Veggie Potstickers + Holiday Tequila Punch

Have you ever made dumplings or potstickers? Also, yep, I said it- Holiday. Tequila. Punch. OMG I’m completely obsessed. This was my first time, I think it has always intimidated me a little bit. I decided a long time ago there are certain foods I have left to the professionals. There are so many amazing […]

December 6, 2018

Appetizer, Beverage, Recipes

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Coquito Cocktail + Tropical Spiced Roasted Sweet Potatoes!

Being in a tropical climate in the winter and over the holidays is still a little weird to me. Growing up in Michigan, it never felt like we were ready for the holidays until the temperature dropped below freezing and everything was covered in white. Craving hot chocolate and hot toddy’s, stew and anything warming […]

December 4, 2018

Appetizer, Beverage, Recipes

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6 Different Types of Fiber, Explained

What is Fiber? Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that our bodies cannot digest. Once digested into the body most carbohydrates are broken down into sugar, or glucose molecules. Fiber is a little different because the molecules cannot be broken down to enter the blood stream thus they continue to pass through the digestive system. […]

November 5, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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Apple Cider Bourbon Cocktail + Baked Cinnamon Apples

I am back in Michigan, from Manila for a few weeks this fall. Since I arrived its been a wonderful whirlwind of events. I arrived and the next day left again for a trip to Maine for a wedding. The colors were beautiful, trees are all brightly colored in oranges, yellows, and reds and the […]

October 26, 2018

Appetizer, Beverage, Recipes

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Ginger Pistachio Mule + Ube Pear ‘Crostini’

OH EM GEEE are you ready for this recipe?! I think this is my favorite one yet. Both recipes are unique and incredibly delicious. I got this cocktail recipe is from ‘The Flavor Matrix‘ cookbook, it’s a great resource if you want to learn more about cooking. The book gives scientific reasons why certain foods […]

October 12, 2018

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What is Nutritional Yeast?

Have you ever heard of nutritional yeast? Nutritional yeast is an inactive form of yeast. The yeast is grown, usually in a culture with either sugarcane or molasses. After it is grown, the yeast is heated to deactivate it and then it is processed and dried. You will typically find it in the form of […]

October 8, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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The Best Vegan Popcorn Recipe + Sake Summer Cocktail

Popcorn, it’s not just for movies anymore. Luckily, I have been seeing popcorn more and more on bar menus and offered as a complementary snack. I had my engagement party last week at Raffles rooftop bar and they served popcorn. Everyone was talking about how delicious it was. It really is an easy thing to […]

October 8, 2018

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13 Healthy Snack Ideas + Sun Dried Tomato Hummus Recipe

It’s mid-afternoon and you find yourself hungry and wanting a little snack. You might walk up to the vending machine at work and find highly processed foods like chips, cookies, candy bars and soda. Or you walk down the street to a 7-Eleven or bakery and get a muffin or pastry. I get it, healthy […]

October 3, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration, Recipes

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Health Benefits of Herbs + How to Store Fresh Herbs

Did you know that herbs are bursting with health benefits? Most of us cook with herbs, fresh or dried because of the flavor they add. A dish of pasta isn’t complete without the garnish of fresh basil. Mint gives a refreshing flavor to a spicy Thai dish and adding sage gives earthiness and depth to […]

September 15, 2018

Nutrition Inspiration

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Spring Rolls with Ginger Mango Sauce + Passion Green Tea Whiskey

My favorite food in Manila is the mangos. They are everywhere and they are so sweet, juicy and absolutely delicious. When I saw this recipe for spring rolls with ginger mango dipping sauce I actually thought it sounded a little weird. I made the sauce but still was hesitant to try it, but much to […]

September 13, 2018

Beverage, Recipes

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