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Vegan Lemon Bars

Vegan Lemon Bars | Culinary Inspiration

No milk, no butter, no eggs… how on earth is one to make a dessert without any of these!?!? Lemon bars are very much egg based. The rich, vibrant yellow color comes from the egg yolk. So, when I took on a challenge to make a vegan dessert, this was probably not the easiest option. However, with […] Read more…

Vif Wine and Coffee (Seattle)

Vif Wine & Coffee in Seattle, WA

Vif Wine and Coffee is that rare spot where one can enjoy a quiet morning, alone with your cappuccino and paper, then stop by in the later afternoon to nurse a glass of wine and a “snackette” with friends. Vif is an elegant change of pace from your average laptop ridden coffee shop. Sound The wide open dining room […] Read more…

Campus Crush: Simple & Romatic Campus Date Ideas

Campus Crush: Simple & Romatic Campus Date Ideas

Juggling papers, chem labs, tailgates and toga parties is hard enough, but when you throw a romantic relationship into the mix, things can get even trickier. As a college student in a romantic relationship, it’s easy to forget that actually going on dates is a crucial part of dating. Not to mention, coming up with […] Read more…

Spinach Shakshuka

Spinach Shakshuka

If you’ve had this spicy tomato egg dish, you definitely know whats up. Everyone else, let me have the pleasure to introduce you to the dish that will change what you consider to be ‘breakfast’ food. Originating in Tunisia, shakshuka (shakshouka) is a popular breakfast dish across North Africa and the Middle East that has […] Read more…

Purple Baked Eggs

Purple Baked Eggs (1 of 1)

This week on Culinary Inspiration it’s all about Valentine’s Day. Of course you could always make classics like chocolate covered strawberries, but there is room to do something a bit less expected this year. With the love holiday falling on a Saturday, I thought it would be fun to share a few breakfast recipes, starting with these […] Read more…

Sunny Blue (Culver City & Santa Monica)

Miso Beef Omusibi from Sunny Blue

Certain eateries just have it just right, and this Japanese Omusubi shop is one of them.  The first shop of it’s kind in Southern California, Sunny Blue recently celebrated the opening of a second location in Culver City, just a few miles south of the original Santa Monica location. Read more…

5 Super Bowl Party Essentials

5 Super Bowl Party Essentials

The Super Bowl is more than just a day of football. I believe it’s greatest purpose is to give a little excitement to the worst season of the year. NYE was a month ago, and I’m sure no more than 40% of the population actually anticipates Valentines Day. So, here we have a day of […] Read more…

Meatball Grinders

Meatball Grinder

Superbowl food is about much more than just snacks. I have made the mistake before on focusing on too many snacks, midway through the game I’m eyeing the phone wondering if I should order a pizza. These meatball grinders are something I’ve been wanting to make for a while, so what better opportunity than game […] Read more…

Crab Stuffed Jalapeno Poppers

Crab Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

There are many things I have eaten in the world, jalapeño poppers are not one of them, well at least up until yesterday.  With the Superbowl quickly approaching, like most, I spent he week  asking myself: What I am I going to make? When in doubt, I turned to my friends, asking what their favorite game day munchies are. […] Read more…

Chipotle Black Bean Game Day Nachos

Game Day Nachos

Super Bowl Sunday is upon us once again. As usual,  I am overjoyed with the anticipation of all the delicious junk food I get to make for my friends to consume while we watch the game.  If you break down the event, there are three elements to  Super Bowl: 1.) The Game 2.) The Food […] Read more…

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