September Degustabox and working on my own custom web site!!

September 28th 2016

Jpeg I feel like I haven't posted in forever! Life has been busy to say the least, but for the most part I can't complain. For the first time in 9 years I have alone time during the day, Ari is acclimating ...Continue Reading

Sexy Penne for baby making

September 2nd 2016

sexypasta So I fell victim to the interwebs this week. I clicked on this article about pasta that supposedly serves as an aphrodisiac and how that particular author thought it was full of shit. Always one to be interested in the power ...Continue Reading

Goya Maria mini ice cream sandwiches

August 17th 2016

goya1 Second month of my Degustabox came and boy did it have some dandies this month! Today's post is going to be very dessert-centric, which isn't usually my forte, but I think I did quite well with what we made over the last ...Continue Reading

Grilled Pork Tenderloin with black plum sauce and fresh peach relish

July 23rd 2016

2016-07-22-15-01-55_1_1 I don't know about you, but I am always on the look out to escape what is happening in our crazy world lately, whether it is the RNC shenanigans, gunman in Munich, or the lead situation in Portland public schools, there never ...Continue Reading

chilaquiles stuffed poblano foil dinners with quick pickled shallots

July 9th 2016

2016-07-08-17-14-58 Well it's most definitely Summer time! I just got back from a trip to see family in my hometown. It was full of fireworks! No, literally, I hadn't been back since they legalized the aerial ones, and I got to catch a ...Continue Reading

Mapo Tofu with Crab

June 17th 2016

crabmapo This recipe is inspired by Danny Bowien's (also happens to be one of my favorite instagrammers) recipe for Mapo Tofu, but made my own by simplifying it, adding crab, water chestnuts, and a hit of lemon at the end. Danny's ...Continue Reading

Dinner by Degustabox

June 15th 2016

degust Today I am partnering with Degustabox, they send fun surprise boxes to your door and you get to sample 10 great products for pennies on the dollar. I must say, I enjoyed everything in our box, including the box itself, I ...Continue Reading

Korean style Tofu Stew

June 2nd 2016

kimchitofu Kimchi and tofu are a match made in culinary heaven. Both ingredients have haters for sure but those who appreciate the flavors of both will love this vegan recipe. Once you have everything for this soup on hand, it takes all of ...Continue Reading

Chinese chicken salad revisted

May 27th 2016

2016-05-26-10-56-46_1 Nineties food nostalgia is all the rage right now, and my recipe today is a play on one of my favorite salads that was quintessentially 90's. Originally invented by Wolfgang Puck at Spago as an entree salad for Beverly Hill elites in ...Continue Reading

The Kansas City Steak Company Steak Oscar

May 3rd 2016

2016-05-02-11-37-02_1 Several years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was given the opportunity to work in a steak house in my hometown, I quit after a month but in my short tenure I learned a few amazing things, one of them ...Continue Reading