Category: Food

American Flag Pizza with Bacon

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July! First off, apologies for the brief hiatus in posts, but I’ve been quite busy with a new job (promotion, heyyy!), as well as NYRR races, the Governor’s Ball music festival, and a recent trip to Napa and Las Vegas (for which you can expect a few […]

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Spaghetti alla Carbonara with a Yolk on Top

Oh Carbonara, how I love thee. This creamy pasta accented by Parmesan or Pecorino cheese and bacon is rich and delicious, but until I started to learn how to cook myself, I had no idea that the thick and heavy version I’ve been used to eating is actually not the real deal. Authentic carbonara uses no cream […]

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Gruyere Grilled Cheese with Garlic Kale Chips and Rosemary Mushrooms

Okay, okay, so I know I said that my Rosemary Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Apples was the best grilled cheese I’ve ever made, but this Gruyere Grilled Cheese with homemade Garlic Kale Chips and White Wine and Rosemary Mushrooms may be my new favorite grilled cheese ever. When I started this grilled cheese […]

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Kamayan Night at Jeepney – An Epic, Bare-Handed Filipino Feast

Growing up in a traditional Filipino family, the kamayan style of eating with your hands is nothing special. There’s no utensils involved – you use just your bare hands to make a tiny mountain out of rice to act as a vehicle for the meat and other food items available. While certain cultures also eat with their […]

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Rosemary Candied Bacon Grilled Cheese with Balsamic Apples

Guys, I may have just made the best grilled cheese of my life. This grilled cheese was the result of attending The Big Cheesy a couple of weeks ago, as I left the event inspired to do a grilled cheese series featuring my own cheesy creations. I have a few different ideas swimming in my head, […]

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Easy Cheesy Buffalo Chicken Pasta

It’s officially spring, but Winter is apparently a psycho ex that won’t go away as it’s been hovering in the realm of 40s and windy the past few days in NYC. In times like these, I skip the kale and quinoa and go for the comforting stuff, especially after a hard workout when my metabolism […]

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Grilled Cheese Paradise at The Big Cheesy

As a self-proclaimed cheese monster, one of my favorite NYC food events of the year is The Big Cheesy, a grilled cheese competition held in Openhouse‘s pop-up space in Nolita. Your $30 ticket gets you an hour of unlimited sampling of signature creations by some of NYC’s best grilled cheese shops, plus 2 beers sponsored […]

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Easy Avocado Toast with Sunny Side Up Egg

If it hasn’t already been obvious based on my prior posts, there are 2 food items that I have a disproportionate amount of love for: avocados and eggs. My friends have even joked that this blog is basically just me throwing an egg on top of everything, which is partially true, and so I’m fully embracing […]

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Warm Kale Salad with Roasted Beets, Cauliflower, and Goat Cheese

Let me start by saying that I’m really excited about this salad (and I do not normally get excited about salad). Like most of the recipes I post, this Warm Kale Salad with Roasted Beets, Cauliflower, and Goat Cheese came as a dinner experiment that turned out pretty amazing. It’s basically everything you want in […]

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Sushi Nakazawa: Forever Dreaming of Sushi Thanks to An Unforgettable Omakase Meal

I first watched Jiro Dreams of Sushi about a year and a half ago as a random selection on Netflix. I had no expectations for the documentary, which profiles Jiro Ono, largely considered the top sushi master in the world. I figured, I love sushi and there seems to be critical acclaim, so why not […]

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