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Golden Door: A wholesome food line…Heartfelt cause

Golden Door balances its luxury and zen aura making it one of the most elite spa sanctuaries in the world, focused on the trifecta of mind, body, spirit, located in southern California amongst some other wellness heavy hitters. I was introduced to their food line curated by the Executive chef, Greg Frey Jr. and I decided to whip up a meal based around the rice medley. It is fun for me to try different products especially when I don’t often... Read More

Iceland Inspired Dishes: Roasted Beets with a Yogurt Dip

                        Food is such a an essential part of travel and it is also such a prevalent part of my day to day. Every time I travel I become more deeply inspired by the culinary and cultural roots. Returning back into my kitchen with a new perspective of the traditional fare and ingredients helps me hone my craft.   Visiting Iceland in the winter lends itself to less vegetables... Read More

UPPAbaby and Away

Since I was a child, Sunday was a fun day… We would leave in the morning and do something cultural, depending on the season; classes at the Boston Science Museum, visits to Plimouth Plantation or clamming on Nantasket beach.  Then, the day would be wrapped up with a tasty dinner. Sure enough right before departure, I would stumble to the bottom of the stairs with bags filled with extra clothing, coloring books, note pads, a box of Legos,... Read More

Un-Cheesy V-Day

I’m definitely a lover, but I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day, particularly. I believe that you should show affection for your loved ones every day of the year or on a random day, not just once in February. Going out to restaurants is usually a horrible experience, with couples packed together like sardines at two-tops, prix-fixe menus finishing with predictable chocolate desserts printed in pale pink font. Since Valentine’s Day cannot be avoided,... Read More