instant Pot. The result is a light, fluffy, cotton-soft Japanese style cheesecake made in much less time. A few weeks ago I shared with...


Pokewan is a new build-your-own poke bowl restaurant that offers a unique and healthier twist on poke bowls by including elements of the current healthy bowls trend. In addition to the traditional bases, you’ll also find...

Microwave Lemon Curd

Microwave lemon curd takes about 5 minutes to cook in the microwave. It’s super easy to make your own homemade lemon curd! Spread it on toast and scones or make large batches as gifts.

Menya Ultra revist

Menya Ultra Ramen continues to be our go-to spot for ramen in San Diego these days. I did an initial post during soft opening and wanted to share an updated post now that the...

2 Ingredient Mango Coconut Pudding (Dairy Free)

This dairy-free mango coconut pudding is just 2 ingredients. No gelatin needed! It’s light, creamy and easy to make.