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…

Video Recipe: Cilantro Lime Dressing

While I was home in December, I ended up filming a series of short videos with recipes for HMSA’s Well-Being Hawaii blog and website. For those of you that don’t know, HMSA is a health insurance provider in Hawaii. A good friend of mine, Fernando, produces content for Well-Being Hawaii and asked if I could…

Video: Fancyfied Electric Lemon Bars

In a new video for my “Grub & Gab” series that I’m posting on YouTube, I decided to make a fancyfied version of my Electric Lemon Bars. It’s a really simple and super easy addition, but creates a delicious twist to a classic dessert. All you have to do is add put a layer of jam…

Recipe: Electric Lemon Bars

Someone at work was highly generous and brought in a near tree’s worth of Meyer lemons. Of course I grabbed some up and in return made lemon bars to share with my coworkers. Since then, everyone has been asking me for the recipe and here it is! This is a recipe I’ve been making for…

Recipe: Confetti Cookies

Valentine’s Day is coming up and while I don’t really celebrate the day in a traditional way, I do like to bake themed treats to pass out to friends and coworkers. These cutie cookies are colorful, delicious, and festive. Colorful things make me happy, so why not spread those smiles to others? Food coloring is…

Recipe: Filled Lettuce Cups

We all have those days where it seems like cooking anything is too much trouble. These filled lettuce cups saves the day because they’re really quick to throw together, easily adapted to better suit your tastes, they can feed a lot of people with a few ingredients, and because I said so. It’s also a…

Recipe: FML Brownies

You know what feeling when nothing seems to be going right? And life is kinda hard to power through? I resort to these brownies to cheer me up. I know you shouldn’t eat your feelings, but come on…a bit of chocolate, sugar, and butter never disappointed anyone. FML stands for “Fuck My Life”…but in this…

Recipe: Vegan Lemony Avocado Pesto

I don’t know what it is about rainy weather, but it always has me craving a pile pasta with bright and fresh veggies and flavors. So with an overripe avocado found in the back of my fridge, I decided to make my lemony avocado pesto. It’s quick and easy to put together and that’s my…

Recipe: Crispy Coffee Cookies

Happy New Year, friends! With the new year, comes a renewed vow of healthy eating. And I’m here to share a cookie recipe. I don’t think you should deprive yourself of the things you want to eat, just enjoy the treats in moderation. Besides, I’m of the firm belief that desserts should be shared. This…

Culinary Adventures: I ate everything in Hawaii.

As much as I cook and bake, there’s something about going home to eat the foods you’ve grown eating up made by someone else that seems infinitely better. Yes, I can make ahi poke at home since I’m lucky enough to live in an area where fresh seafood is available to me. But it’s not…

Culinary Adventures: My YouTube Channel.

One of the things that annoy me the most about the online cooking videos floating around and being shared all over the place is the fact that 95.8464% ( that’s a very scientific number, I promise) of them use the same music on it. I know that people can’t just use any type of music…