Shoyu Ahi Poke

Ahi Poke 13

You may remember that when Dan and I were in Paris last year, we almost exclusively ate bread and cheese for every meal – not because we didn’t have any other options, but because the stuff was so fresh and delicious. In Oahu, we fell back into our single-food-focused ways, only this time our obsession was with poke instead of bread. Like…read more »

Acai Bowl 6

Acai Bowls

When we were in the North Shore part of Oahu, we saw acai bowls being sold everywhere. It seemed like every beach we went to and every road we drove on had a food truck or three parked nearby advertising “fresh fruit” and “Acai Bowls”. (Also, shrimp – but that’s another recipe/post for another day.) And every single one of…read more »

Kalua Pork 2

Crock Pot Kalua Pork + Hawaii

I’m baaaaaack! From Hawaii AND from my blogging hiatus. I return bearing gifts of pictures and stories and tasty recipes inspired by our trip to paradise. Just so you know, I’m still in denial about being back from the islands, so the next few recipes I post will be Hawaiian or Hawaii-inspired. Deal with it. OK? OK. Alright, let’s…read more »


Easy Veggie Dip

Happy Tuesday, everyone! Did y’all have a good holiday weekend? Dan and I did! To get our weekend started off with a bang, we let ourselves get talked into a midnight 5K in the city with our friends Liz and Scott (Liz…you definitely owe me a trip to the suburbs for this). This led to much…read more »

Strawberry Jam 3

Homemade Strawberry Jam

Hi guys! So uh…it’s been a long time since my last post, huh? A month and a half, to be precise. Sorry about that! At first I was planning to just take a break from posting for one weekend, but then things got really busy at work and I didn’t have any energy/desire to cook…read more »

Eggs Benedict Burger 6 (1 of 1)

Sunday Brunch: Eggs Benedict Burger

I don’t know about you guys, but the dilemma that I constantly face when we go out to brunch is whether I should order something breakfast-y or something lunch-y. Usually, the struggle involves deciding between some sort of eggs benedict (smoked salmon, crab, spinach, pork belly…mmmm) and whatever delicious-sounding burger is being featured that day. On the one…read more »

Chicken Mustard Sauce 9 (1 of 1)

Pan Roasted Chicken, Potatoes & Asparagus with Truffle Honey Mustard Sauce {Sponsored Post – Maille}

Guys you might not know this, but Dan and I are mustard fiends. At any given point in time, if you come to our house you’ll probably find at least two bottles of yellow French’s mustard in the pantry, and between two and four jars of Dijon/grainy/honey mustard on the shelves. The yellow mustard is for when we have hot…read more »

Huevos Rancheros 7 (1 of 1)

Sunday Brunch: Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros is one of those things that I see on the menu of just about every brunch place we go to, but never ever think to order because why on earth would I want salsa all up on my eggs? Hollandaise sauce, yes. Soy sauce, for sure (it’s an Asian thing). Ketchup and/or salsa, nope. Buuuuttttt,…read more »


Spicy Pineapple Mint Juleps

Today’s recipe is inspired by a margarita Dan and I had once at a tequileria called the Mala Suerte (“bad luck”). It was made with spicy habanero infused tequila, grapefruit juice, and lime juice, and came with a sugar rim. Since I generally hate peppers and they hate me, I thought for sure that the drink would be disgusting, but damned if it…read more »

Tropical Smoothie 3 (1 of 1)

Sunday Brunch: Tropical Orange Smoothies

Short post today, folks! It was too nice outside this weekend to be cooped up in my kitchen, so instead of getting fancy with brunch, I just threw together a quick smoothie with fresh mango, banana, carrot and the pineapple I had leftover from making lava flows last week. I’m calling it a Tropical Orange…read more »


Lava Flow Cocktails…and a GIVEAWAY! {GIVEAWAY CLOSED}

Happy April 15th, everyone! Have y’all filed your taxes yet? Dan took care of ours earlier in the week, which is great for me because filing taxes is one of my least favorite things to do. Even with TurboTax guiding me along, filling out my tax forms every year is amazingly stressful. In the back of my mind…read more »