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: 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…

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…

Recipe: Cardamom Pistachio Pear Cake

Is it just me or are a lot of cooking and recipe videos floating around social media really annoying and obnoxious? I know music is copyrighted and there’s a limited pool of free-use songs, but it seems like everyone picks the same obnoxious song. Since I couldn’t really find the cooking videos that I liked…