Indian Chickpea Curry

It feels like a Sunday. The house is quiet and I’m laying on the couch with a towel on my head. I think my neighbors are moving. No, they are moving; too many boxes in the hall. I have Dal on the stove and window cleaners are scaling our building. I hope they finish soon…Read more

Spaghetti Squash Pad Thai

There are five bar stools in my mother’s kitchen. They each sit hidden underneath the kitchen island facing the stove. If you happen to find a seat here you will be front and center for my mother’s cooking show. From one side you can see her stirring, chopping, smelling, and tasting. Then, just behind you, in aRead more

How To Eat Healthy

My little sister, who by the way, just got into multiple med schools (yay!), text me the other day asking what she can make that’s ‘healthy and gluten free.’ I told her a normal person would just look at my blog, to which she replied, those are too fancy. It made me think, maybe things are tooRead more

Melting Cherry Tomatoes with Salmon

Good morning friends! We are in the middle of a facelift over here and I greatly appreciate your patience while we make all of the necessary changes! Now, about that salmon: Every sunday, pre-baby and pro-free time, I would plug in my headphones, make a game plan, and get in a ‘cooking zone’. By the end ofRead more

Emeril Lagasse’s Thai Curry

The other day I posted a photo on Instagram of my lunch/favorite meal/the best curry ever. Yesterday, I had a couple of people ask for the recipe so here it is- Or rather the link to it. The recipe is from Emeril Lagasse and is originally a Shrimp Thai Curry but I like it withoutRead more

Balsamic Glazed Salmon

I hope you all had a wonderful Labor Day Weekend! It was super hot in California… it’s like summer started just as it’s supposed to end. I went to Laguna with friends and walked along the beautiful beach. Sunday marked the beginning of ‘No Sugar’ once again. I feared that I would go through theRead more

Chicken with Tarragon and White Wine Sauce

I don’t eat meat often unless it’s Organic, free range, (blah blah blah), and finding that ‘out’ adds another level of difficulty to my order so I forgo it completely (besides, you try asking your server where their meat comes from. Most don’t have a clue). However, I do try to get incorporate either fishRead more

Lemonade’s ‘Avocado and Tomato Salad’

pic from brunch philly I came across this salad in the Delta terminal at LAX at a place called ‘Lemonade‘. It’s a restaurant in the Los Angeles area but until I tasted their food… I never would’ve cared. They have an amazing Avocado and Tomato Salad among 15 other choices of delicious salads. Avocado’s areRead more

Black Bean Burgers with Mango Avocado Salsa

Four years ago I found myself eating nothing but “Vegan” food. Oh yeah, i thought I was going to last forever. My dad, being the positive cheerleader that he is, told me he’d give me 3 days. Oh, I lasted a week. Take that Dad. The cause of my sudden ‘vegan-ity’ was a book called,Read more

Sesame Soy Meatballs.

My dear friend Patty who I’ve named, “Fatty Patty” makes monstrous, meaty, moist, meatballs. Mmm just thinking about them makes me salivate at the mouth. You guys are still stuck on the fact that I call a friend, “Fatty Patty” aren’t you? Don’t worry, she loves it. One day you will see a cupcake shopRead more

Yogurt Curry Sauce.

I have read countless times that the perfect meal for ‘body conscious nuts’, is lean protein and steamed veggies. That’s all great and dandy but I am a little bored. I need something to ‘change-it-up’. It has to be healthy, flavorful, and satisfying.  I found inspiration from ‘Fine Cooking Magazine’. They had made a lovelyRead more

Watermelon, Tomato, & Basil Skewers

Okay… my years of watching the food network have finally redeemed themselves. I decided to throw a ‘shower’ for my friends back home. I wanted to do something for them and get them the presents for their adorable children only one of the 4 children received. So! i found the perfect menu and with myRead more