• Adventures in naughty and nice food in as many locations as possible

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Chocolate toffee cookies

If you are looking for some SERIOUS chocolate in a cookie, this is a very safe bet.  All of you milk chocolate lovers, just step away –  this cookie is only for serious chocolate addicts.  I proudly count myself in this group and thus thoroughly enjoyed this cookie.  I actually used half unsweetened chocolate and … Continue reading

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Quinoa, cucumber, and radish salad

Oh dear, I have let too much time slip by without updating again.  I actually have heaps of recipes to share with you all and the majority of them are quite good for you and involve quinoa.  All of the travel and prep for business school hasn’t actually slowed down my cooking and baking, but … Continue reading

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Stuffed tomatoes

It’s been a while since I’ve done a stuffed veggies dish and when I saw this one I had to try it immediately.  I love tomatoes, especially in the summertime, and the mix of goodies that went into this one looked amazing.  As you all know I have a slight obsession with chickpeas (really, almost … Continue reading

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Apple and sweet potato egg cups

Say what now?  Apple and sweet potatoes combined with eggs?  Yes.  My egg cup ways are back with a vengeance.  I’m currently camped out in northern Virginia for a little while and so I’m really buckling down on my healthy recipes and trying to eat very clean foods when I’m not going crazy visiting friends. … Continue reading

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Totally American cookies

Happy fourth of July everyone!  For the first time in a while I am actually in the states for this very American holiday, although today I cooked a dinner of spaghetti squash and a tomato sauce with spinach and tofu crumbles, soooo I’m not as patriotic as most.  Nevertheless, since coming back to the states, … Continue reading

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Cambodian food revisited

I’m quite delayed in posting this but I did want to take the time to post one last entry from my trip to Asia!  This was my second time in Cambodia, but I got to spend much more time there this time and thus was able to do much more food research ahead of time … Continue reading

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Blueberry cranberry banana bread

After six weeks on the road, it’s been delightful to settle back into life in the states with family and friends and have much more consistent access to a kitchen (or rather, my friends’ kitchens).  Upon discovering some old frozen bananas in my mom’s freezer, I decided it was necessary to bake a new type … Continue reading

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Street food delights of Northern Vietnam

The second part of my trip in Vietnam took me through Hanoi and Ha Long Bay, and I decided to focus on food even a bit more by taking an official street food tour and a cooking class. (I did both with Hanoi Cooking Centre, which is pricier than other places but worth it)  I … Continue reading

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Amazing varieties of food in south and central Vietnam

As part of my current travels, I spent a full eight days (which for those of you who know me know is an incredibly long time for a Merri trip) in Vietnam, working my way through the major cities from south to north.  I’ve wanted to visit Vietnam for a while for multiple reasons, not the … Continue reading

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Apple honey challah

Now that I have been on the road for over a month, I must admit that I really miss baking.  Although I often believe that traveling is my natural state and when I feel my happiest and most enlightened, I do still miss the comforts of having a home and mainly a kitchen to bake/cook … Continue reading

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