June 4, 2013

My 5 Favorite Low-Calorie Summer Treats

After a long, hot summer day I like to treat myself to a delicious dessert after dinner. I’m often on a health kick during the summer months, so I try and stick to low-calorie sweets. I used to think there wasn’t anything out there that was yummy enough for my taste buds and didn’t go over 400 calories, but boy I was wrong. Over the years I’ve discovered which low-calorie treats beat the rest, so naturally, I had to share them with you!

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August 1, 2012

What’s Your Favorite Global Cuisine?

The Olympics have me in a global state of mind. One of the great things about living just outside a major city is that there is no lack of restaurants serving food from all over the world. I love being able to grab sushi one day and authentic Italian the next. Here are a few of my favorite dishes from across the world. Read the rest of this entry »

May 20, 2011

How To Make Koliva

Photo: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times

In the Eastern Orthodox faith and some Eastern Catholic churches, it is customary to make koliva after the death of a loved one. My grandmother just passed away yesterday, so my other grandmother will be hard at work all weekend to make koliva in her honor. Koliva is really just boiled wheat mixed with a variety of other ingredients. It’s really tasty, and it takes hours to prepare. Read more after the jump.

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May 2, 2011

My New Food Obsession: Olives

As I’ve gotten older, there are certain foods/drinks that I’ve learned to love. I was an extremely picky child, and I wouldn’t come near anything with meat or anything green. I’m a million times better now, and I’ll even try new foods. One food that I avoided like the plague as a kid was the olive. I’m not sure what it was that put me off about it, but I think it had something to do with the pit. Maybe I thought I’d swallow it or something? Keep reading for more!

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