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Korean LA Rice Cakes 찹쌀떡


Growing up, I would have these squidgy little rice cakes on-the-go for breakfast.  A Korean hybrid granola bar, if you will.  Inside these chewy baked rice cakes, my mother would pack in a traditional mix of adzuki beans, chestnuts or raisins and as a child, I was happy to enjoy them as they were delightfully […]

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Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons Chocolate

There are several reasons I enjoy these cookies.  First, I’m a fan of all coconut products. Then, there’s the fact that they’re slightly crisp on the edges yet soft and chewy in the center. Plus, they’re easy peasy, just using one bowl and come together in no time at all. Try these today because you’re […]

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Yogurt, Homemade + Greek Yogurt

2 ingredient homemade greek yogurt

Though we’re back to cold rainy days next week, at least someone got the memo about it being the first day of spring today.  Oh sunshine, won’t you stay? For the following weeks, whether the weather decides to cooperate or not, I’ve planned an arsenal of fresh and light recipes for y’all, starting with my […]

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Paleo Brownies

Pealo Brownies with dates Recipe

What is paleo?  A primal diet including whole foods of wild plants/animals while excluding grains, legumes, dairy, sugar or refined oils. With the new year, comes new resolutions and a wise man once told me that moderation is the key {applying to more than just diets}.  These are revamped with healthy additions, making them paleo […]

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Mochi Rice Cakes {Easy} 찹쌀떡

Mocha Mochi Korean rice cakes Recipe

These are quick, easy, and delicious and would make fabulous gifts when tucked into pretty tissue in festive boxes.  If mocha doesn’t happen to be your thing, you can also substitute the coffee for water and chocolate for the traditional sweetened red bean paste {or anything else your heart desires}. 4.7 from 6 reviews Mochi […]

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2 Ingredient Cake

2 Ingredient cake

Say what? Now, I have to be honest.  This cake came to fruition on one of those lean-ration days when my fridge bulb seemed to stare back blankly at me, apathetic to a grumbling tummy because I’d failed to feed it first.  Fair enough.  I managed to gather some eggs {which is forever my default} […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Ice Cream

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My friends stare at me with wonder when they check out the limited kitchen equipment/utensils in my arsenal.  I’m a minimalist at heart and can’t stand clutter and this translates into the kitchen as well so I never think to purchase an ice cream machine.  It seems heavy and bulky and just one more thing […]

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Green Tea Mochi Ice Cream


One of my most popular videos to date was my Mocha Mochi Video.  So much so, I thought to myself, “self, what can we do to make it even better?”  I assure you it only took a few seconds for me to internally scream “ice cream!!!!”  I feel like it’s a party whenever ice cream […]

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Korean Shaved Ice Patbingsu 팥빙수


Pat means sweet red bean and bingsu means shaved ice. That’s all you really need to know because beyond that, you squish in what fits in.  I tumbled in chunks of fruit that happened to be on sale at my market.  You can literally add whatever you want to.  Chocolate/peanut butter, liquid cheesecake, guava syrup, […]

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Ahi Tuna Poke


The very last time I had this dish, it had been bundled into a picnic basket, made special by my auntie for a family picnic on the beach.  We were mere inches away from the water, watching the sun set over Honolulu. To be quite honest, Hawaii was one of the last places I’d ever […]

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