Lemon, Leek, and White Bean Soup

This lemon and leek soup is inspired by avgolemono, a Greek lemon-egg soup that is light-tasting yet hearty and filling. In the wintertime, this avgolemono recipe is perfect for when you feel a little scratch in the back of your throat – the citrus is refreshing and the addition of egg to the broth makes… Continue reading Lemon, Leek, and White Bean Soup

Plum Jam – Easy Recipe with No Pectin

This recipe for plum jam has no pectin and very little sugar. It’s also a small batch of jam, and requires no special equipment. It just uses one weird trick! Using only six or seven plums, a bit of powdered sugar, you can make this plum jam in no time. This is a looser-set jam… Continue reading Plum Jam – Easy Recipe with No Pectin

Easy Yogurt Dip – Pantry Recipe for Homemade Dip

Everyone needs a backup, quick to throw together, homemade dip recipe in their repertoire. This easy yogurt dip served with cucumbers makes use of ingredients you already have, and is completely foolproof. This dip is like a deconstructed tzatziki dip – so simple and easy. You should make this homemade yogurt dip anytime you have… Continue reading Easy Yogurt Dip – Pantry Recipe for Homemade Dip

21 Hacks to Make Food Last Longer

carrots with carrot-top pistou

If you’re like me, you’re always trying to maximize the produce and food that you bought at the farmer’s market or grocery store. i hate wasting food and especially hate throwing out rotted food that i never even used! it feels so wasteful! so, to mitigate food waste, here is a roundup of hacks to… Continue reading 21 Hacks to Make Food Last Longer

3-Ingredient Buttermilk Roast Chicken for Two

This is a roasted chicken recipe scaled down for two, with only 3 ingredients – chicken legs, buttermilk, and salt. While buttermilk is normally associated with fried chicken, here it is a tenderizing, marinating force for dark meat chicken. This buttermilk roast chicken for two is an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.

Gluten-Free Orange Mini Cakes

This is a recipe for mini orange-olive oil cake that is gluten free and dairy free. Using the whole orange and olive oil, these mini cakes are tender, moist, and not too sweet. What I also love is that they use the whole orange, peel and all, so it’s a low waste recipe! Try these… Continue reading Gluten-Free Orange Mini Cakes

The 21-day Capsule Kitchen Challenge

If you’re interested in whittling down your kitchen into a Capsule Kitchen, but don’t know where to start – here is a 21-day challenge where each day you take on 1 mini-task to streamline and declutter your kitchen. This Capsule Kitchen challenge is the *perfect* way to do some cleaning in the near year, spring cleaning,… Continue reading The 21-day Capsule Kitchen Challenge

How to start building your capsule kitchen

If you’re curious about minimalism and find yourself always digging around your kitchen to find that *one thing* – consider starting a Capsule Kitchen. It’s like a capsule wardrobe, but for your kitchen – keeping only the hardiest, workhorse-y, useful kitchen utensils in your house and donating or recycling the gadgets/pots/pans that are taking up… Continue reading How to start building your capsule kitchen

Homemade Instant Pot Hummus with Roasted Garlic

instant pot roasted garlic hummus

Here’s a recipe for roasted garlic hummus that will make it so you never have to buy hummus again. Roasting garlic in the oven, and then using your Instant Pot to pressure cook the beans, and combining it with really good tahini and olive oil makes this homemade hummus recipe totally attainable.

How to Make Labneh at Home

Here is a recipe for how to make labneh- a Middle Eastern strained yogurt/cheese. Also known as strained yogurt, Greek yogurt, yogurt cheese, sack yogurt, labaneh or suzma yogurt. Labneh is yogurt that has been strained to remove most of its whey, resulting in a thicker consistency than unstrained yogurt. It’s sooo easy to make,… Continue reading How to Make Labneh at Home


I have some fun non-food-related news – I got engaged! here are the photos from this special moment that happened in late August. Bryan proposed next to the Manhattan bridge at golden hour. it was a pretty great Brooklyn engagement photo shoot. all photos were taken by quyn duong!

Natural Beauty with Ibby Hartley

This is a guest post from my BFF, Ibby Hartley, a Venice, CA-based fashion designer and self-taught expert on natural beauty! Ibby provides recipes for all-natural and safe beauty regimes like face masks, hair rinses, and dry brushing techniques. Check out her story on how she learned about natural beauty, and enjoy her recipes for… Continue reading Natural Beauty with Ibby Hartley

Upgrade a Boxed Cake Mix Into a Fancy Naked Cake

Have you ever wondered how bakers on Instagram make a naked cake with flowers – those fancy layer cakes with flowers and just the right amount of frosting? You can make your own cake completely from scratch…. or you could just… not. I’m not above using a boxed cake mix for making layer cakes and… Continue reading Upgrade a Boxed Cake Mix Into a Fancy Naked Cake

Homemade Pickled Red Onions

homemade picked red onions

This homemade pickled red onions recipe is a staple recipe you should make regularly at home. It comes together so quickly and pickled red onions are the perfect condiment to anything fatty or umami that needs something acidic to cut the flavor. This homemade pickled red onions recipe is something you probably see on top… Continue reading Homemade Pickled Red Onions