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

Slow Cooker Pho

Pho is my weekly deal at home and we’ve had “Pho Fridays” ever since I can remember. Once moving to Korea, it’s taken a bit for me to find places where the pho tastes similar to what I’m used to, so I don’t eat it out very often. This all

My Korean Apartment Tour

In preparing for my move to South Korea, I readied myself to have a studio apartment the size of a shoebox. The size of my potential apartment didn’t bother me as much as my biggest concern of an open apartment where everything smelled like my cooking all the time. Upon

Breakfast Egg Cups

Breakfast is a must for me because it starts my day off right with enough energy and focus until I stop for my next meal. However, I’m like everyone else who is busy and needs something that’s grab-and-go in the morning. Do yourself a favor and whip up a batch of

Costco in Korea

We’ve long since been a Costco family and I was lucky to be gifted a membership when I found out I was moving to South Korea. Although I live in the “country” of Korea, I was thrilled to see the closest Costco was a mere 20-minute drive from my apartment.

Nut-Free Pesto

Nut-free pesto? Yes, it’s nontraditional. But, it makes for the same satisfying sauce you can drizzle or mix into nearly anything while being FODMAP and allergy friendly. Whiz up a batch of this to keep on hand whenever you need an extra zing for simple roasted veggies or to make

Good Vibes Only at the Cortez

The Cortez is undoubtedly one of the most talked about restaurants in North Carolina and the Southeast right now. The dynamic duo of Chef Oscar Diaz and Creative Director Charlie Ibarra have been putting in work since day one to craft this tropically chill seafood-focused restaurant in Raleigh. Chef Oscar

Deviled Eggs with Nut-Free Pesto

Pesto is traditionally a big no-no for anyone with a tree nut allergy, as it’s a punchy paste made of pine nuts, basil, hard cheese, garlic and olive oil. In modifying it to enjoy the same flavors without the allergy inducing ingredients, I chose to use roasted pumpkin seed butter samples

Vietnamese Lemongrass Pork Roll Ups

Gỏi cuốn. Summer rolls. Every Vietnamese person calls them something different, but in our house, we just call them roll ups. Many a family dinner can be found with us gathered around the table rolling up wrap after wrap of these personalized pouches filled with fresh vegetables, herbs, rice noodles

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