Shelter in Place is now extended through May 3rd in San Francisco and things appear to settle in a new normal. I am finding balance between cooking comforting food that is good for the soul and some healthier, leaner options. We are reconnecting with friends and family virtually. My passion for outdoor running is back … More April Week 1 Meal Plan : I Got This.
With my partner and I both working from home, I noticed some big and small changes in our routines (And martinis consumption). We are now meeting up to eat lunch at the kitchen counter so we can get a break from the dining room table that also serves as office. I am still meal planning … More March Week 5 Meal Plan : The New Normal.
I am trying to settle into a new normal of working from home, social distancing and self quarantining. These are all big changes but cooking and baking (And martinis) have all been a huge help in staying calm. Meal Planning is a healthy habit I stick to which also helps bringing a sense of normalcy … More March Week 4 Meal Plan : New Week, New Possibilities.
I will be working from home through the end of March and decided that to make it as enjoyable as possible I would adhere to my meal planning ritual : working remotely is no excuse to only feed yourself carrots and hummus out of the tub while wearing sweatpants. And to find some peace in … More March Week 3 Meal Plan : Trying to Find Peace in the Chaos.
With everything going out in the world right now, our desire to be comfortable at home is taking a whole new level of meaning. While anxious or stressed, we seek to be soothed and want to find comfort in what makes us happy. In my case, that would be cooking and baking but also music. … More March Week 2 Meal Plan : Il Conforto.
We are having an exceptionally sunny February in San Francisco this year. Days are getting longer and I am holding strong to my five times a week gym regimen! For this week, I curated an eclectic mix of recipes with the intention of bringing more flavor, heat and color to February. LUNCHES I dialed back … More February Week 3 Meal Plan : Mix it Up!
We are getting through January and holding on strong to our healthier diet and lifestyle. Like my fave fitness instructor Jomar likes to say: Keep Pushing! This week the Jar Salads are striking back in two new iterations and I am trying for the first team a Cauliflower Bolognese my boss Lisa has been raving … More January Week 3 Meal Plan : Keep Pushing!
I don’t know about you but my January has been off to a bumpy start. Between traveling back from Canada with a nasty cold, getting re-accustomed to the idea of a 5 day work week and going back to the gym, I have not been basking in “New Year New You” vibes until this week … More January Week 2 Meal Plan : Back in the Saddle!
A super busy week end and an even busier week ahead calls for a simplified meal plan this week. Stores are beginning to stock bone-in hams for the holiday so I decided to center my meal plan around this staple item. LUNCHES Option A: Salt and Pepper Roasted Chicken Breast, Quinoa, Steamed Brussels Sprouts and … More December Week 3 Meal Plan : Run Run Rudolph!
I get my passion for cooking and entertaining from my Mom so needless to say that cooking together is something we enjoy tremendously. I took advantage of her trip to San Francisco to spend a rainy Saturday afternoon with her, cooking some of her favorite comfort foods that I weaved into this week’s meal plan. … More December Week 2 Meal Plan : Cooking with Mom