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: 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: 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…

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: 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…