Egg Salad BLT

Everyone has their own hangover cure — and usually, eggs are the popular choice.  Apparently, there is a scientific reason behind this: egg yolks contain a large amount of cysteine, which breaks down acetaldehyde, one of the culprits behind a hangover.  But enough of a nerdy babble talk, eggs are awesome.  However, fried eggs tend … Continue reading

Easy Pumpkin Muffins

I had some extra Kabocha squash (Japanese pumpkin) leftover from making my Creamy Kabocha Squash Risotto and so I went on the handy ingredient search engine on to figure out what to do with it.  I essentially had pumpkin puree leftover and an initial search resulted in many recipes for pumpkin pies, pumpkin smoothies, … Continue reading

Spam Musubi

Mmm… spam. Don’t get grossed out. I know it sounds horrible to have this on a food blog but believe me, you gotta try this just once! Spam musubi, also known as spam sushi, is one of my favorite “once in a while” snacks, and a popular favorite when I visited Hawaii. You can find … Continue reading

Crispix Arare – Japanese Style Party Snack Mix

Crispix Arare A delicious snack that satisfies both sweet and salty cravings. My boyfriend’s mother makes this yummy treat all the time and we all dig in! It’s so addicting and easy to make, give it a try. 1/2 cube butter 1/4 c. oil 1/4 c. corn syrup 1/4 c. plus 1 tbsp. sugar 1 … Continue reading

Tuna Pasta Salad

I think of pasta salad the same way I do of fried rice; a way to get rid of random leftovers in your refrigerator.  After making a ginormous pot of chicken noodle soup (also a great way to make full use of a chicken carcass), I had some leftover vegetables and cooked pasta.  Normally, I … Continue reading

Beignets from Cafe Du Monde

When I visited New Orleans for the first time, I brought back a delicious souvenir — beignet mix from Cafe Du Monde! The Original Cafe Du Monde Coffee Stand was established in 1862 in the New Orleans French Market. It is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. When my friends and I … Continue reading

Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast

If you’re looking for a little bit more than just plain french toast, try it with peanut butter and banana! This simple dish is delicious and so easy that children can pitch in to help make breakfast. Peanut Butter and Banana French Toast Yields: 1 sandwich Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 dash vanilla extract 1 dash … Continue reading

3-Ingredient Quesadilla

I love pepper jack cheese. It goes especially well with a good salsa and crispy tortilla. That’s it, just three easy ingredients and you have the tastiest snack ever. Salsa & Pepper Jack Quesadilla (first discovered from Trader’s Joe’s sample food booth) medium tortilla (any type – wheat, flour, brown rice) your favorite salsa shredded … Continue reading


My flatmate and I are addicted to guacamole.  It is always our go-to snack, whether it is while we are lazying around on an weekend afternoon or stumbling in at 2am and looking to satisfy the munchies.  And for some reason, we are always motivated to make it ourselves – I don’t think I have … Continue reading

Gerry’s Caramel Corn

This is a recipe I got from my friend’s mom, Gerry Sabado. Her caramel corn was always a big hit on road trips,  swim meets and gatherings. This snack is so addicting!   Ingredients: 6 C popped popcorn 2 C Cheerios 3 C Rice Chex 1 C peanuts (optional) 1 C margarine 1 C brown sugar … Continue reading