About Me

I hope you’ll find recipes here that are intriguing but approachable. I try to keep it healthy (or healthy-ish ? ) but never boring.

Cooking delicious meals has been a lifelong endeavor of mine! I was raised in Southern California, moved to Honolulu, then flew back across the Pacific to Northern California, where I currently live. I’ve been fortunate to experience some incredible eats in all of these places, so you’ll find recipes here that reflect that diversity.

I’m a 25-year-old writer-by-day, home cook-by-night with a love for farmers markets and enjoying seasonal, local ingredients. I work full-time then spend my evenings testing recipes in a small, rental apartment kitchen with a wonky oven, and without a garbage disposal or dishwasher. Almost every piece of equipment I own was scored from a thrift store or handed down by relatives.

You don’t need fancy tools or a even lot of disposable income to prepare restaurant-quality meals. Case in point: I really started to learn to cook well when I was living on a tight budget as a college student and recent grad. Necessity is the mother of invention! Whether you’re an expert foodie or beginner home cook, I hope the recipes I share here spark your creativity.

There is nothing I cherish more than time spent in the kitchen and at the table with loved ones. I hope this blog sets the stage for you to create beautiful memories of your own.

I’ve been cooking since day one, but it’s never too late to start!

Main Courses

Breakfast

Starters + Sides

Salads

Salad Dressings + Sauces

Sweets

Vegetarian

Baked Goods