Los Angeles to San Francisco | California

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Hey friends!

Leili here. I just got back from a mini family vacation to California, traveling from Los Angeles to San Francisco and eating everything in between. And now I get to share all that good stuff with all of you wonderful people.

View of the Bay

Not to rub it in, but it was pretty great. I had never been to California before, and I can now safely say that I’m a fan. Aside from the gorgeous weather and the “ooh”-and-“aah”-worthy scenic highways, the Golden State has a very calming air to it. Which explains why its culture appears to be one of perpetual leisure, I suppose. Continue reading

Stuffed Ricotta Squash Blossoms

Stuffed Squash Blossoms

I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a new recipe in a long time. Don’t get me wrong, I love all my babies but this one is really something special.

Cheesy Squash Blossoms

I started being more conscious of my health and what I ate three summers ago – this is when I started running and finally decided to check out the farmers’ market. I don’t want to be dramatic here but it was life changing and it has been an ongoing journey since. Continue reading

Vegan Chocolate Doughnut Holes

vegan chocolate doughnut holes

It’s Olympic season.

And I don’t know about you, but watching gymnasts kick some serious vault ass has got to be one of the top three forms of entertainment out there.

vegan chocolate donuts

I’ve spent all week watching these extraordinary humans move their bodies in ways I know I will never be able to. I am not flexible enough to even touch my toes without bending my knees. And I couldn’t even stay standing on a balance beam, let alone do any fancy moves on it. Continue reading

New York, NY

new york cityWe’ve written about plenty of our favorite Boston restaurants in the past two years, but we’re not so biased as to think that Boston is the only place around with a food scene worth celebrating. Today, we’re sharing some of our go-to spots in New York City.

BrooklynWeiLeili

Our weekend in New York City in late July kept us constantly full and extremely sweaty. Our visit happened to coincide with the worst heat wave of the year, but this didn’t stop us from walking for hours in search of all our old favorites and plenty of new ones. Continue reading

Two Years of Blogging: What We’ve Learned

 

Wei Leili NYCHey friends!

Today marks two years since this little blog of ours took its first steps into the real world, and we think that’s one hell of a feat (if we do say so ourselves). So today we’ve decided to share what we’ve learned these past two years, and also give you a little insight into our future plans. Because whether you’ve been with us since the beginning or you’re just now stopping by for the first time, you guys are what makes this blog worth writing every week. So, this one’s for you. (And for Harry Potter, wherever he may be now – anyone else excited about Harry Potter and the Cursed Child coming out today? Well, you should be.) Continue reading