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 »

After two and a half years of living in Manhattan, Derika and I decided that we missed the ocean, the sand, and the sunsets, so we decided to head back to San Diego for a little change of pace. When we left New York on February 12th it was 8 degrees, and when we got to San Diego a week later on February 19th it was 80 degrees!  As you can see from the photo above, we did not take… Read more »