How was your Memorial Day Weekend? Did you get some BBQ in your belly? Chlorine in your hair? This weekend was, after all, the un-official kick-off to summer. My weekend was simple. I got a few errands done, spent some time with some good people, ate some fantastic food, and whittled away at the apartment [...]
Because national Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month is wrapping up, I thought I would post what is considered by many to be the Philippine’s national dish. Pork Adobo is pork cooked in soy sauce, vinegar and garlic. There are many varieties of Filipino Adobo too, depending on which region you’re visiting – some use ginger or [...]
From what I’ve gathered, my Thai Basil Meatball recipe is one of Mister’s favorites. He always eats too many of them and pats his tummy when he’s finished his third plate. Being Spring and all, I decided to bring these back but in a lighter form. Instead of serving this with heavy thai noodles or [...]
The quest for this pizza recipe began over a month ago. My Paleo friend challenged me to make him a pizza that met his dietary needs. I believe his exact words were, “Foodie McBooty, the one thing I really miss eating is pizza. Make a Paleo-friendly pizza for me, please.” Food challenge accepted! I admit that [...]
When I think of Hawaii, I think of fresh seafood and road-side fruit stands. Yes, that’s me and my good friend Siobhan at a fruit stand off of the Road to Hana in Maui. The gentleman working the stand was so genuine and kind – he gave us this fresh coconut (cracked the thing right [...]
Hello! How are you enjoying the Virtual Vegan Potluck so far? It’s great to see all the participants and all of their tasty looking recipes. I feel so inspired! Years ago now, I spent two years practicing a Vegetarian diet. During that time I didn’t eat as healthily as I should have. Plus I wasn’t [...]
We are 90% unpacked! The living room and kitchen are done. The bathrooms and master bedroom is done. I even (finally) planted my vegetable and herb seeds for the year! I feel so accomplished. We only have one room left to unpack – the second bedroom. Be afraid, be very afraid, because this room is [...]
To get restaurant quality Hollandaise sauce is a little tricky. The emulsion of egg yolks and butter that has dated as early as the 17th century is not something that comes easy to the novice chef. Hopefully with these tips, you’ll crank out the perfect Hollandaise sauce in your own home. The most important part [...]
Hello! My name is Nicole. I'm a blogger, a sports fan and a bacon activist. When I'm not making a huge mess in the kitchen, I am leaving my mark outside or gaming with my Mister. Read more...
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