Cháo (Vietnamese rice porridge)

Cháo (Vietnamese rice porridge)

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One of my favorite comfort foods is cháo (pronounced similar to chow) and is also known as congee or rice porridge. My mom would make this when I was sick so I associate it as…

Macramé Getaway at the Granville Barn

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The past several months have been a whirlwind of self-reflection, growth, and learning macrame. Three months ago I didn’t even know how to pronounce macrame (mac-ruh-may) and here I am today in the midst of…

A long weekend trip in Atlanta, GA

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Charlie and I went to Atlanta, Georgia to celebrate his birthday and we left feeling refreshed and with happy bellies. If you’re ever looking for a quick getaway this city is only an hour plane…

Mini margaritas and Chipotle

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We are partnering with Chipotle for this blog post and are currently hosting a giveaway on our Instagram for (1) cater for 20 people gift card. Enter quickly so you can host a Chipotle holiday…

Cheesecake truffle bites

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Next time you want to make a no fuss dessert try these cheesecake truffle bites! They are so easy and require only 4 ingredients. What’s even better is there is no oven involved. 3 things…

Veritas Tasting Menu

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If you’re looking for a special occasion dinner then make a reservation at Veritas for a fine dining experience. I had high hopes going in because I heard amazing things about the restaurant from friends…

The Stress of Social Media

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I understand the irony that this post is about the stress of social media and you’re reading this via social media, but please read on. Lately I realized my lack of presence from blogging +…

Quick Orange County California Getaway

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Our weekend California trip was filled with lots of food, meeting up with friends and family, and enjoying perfect low 70s + sunny weather! A lot of the short getaway was planned around where to…

Cooking with Mom: Bánh Cuốn

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My love and understanding of Vietnamese food stems from my mom and her amazing cooking skills. She was born in Hà Tiên, Vietnam (a town on the southern coast of VN and right next to…

Plant Parenthood

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I love having plants in my home because they have a serene and uplifting aura. However, I quickly learned that I do not have a knack for keeping them alive. I kept buying all sorts of…

Top Asian Instant Noodles

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Instant noodles have played a large role in my life. As a young child I would grab Mama packages, smash the dry noodles and toss it with the dry condiments – a quick and easy snack. In college, these…