Daisy Mint

I work in the Glendale/Pasadena area weekday afternoons, so a few weeks ago Melo and I decided to stay in the area for our date night.

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How cute are those chandeliers?!

Melo LOVES Thai food, so I surprised her by taking her to Daisy Mint, a Thai spot right off of Colorado Blvd near Cal Tech and not too far from Old Pasadena. This place is so adorable! The cozy interior actually reminded me a lot of my favorite brunch spot in Atlanta (you can read about it here). It’s very charming and quaint; perfect for a date!

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Meatless Monday: Eggplant Parmesan 

Who loves pasta?

We do! We do!

We don’t eat it much, but every once in a while (or when the budget says so), we eat pasta. We’ve traded off white pasta for whole wheat to get rid of a lot of the carbs and sugar white pasta has. The texture is a bit different, but it is hardly noticeable with a hearty sauce to accompany it. Last week I was craving eggplant parmesan, so when we took our weekly trip to the grocery store, we picked up the necessary ingredients. Continue reading Meatless Monday: Eggplant Parmesan¬†

Travel Throwback Thursday: Cape Town, South Africa

My dear friend, Crystal recently celebrated her 30th by taking herself on vacation–to South Africa. She’d been wanted to go for a while and decided that her Dirty Thirty celebration was going to include beautiful sunsets and delicious food! I recently caught up with Crystal to ask her about her experience. Check out the details below! Continue reading Travel Throwback Thursday: Cape Town, South Africa

Bike Tour: LA to Tijuana

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Zumi & Apollo’s chicken katsu curry (cutlet)

Last week, the homies Zumi and Apollo invited me over for dinner after returning from their bike tour from L.A. to Tijuana with the local collective, L.A. Rooted. When I say bike tour, I meant they rode their bikes from L.A. all the way down and across the border of Mexico to Tijuana–all in their two-wheeled machines–over the course of a few days! By car, it would take only about two hours to drive 140 miles, but on bicycles powered by human muscles, sweat, and sheer stamina, this seems like a daunting task. Continue reading Bike Tour: LA to Tijuana

Blueberry Pancakes

Guess what?

It’s National Blueberry Pancake day!

I love me some blueberry pancakes. In fact, whenever I eat pancakes, you can bet they’re blueberry. I rarely eat any other flavor of pancake; even the regular ones.

In honor of today, I’m going to share with you my favorite blueberry pancake recipe. This one has a little surprise ingredient that really brightens up the pancake!
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