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...

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. 

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April 9, 2019

If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I came back from our holiday with hives all over my body. I am not sure if it was stress, jetlag, sleep deprivation, pollution, exposure to other chemicals or pesticides or whatever else. Either way, I have been scratching m...

March 12, 2019

Tamarind is a very sour, tropical fruit that grows in little pods, and is used in cooking all around the world. It can be used for both savory dishes such as chutneys and pickling, and sweet dishes such as drinks and desserts. The most amazing fact about tamarind is th...

March 5, 2019

I have been down for almost a week with a pinched nerve in my back, barely able to move, let alone stand in the kitchen to cook food. So it's been smoothies and blended soups here to keep us going. And in the meantime, I am rolling on foam rollers, balls, and massaging...

February 27, 2019

Stews and soups are my go-to recipes right now. I make them in big batches, then eat them for days. Plus, there is no reason you can't reinvent them for new meals, so it doesn't get boring. For example, one day I serve this chili with the cornbread, then I mix it with...

December 6, 2018

More gift ideas are here for you! Today I have two recipes for delicious holiday nuts. One is a savory, one is a sweet recipe, and both will be complete winners - whether you are hosting at home or giving these as a gift. You can wrap the nuts in little cookie bags or...

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....

August 22, 2018

Summer is starting to fade, I can just tell! The sun rises later in the morning while I am exercising, in the evenings I need a sweater, and our veggie garden is starting to empty out. But summer BBQs are still abundant in our back yard, and this mango slaw i...

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...

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