Pasta with Creamy Cherry Tomato Sauce and Ham {Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free}

  I have spent the last week in Spain with D’s mom and sister. We flew into Madrid and took a bus down to Malaga, where the Semana Santa, the Holy Week, celebrations have been in full swing. Several times every single day there have been enormous religious processions going through the main streets in… 

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Vegan Creamy Zucchini Soup

You know you've been away from Boston for too long when you completely forget about the St Patrick's Day holiday entirely. This year (and last year), while we've been traveling we've probably forgotten about a few holidays, not the main ones, who can … Read More »

Lightened Up Pasta Carbonara

D has ordered pasta carbonara at a restaurant and it has been a huge disappointment. Every time the pasta seems to be drowning in a pool of oil - completely unnecessary and a straight turn off. So when just last month I overhead someone in Sydney … Read More »

Penne with Chicken in a Creamy Tomato Sauce

I've been on a pasta kick lately. There's just so much you can really do with pasta and really experiment with the various ingredients, quantities, order etc. My go to sauce is usually pesto based, as I go to pesto for almost anything, but I've … Read More »

Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup

The other day I decided to take the initiative and made home made chicken broth from scratch. I had some leftover rotisserie chicken so just decided to use those bones as the base for the broth. Why not right? Normally I throw in a whole raw … Read More »

Vegan Chili with Squash

  I love to economize, but sometimes even I can acknowledge that I take things too far. And in retrospect seriously regret my decision. Take our latest grocery store trip as an example. The store is either a bus or cab ride away and we were … Read More »

Shrimp and Cucumber Fresh Spring Rolls

It has been so incredibly hot in Malaysia. So for lunch sometimes I just want something, cool, fresh and crispy. Hello rice paper rolls. These were made for hot and humid days. I just kind of did a quick scan of the fridge and starting … Read More »

Quinoa with Fresh Veggies and a Lemon Pesto Sauce

Just the other day I committed the ultimate travel faux pas. I took us to the wrong airport and then we missed our flight. Well to be fair it was the right airport, just a different terminal that happened to be 22 km away, and we didn't quite … Read More »


We just got to Malaysia from New Zealand and I can say the temperature feels drastically different. While it was the peak of summer in New Zealand this still meant some cooler days and cold winds even on hot days. The air was refreshing and … Read More »

Palak Paneer – Indian Spinach Curry

Though we're no longer in India we are currently staying in Kuala Lumpur's Little India (Brickfields) neighborhood so we've got a plethora of delicious Indian restaurants to choose from for every meal. Tonight we tried a restaurant known for its … Read More »

Vegetable Biryani

I recently spent three days in the Abel Tasman region of New Zealand. It is hands down nothing short of down right breath taking. The national park runs along part of the coast of the South Island and there are a series of walking coastal trails … Read More »

Napa Cabbage Almond Chicken Salad

This past week at a music festival in New Zealand I got my first dose of camping and car snoozing. D and I don't have a tent and we gave our sleeping bags back to my paarents when we saw them in Australia so I assumed sleeping in the car for three … Read More »

Tuna Sandwich with Pesto and Capers

I'm not in New Zealand traveling around with D, one of my best friends from college S and her cousin P. We've got our own rental car for the month and are free to travel anywhere we choose. Got to love the freedom having your own car gives you, oh … Read More »

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