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Weekly Wanderings {week 31}

Can’t stop, won’t stop. Caprese all summer long!

Caprese salad

Getting into the smoothie scene.


Way way back when Son and I first started dating, the main place we would go was Wahoo’s Fish Tacos. (Also Costco. Pizza + hot dog combo = the best.) It’s been ages since we’ve been, so this brings back memories!

Classic Wahoo's

Whole Foods has this vegan burger that’s surprisingly really freaking good. We take it home, heat it up, and add pickles… and it’s just as satisfying as a normal burger, but we get to pretend we’re actually being really healthy. 😀

Vegan burger


Links I’ve loved lately:

This. I mean seriously, I spend a ridiculous amount of time searching for clothing that has decent pockets.

Now this is my kind of 3D-printing.

This has been on my mind.

And for something a bit happier, a mashup of famous dance scenes set to Uptown Funk (so good.)


Things I want to eat:

These honey jalapeño tofu nuggets sound addictive.

Maple + apple fritters = two of my favorites in one doughnut!

I want these jalapeño biscuits in my belly.

One of these years, I want to learn to make mooncakes.


Friday Fridgg Favorites

{photo credit: cookswithcocktails}

a few of my favorite things on Fridgg this week:

if i really had to choose between the three neapoliton ice creams… strawberry is definitely my favorite {Jennifer Meyering}

i’d go for kimchi fried rice any day {Omnivore’s Cookbook}

bring on all the pumkin spice… especially cheesecake! {Homemade Hooplah}

my dad has been asking me to make yorkshire pudding, so i’ll definitely have to try that recipe… {The British Menu}

a beautiful bowl of egg drop soup {Omnivore’s Cookbook}

these baked beans look amazing {The Endless Meal}

i love butter chicken… and i love easy! {The Endless Meal}

japanese curry croquettes are one of my favorite things {Otaku Food}

this is such a beautiful way to get your pumpkin fix {Marsha’s Baking Addiction}

a pretty pink drink {Elephantastic Vegan}

i adore chowder of all varieties, especially when there’s bacon involved {Use Real Butter}

the cutest mini corn dogs {Use Real Butter}

fall is time for the crockpot to come out… and make this pulled pork! {Homemade Hooplah}

’tis the season for apple cider, and bourbon… {Eatwell101}

yorkshire pudding… pizza?!?! ohmygod yes. {Jane’s Adventures in Dinner}

this pumpkin toffee ice cream sounds oh so perfect for fall… especially since california is in the midst of lots of heat waves! {Noshing with the Nolands}

you can’t go wrong with fries and aioli {Ilona’s Passion}

these miso butter scallops sound absolutely amazing {Omnivore’s Cookbook}

who doesn’t love chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate! {SugarHero!}

these pretty pumpkin spice meringues are perfect for fall! {The Simple Sweet Life}

angel food cake with mocha and salted caramel? how could i say no?! {Baking Fanatic}

this french onion chicken sounds so delicious {Shrinking Single}

i’m ready for my pumpkin spiced latte… but perhaps this year’s should be homemade? {A Saucy Kitchen}

always in the mood for a good carnitas taco {Cooks with Cocktails}

the prettiest popovers {Peas and Peonies}

very interested in trying this eggplant chutney {The Red Lychee}

i’d very much love a bowl of this creamy chicken stew {Eva in the Kitchen}

i’ve had more of an interest in vegan dishes lately, so this vegan chana masala sounds like a must try! {And Cakes Too}

love the flavors of this beautiful galette {Vanilla and Bean}

always down for chocolate peanut butter anything {I Bake He Shoots}

i adore roasted brussels sprouts {Love Bakes Good Cakes}

my Friday Fridgg Favorites are a very small selection of the photos and recipes on Fridgg that I’ve loved in the past week. this is by no means an all-encompassing list of what’s awesome on Fridgg this week. take a look, and find your favorites!

do you have a favorite that I didn’t mention? let me know in the comments!

Weekly Wanderings {week 30}

Feeding my lavender obsession with pretty sachets to put everywhere.

Love lavender

Fallen flowers.

Sunlight through the trees

This heat though. *melts*


Venturing into the world of smoothies. This one – chocolate + kale. Not bad…

Choco-kale smoothie

The view from where I’ve permanently melted.



Links I’ve loved lately:

Important life skills



Things I want to eat:

I’m intrigued by these thousand layer chocolate chip cookies.

This is the kind of decadence I want in my breakfast sandwiches.

I’ve been keeping an eye out for delicious-sounding vegan recipes lately, so this vegan pho piqued my interest.

Asian ice cream flavors are the best.

Seriously tempted to buy a spiralizer just so I can make this for breakfast.

I definitely would enjoy the heck out of this red bean bread.

I am of the belief that KFC stands for Korean Fried Chicken (although the other kind is pretty darn tasty too).

These fancy s’mores are so elegant!


