Category: Bite-Sized

Pizza Night

Last weekend, I ate homemade pizza smothered in parmesan tomato sauce, homegrown tomatoes, mozzarella, red onion, basil from the garden… and the memory was extra sweet since it was made and consumed amidst conversation between old friends and new. This weekend, that pizza was still hanging around in my mind. I wanted to spend time on pizza dough, slather homemade…

Oatmeal Obsession

The other day I was filling out an application for a flash fiction writing fellowship (it’s here, if you’re interested!) and this was the last question: Tell us one other (non-writing-related thing) about you. This could be anything–a greatest fear, an unusual hobby, a favorite song or movie, or what you had for breakfast this morning. Oh man. I had…

The State of Grocery Shopping in 2017

When one of my coworkers told me about Good Eggs, I knew it was something I wanted to try. She explained during lunch that Good Eggs is an SF-based company that does online grocery delivery. They promise to deliver produce within a day or two of harvest and have all of the Bay Area favorites (Cowgirl Creamery, Acme, Tartine, Full…

Customizable Dinner Salad

What do you eat when you’ve had pizza for three meals in a row? According to my lovely farm lady friends in Montana, this delicious (and surprisingly healthy) salad! It has a kale/spinach base and is tossed with a dijon dressing. As with any salad, the toppings really pull it all together. Ingredient options: choose the ones you like and…

Visual Diary: Baja California Eats

I am pretty sure my parents live closer to Mexico than LA, so it seemed reasonable that after 13 years of living in San Diego, they decided to go on a weekend trip to Baja California. This was my parent’s second time driving there and my first time joining them. We left San Diego around noon, drove through Tijuana, then…

Simple Flourless Chocolate Cake

I’ve made this Bon Appetit flourless chocolate recipe four times in the past three weeks. It’s light and fluffy (thanks to the whipped egg whites), but also decadent. The original recipe includes a glaze, which I’ve never made although I’m sure it would be delicious as well. My favorite part of this cake is that is saves INSANELY WELL and…

Chicken Soup for the Soul

I remember those Chicken Soup for the Soul books I used to see all the time when at bookstores or the library. I looked at the covers again and they seem very 90’s and early 2000’s to me, which is probably around the last time I picked one up. In case you haven’t heard of them, the general idea of…

Your Next Summer Dinner Staple

Last week, I had the freshest, most flavorful lunch that also involved enough bread and protein to keep me full all day: a banh mi. Then I watched an intriguing instastory where Sara Forte made a veg version involving avocado (!). And suddenly, I couldn’t stop thinking about making my own. Luckily for me, the New York Times, Food &…

How College Changed the Food I Eat

  Before college, I ate mostly Chinese food that my mom cooked (and still wish I could eat that everyday). I also had a great love for pita bread from a Persian/Mediterranean store by my house and Souplantation. When I got to college, I thought about the amazing classes that would take, the friends I would make, and the places…

The Easiest Bread (But Not the Quickest)

I love love love baking bread! And while I normally stick to a classic rosemary focaccia recipe, this weekend I decided to branch out and try my hand at “no knead” bread: it takes foreeeeever to rise but the bread pretty much makes itself as long as you plan ahead. I followed this recipe on Pinch of Yum, which promises…