• Comfort Food
  • Pasta Diavola

    “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” – Giuseppe Verdi Though my travels in Italy are at this point limited to a mere two weeks, many years ago, I’m of the same mind. Give me Italy; you may have all the rest. Simon and I visited six years ago and some of […]

  • Drinks
  • Peach Bellini Sangria

    “I have drunken deep of joy, And I will taste no other wine to-night.” —Percy Bysshe Shelley I recall having sangria with every nearly meal in Spain the winter I was fifteen. I marveled at how someone my age didn’t have to steal sips of other’s drinks when attentions were diverted. I was given a […]

  • Chicken
  • Nicaraguan Chicken in Coconut Milk

    “There is no sincerer love than the love of food.” -George Bernard Shaw I’m fairly certain I learned to cook before I learned to ride a bike. I recall being as young as five when I’d push an old wooden dining chair up to the stove where my mother was simmering and sautéing away. I’d […]

  • Chicken
  • Summer Garden Bowls with Gluten Free Meatballs

    This post is sponsored by Hip Chick Farms. All opinions, words, and general charm are my own. “Heat cannot be separated from fire…”—Dante Alighieri  There’s more to the quote than that but for me, for now, this will suffice. Summer has yet to officially begin and yet The San Fernando Valley pays no mind to […]

  • Healthy
  • Baja Fish Taco Salads

    Spring is just around a not so distant corner. Although in perpetually sunny southern CA, springtime never feels too far away. While my aversion to the season has been made clear here in the form of long dreamy posts professing my affinity for fall and winter—I actually do love all the fresh foods that spring […]

  • Lifestyle
  • Tortilla Soup

    GIVEAWAY CLOSED! Recipe below! Friends! I’m so excited to bring you today’s post because I have partnered with Angela of Sweet is the Spice (along with a few other amazing brands) to host a weeklong giveaway as our way of saying thank you to all of you for your support in the past several months. […]

  • Appetizers
  • Birthday Margaritas, Tostones, & Tortilla

    There was a time when birthdays caused me great distress. Spending my childhood steeped in worry—about anything and everything—it’s no surprise my innate penchant for anxiety permeated most aspects of my life. Especially when it came to the oppressing passage of time. It felt like cold hands around my throat tightening with vice-like quality with […]

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