Where to Stay in Rome: The Yellow

When you think of Rome, the first words that come to mind are culture, cuisine, architecture, and extravagance. Four years ago, I made the best decision of my life and studied abroad in the greatest city in the world! In fact, so did my boo! It was truly the first in my entire life that […]

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Panko Crusted Chicken Bowls

Happy Friday!! So as ya’ll may know, I am a creature of habit. I can eat the sameee meals for lunch and dinner for two weeks straight without getting bored. Fortunately, this week, I saw a recipe on Sivan Ayla’s blog that caught my appetite; Panko Crusted Chicken Bowls. Now, not only did the recipe look easy to […]

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Vegan Black Bean & Quinoa Salad

Happy Cinco de Mayo, everyone! Now usually on this holiday, I would be overly indulging in yummy chicken burritos, packed with cheese and rice! But this year will look a little bit different for me. Within the past month, I have made the decision to *attempt* to fully transition from first a vegetarian diet to […]

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Chunky Mashed Potatoes

My diet is basically a paradox. As much as I enjoy healthy eating and finding yummy substitutes, I equally enjoy pigging out. That in mind, I am a sucker for Thanksgiving food…but like… all year round! So this week, I decided to cave into my cravings and whip up THE healthiest and most finger-licking (no […]

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Los Angeles Travel Guide

Ahhh, Los Angeles, The City of Angels! When I first moved to LA, I arrived on a Friday. On that following Monday, I began my first day of work. SOOO needless to say, I definitely did not have the knowledge of the “must-go” places within the city. Now almost three years later, I’ve ventured to […]

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When in Rome…Literally

Roma, La Città Eterna! Ugh, where do I even begin? Rome: A mesmerizing mix of modern and ancient, a rare and colossal capital. I consider myself extremely blessed to have called this place home for four months. I felt the most alive in those 4 months than I ever have. This trip absolutely changed my life. And […]

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Boozy Brunch at Home

I don’t really have a reason for this post other than it’s #NationalPancakeDay and we’re hungry! Lol, just kidding. But no really, I’m obsessed with breakfast food, especially pancakes! I’m a regular Saturday and Sunday bruncher…like to the point where my local spots, know me by name! But let’s be honest, brunch can add up very […]

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Ground Turkey Veggie Pizza on Lavish Bread

For this week’s meal prep, I wanted to keep it healthy but still somehow give into my cravings. If you follow me on social media, you may have noticed that I like to experiment with pizza recipes quite often… well, because pizza is never a bad idea! A while back I added ground turkey as […]

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Cacio e Pepe

Hands down, my all time favorite Roman cuisine! Cacio e Pepe, traditionally served as a rustic pasta dish, literally translates to “cheese and pepper.” As the name suggests, only a few ingredients are needed. I love this dish for several reasons: its an authentic meal, it’s incredibly simple, yet unbelievably decadent. When I was first served […]

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Chicken Fried Brown Rice

Skip the take out this evening and whip yourself up some easy, homemade chicken fried rice! It’s no secret that I’m pretty much obsessed with Panda Express but as we all know its not very healthy! So for a couple of years now, I’ve toyed around with my own recipe and I think I’ve finally […]

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Newport Beach Recap

This pristine town by the sea is the ideal weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city! Nearly perfect weather, endless eateries, shops galore, and not to mention, Newport Harbor: the largest recreational boat harbor on the west coast. Unique to other seaside cities, (aside from fishing, kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing, etc.); Newport is home […]

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NYC Recap

As I sit here, reflecting on the past number of days, I’ve found difficulty in looking for the right words that best describe this trip. In short, NYC was… SIMPLY MAGICAL. I had high expectations for the city, and to be honest… my experience surpassed all of them and then some! * Cue “Welcome to […]

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Holiday Dessert: Pumpkin Pie

As the holidays are kicking off, we are likely to be invited to more and more family gatherings and holiday parties. This season, don’t show up empty handed or even worse…with a store bought pie! A few years back, I had decorated the house with a grip of pumpkins. Out of curiosity, I thought I’d […]

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Oktoberfest – Munich, Germany

‘Tis the season to throw on your lederhosen or dirndl, grab a fat pretzel and stein and prost at the world’s largest Volksfest. In honor of the opening day of the 184th Oktoberfest in Munich, I thought I’d share a little bit about my crazy experience while there. Two weeks prior to Oktoberfest, we bought a […]

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Spinach & Feta Turkey Burgers

For this week’s meal prep, I wanted to keep it healthy but still somehow give into my cravings. Since we are in the thick of Summer, I’ve had this hunger for burgers (and for me… Summer = grilling). Sooooo, I decided to try out : Spinach & Feta Turkey Burgers with Greek yogurt avocado spread. […]

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