The holiday craft bug has definitely bitten me.  For Halloween in order to let the kids in our building know that they could trick or treat at our door we had to decorate it.  I did a last minute thing that involved completely wrapping our door in reversed Xmas paper and putting flying baby ghosts made out of gauze all over it.  See baby ghost hanging out with a roller skating unicorn below… The chaos that I created on the… Read more »

For a long as I can remember Derika and I have been talking about how we would love to have a world map that we could put pins in to mark where we have traveled.   Why haven’t we made this dream a realty!? Here are some of the hold ups…I have yet to find a map that I really love, but I don’t know how hard I have actually been looking.  Also getting things framed can be a bit… Read more »

Happy Halloween!!! I cannot believe that tomorrow is November 1st, and that Derika and I have been living in NYC for 2 months already…where has the year gone!?  The weather is starting to get chilly in NYC, and it is really starting to make me miss sunny San Diego and the amazing farmer’s markets that happen all year there. When Derika and I lived in San Diego, we use to go to the farmer’s market twice a week to pick… Read more »

About a year ago I posted a recipe on how to make homemade almond milk with a blender or magic bullet.  It is a simple recipe, but there is some soaking of the almonds, some straining of the almond meal and a decent amount of mess. Since then I have been fortunate enough to acquire a Vitamix . They are a bit spendy, but totally worth it. The first thing I did with my Vitamix was make almond milk, and I… Read more »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Glitter Spice! Today is the one-year anniversary of glitterspice.com, I can’t believe that I have been blogging for a year already!!! I wanted to do something nice for Glitter on her Birthday, so I have decided to start her a Facebook Page!  Go check it out HERE and don’t forget to like it!  In addition to starting a Glitter Spice Facebook page, I decided to share a lasagna recipe or is it a lasagne recipe!  I prefer to spell… Read more »

Last week Derika had to go to Seattle for work and I decided that it would be a crime for me not to go with her.  So she went for work and I went for play! Derika and I lived in Seattle for 4 years so I knew that I would be able to get into some trouble while she was at work during the week, and then she and I would stay the weekend so that we would have… Read more »

Pad Thai is usually my go to dish when I am trying out a new Thai restaurant.  If they mess that dish up, then I don’t have high hopes for anything else that is going to come out of that kitchen.  That being said, I have never had much success at making pad thai at home, and I stopped trying since I have been cutting back on my noodle intake lately.  🙁 I have been using spaghetti squash in some… Read more »

I love mexican food and wish that every day was TACO TUESDAYYYYYY!  I would eat chips and salsa and tacos and chips and guacamole and chips and tacos and salsa and hot sauce and tacos and cheese and chips and salsa every single day if I could.   I have been playing around with these tortillas for months and I think I finally got it.  These gluten-free tortillas are sturdy enough to hold all of your taco goodness like cheese… Read more »

I am blaming kale chips for my love of kale, ever since I had kale chips I cannot seem to get enough of kale in any form.  I want to put or sneak it into everything, it is almost getting as bad as my garlic and spicy food addiction.  I have been making kale salads a few times a week, but this is by far my new favorite recipe.  I could eat it everyday and I just might.  This salad is… Read more »

I remember the first time that I had tofu…I was 15 and I had just stopped eating meat.  I put it into my stir-fry bowl at a Mongolian restaurant and I hated it.  The texture was way weird and it kind of disintegrated in my mouth…YUCK!  I actually didn’t start to like tofu until I started eating Thai food, their tofu was super firm and they crisped the heck out of it. Everything is better fried!  I can now eat… Read more »