Costa Rican Portabello Burger with Cilantro-Lime Aioli

Have you ever bought an unusual condiment for a recipe, only to find it slowly growing old in your fridge? This was definitely the case with my bottle of Costa Rican Salsa Lizano, which I bought to make Gallo Pinto. Now don’t get me wrong, I love a good rice and beans, but I also…

Apple Pie Cinnamon Buns

Is it a cinnamon roll with an apple pie twist, or an apple pie in a bun? Either way, these baked gooey rolls smothered in a luscious cream cheese icing merge two of my favorite fall foods together for apple spice bliss that is perfect for your next fall brunch or a lazy rainy day…

BBQ Cauliflower Pizza

Tangy baked barbecue cauliflower mixes with red onion, smoked Gouda, and fresh mozzarella in this vegetarian version of a California Pizza Kitchen staple! I’ve been making pizza as long as I can remember. It was one of the most frequent homemade meals growing up. My mom and I would grab some pre-made dough from the…

Raspberry Butter Mochi (and Cake Scaling 101!)

Have you ever had butter mochi? I went the first 30 years of my life without it, sadly, until my first visit to Hawaii. It was a warm Pacific morning and we were driving down the highway when suddenly my boyfriend spotted a roadside mochi stand on the other side of the road. Screeching to…

Glacier National Park (Part 3)

Welcome to part 3 of my photoessay on my national parks trip. We’ve already covered Yellowstone and sights of Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana, and now on to the third and final leg: Glacier National Park. This park is objectively gorgeous through and through. Snowcapped mountain peaks and breathtaking valleys, glacial lakes and waterfalls, and lots…

National Parks Journey (Part 2)

Stunning natural scenery. Quirky museums. And a landscape that looks more like the moon than planet Earth. These were some of the sights I saw on part 2 of my journey through the northern Rocky Mountains area. You may have caught part 1, which involved driving from Bozeman, MT to Yellowstone and three glorious days…

A Journey Through Yellowstone (Part 1)

I’ve been MIA for a few weeks, but it’s not out of neglect. Nope, I was lucky enough to go on an incredible road trip in the Rocky Mountains visiting some of the national parks in the area: Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Craters of the Moon, and Glacier. What an experience! I’ll be honest: Yellowstone wasn’t…

Cornucopia Americana Salad Bowl

TWENTY. This is my twentieth post of this blog!! When I started late last year with the humble resolution to write at least twice per month, I couldn’t have imagined how much I would enjoy this project. Not only am I floored that I want to write more than expected, but there are actually those…

Perfect Day in NYC: Essex Market

Saturday was one of those days that was a perfect NYC day, one of those days where I really can’t believe that I live here and I appreciate everything. And trust me, there are plenty NYC days that suck with the crowds, the unpredictable weather, subway breakdowns, stressful apartment searches and job hunts, the terrors…

3 Days in Quebec City

Last week, I jetted off to Québec City on an impromptu vacation. Looking for a getaway within driving distance, my boyfriend and I decided to drive up to French-speaking Canada and spend three days. Québec City has a rich culture and heritage as well as a fantastic food scene. Thanks to all who followed the…