A very unplanned break...

Life has taken a sudden change of course. A good one, that is...After five months in Florida, I got tired of the struggle and decided to move to NYC. I planned & planned & planned (told no one)... I sold almost everything... But life happened... ...more

Garlicky Eggs with Mushrooms on Toast

When I saw a similar recipe on another blog, I knew I had to try it. It's everything that I love in just one recipe: eggs, roasted garlic, mushrooms and toast. A great breakfast, but it's not something to enjoy every day unless you cut the butter ....more

Sparkling Berry & Lemon Drink ... and a Video!

The weather here in the Tampa Bay area has been terrible for the past week. It's long periods of non-stop rain followed by very hot and humid periods of full sun. Exercising outside has been a real challenge. I used to be able to walk four miles, but lately I've struggled to walk just two miles because of the humidity.My body has been craving cold drinks all day, but drinking only water can get very boring. To enjoy the effervescence ...more

Chocolate Oatmeal Shake ... & a belated 30th Birthday

I never wrote a proper post for my birthday last month. I turned 30 on April 26th. I had been planning a post for that day, but somehow, between the chaos of that week  and my Mom's visit, I never posted anything ....more

Breakfast Pancake Cupcakes

To get out of the egg-and-toast-in-the-morning rut, I decided to bake some pancakes.  Not that there is anything wrong with a morning breakfast ritual, I happen to like routine. But sometimes a little change can be beneficial to your health. By switching to a different food, you get to eat different nutrients.   ...more

Cacio e Pepe for Breakfast

I'm not one to buy cookbooks. With all of the amazing food blogs on the internet, who needs another cookbook? But I was drawn to My Father's Daughter by Gwyneth Paltrow since I first heard about it.Some reviews mentioned how 'simple' the recipes are. I figured, that's my kind of meal: simple and easy everyday recipes. So I decided to buy it when I became face to face with it while shopping the other day ....more

Vegan Mocha Chocolate Cake for my Dad

I was lucky enough to grow up with three strong paternal figures: my two Grandfathers and, of course, my Dad. By watching them, they taught me most of what I needed to learn about men. But today I'm celebrating the life of one them: my Dad!  ...more

Root Vegetable Patties with Spicy Chorizo

It's funny how slow time passes when you're expecting important news. I've been staring at the phone all day, not even using it because I don't want to 'disturb' it. Silly, right? It's a good thing that Downton Abbey exists. Otherwise I'd be going completely out of my mind. I've been watching episodes back to back since last night. Have you watched that show? ...more

Mixed-Berry Yogurt Pops

As I type this entry, I'm enjoying the best perk of being a food blogger : eating the food I prepared! After all, isn't that why most of us start a food blog? Every blogger focuses on something different. When I started this blog a year and a half ago, I was focusing on publishing recipes. After a few months, I started sharing stories about my personal life that were related to food. ...more

Crunchy Mac & Cheese made with Homemade Mascarpone

"That doesn't look like Mac & Cheese!" That's the reaction I got from a friend when I showed him the picture of the recipe I was planning to make. Quite honestly, that's exactly the reaction I wanted to get ....more