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In Cravings We Trust

Living life through my mind, soul, and stomach.

Taste The Rainbow: Veggie Spring Rolls

As Washington DC's weather finally transitions from cold and windy to warm and sunny, I start to crave meals that are refreshing and require little-to-no stove time. My go-to snack during the warmer months is rainbow veggie spring rolls since... Continue Reading →

A Very Balinese Christmas

Sharing some long-overdue food pics from a family Christmas vacation in Bali, Indonesia several months ago. With a chilly start to spring in Washington DC, keeping myself warm with memories of sandy beaches, soto ayam (chicken soup), Balinese open-air markets, and a... Continue Reading →

The Simple Things: strawberries & milk

Given the current state of affairs in our nation's capital, the United States, and across the globe, I'm craving the simplicity of being a kid again. Thinking back to my elementary-school days in Los Angeles, this craving for simplicity tastes like... Continue Reading →

A hot bowl of happiness

  There's something beautifully comforting about a fresh bowl of pho. Thinking back to my first bowl of pho at a Pho-Number-Something establishment in Northern Virginia 16 years ago, I remember the richness of the broth with each slurp and... Continue Reading →

Tastes Like Summer in January: Zucchini Shrimp Scampi

One of the best things about cooking is that your ingredients and taste buds can transport you to another world. Last month, I was hungry for a summer afternoon in DC: kicking back on my front porch with a delicious plate... Continue Reading →

Family-Style Dining at Filomena Ristorante: DC Winter Restaurant Week 2017

On Tuesday, my dad and I indulged in family-sized portions of delicious Italian food at Georgetown's Filomena Ristorante. Since this week is DC Winter Restaurant Week (AKA: my third-favorite foodie celebration after Thanksgiving and Christmas), we scoped out Filomena's Restaurant... Continue Reading →

Let’s Eat, Drink, and Give Back: 2017 All In Service DC Dining Guide

"Food can be a vehicle for social change. It brings people together in a way that very few other activities can." Anim Steel, Director of Real Food Generation 2017 Inauguration Weekend is finally here! Whether you're in Washington D.C. to... Continue Reading →

Lessons From My Lola’s Kitchen: Pancit Palabok

When I think of my Lola's pancit palabok, I think of thick glass noodles smothered in a creamy, savory orange sauce and topped with the dish's glorious add-ins: shredded chicken, fresh green onion slices, sliced boiled egg, and cooked shrimp.... Continue Reading →

Farmers’ Market Finds: Okra + spices + butter = bhindi love.

One of the many perks of working near downtown Bethesda is that I'm within walking distance from the Bethesda Farm Women's Market that is open Wednesday and Friday afternoons. Since starting my new job six months ago, I walk on... Continue Reading →

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