August 13, 2019

Summer days are still here, and with it the need for cooling foods that are super easy to prepare. Let me introduce you to my newest obsession: this creamy, chilled cucumber avocado soup. It's sooooo good. The texture is dreamy, exactly what you would expect from a cre...

July 30, 2019

Summer is BBQ season for us, and it is like a ritual to Arman. He uses charcoal, which means it is a process to get the thing to light up and get it hot enough. Every weekend he stands in the garden, and makes fire. And now Baby Zand is getting so excited about being t...

May 29, 2019

It's not a secret that I am slightly obsessed with Cafe Umami in Oakland. The combination of flavors hits you like a bomb every time, the bowls are super healthy and balanced the way I love it, and the little cafe is a cute haven from the busy Oakland streets. 

Today's...

October 30, 2018

After all the treats from various Halloween parties, let's nourish our body with a comforting, grounding bowl filled with goodness. And the best part: it only takes 15 minutes to throw together! Perfect for a busy evening when dinner needs to be on the table ASAP....

September 4, 2018

Summer isn't officially over yet - there are still a couple of weeks left - but honestly with the start of Baby Zand's school today I feel like we have entered fall. Our swimming days are over, and I have just unpacked fall clothes and boots from the storage....

May 23, 2018

Last year I had a little survey, asking you to let me know what you wanted to see more of. So at the beginning of the year I vowed to bring you more super simple recipes that you can whip up in a few minutes, as well as giving you more ideas what to do with all those s...

March 7, 2018

I just got back from a very quick trip to Hong Kong - a wonderful sister weekend to chat non stop, to eat, to wander the streets, and to reminisce about our childhood in this crazy city. We realized the first time we arrived in Hong Kong was 26 years ago! That made me...

December 7, 2017

This number is the perfect little side salad for the holidays: refreshing, super quick to whip up, and it will surely make an impression with its gorgeous bright colors. Watercress is a very underrated leaf. It's such a nutrient bomb with more Vitamin C than oranges fo...

September 15, 2017

This sour bitter salad as been my go to all summer long, and I can not believe I haven't shared it yet!!! Dandelion greens have been my absolute favorite cleanse helper these last few months.

I stopped nursing Baby Zand earlier this year. So after two years of either be...

August 6, 2017

A couple of months ago, my husband planned a lovely getaway weekend in Santa Cruz for my birthday, where we went to my favorite place: Cafe Gratitude (although full disclaimer, the one in Santa Cruz has now split from the LA ones!). Either way, it was the perfect...

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