• Cheddar Cheese Chive and Bacon Muffins May 25, 2015 IMG_7321_hero-4-2
    Happy Memorial Day!
    You guys. .  where did the year go?! We are one week away from June and SUMMER!!! I can’t believe it. Our summer will be filled with parties, entertaining, traveling and just some good old fashioned summer fun and relaxing. This is the plan at least. And if we …
  • Red White and Blue Granita Dessert + A Giveaway! May 22, 2015 IMG_7933-1
    Happy Friday everyone! Before we get going here, I just wanted to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the comments on my last post. I loved reading your comments and stories as well. Thank you so much. This week has been very emotional but good …
  • Sour Cream Chocolate Cake May 20, 2015 IMG_7818-1
    It’s been a long time since I read a book that I couldn’t put down, well, that wasn’t a cookbook. The last one was Free Food for Millionaires by Min Jin Lee.

    Just last Friday I received my copy of It Was Me All Along by Andie Mitchell. I finally ordered …

  • America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook Giveaway! May 19, 2015 IMG_7788-11
    For you food bloggers out there, I’m doing a little experiment with SEO. .  yesterday when I published this cookbook giveaway, I didn’t promote the “giveaway” or call it out on my post title . . I wanted to see if random people would still find it.
    You can probably guess …
  • Corn and Black Bean Tortilla Tart May 18, 2015 IMG_7645-1
    Who can resist cheesy, gooey, spicy, rich, flavorful food with a kick? Not me. It’s no wonder after our love for Korean and Asian food, Mexican food comes in second.

    This fabulous cookbook came to me just days before Cinco de Mayo. The timing was prefect and I immediately made the …

  • Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl May 14, 2015 IMG_7700-1
    Inspired by this book (which I’m writing about next week) and this head of cauliflower, this Mexican Cauliflower Rice Bowl came to life.

    And a recent visit to Chipotle reminded me how much I love rice bowls. Now I can eat rice until the cows come home. I love rice. But …

  • Shaved Asparagus and Pesto Pizza May 10, 2015 IMG_0915-14
    You guys. I grilled pizza. On the grill. And it was fabulous.

    And then I shared this photo on Instagram and Cooking Light saw it and shared it too. .  and they got over 1.3k likes on the photo and I got about 150 new followers on IG, like within a few …

  • Skinny Banana Oat Flaxseed Cookies for #BrunchWeek May 8, 2015 IMG_7097-1
    Happy Friday you guys!!! We made it through another week!
    And I’m here to tell you that ripe bananas are not just for bread anymore!!! These breakfast (or brunch) skinny banana oat cookies are sooooo good and so easy to make. And they are vegan and gluten-free too (thanks to the …
  • Chocolate Chip Flaxseed Waffles #BrunchWeek May 6, 2015 IMG_7353-1
    Welcome to Day 2 of Brunch Week!! Now that it’s May 6th, we can focus on all things BRUNCH!!! Mother’s Day is Sunday. . do you know what you’re making?!

    I personally can’t even think of brunch without waffles. Because come on. Look at these babies.

    Those grooves in the waffles? They …

  • Gluten Free Blueberry Lemon Scones + A Giveaway!! May 5, 2015 IMG_7007-2
    Do you follow a gluten-free diet or have sensitivities to gluten? I remember over 10 years ago, I knew one person who had a sensitivity to gluten and I remember us sitting at a restaurant and him not being able to really order anything he actually wanted to eat. At the …
  • Fried Eggs with Kale and Mushrooms #BrunchWeek May 4, 2015 IMG_6925_main-4
    Hey guys! How was everyone’s weekend?! I just got back from San Francisco late last night . . I had the best time with my girlfriends and sister. I have so much to share with you guys and will be writing a post later. .  so let’s focus on something …
  • Gigantic #BrunchWeek Giveaway May 4, 2015 Welcome to the third annual #BrunchWeek hosted by Terri from Love and Confections and Shaina from Take A Bite Out Of Boca. We are so excited to have you join us this year!  Celebrate Brunch with us this week as we prepare for Mother’s Day. 30 Bloggers from around the country …
  • Italian Zucchini Pasta Salad + A Complete Inspiralized Giveaway! April 30, 2015 salad_option2_5736-4-2-1
    If you follow me on social media, you know how obsessed I am with my spiralizer. I seriously think this contraption/kitchen tool is like the best thing ever.

    And someone was smart enough to create an entire blog and write a cookbook about spiralizing. And had the genius idea to come …

  • Strawberry Cupcakes for #CookForTheCure April 29, 2015 IMG_6860-1
    Strawberry season is one of my favorite times of the year. I love everything about strawberries . . how they look, taste, smell. .

    I gave you guys a hint that there would be a few new strawberry recipes this week! I hope these didn’t disappoint. There’s something so wonderful about …

  • Crispy Skinned Salmon with Creamy Cashew Dressing April 28, 2015 brunchwithjoy_crispysalmon_0415_1
    Hey guys! Today I have the pleasure of inviting Linda from Brunch with Joy to my blog! Linda is the sweetest person ever! We had the pleasure of meeting each other in Seattle a few years ago at IFBC and she guest posted here on my blog, before. Linda’s celebrating …
  • Classic Strawberry Topped Cheesecake + A Giveaway! April 27, 2015 IMG_7124-1
    We interrupt all the healthy baking to bring you something special today.
    Cheesecake. Ah, cheesecake. Creamy, luscious, full of fat, rich, sweet flavor and goodness. There’s nothing like it.

    Now, I’ve been really good lately with watching my sweets and healthy eating so you might be wondering why I’m here today with …

  • Avocado Tofu Veggie Hand Rolls April 24, 2015 IMG_6795-1
    Guys, thank the Lord it is Friday. It’s been a crazy busy week over here. In an effort to have next week off, cooking wise, I jam packed this week for all my testing, cooking and photographing. I cannot even begin to tell you how much I loathe doing dishes. …
  • Strawberry Orange Muffins April 21, 2015 IMG_6701-2
    Growing up, I was always watching my mother. She did everything. She worked long days at her Korean grocery store, she was the owner, manager, kitchen staff manager, stock manager, she did it all. My mother taught me to always work hard and do my best. She was also the …