Polish Cabbage Noodles

After scrolling through my recipes you should see a theme; simple. Whether I have five minutes or an hour to spend in the kitchen, I’m constantly thinking of ways to expedite the process to keep the recipe simple enough to replicate in the future, as well as share on my

What is a jjimjilbang?

We’re in the heart of winter and there’s nothing more I want to do than head to the jjimjilbang (찜질방) and chill out for a couple hours. For those of you unfamiliar with a jjimjilbang (also commonly referred to as just sauna or 사우나), it’s the Korean version of a

Nutty Sesame Noodles

These noodles are a hit, whether you’re vegan or not. The flavor keeps coming from the layers of peanut butter, sesame and basil. Growing up, we made this with roasted sunflower seed butter to make it safe for my brothers. Now, peanut butter is easier to find in Korea, so

FNCE 2019 Recap & Realness

For those of you who don’t know what the Food & Nutrition Conference & Expo AKA FNCE is, here’s the TLDR: FNCE is basically the Super Bowl for Registered Dietitians around the world to learn the latest nutrition research, sample the food products that haven’t hit the market yet and

Savory Oatmeal Bowls

I love oatmeal, but it’s gotta be savory for me to really dig in. Savory Oatmeal Bowls are trending as of late, but this dish has always been on my menu. You can customize this bowl any way you want, even modifying it to become vegan or vegetarian depending on

Vietnamese Squash and Meatball Soup

It’s fall, y’all! I’m a soup lover year-round, but it’s even better slurping from a bowl with the crisp air hitting your face as the fall breeze rolls through. Halloween’s right around the corner and it always gets me into the mood for this Vietnamese Squash and Meatball Soup, or

Polish Cabbage Rolls

Polish Cabbage Rolls or Galumpkis have been a long-time family favorite. I even shared the recipe with Food & Nutrition Magazine back when I was a dietetic intern. I remember from a young age whenever we would visit my Grandma’s house for the holidays, she would have an assembly line

Pizza Bites

These Pizza Bites are a nod to the famous Bagel Bites that changed my family’s after school snack game in the 90s. We were treated to these on rare occasions not only because they were a little pricey, but because it wasn’t common at the time to have a ready-made

Dressed Lentils

Lentils tend to be an overlooked pantry item, but they really are nutritious powerhouses. Offering up a great amount of fiber and protein, they’re a versatile recipe ingredient in addition to just tasting darn good! Cooked lentils and beans are a staple pantry item in my kitchen for all these

Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC Warehouse Tour

Hailing from the heart of a metropolitan city in North Carolina, it’s easy to forget over 40 million Americans and over 800 million people worldwide face food insecurity and hunger on a daily basis. How can these folks get the adequate nutrition their bodies need if they’re struggling to find

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