Guys…it’s hot!  Like in the 80s, which is hot for San Diego, because not many places have AC. You will find most of us cooling off at the beach, sipping on frosty beverages, while snacking on chilled deli sandwiches. Well, not this San Diegan!  I have been doing a decent amount of traveling lately, and whenever I return home I have been craving giant bowls of vegetables. So instead of twinkling my toes in the sand at the beach, you… Read more »

Fall, oh how I love thee…let me count the ways. Fall is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love the crunchy leaves under my feet, leaf peeping, boots over jeans, cozy sweaters, apple picking and pumpkin carving. I also love having the excuse to eat soup everyday. I love a good pot of soup, and there is nothing more comforting than filling your favorite pot with a ton of awesome ingredients, and making your house smell magical… Read more »

  I am really excited to share a few quick recipes that I have been working on, and to share with you these awesome jars that I have been using. I was contacted by Infinity Jars about a month ago, and they asked if I would be interested in trying some of their ultraviolet jars.  I have been looking into upgrading the spice jars in my spice cabinet, so I thought why not give these jars a try. I jumped on… Read more »

Alright Folks, let’s talk about fried rice… A bunch of rice tossed with fluffy scrambled eggs, some choice veggies and your favorite protein. I basically want to swim in this stuff. It is a simple fact that fried rice is delicious, but unfortunately it is really not the best for you. I think that it might have something to do with the whole ‘fried’ aspect. I have good news for you though. You can now eat ALL of the fried… Read more »

We are at the tail end of Hatch Green Chile season so I wanted to quickly share this recipe. First off, I want to start out by saying that I love all things spicy. I first fell in love with Hatch Green Chilies on our cross-country road trip from San Diego to NYC. We made a left at Albuquerque and landed in Santa Fe for the night. I ate my weight in hatch green chile sauce and I have had an… Read more »

Miami is a city that has so much going on…it is a little sexy, a lot retro, a bit mysterious, and is a whole lotta hot. About a month ago, Derika and I were in Florida for a long weekend. She had to swing up to Miami for work, so I decided to tag along. I really couldn’t pass up an opportunity to spend a quick 24-hours in Miami. The last time I was in Miami was in 2005; we were on our way… Read more »

In January, Derika and I went to Oahu with a couple of friends to go to the Pro Bowl and to just get some R&R. We don’t often go back to the same place twice for vacation, but as far as I am concerned any day is a good do to go to Hawaii no matter what island. I love everything about Hawaii and would jump at a chance to go. We were also living in NYC at the time, so… Read more »

A big bowl of chili is probably one of my favorite comfort foods. I have been known to make a big pot of chili at the beginning of the week, and eat off of it all week-long. I love that I can add avocado, scallions, cheese, cilantro, jalapenos, tortilla chips, etc. It is kind of like a choose your own adventure dish that just makes me so so happy. We were invited to a potluck last week, while San Diego… Read more »

I am currently crushing hard on anything that I can put into a bowl. I just love piling a ton of healthy ingredients into a bowl to easily create a simple, quick and healthy meal. You can even mix and match the flavors, which is what I love about bowls so much. Today I put this spaghetti squash mixture over greens and tomorrow I might toss it into some lettuce wraps. The possibilities are endless! This recipe originally started out… Read more »

Happy Taco Tuesday! As most of you know, I love a good Taco Tuesday and I am always looking for creative new ways to sass up my Mexican food recipes. I whipped these little cuties up for a dinner party, and they were a huge hit. What I love about  these mini stuffed peppers is that they are gluten-free and vegan! If you want to add a little bit of gooey cheese, you can do so to some or all… Read more »