vegan series part 1: butternut squash & tofu salad!

After a couple weeks of being out of town for internships, camps, and family vacations, my friend and I finally got the chance to hang out and do one of our favorite things together: cook! We met up and decided to make a healthy lunch, but weren’t sure what exactly to make, so we thought…

prosciutto & poached eggs!

One of my favorite places to brunch is NorthStar Café and I have always wanted to recreate one of their dishes on my own, so I decided to make their “Prosciutto and Poached Eggs” dish for my dad for Father’s Day! My dad loves ham and eggs together so I thought this would be a…

movie night snacks!

The Bachelor and the Bachelorette are two of my favorite reality TV shows, so in honor of the premiere of this season’s “the Bachelorette” I made some movie night or TV night snacks! I thought I would make something sweet, something savory, and a fun drink, so I made some chocolate caramel popcorn, chili honey…

nature cake decorations!

At the end of every year, my school has an event called “Peace Day” at the end of our “Peace Week” where we basically celebrate the diversity and peace in our school and community with inspiring assemblies/talks and friendly competitions within the student body! On Peace Day, there are several games between houses (like in…

pillsbury dough recipes!

This morning for breakfast I decided to finally use the Pillsbury crescent roll dough and cinnamon roll dough that has been in my fridge for weeks! I didn’t want to just make the basic crescent or cinnamon rolls, so I got creative and instead made veggie egg filled crescent “muffins” and cinnamon roll waffles! To…

sunny side up eggs & avocado toast!

Almost every morning for breakfast, I eat sunny side up eggs because they are my favorite not only to eat, but to make! I usually have it with a glass of milk to get some extra protein in, but today I decided to change it up and serve the eggs with some avocado toast and…

oats two ways (part 2)

Next, I made my almond joy granola! Here were the ingredients I used: 3 cups Quaker Oats  1/4 cup brown sugar 1 cup almonds 1/4 cup shaved coconut 1/2 cup chocolate chips 3 tablespoons honey 3 tablespoons olive oil First combine the brown sugar and oats in a large bowl. Then in a small bowl mix…

oats two ways (part 1)

I’ve had this huge container of Quaker Oats in my food cabinet forever so I finally decided to use it all by making two different oat desserts: no bake cookies and granola! I sold the no bake cookies at my school for another Key Club bake sale, which this time raised money for human trafficking…

California food!

For spring break a couple weeks ago, I traveled with my mom to Los Angeles, CA and San Francisco, CA to tour some colleges (USC, UCLA, Stanford, & UCBerkeley). While I was in California, which I absolutely love, I ate lots of delicious and healthy food that I wanted to share with you! Since I…

oreo pi(e)!

Every year for Pi day, March 14 (3/14), my math class brings in pie and of course, I always contribute! This year I decided to make a consistent favorite, Oreo (cookies and cream) pie! It’s super simple to make and never disappoints! Here are the ingredients that you will need: 1 1/2 boxes of Oreos 1/4…

grilled lamb chops with broccoli and rice!

My dad and I love to cook and eat lamb, so I have decided to share one of our recipes with you! To go along with lamb, I sautéed some broccoli and made some lemon butter rice. I flavored both the lamb and broccoli with an asian marinade. This dish is a quick and easy dinner idea…

homemade Chipotle burrito bowls!

My brother came home this weekend from college for spring break so my family and I all decided to make his favorite food: Chipotle. His favorite meal to get is the chicken burrito bowl so we create all of the parts of it, including the grilled spiced chicken, the cilantro lime rice, and guacamole! First…