Friday Fridgg Favorites

{photo credit: Elizabeth – SugarHero!}

a few of my favorite things on Fridgg this week:

this cake is cause for a celebration! {A Saucy Kitchen}

the most delicious-looking pasta {The Kitchenarium}

this fish curry is what i call comfort food! {Omnivore’s Cookbook}

potato chips made in the microwave? who knew! {Binjal’s Veg Kitchen}

lovely watermelon lemonade, so perfect for the last bits of summer {Jennifer Meyering}

these baked peaches are easy elegance {Easy Baby Meals}

prefer a higher caramel-to-apple ratio? then these caramel apple slices are perfect for you {Domestically Blissful}

this buddha bowl sounds like the most satisfying meal, especially with that garlic sauce! {A Virtual Vegan}

i’m all about the roasted red pepper pasta sauces this week {Create Mindfully}

all of a sudden, craving mexican food {MJ’s Kitchen}

yes to coconut belgian waffles {The Chef Next Door}

oh hell yes to this pot roast ramen {The Spiced Life}

also, this chorizo fried rice sounds amazing {Estalystic}

this smoothie sounds like an excellent breakfast {Blender Happy}

it’s almost soup season!!! {Easy Baby Meals}

tasty green tahini dressing {Oh My Dish}

i am SO ready for pumpkin spice everything {Delightful Adventures}

or, at least, all the pumpkin spice baked goods! {Simply Stacie}

this sweet potato soup sounds scrumptious {Create Mindfully}

son, our resident cashew fanatic, would love these {Peanut Butter and Peppers}

these s’mores bars sound AMAZING {The Misfit Baker}

why yes, i’d love some lobster mac n’ cheese, thank you. {Noshing with the Nolands}

this sounds like such a deliciously decadent breakfast {Peas and Peonies}

such a vibrant, beautiful tomato soup! {Heavenly Home Cooking}

this is pretty much my perfect meal {No Spoon Necessary}

the most appropriate back-to-school cake ever! {SugarHero!}

i can’t believe i’ve never tried japanese brick toast, but now i really want to! {Whitbit’s Kitchen}

love how refreshing and flavorful this cucumber spinach salad sounds {The Spiced Life}

this needs to be in my morning smoothie rotation {Jennifer Meyering}

i love green curry, so definitely want to try making green curry paste from scratch! {Kitchen Sanctuary}

i love me a sweet doughnut, but i’d be alllll over these savory ones! {Baking Fanatic}

helloooo, pumpkin (cookie) season! {Marsha’s Baking Addiction}

this pretty raspberries n’ cream pie looks so wonderful {Stetted}

i kinda want to get a spiralizer just to make this potato dish {Stetted}

such an impressive pavlova cake {Cooks with Cocktails}

this is my kind of toast {A Saucy Kitchen}

i wouldn’t mind a sip or two of this watermelon sangria {Jennifer Meyering}

definitely want to try this recipe for three-cup chicken {Omnivore’s Cookbook}

i love lemon cookies, and these browned butter ones sound fantastic {The Spiced Life}

my Friday Fridgg Favorites are a very small selection of the photos and recipes on Fridgg that I’ve loved in the past week. this is by no means an all-encompassing list of what’s awesome on Fridgg this week. take a look, and find your favorites!

do you have a favorite that I didn’t mention? let me know in the comments!

Weekly Wanderings {week 29}

We don’t have a BBQ at our apartment, so grilling was never something that really happened here. But then we got one of those stovetop grill pan things (kind of like the ones you see at some KBBQ restaurants)… let the grilling commence!

As celebration for launching Fridgg v2 last week, we grilled up a bunch of KBBQ meats and veggies (what a fun meal that was) (yet somehow I neglected to get a single photo). Then, I happened to have this packet of shrimp spices from the Baltimore Spice Box from Raw Spice Bar (which they sent me for free), so we went and bought some raw shrimp to grill.

Oh man… those shrimp were tasty! Messy deliciousness, as it should be. Son ate them shell-on (so Asian), I ate half of mine shell-on and peeled the other half (because I’m half-Asian? hah!), and we both dipped them in mayonnaise (because, obviously). A very fun, very excellent meal.



We’ve been getting the weirdest weather in LA this summer. Storms, warm, muggy fog, and now random drenching rain on sunny days! Man, this global warming…

Raining on a sunny day

… although it kind of made it feel like we were in Hawaii, so I can’t complain too much?

After the rain


Extended family came to visit from out of town, so we all got together for a family dinner.

I brought a green bean potato salad, and garlic zucchini.

Green bean potato salad, garlic zucchini

… and then got roped in to help make a butternut squash soup.

Butternut squash soup


At the end of the week, ended up at our favorite dim sum place with my mom and aunt. This time, they happened to have these BBQ pork fried mochi, so of course I had to try one. Greasy deliciousness!

BBQ pork fried mochi from Hong Kong Bakery


Links I’ve loved lately:

The worst (best) dad joke

Openly talking about mental illness (pun not intended)… it’s important


Things I want to eat:

This homemade coconut pumpkin spice latte makes me want to snuggle up in warm fuzzy clothing on a rainy day with a good book. To bad I live in LA where it’s blazing hot outside…

Ramen… for breakfast? YES. (omg)

Peanut butter cup baked oatmeal. Yeah, I could get behind that.

Have I mentioned lately how I’m weirdly obsessed with lavender?

I love my root beer floats… but now I really want to switch it up and try this pineapple ginger beer ice cream float.

OMG indeed

Last week I had black sesame dumplings for the first time, and now I want to try making them at home.