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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…

Essex (Seattle)

Essex Seattle

If you are in Seattle and craving pizza, you are probably headed to Delancey. While you wait for a table there, take yourself next door to Essex for some appetizers and a few drinks. It is an inviting, comfortable neighborhood bar with impeccable food and beverages with such friendly service you may stay longer than you […] Read more…

3 Baking Mistakes That Cause Pinterest Fails

Pinterest Baking Fails

What would bloggers do without Pinterest? The site is always my first stop when seeking out inspiration for decor, style & recipe ideas. It’s amazing to see what people all over the world can create, but for many people (myself included) some of these projects never turn out quite right when tried at home. There […] Read more…

Mom’s Omelette

Mom's Omelette

  There seems to be an endless variety of egg breakfast dishes. Most people feel most comfortable with preparing a scrambled or fried egg, but an omelette, difficult right? Yes, there is  a fair amount of technique involved in making a perfect omelette with no brown on the outside, but unless you have a judge […] Read more…

Brioche French Toast

Brioche French Toast | Culinary Inspiration

I have to be honest. French toast has NEVER been a favorite food of mine. White bread soaked in sugared eggs, drenched in sugary syrup… yeah I’ll pass. However, since brioche has been made more readily available, French Toast in America has made massive improvements. Brioche is a sweet bread. If you’ve never had it […] Read more…

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…

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