About a year and a half ago my partner and I moved to Australia, and purged our lives of everything but our essentials. Since then, we’re tried to keep it up and only keep the things we need. We’ve done our best to reduce our consumption of single-use items, reuse items until they’re done-for, and recycle items in their designated bins. It’s difficult to jump into it all, but here’s a few concrete tips to start implementing into your own routines. Ready? Set. Get shopping.
A week of adventures and eating back home in Los Angeles & Orange County.
An easy pancake recipe for a those days you want to stay in bed!
Looking for an easy weekday recipe? Look no further!
Water. Flour. Eggs. Let’s go make some fresh pasta!
As a Korean, I think I may have been born with chopsticks in hand. I don't remember ever learning how to use them, they were just in my hands and I never knew the struggle as an adult. My wonderful boyfriend, an Englishman, had used them before but was not blessed with the years of practice and I got to put him through chopstick boot camp before he met my Asian grandparents. Let's just say that they were impressed and giggling through the meal.
The gentle nature of wooden chopsticks makes them a great tool on non-stick pans. They're my bacon flippers, scrambled egg mixers, Flaming Hot Cheeto grabbers, and my all-around finger extensions. Continue reading to learn how to officially use them and also learn how not to offend cultures while you do.
Growing up in my Korean-Jewish household, food has always been such a big part of life. Greetings in Korean literally mean "you look healthy" and I was always told to "eat a lot!" while my grandmother scooped an extra paddle-full of rice onto my plate and sending me toward the platters of food –and oh I absolutely did eat a lot. My Jewish grandparents always had snacks on the table by the time we got to their house, making sure to top up when the bowl was down to half the fill.
As I've grown over the years, my love of food hasn't changed at all. I love eating bowls full of soft tofu stew, munching the crispiest of latkes, and the most exciting times are when I'm eating foods that I've never even heard of before. We're surrounded by so many restaurants and in the age of social media, everyone has become a food critic. I'm certainly guilty of Instagramming an amazing meal, but I like to look up to the pros when getting inspired by food.
Now I know that this is a sappy "holiday" and it seems unfair for those who don't have special loved-one, but I think it's a perfect day to spoil yourself or have fun with your friends (I personally love a good Galentine's Day).