Pan Fried Pork Dumplings

This coming Valentine’s Day will mark the beginning of my 8th year living in San Diego. Seven years filled with roommates, new friends, first dates, breakups, beer, food, and jobs; Many of which were… Continue reading

Spatchcock: Everyone’s Favorite Food Word

Fall is aaaaalmost here. Kinda. Sorta. We’ve had a bonkers heat wave these last few weeks that has been truly miserable. But a little bit of rain yesterday and today has, at least… Continue reading

Camping has the Best Food

As I mentioned earlier Nick and I took a great vacation a couple weeks ago. Eight gorgeous days up the California coast. We had a blast stopping at breweries, going out to dinner,… Continue reading

San Diego Style Fish Tacos

Nick and I recently took a, much over due, week long vacation up the coast. We had a wonderful time camping, hiking, eating, drinking and visiting with his family. We did a ton… Continue reading


I know my strengths as a cook: flavor, texture, color combinations mostly. I’ll be the first one to admit I need to challenge myself more often and practice my technical skills. It’s not… Continue reading

Curry Roasted Carrot Purée with Fettuchine, Roasted Asparagus and Peas

A few months ago I served a delicious pea purée with scallops. Ever since, I’ve been tossing pea purée with pasta. It’s freaking delicious! Try it! It’s beautiful, velvety, and rich, yet somehow… Continue reading

Roasted Cauliflower, Tomatoes, and Shallots with Sautéed Spinach

I’m so happy that it is finally starting to cool off! I love being able to use my oven without sweating in the kitchen. I’ve been feeling the urge to cook and experiment… Continue reading

Roasted Vegetable Mac and Cheese

I don’t care what the kids are saying, boxed mac is garbage. Yes I used to eat it when I was a kid. No it doesn’t give me feelings of nostalgia for my… Continue reading

So Say We All

Recently I got sucked into re-watching Battlestar Galactica (like anyone had to twist my arm). So I’ve been forfeiting my time in the kitchen in order to squeeze in an extra episode before… Continue reading

Seared Scallops

When a handsome man shows up at your door looking all kinds of foxy in a 3 piece suit, it’s kind of a rule to cook him a fancy dinner. Normally I reserve… Continue reading