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 »

Muffin Tops 5 (1 of 1)

Sunday Brunch: Lemon Blueberry Muffin Tops

I have a confession to make…we didn’t cook brunch this weekend. This post is a sham! Well, it’s technically not a sham in the sense that I did actually bake muffin tops this week…but it is a sham in the sense that I specifically made them on Friday night so that I could have a post…read more »

Al Pastor 5 (1 of 1)

Crock Pot Al Pastor

I’ve told you guys my al pastor story before, right? (Ugh, look at those crappy old pictures). You know…a taqueria opened up in the student center across the street from my dorm sophomore year, and I simultaneously discovered a deep passion for al pastor burritos and gained 10 lbs in one semester? It was a…read more »

Smoked Salmon Scramble 7c (1 of 1)

Sunday Brunch: Smoked Salmon, Goat Cheese & Scallion Scrambled Eggs On Toast

Happy Easter, everyone! What are you all doing today? In my family, we don’t really have any Easter traditions. When I was a kid, my parents would buy me stuffed bunnies every year and take me to local Easter egg hunts, but once I got older Easter stopped being a thing. I think that happens…read more »

Tequila Sunrise Mimosa 3 (1 of 1)

Tequila Sunrise Mimosas

When our friends Dave and Lynh got married a few years ago, a group of us got together before the ceremony and treated ourselves to a bottomless brunch at a tapas place near the venue. Getting the party started early, ya know? That’s how we roll(ed). And it was a fabulous time – good food, good company, bottomless mimosas and bellinis….read more »

Overnight French Toast 1b (1 of 1)

Sunday Brunch: Overnight Lemon-Glazed French Toast Bake

Today’s brunch post is brought to you by a slight cold, laziness, and a craving for citrus fruits. Confused? Allow me explain. Because Spring is a cruel b****, the weather outside keeps jumping insanely from “man, it’s so nice outside, I don’t even need a jacket” to “holy crap, I can’t feel my face” temperatures. This, combined with the…read more »

Blackberry Butter 2 (1 of 1)

Sunday Brunch: Popovers & Blackberry Butter

Now that Spring is officially here, and the days are longer, brighter, and generally nicer, I’m determined to start making the most of our time outside of the office. Starting with the weekends. No more huddling on the couch for hours at a time, watching reruns of Deadwood (or Castle…or Big Bang Theory…), eating cold leftover…read more »

Colcannon 5b (1 of 1)

Colcannon, Revisited

I’m sure you’re all out having fun (drinking green beers? kissing an Irishman?) and not paying any attention to your blog feeds, but I’m going to throw another St. Paddy’s Day post at you anyway. And it’s another good one. Do you like mashed potatoes? How about sauteed greens? If yes, then this is the recipe for you! ‘Cuz…read more »

Bangers Mash 12 (1 of 1)

Bangers & Mash

Guys. I had so many plans for my St. Paddy’s day posts. I was going to make soda bread, Irish apple cake with a creamy whiskey sauce, potatoes, and lots of gratuitously green things. I had these things all planned at weeks ago, so that I’d have everything ready to go in time for the…read more »

Scallion Pancakes 4b (1 of 1)

Scallion Pancakes

Super super short post today, guys. ‘Cuz it’s my blog, and I’ll slack off if I want to. Also, blogger burn out- am I right, Sarah/Jennifer/Carla? *Wink* The only things you need to know about this recipe: It’s super delicious – salty, scallion-y perfection. So many flaky layers. 100% improvement over my old scallion pancakes…read more »

Steamed Fish 6 (1 of 1)

Chinese-Style Whole Steamed Fish

In case you think Dan and I spent ALL of last weekend drinking, let me assure you that we did not. Really! Case in point: on Saturday, we had friends over for a belated Chinese New Year celebration. I made Momofuku pork belly buns, scallion pancakes (recipe coming soon!), green beans, and a whole steamed fish. My friend…read more »