• 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. […]

  • Comfort Food
  • Ribollita

    “We were fortunate in our sky, which was well veiled in clouds, and occasionally darkened by mists…every connoisseur in the beauties of nature will allow that, as a rule, clouds and very frequently obscurity greatly aide a landscape.” —James Fennimore Cooper on his preference of an overcast day to observe a landscape. I couldn’t agree […]

  • Ramen
  • Pho Ga Miso Ramen

    Ramen is my spirit animal but I suppose pho could be considered a spirit guide. These two soup genres somehow standout above all other soups I’ve had thus far in life. Something about the broth (which can vary greatly for ramen), the noodles, the aromatics—everything comes together in a way that causes me to momentarily forget […]

  • Comfort Food
  • Bloody Mary Soup

    Something magical happened the other day. I believe the thunder and lightening had something to do with it. You could feel the energy in the air—electric with potential. With the cold, stormy weather we’ve been having, I’ve been in soup mode. I’ve made a several soups this week alone. But the other day I was […]

  • Beef
  • Classic Beef Stew

    Christmas may be over but winter is still here and it’s easily my favorite time of year. Although a few cold days are usually the best I can hope for, rumor has it this year will be different. Allegedly, this will be Southern California’s long overdue “wet winter” thanks to El Niño…but we’ll see. They’ve […]

  • Ramen
  • Fall Vegetarian Ramen

    Now while I plan to someday soon dabble in the rich, intoxicating flavors that come together in a bowl of legitimate tonkotsu ramen, it’s quite an undertaking to get it right. I feel that crafting my spirit animal warrants some serious dedication and focus. In the meantime I am content to create and experiment with […]