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Inspired by Local Flavors

My aim is to share uncomplicated, unfussy recipes with a healthy twist--perfect for everyday and for entertaining. Let's cook!

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This is where I share my love for succulents, home, entertaining and everything in between.

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Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls My recipe for sourdough cinnamon rolls is easy with a flexible schedule and the best part, these cinnamon rolls are soft, fluffy and delicious with a delightful cream cheese glaze. Would you call me silly for being excited about sharing this, another sourdough ... Read More

How to Cook Filipino Pancit Bihon (Guisado)

How to Cook Filipino Pancit Bihon (Guisado) A stir-fried rice noodle dish that comes together quickly, pancit bihon is a staple at parties and a merienda favorite. Here's a guide with a vegan and/or gluten free option to prepare this Filipino favorite. (Please visit my Instagram page for a ... Read More

Eggplant Involtini (Rollatini)

Eggplant Involtini (Rollatini) Bubbly, cheesy, warm and comforting but light enough for summer, this eggplant involtini is the perfect dish for any season. In a little town in the South of France that we've been fortunate to visit several times over the years is a tiny neighborhood Italian ... Read More

Homemade Sourdough Pizza Dough

Homemade Sourdough Pizza Dough Sourdough pizza is not for those in a hurry but the full flavor of a long, slow fermentation of the dough is worth the wait. A sourdough pizza post was inevitable--you probably already guessed it was coming but there was a years-long gap between my first ... Read More

Sourdough Pan de Sal (Filipino Breakfast Rolls)

Sourdough Pan de Sal (Filipino Breakfast Rolls) Pan de Sal might just be the most-loved bread of the Philippines. I had to give mine a sourdough spin and the results? Light, fluffy and flavorful rolls. I've caught the sourdough bug again but you've probably already guessed this from my last ... Read More

How to Make Sourdough Focaccia

How to Make Sourdough Focaccia A good focaccia has a crisp top and a light, soft crumb flavored with olive oil and toppings of your choosing. This focaccia is leavened with sourdough starter and it couldn't be easier. It's been nearly six years since I first tried my hand at sourdough ... Read More