I bought a can of white cannellini beans at the grocery store the other day not knowing exactly what I was going to make with it. I had all these ideas from making a vegan cheese to possibly doing a veggie burger of some sort.  I tend to mix it up with my bean selection […]

I come from an Indian household, so growing up, there were a lot of dishes that included masalas, curries and aromatic spices.  My grandmother used to cater Indian food and my mom adapted many of these recipes for our dishes at home.  I used to see them prepare the meals and always thought Indian cooking […]

I love sports and have been missing it greatly with everything being called off as we deal with the pandemic. I grew up in the Philippines watching basketball with my brother and cousins. The NBA was a constant in our home and, in many cases, it still is. My brother was a Lakers (and later […]

I used to reserve my cooking exploration experiments to weekends when I looked up a recipe and headed to the store to buy the ingredients needed. It was my weekend moment of joy. With the pandemic and stay at home order in place in many parts of the world, google recipe searches have expanded all […]

It is no secret I am a fan of nut butter.  I like to experiment with different savory and sweet ingredient combinations.  Several years ago, a friend introduced me to a brand of peanut butter with coconut oil blended in.  The product was Earth Balance’s Creamy Coconut and Peanut Spread and you can pretty much […]

Miso is an ingredient that I probably started having in my kitchen for the last couple of years.  It provides such a great umami flavor to dishes that this single ingredient can truly change the taste of a recipe.  For those who are not aware, when you say umami it goes beyond – sweet, salty, […]

Andrea Bocelli gave us the gift we all needed for Easter 2020 as we deal with the uncertainty of the Covid Pandemic.  In a musical performance called Music for Hope streamed from the breathtaking Duomo Di Milano in Italy, Bocelli’s singing was so moving that many of us felt an innate yearning for better days […]

I have to manage my consumption of news. It’s the one critical thing that I have to be more intentional about each and everyday. The covid pandemic has been a time of deep sadness, worry and anxiety for everyone. It‘s hard to believe that in just over a month, our very definition on what a […]

Farro is a grain that I have only learned of in the last couple of years.  Growing up Asia, I was accustomed to noodles, rice and bread as my main source of carbohydrates.I started eating farro as part of a mediterranean salad, which I enjoyed from a local Italian cafe and deli near our office […]

It comes as no surprise to the followers of this blog, that I am a true nut butter fan.  I always have different kinds of such spreadable goodness stocked up.  I tend to keep the conventional ones on hand – almond, peanut and cashew butters. Additionally, for the nut free varieties, I have sunflowerseed butter […]