Derika and I spent our ten year anniversary in Santorini Greece in July of 2014. Both of us have always wanted to go to Santorini, so we decided that our ten year anniversary was the perfect time to make the trip. We had such an amazing time; you can read about our adventures here and you can check out some of our favorite places to eat here. Santorini is famous, food-wise, for a few things: yellow split peas, tomatoes, and wine… Read more »

In exactly one week from today, I will be attending my first day of culinary school! HOLY COW, I am excited, nervous, and feel like I want to throw up all at the same time. Since I’ve started this blog, I have come to realize that I have a small obsession with food. I am constantly following new restaurants that are opening up in the city, and dragging Derika all over so that we can give them a try. l research the… Read more »

Does the bright yellow squash in the produce section make you wonder how you are going to turn something squash-like into something spaghetti-like? Well, you have found yourself in the right place. Ok, so I have to be honest. Spaghetti squash does not taste completely like spaghetti noodles, but it does a little bit. The key to making it convincing is how you use the spaghetti squash after it is cooked. If you’ve never cooked with spaghetti squash and are looking… Read more »

The food scene in Thailand is no joke! I literally ate my way through Thailand and I am not sad about it one bit, as a matter of fact I was constantly blown away by the food that I was chowing down on. As a result I decided to do a completely separate post on the amazing and random things that I ate while I was traveling through Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Krabi. This list is going to be a combination of… Read more »

At the end of last year, Derika and I spent two weeks traveling through Thailand. During that time we spent a few days in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Krabi, taking cooking classes in each city. The food scene in Thailand really blew my mind and I was glad that we took the time to take a cooking class in each location. Out of all of the things that we learned to make, my favorite dish was a Chiang Mai Curry… Read more »

At this very moment I am daydreaming about twinkling my toes in the sand, while sipping on a tasty beverage and watching a sunset. This NYC winter has really given me a run for my money and spring can join the party at any time! I just realized that I have not done a single This and That Thursday post the whole month of March. I think that is because I was having way to much fun cooking up some new recipes… Read more »

Dear sweet sweet San Diego, how I miss you! Derika and I lived in San Diego for three years and after two terrible winters in NYC, I am constantly asking myself why we ever left. Ok, so I guess that is a little harsh. Don’t get me wrong I really like New York. The city is amazing, the restaurants are out of this world and there is always something magical to get into. However, I miss the San Diego sunsets,… Read more »

I will be the first to admit it; I have a little bit of an Indian food addiction, just an itty bitty teeny tiny one. Whenever I order carry out in NYC it is either Thai or Indian food, but most of the time it is Indian food. Thank you sweet baby Jesus, that Derika is a good sport about it and indulges my ridiculous need to eat Indian food all of the days. I had Indian food for the… Read more »

To celebrate the Chinese New Year, Derika and I headed to Chinatown in NYC to check out the festivities and to snack on some Chinese food. We made it to Chinatown, but ended up just missing the huge Chinese New Year parade. FAIL! NYC is loaded with dumpling shops, and it has been on my list to check out some of the more popular dumpling places in the city. So we headed over to a super popular dumpling shop called Prosperity… Read more »

Charleston South Carolina has been on my list for years. I’ve heard nothing but great things about the food scene and how beautiful the city is. Over the holidays, Derika and I had a crazy idea to take a road trip from New York City to Clearwater, FL. If we were going to drive 19 hours to find a little bit of sunshine, I was going to make sure that we had enough time on the backend of the trip… Read more »