The Easiest Baked Apple

After you go apple picking, you always ask yourself what do I do with all these apples?  I had all these grand plans of making a French apple tart or one of my fancy pies (read here) but during the week, ain’t nobody got time for that!  I created this baked apple recipe to remedy […]

Bibim Naeng Myun

You know when there’s that one meal or dish that reminds you of someone?  Every time you eat it, it brings back wonderful memories that you’ve had with that person.  For me, the one dish that reminds me of my mom is bibim naeng myun.  Probably because she makes it a lot especially in the […]

Mixed Greens With Edible Flowers

I was at the Union Square Greenmarket last week looking for strawberries and rhubarb (see what I made with them here), when I stumbled upon Windfall Farms from Montgomery, NY.  They had the most beautiful mixed greens and edible flowers I have ever seen.  The lovely lady asked if I wanted to do an edible […]

Strawberry and Rhubarb Hand Pies

Last weekend, I had the most amazing dinner at Nick and Toni’s in East Hampton.  The food was actually better than the hype!  I loved the locally sourced and organic menu, the bustling scene, and the celebrity spotting at nearby tables.  My favorite part of the meal was the dessert and the highlight was their strawberry and […]

Pumpkin Biscuits

You’re probably wondering, why is she posting about pumpkins?  It’s nearly Spring?  Well, it all started about six years ago when I used to frequent the bars by Sutton Place and Turtle Bay in NYC.  I met this girl at one of those bars during a happy hour and became Facebook friends with her.  You […]

Homemade Popcorn

Popcorn is my favorite snack.  I probably eat it at least 3 times a week.  I love that popcorn is a light and crunchy snack that isn’t too filling yet satisfying.  A couple of years ago I learned that most microwave popcorns have chemical ingredients in the bag and the bag itself is made of […]

Heart Hand Pies

It’s Valentine’s Day this Friday and what better way to treat your loved one than with heart shaped hand pies?  I actually think Valentine’s Day is a lame holiday that doesn’t mean anything but expensive flowers and overpriced prixe fixed menus but I do love all the reds, pinks and heart shaped things that are […]

Game Day Eats

{Turkey Chili} Tomorrow is the Superbowl and I have to be honest, I usually show up for the food.  Unless of course a New York team is playing.  Here in the US, Superbowl is a big deal.  There’s a lot of excitement and energy surrounding the game.  I’m personally excited because all the festivities are […]

Vegan Chocolate Crunch Bars

I’m on week 4 of the Physique 57 8 week challenge!  The last 4 weeks have gone by really fast and what seemed like a long committment at first, doesn’t seem that long now.  I’m tring my best to eat clean and I can happily report that I’ve been pretty successful.  I feel light, energized and ready […]

Asian Quinoa Salad

Even though this is an Asian inspired quinoa salad, I got the inspiration from a trip to Tulum last year (read here).  Tulum is a gorgeous seaside destination in Mexico.  I loved the vibrant colors of the garments at the shops, the colors from the tropical flowers, and the use of color in the food.  Just think of vibrant […]

Cornbread Waffles

Oh cornbread…I love how slightly sweet and savory you are.  Cornbread makes every meal better.  When I was in Seattle, I had the most amazing fried chicken and waffles for dinner at a gastropub called Sexton and my girlfriends and I had an epiphany that waffles are so damn good.  They are totally underrated.  I love them because the nooks and […]

Turkey Chili

If you’ve ever been over to my place for dinner, chances are you’ve had my turkey chili.  It’s my absolute favorite thing to make and to eat and it’s always a crowd pleaser.  I love this one pot wonder because it’s great for the chilly Winter months as well as a casual Summer gathering.  Turkey […]