Culinary Adventures: Desk Dinner Diary

When November came around, I knew it was going to be a busy beginning of the month when it came to my job with Election Day. For those that don’t know, I’m a producer and editor at a 24/7 news station. Once the elections were done and over with, I thought I would settle into…

Recipe: Onion Thyme Dip

You know that onion dip that you can make by mixing a soup seasoning packet into a tub of sour cream? I have fond nostalgic memories of that and I think it was one of the first things that my parents had allowed me to cook as a kid. But now that I’m grown up,…

Recipe: The Salad Dressing Series.

So, you’ve made a salad and now you want a dressing to top it with. Have you considered making your own? Salad dressings are really simple and easy to make! I came up with four recipes that I shared with HMSA Hawaii. And since they’ve revamped their website and changed from Well Being Hawaii to…

Recipe: Rosemary Maple Almonds

I think you would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn’t like snacks. Full confession, sometimes I eat a mixture of snacks and call it a meal. This recipe here is vegan friendly, gluten free, and exceptionally delicious – making it the perfect crowd-pleasing snack to serve at parties and gatherings, or you can…

Recipe: Mommy Mei’s Mango Bread

I love any chance that I can get to proclaim my love for mangoes, especially since it connects to my childhood. Nothing is better on a hot and humid Hawaii summer day than getting out of the neighbor’s pool and rushing home then into the kitchen to slurp down juicy, ice cold cubes of mango….

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies

This is a bit of a read, but I promise it’s worth it! Everyone who bakes has their own way of making chocolate chip cookies and a lot of recipes are very similar to one another since most people use a basic recipe off a package and altered it from there. My recipe is nothing…

Recipe: Bean Sprout Salad

Hands down, this salad is one of my favorite foods that my mom made. When I was younger, I used to sneak to the fridge and eat more of this after dinner because it was that good and I was that addicted to the deliciousness of it. It’s really simple ingredients and doesn’t take much…

Cooking Tip: Ripe Avocados in the Fridge

A long time ago, I read somewhere that if you keep whole, ripe avocados in the fridge, they will last for several more days so you can actually use them. We all know there’s a very fine line between “ripe for eating” and “into the compost bin” for avocados. And most of the time, I…

Recipe: Chocolate Wookie Cookies

Solo: A Star Wars Story will be out in theaters soon, so my friend Dave wanted me to bake something to share with him and his co-contributors at Temple of Geek to celebrate. He’s a huge fan of Star Wars and wanted something festive to get everyone even more excited for the movie. So I decided to…

Recipe: Mommy Mei’s Mapo Tofu

Growing up, my mom (Mei) would cook mapo tofu for dinner and it was one of my absolute favorite dishes that she made. I know some people hate tofu and can’t stand the taste or texture of it, but I love it. Maybe it’s because I grew up eating it and it was something familiar…