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Chickpea fritters with salsa verde and queso fresco

When I first started preparing vegetarian meals, I had the most difficult time thinking of creative dishes. As a meat lover, I tend to get hungry quick if…

Thai chicken karaage

As I was looking over my blog yesterday, I realized it’s been over a month since I posted a new recipe! With a new job that takes up…

Chicken Bruschetta

Tomato bruschetta was my first crostini and still is one of my favorites. The simple combination of tomatoes, garlic, balsamic vinegar and basil all on a toasted crostini…

Roasted Potato Salad

During my years in Boston, I used to curse under my breath as I trekked through the snow, wishing I was back in Los Angeles. Now that I’m back…

Bacon onion chutney

I’m taking a little break from my Asian obsession and sharing one of my favorite condiments: bacon onion chutney. I’ll be honest, I never was a huge fan of…

Cauliflower, kale and farro salad

I’ve been traveling for the past almost 4 weeks so it’s hard for me to believe that it’s actually Christmas in 15 days. I love, love, love the…

A Taste of Japan: Tokyo

Tokyo is a city bursting with bright city lights, endless shopping, great eats and breathtaking views. There are just too many great things to say about the city…

A Taste of Japan: Tsukiji Market

It has always been a dream of mine to wander the streets of Tokyo and eat copious amounts of sushi and ramen. For the last two weeks, I was…

Heirloom tomato and avocado salad

Whenever heirloom tomatoes are in season, I jump at the chance to buy them. These type of tomatoes range in color  from gold yellow to purplish-black to green…

Cornmeal crusted scallops with mint chimichurri

It’s hard to believe that it’s June already when it seems like it was January not too long ago. The past 6 months have been eventful with new…