August 6, 2019

This little appetizer is great for when you are hosting a dinner or when you want to bring something along to a BBQ. It's a total crowd pleaser, tastes delicious, and is super easy and quick to whip up. You can use any round chili peppers you can find. I like these che...

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...

April 23, 2019

Ok, Thai and quinoa in one recipe doesn't seem very traditional. It's not. But it is the coolest creation by one of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area: Daughter Thai in Mont Clair. I have to say, having lived in Thailand for 3 years, I have become somewhat of...

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 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 19, 2019

All I want at the moment is creamy comfort food that brings a little heat. Thai food can be quite cooling because it is hot in Thailand, and you want freshness from your meals. But when you combine the heat of chili and ginger with the freshness of lime and the density...

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....

June 19, 2018

Are you as excited as I am about the beginning for summer? At the market this weekend I was so happy to see big berries, fresh leafy greens, and juicy tomatoes. Summer brings so much delicious produce, I want to buy and eat everything! This salad is a nice little summe...

January 18, 2018

Roasted root veggies in the winter are just the bomb! They make me feel so grounded, coming from the earth with their gorgeous colors and sweet taste. Beetroot are definitely at the top of my shopping list every single week. I make them into the nourishing be...

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