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 »

  So the heat continues and I am still not complaining after the winter that we had, I am just getting more creative with how to not use the oven on the sweatiest of days. We have also officially opened up the Double D Bistro and we are now taking reservations. 🙂     We are lucky that the windows of our apartment overlook a quiet street and a courtyard. We open the windows and slide our bar stools up… Read more »

Derika managed to catch the plague at work last week and with all the travel and long hours, this cold has been holding on for dear life. I have been keeping my distance the best I can in our 582 square foot apartment.  I have also been downing a ton of fire cider and drinking tons of water in hopes that I don’t get the plague as well.  So far it has been working like a dream! Yay, for Fire Cider and… Read more »

I hope that everyone had a great holiday! We didn’t get into too much, but the weather was beautiful so we headed on over to Central Park and pretended that we were laying on the beach in the sunshine. It was not the beach, but the little extra vitamin D and the bunny ears did us wonders. 😉 Minus the weird snow hiccup we had last week, spring has officially sprung in NYC and I cannot stop taking photos of… 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 »

I am sitting on my balcony right now listening to the ocean and the sound of boxes being taped, as the last of our belongings get loaded into the moving truck that will be headed to NYC.  My neighbor bunny is not pleased with the situation and is currently giving me the stink eye. Tomorrow we are off on a week-long road trip that will eventually lead us to NYC. Along the way we plan on stopping at the Grand… Read more »