Easy Youthful Glow Makeup Application

I'm a huge fan of Project Runway. I love watching Heidi Klum strutting across the screen, always looking so beautiful and proud of the fact that she is in her 40s. She is a mother of four who knows how to rock a pair of skinny jeans and four-inch stilettos. Even when she is not in front of the camera she carries herself with plenty of style and makes it looks effortless, which is exactly what today's post is about!...more

Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE® Anti-aging Daily Serum

 I am a huge proponent of anti aging serums. I have written about the benefits of serums in previous anti aging posts because I sincerely believe they work. I have been using anti aging serums for a couple of years now and my skin looks and feels wonderful. At first I thought maybe it was just myself who noticed a difference in the texture and clarity of my skin, but lately I have been receiving lots and lots of compliments from friends and people in the beauty industry! ...more

Sauteed Green Beans with Fennel and Garlic Seasoning

Sauteed Green Beans with Fennel and Garlic Seasoning I can’t believe we’re already half way through January… Scary! I’ve had a little trouble getting back into the swing of things since the holiday season has ended. When you work from home, discipline is crucial to how successful you are in your...more

Baked Leeks with Bonito Flakes

Baked Leeks with Bonito Flakes When I think about leeks, French food comes to mind: a hearty pot-au-feu, a velvety leek soup or a classic French leek pie. I also think about...more

Pocky Sticks – How to Decorate

How To Decorate Pocky Sticks Pocky sticks are one of Japan’s most popular snacks and have been a personal favorite...more

Edamame Quinoa Salad Recipe

Edamame Quinoa Salad What better way to start off the new year than with a tasty and super healthy edamame quinoa salad – especially if you have indulged in sweets and fatty snacks...more

Eggplant and Kabocha Miso Gratin

Eggplant and Kabocha Miso Gratin My mother arrived last week from Japan to celebrate the holiday season with us and boy have we been busy these past few days! We did some shopping on...more

Beauty Fruit Smoothie Recipe

Beauty Fruit Smoothie Recipe This is my daily morning ritual: wake up, have coffee, read e-mails, look at stats and make a beauty fruit smoothie to inject myself chock full of vitamin C. I then take a shower and get ready for the day. The daily fruit smoothie made its appearance about five months ago when I decided to take my daily intake of fruit more seriously ....more

Vegetarian Chirashi sushi (chirashizushi)

Vegetarian Chirashi Sushi – (Chirashizushi) There is a Japanese restaurant not too far from my apartment that makes delicious chirashi sushi (chirashizushi in Japanese) for lunch. We go there a lot because the quality of the fish is excellent and the prices are very reasonable… The lunch prices that is!...more

Edamame Hummus with Cilantro

Edamame Hummus with Cilantro Recipe Who knew you could do so much with edamame! For the longest time I used edamame the way...more