what I learned from Berlin, Germany

berlin travel tips

I’m thrilled to share what I learned from Berlin, Germany – the second city Kenny and I explored during our European travels. I must admit Berlin quite took me by surprise. Not obviously beautiful, like Rome or Paris, Berlin possesses a stoic beauty. Walking the streets you’re overwhelmed by the fact that important things have […]

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what I learned from Stockholm, Sweden

Me and Kenny’s first stop on our 4 month European sojourn was a city that is one third water, one third parks, and one third city – I’m excited to share our photos and what I learned from Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm is exceptionally clean and is home to some of the nicest people you’ll ever […]

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rustic weeknight lasagna

rustic weeknight lasagna

Delicious, simple, and hearty, I make this rustic weeknight lasagna early in the week and we’re eating good until the middle of the week! Lasagna has always been one of my favorite foods. In my mind, nothing brings the family together quite like the aroma of fresh baked lasagna topped with a blanket of golden […]

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brie caramelized onion grilled cheese

brie caramelized onion grilled cheese

This brie caramelized onion grilled cheese is the perfect flavor combination and pairs great with cream of mushroom soup! Melty, savory brie, with lightly sweetened, golden onions…it’s not super healthy, it’s just a great idea!  As much as I’d love to take credit, this recipe was inspired by a delicious crepe I had at Crepes of […]

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spinach mushroom quiche

spinach mushroom quiche 1

This spinach mushroom quiche has been one of my go-to recipe for several years! To prove it, I dug up this cooking video that I shot 5+ years ago that shows you how to make this quiche from start to finish! Easily one of my favorite dishes to make and eat, quiche is so versatile! […]

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perfect cheddar scrambled eggs

cheddar scrambled eggs

Soft, rich, perfect cheddar scrambled eggs cooked low and slow is the perfect breakfast to make an ordinary dish, extra special! I used to think scrambled eggs are rubbery and lackluster. I couldn’t understand the appeal of a cooking method that robbed the eggs of their best feature; creamy, delicious yolks. Ina Garten changed my […]

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tuna and caper deviled eggs

tuna and caper deviled eggs

Easy deviled eggs made with tuna and capers is the perfect recipe for any summer party! On several occasions my co-workers and I have ordered deviled eggs at restaurants in downtown Palo Alto and I’ve always been sorely disappointed. Aside from a couple instances of under-seasoned eggs, the restaurant appetizers always tasted great but I […]

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Persian eggplant lentil stew – gheymeh bademjan

persian eggplant lentil stew gheymeh bademjan

My passion for cooking started many years ago as a desire to eat anything other than the constant Persian food being served at my house. Ironically enough, one of my favorite things to cook nowadays is the delicious food of my beloved homeland. Gheymeh Bademjan (eggplant lentil stew) is one of my all time favorite […]

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vegan dark chocolate mousse

A vegan dark chocolate mousse that is smooth, chocolatey and completely free of refined sugars – let me at it! My husband, the life coach and fitness trainer, is taking his personal fitness to the next level by removing refined sugars from his life. Focusing on team wins is one of our relationship values so I’ve […]

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classic beef stew

I have this classic beef stew cooking and the house is filled with fragrances of rosemary, red wine, and beef. The simmering stew fogs up the windows and warms the house on a crisp December day. Nothing comforts me more than a hot bowl of stew on a cold day – I hope you enjoy cooking […]

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quinoa turkey stuffed peppers

easy stuffed peppers

Make ahead quinoa turkey stuffed peppers packed with protein – this is what’s for dinner tonight! Six months of marriage down and many more blissful years to go!  The first few months of marriage have been nothing short of magic. Kenny is my best friend and biggest supporter and he’s incredibly easy to love. I’ve made […]

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