Food Waste in the US

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, about 40% of food in the United States goes to waste each year. This is extremely upsetting, especially with the amount of poverty we have in our country and the amount of families that struggle to put food on the table on a daily basis. There need to…

Mamma Mia

My mother has always been the one to cook for our family. For as long as I can remember, she has always told us that cooking was her passion and she truly loved to cook for us. Since she was a young child, she was always interested in being in the kitchen but she really…

A Simple Break

It was a typical day. Class, babysitting, gym, homework, sleep. This had been my routine for the past weeks and always seemed to stay pretty consistent. The one thing I always had to squeeze in quickly were my meals. The only way I could manage to eat consist, healthful meals was to meal prep at…

The Stickiest Sprouts You Ever Did See

As I looked down at my list of ingredients, I was dumfounded. What the heck was I supposed to make with Sriracha, maple syrup, and pomegranate? Since I knew I couldn’t mix the three flavors as one sauce in itself, I decided to make Sriracha Maple Brussels Sprouts with a pomegranate aioli. Being that I…

Mother to the Rescue

This past year, my mother and I stood around the kitchen on the eve of Thanksgiving in our pajamas and talked as we prepped for the ultimate feast that would be occurring the next day. Every year, my family keeps up the tradition that every person has to contribute to the meal in some way,…

A Birthday for the Books

It was a crisp night in early December, where we sat nestled around the table overlooking the bay. As I looked up from my seat, I saw the faces of my closest friends and family enjoying their cocktails and appetizers as we reminisced. The sounds of our constant laughter mixed with the intriguing smells from…