Hello my darlings – As you all probably know, I love feeding people. And perhaps more than that, I love hosting the sh*t out of my dinners: creating a comfortable space where my friends can meet new people, trying new things, and then give me all the compliments.¬† And if we’ve talked in the last couple of months, you also probably know that I’m exploring … Continue reading ANNOUNCING NOTES AND NIBBLES, A POP UP DINNER SERIES

Copycat Pastrami Tacos with Gruyere

Adele. Literally a magical being among us mundane humans. I saw her at the Staples Center last week and as always, left inspired, in awe and emotionally depleted from singing my lungs out.   Before the epic, totally-worth-the-$150-per-ticket show, we hit up on my favorite restaurants in DTLA, The Stocking Frame. I’ll probably do a review of it at some point, but it suffices to … Continue reading Copycat Pastrami Tacos with Gruyere

Swedish Meatballs

Ikea meatballs are apparently a thing. I’ve never had one, but their reputation is legendary. So of course, I had to make Swedish Meatballs, because obviously I can do them better than a massive corporation known for their do-it-yourself mission. (BTW, I’ve tried numerous times to DIY Ikea furniture… and always failed.) I am happy to report that I did not fail at my Swedish … Continue reading Swedish Meatballs

Pecan Brown Sugar Sticky Buns

Because you always need dessert. And because I made too much pizza dough and it certainly couldn’t go to waste. I used to hate cinnamon rolls. The overly gooey, sweet sludge just didn’t do it for me. Now however, I’ve been busy perfecting a flaky roll, soft and warm, with a warming, lightly spiced, inner layer, with a bit of crunch from the nuts. Pass … Continue reading Pecan Brown Sugar Sticky Buns

Fiore Di Zucca + Pizza

  Warning: Bougie/annoying story coming up. The first time I had zucchini blossoms, I, and my fellow backpackers, had been wandering around the city of Rome for ten hours, sun-sick and starving. We wandered into a little courtyard, cobblestones illuminated with twinkle lights and jovial, smiling¬†waiters milling around. We order Peronis and these strange flowers and my life was changed. They were stuffed with ricotta … Continue reading Fiore Di Zucca + Pizza

Chimichurri + Chickpea Summer Salad

The weather in Los Angeles is freaking me out. It’s been oscillating between fiery dry days and gloomy humid ones, which basically spells summer colds for me. I’ve been loading up on my turmeric, B12 and green juices to ward off the germs. In the meantime, I’ve been doing Whole 30 Monday through Friday: no gluten/grain/dairy/alcohol/added sugar. It sounds like death, especially to your basic … Continue reading Chimichurri + Chickpea Summer Salad

Sunday Supper: Easy Bolognese

If you follow me on Snap and/or IG, you know that I’m all about food. That is until I got struck down by Fluchella and resorted to take-out pho (yum) and Taco Bell (shame on me, but that quesalupa though, #addtheCreamyJalapenoSauce). But all the sodium/sugar got to me and I was feeling sluggish and dried out. So I’ve been craving healthy, fresh, homemade “comfort food” … Continue reading Sunday Supper: Easy Bolognese