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Hello friends! As I mentioned on my last pregnancy update, I altered a recipe for this popular and easy dessert to be low carb and gestational diabetes friendly. But since I am not a nutritionist or a doctor, please use your own judgement and seek the advice of a professional […]

Low Carb Chocolate Delight


Have you ever thought about eating bugs and other weird foods while traveling abroad? I never had the urge, but I find fascinating that many people do. Sure I will try the local cuisine, as long it doesn’t involve bugs and other “weird foods” that I would never eat under […]

Eating Weird Foods in Beijing


Hello fellow foodies! As you may have noticed by now, I love to eat and what better way to get to know a new culture than through the local dishes? On this trip to Asia, I got hooked on cooking classes and was able to book a class in Japan […]

China: The Hutong Cooking School



Hello friends! As I mentioned on my last post, I have gone all homemaker over here. In my attempt to create a sweet and savory dessert to satisfy my many pregnancy cravings, I ended up creating two wonderful flavor concoctions- I mean- galettes. The first was a Ginger Peach Pecan […]

Peach Blackberry Coconut Sugar-Free Galette


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Lately with all the pregnancy cravings, I have been dying for a¬†fruity, light, sweet but savory dessert, which is hard to find around our surburban neighborhood. We are in desperate need of a local, seasonal, small owned restaurant around these parts! If you are wondering why I go out for […]

Ginger Peach Pecan Galette


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3 places you must visit in Malibu If you follow me on Instagram you already know I recently took a trip to California for a few days to meet with family and enjoy some SoCal sunshine. Since this was only my second trip to Los Angeles, I had a packed […]

3 places you must visit in Malibu



Oiri Sushi, food, sashimi, Japanese, Japan, Tokyo, Restaurant, local, travel, fish, seafood, foodie, blog, tips
I have mentioned before that I ate extremely well in Japan, even though I am a picky eater. Before going to Japan, I had once eaten and disliked raw fish sushi. Sashimi, was something I would never actively choose to eat, but Japan made me want to be adventurous for […]

Oiri Sushi: Dining Well in Tokyo


Okonomiyaki, Hiroshima, Japan, Food, Culture, pancake, local cuisine, travel
Okonomiyaki Okonomi What? The name is a little hard to pronounce, but I can attest that Okonomiyaki is delicious! Some refer to it as a pancake, but it’s a lot more than that. Okonomiyaki is what we would call the “Kitchen sink” in the US. It has several layers of […]

Okonomiyaki: Hiroshima Cuisine


Pontocho, dining, Japan, Kyoto, Food, restaurant, geisha, nightlife, kamo river, travel tips, travel, solo travel, foodie
Pontocho District Pontocho or Ponto-cho is a geisha district similar to Gion in Kyoto. The narrow alleys that border the Kamo river contain expensive restaurants that offer outdoor seating along the river. It’s truly picturesque and would no doubt be a great place for a special dinner. For a splurge, […]

Pontocho Dining: A travel lesson on expectations