Bacon Brussels Sprout Pasta Salad

Brussels Sprouts Salad

Guys, I’ve been very bad lately and shopping and spending like Carrie Bradshaw in a Manolo Blahnik store. Except I don’t actually have that kind of dough, but I still find myself feeling extremely guilty whenever I check my bank account. I’m being a bad influence on Leili, too, but at least I’ll look fly while being an enabler. As my best friend Peter says, “I’m a baller on a budget.”

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Elephant Garlic

To compensate my recent spending habits, I made a pact with myself to stop getting take out. That means no more sushi deliveries at 11PM. And I am glad to report I’ve been pretty good with this new compromise. To add to that, I’m finally in my exercise groove again and I’m making healthy meals for myself. They don’t teach you this in school, but sometimes irresponsible spending leads to healthier habits, because no money, no takeout. Continue reading

Roasted Vegetable Medley with Cranberries

Roasting Pan

Hello darling friends, I must apologize for the laziness that is lying ahead in this post.

In the midst of planning my family’s Thanksgiving dinner, I got a bit carried away into marshmallow heaven and realized I’d forgotten to add some fiber to the dinner. Perhaps you guys are having this issue as well. This recipe is a quick but delicious attempt to fix that problem.

Pan Motion

Honestly, I admire the simplicity of this recipe – everything from the turkey and gravy to the mashed potatoes to the buttery desserts can be overwhelming. I lied, they’re all delicious and dreamy but sometimes I just want a balance on my favorite holiday so I can feel less ashamed about inhaling everything else on the dinner table. Continue reading

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad


The air is definitely chillier and I have finally accepted that fall is here and winter is coming. With that, we head into a different food harvest. Today, we are going to shine the spotlight on Brussels sprouts.

Brussels sprouts are an excellent fall and winter vegetable. I didn’t grow up eating them because no one in my family ever liked them. My first experience with them was in college a few years back. One of my roommates made them for dinner and I reluctantly tried the crispy brown-green vegetable. Now, I roast them all the time for their delicious flavor and texture.

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