5 Healthy Breakfasts (That Tastes Like Dessert)

carrot cake smoothie

Hello, friends! I hope your 2017 is off to a great start. I’m a little delayed in getting my first post of the year published because I’ve been busy preparing for some travels. Matt and I are heading to the Philippines and Japan for the next few weeks! I can’t wait to see my family, friends, and eat ALL THE FOOD. Oh yes.

But, since it is January – a fresh start, the time for resolutions, New Year New You ideas – I figured this is also a nice time to think about all the little ways we can take care of ourselves by eating a little healthier. I believe in balance and in indulging in life’s little pleasures, and with these recipes, you can do both.

December 31, 2016

2016: A Year in Review

Dear 2016, Let’s be honest: many people consider you the worst year in a very long time. Almost everyone say they are sick of you. It’s true there has been some horrible things that happened...


Perfect if you like a good fudgy brownie base. Perfect if you like smooth and creamy peanut butter. Perfect if you like a little crunch (no, make that a lot of CRUNCH!) because the...

king crab waypoint
November 14, 2016

Boston Favorites, Lately

What a week this past one has been! The sombering results of the presidential elections has devastated everyone, including myself, but — there are glimpses of hope and unity if we choose to see...


The resulting cake is pure comfort, tender with soft apples and crunchy pecans, topped with sticky sweet and salty caramel, and plump apple slices. And because it has a lot of fruit, you'll also...

October 11, 2016

Creamy Pumpkin Soup

I used pumpkin cream cheese from one of go-to bagel shops, Bruegger's, which lent a slightly sweet flavor and velvety mouth-feel to the soup. I balanced it with plenty of spice, from cayenne pepper...

September 26, 2016

Asheville, North Carolina

Good food, good drinks, and lots of rest. These are the pillars of a great vacation, and exactly what Matt and I experienced in Asheville, North Carolina. When I read that one of my...


The creamy pimiento cheese reminded me of the flavors I've always loved, and the garlicky sausage bits added a nice snap to each bite. I look forward to making this again, wearing a blanket...

nutella cream cheese brownies

A rich, chewy brownie, fudgy and intense, the kind that has zero cakiness, and bursting with deep dark chocolate flavor, topped with a cheesecake-like topping and swirls of Nutella