fresh basil pesto sauce (nut-free!)

I absolutely love quick & simple recipes, don’t you? Especially, if they’re fresh like literally garden-to-table type of ingredients (side note – we have a balcony garden that we’ve grown fond of and are doing our best to incorporate those nutrients in our meals. See pictures at the end of the post). This recipe is…

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mac & cheese (lactose free!)

After popular demand, I am posting the recipe for my lactose-free mac and cheese that I shared on my Instagram story last night (*hugs*). This recipe is simple, easy, and can serve as a side dish or as an entree itself! Lactose free cheese is hard to find so when I stumbled upon Beemster at…

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kielbasa & garlic noodles

Growing up, my dad would occasionally make Fijian lamb sausage as a stir-fried appetizer dish. He would sauté the sausage with onions, garlic, bell peppers, and other indian spices. So, when my husband brought home kielbasa (he is half Polish) for the first time – it brought back a lot of memories! I asked (of…

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eat the cake!

You know the tradition of preserving your wedding cake and eating it a year later? Well, folks believe it’s suppose to be an omen for good luck as well as giving the couple a moment to relive their biggest day …after each indulging bite! With that being said, as some of you know – we crossed…

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being featured

Being featured in a magazine was the second highlight of 2018 (first was our wedding of course!) We got married on May 12, 2018 – I still remember our big day (like it was yesterday) and having it featured in a magazine was absolutely the perfect keep-sake remembrance to share with our family and friends.…

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where it began?

I decided to blog (again) after many years. However, I have to be honest, I was pretty intimidated at first until I unexpectedly read this quote: “Too often, feeling intimidated becomes our excuse not to be awesome.” – by Scott Stratten  Inspiring. Absolutely! So, here I am *hearteyes*  #nomore #excuses –  I am now ready…

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