Mapo Tofu

July 21st 2015

038 New adventures are a part of life, and so many people stay at jobs they don't like, doing things they don't believe in (I'm guilty of this) in order to have "security", don't do it, take the chance...you got one shot ...Continue Reading

Waldorf chicken salad rolls

June 28th 2015

waldorf So the Waldorf is a famous salad served at the Waldorf Astoria, in NY, NY, for decades. It's a throwback classic for sure, but if this salad was a rockstar it would be Mick Jagger, because it has staying power! Continue Reading

Family style fried rice

June 27th 2015

IMG_2044 As I have mentioned before, Americanized Chinese food is totally nostalgic for me, as we ate at the same restaurant every Sunday (and sometimes weekdays) for about 20 years of my life, so I ate many incarnations of fried rice. Then ...Continue Reading

Broccoli chicken alfredo skillet

June 23rd 2015

alfredo2 Weeknight meals, can be repetitive or sometimes a little boring....especially when you are trying to please everyone with one dish. I think this one does the trick. Most everyone loves alfredo pasta with chicken and broccoli, it is probably one of ...Continue Reading

Analog Summer fun: Picnic in the park.

June 16th 2015

IMG_1951 The perfect tree to have our picnic under.
Well school hasn't even been out a week and already Ava is going stir crazy! My kids love to play "Minecraft" and watch "Youtube" but I do think it is important to try ...Continue Reading

Pork Bulgogi Yakitori

June 9th 2015

IMG_1894 (2) Still hot, which means cooking indoors just isn't appealing. So I did a bit of fusion with this one....I went to a great Korean restaurant on Friday and it totally made me want to try and create the bold and ...Continue Reading

Old Town/Chinatown PDX

June 8th 2015

IMG_1809  IMG_1850 Hot time summer in the city!  With temps hitting 92 degrees today, it goes without saying that our usual "June-uary" here in Portland is hot...like breaking records hot. We decided that it ...Continue Reading

Healthy Broccoli cheese soup

June 2nd 2015

IMG_1735 When learning to overcome a lifetime of bad habits, which I am in the midst of at 34 years young. I have found that I have to think about why certain things are so essential for me to enjoy life. Most ...Continue Reading

Summertime Somen Salad

June 1st 2015

IMG_1705 So my brother took his family on an epic Hawaii adventure, his daughter just graduated from high school, so for her trip they decided to do it up right. I have been to both Maui and Oahu, and I love both ...Continue Reading

Ogden really is awesome.

May 26th 2015

WP_20150524_002 The Pharaoh's Horses Tattoo, 1742 Washington Blvd. Ogden Utah
What can you say about the place you come from? I definitely have had my fair share of criticism of my hometown, but I think that is the kind of passion that ...Continue Reading