Cooking in a New Place

This past weekend I moved all of my belongings into a new apartment. Finally settled and done with unpacking boxes upon boxes. I finally have had the chance to set up shop in my new kitchen! I honestly can not express how liberating it feels to finally be in my new kitchen, cooking and listening…

Beat the Heat

Lately in Reno, I have been dying from the heat. With temperatures reaching the hundreds, being outside is almost unbearable unless spent outside by the pool. Other than that you can find me lounging inside with the AC on full blast. Not exaggerating when saying full blast. Definitely trying to avoid getting heat stroke! For…

The Art of Hosting

Growing up, my parents were avid dinner and party hosts. They loved to have a full house. They loved feeding people and seeing people enjoy the food that they prepared. While I was young, watching all of their dinner parties unfold was like watching a masterpiece. The whole day leading up to the dinner, there…

Beach Day Munchies

So this past weekend, I had the wonderful opportunity to go to Lake Tahoe with a friend to enjoy the day relaxing by the beach. All in all it was a great day. Can’t complain. However there was one hiccup that put a little damper on our day. We forgot to pack food… You know…

Do We Need to Count?

In the United States, we have very different eating habits versus eating habits in other countries. Let me explain. In the United Sates we count our carbs and calories. If we hit a certain number thresh hold, we tend to not eat anymore because we have reached our limit. It’s such an unhealthy habit to…

Break the Routine

I would say that I eat out at least two or three times during the week. Now when picking a place to eat, I often find myself going to the same restaurants. Now it’s not the same restaurant every time I go out. I just have the same restaurants for every different type of food…

Snack, Keep the Hangry Away

I am sure all of you are familiar with the term “hangry”. For those of you who don’t, follow me through this post. Imagine starting your day. You wake up late and have to rush through the door. You skip breakfast and head straight to the office. You get to work and you have a…

Trader Joe’s: Game Changer

A lot of people shop at Safeway, Walmart and Raley’s. No doubt that they offer a great variety of products that are sufficient for your everyday cooking needs. However, a lot of people overlook Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s has actually risen to my the top of my list of where to go grocery shopping. I…

Coffee, Is it Worth the Buzz?

When you wake up, what’s the first thing you think of?  For me its grabbing my first cup of coffee for the day. In fact I am sitting in a coffee shop, drinking a cup of coffee as I am writing this. To function during my day, I have to consume at least three cups…

Breakfast, Should you skip it?

We currently live in a world where you have to be on the go 24/7 or else you might miss out on something. In the morning we often grab a banana or just the simply cup of coffee before we go off to start our busy day ahead. What’s wrong with this picture? People eating…