• Extra (Ap)petite: Quick Asian Peanut Sauce Noodles Recipe

    While transitioning our wardrobes to beat the heat of summer, Nick and I have also been switching out our hearty, cold-weather meals for fresh, vibrant dishes that are perfect for the season. We often browse our neighborhood farmers market, and look for quick recipes that allow us to toss so much of that local produce into one nutritious meal! We’re both love the flavorful peanut dipping sauce that comes with ...

    Extra (Ap)petite: Quick Asian Peanut Sauce Noodles Recipe
  • Extra (Ap)petite: Easy Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup (recipe)

    A home-cooked meal, to me, is one of the best expressions of love. I was lucky to have Mom’s cooking almost every night growing up (although I didn’t appreciate it enough back then!), and it’s a tradition I hope to carry on. Nick and I both love to cook, but when life gets busy, it’s one of the first things to fall to the wayside and get replaced with poor ...

    Style & Co tunic xsp (similar cute one in sz S/M), Zella live-in leggings xxs Le Creuset 3.5q dutch oven pot in white & gold (love!)
    Extra (Ap)petite: Easy Creamy Tomato Tortellini Soup (recipe)
  • IG lately: DIY chocolate strawberries + sneakers style

    Rounding up some photos & answering questions from my Instagram lately – I don’t think I’ve ever blogged an outfit in sneakers (except for Nick’s spycam proposal photos where I was in pretty much the same outfit) but I’m reaching for them more and more outside of working out. My go-to lazy day outfit is black leggings or skinny jeans with these sneakers, which help visually lengthen the legs a bit despite being ...

    Nike Free 5.0 sneakers sz 6 - runs small, J.Brand jeans sz 24 (hemmed), H&M; scarf (similar - 50% off), Gap jacket (similar in petite), Talbots tee, Goyard bag
    IG lately: DIY chocolate strawberries + sneakers style
  • Sundays at home

    As much as we love dining out, my favorite part of the week is cooking Sunday supper with Nick. We usually reserve this day for any slow-cooking or soups / stews, and start early so that the aromas fill the house by the time afternoon sports are on. This weekend we made both my favorite dutch oven crusty bread and white chicken chili – the chili is easy enough for ...

    cream cardigan p/s (stolen from mom) On Nick: Hedley & Bennett apron, thermal joggers
    Sundays at home
  • Recipe: Chinese dumplings / potstickers for Lunar New Year

    I love exploring different cultures through food, and cooking at home is a way to stay in touch with my own. One of the first dishes I learned from Mom was dumplings. They’re ubiquitous in Asian cuisine, and traditionally eaten on Chinese New Year as they symbolize wealth and prosperity. I wouldn’t mind a little good fortune, but more importantly these remind me of family. I have the fondest childhood ...

    Recipe: Chinese dumplings / potstickers for Lunar New Year