Recipe: Olive and Spinach Pasta

Delicious carbs and pastaaaaaa. What I love most about pasta is that no matter what your diet is, you can usually find substitutes for the pasta or noodles to whatever fits your eating habits. For this dish, since it’s meatless and dairy-free, I like to use a whole wheat spaghetti noodle since it’s more filling…

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…

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…

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: 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: Savory Cheddar Corn Waffles

Move over avocado toast, because avocado waffles are way more delicious! Recently, I splurged and got myself a mini-waffle iron. It was $10, so it was pretty hard to pass up. Sweet waffles for breakfast are fantastic, but savory waffles for lunch or dinner are even better. There is a small bit of sugar in…

Recipe: Cherry Balsamic Dressing & Cherry Salsa

Cherry season is coming to an end soon, which is why I regret not getting these recipes together sooner. Truth be told, when I get cherries, I’m too busy stuffing my face with them and eating them as quickly as I can because fresh cherry season seems to go away so quickly. The two recipes…

Recipe: Corn and Cheese Muffins.

Muffins are normally thought of as something sweet, more than likely with fruit and is great for breakfast or as a quick snack. Well, for those of you who want a savory muffin, I have a recipe for you! What inspired me for this recipe is the fact that when you search for a corn…

Recipe: Vegan Chili with tofu.

Tofu is one of those things where you either really like or you hate it. I honestly think people who don’t like tofu hasn’t tried it well seasoned. But then again, I could be biased since I grew up eating the stuff and love it. This recipe for vegan chili is hands down my favorite…