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Tri-tip, Santa-Maria Style

santa maria tritip

The next time you visit your local butcher, try to find the flawless and irresistible tri-tip. Buy it and make it Santa Maria style! It’s easy, and the beef turns out perfectly juicy and tender. It’s a bit difficult to…

Salt Air’s Copycat Pea Toasts

Pea toast

Salt Air is a “beach bistro” on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California. The small restaurant has a great vibe, serving up some great dishes; classic and well prepared. Our waitress raved about their pea toast and told us that the…

Heavenly Cream Cheese Filled Banana Bread

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As a cheesecake addict, I couldn’t resist making this custardy looking banana bread I saw on Pinterest. It turned out exactly the way I dreamed that it would. A more moist and sweeter version of the classic banana bread, this banana bread…

It’s a Girl! & My Baby Shower

lambcupcakes

Ever since I found out I was expecting it has been a mix of excitement and not knowing what’s to come. I am now 34 weeks and everything is starting to feel that much more real. Two weeks ago my friends…

Savoy Cabbage Meatball Soup

savoy cabbage meatball soup

It was a home organization and cleaning day for me and nothing sounded better than a cleansing and healthy soup with savoy cabbage, leeks, carrots, parsley, turkey meatballs and soba. It is a flavorful and nutrition-filled dinner that left me feeling…

Meyer Lemon Upside Down Cake

lemon cake

I saw this recipe on Sunset magazine and just had to make it, immediately. It’s a moist and crumbly cake made out of both flour and cornmeal. The Meyer lemon slices absorbed the butter and brown sugar from the cake during…

Party Olive Tapenade Toasts

olive tapenade

Happy New Year’s Eve everyone! Where did 2014 go? For me, 2014 was a busy and amazing year. I traveled around France, around Japan, celebrated four weddings with close friends, hiked new trails around LA, tried out a few five-star-worthy…