A recap of my road trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco along the famed highway 1 with stops in Ojai, Santa Barbara, Paso Robles, and Big Sur.
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Daydreaming is an art – it truly is a special skill. My high school French teacher would disagree, as he wrote my daydreaming as off as lack of concentration, but I believe it’s the key to creativity. And, let’s be honest, it’s a coping mechanism for escaping from reality. Especially when your reality comes in the form of travel headaches like lost luggage, cancelled flights, and poor customer service.
I’d like to think I have pretty good travel karma, but really just it’s just a matter of time before the bad stuff hits. And, when you travel as much as I do, it hits pretty often. This winter I’ve been caught in a Nor’Easter, had luggage fly east when I was heading west, and clocked in time at airport cafés while coping with grounded flights. And, that, my friends, is when I daydream.
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I headed south of the border and took off for a real vacation to Los Cabos, Mexico. Here’s a video, some pictures, as well as a few food places I found along the way.
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Get to know quinoa, a seed that has taken us all by storm since it’s gluten free yet packed with protein.
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My trip to the burgeoning Mercado Olympic in downtown Los Angeles with all sorts of awesome Mexican street food.
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Get the lowdown on one of my favorite ingredients in my pantry: ground sumac. Here’s everything you need to know, including recipes showing how you should cook with it.
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A round up and video of my trip to Hawaii for two birthdays and a wedding.
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A round up of my trip to San Diego for the 1st ever San Diego Surf Film Festival.
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I’ve been doing a bit of spring cleaning around these parts. First up was the redesign of the site and then, to freshen things up further, I decided to take a few new portrait photos. Bonnie Tsang was my photographer of choice because she does a beautiful job shooting natural, lifestyle, almost editorial shots that I find positively dreamy.
But it really was more organic than any other photo shoot I’ve been on as there was no posing and we had a very loose plan. Basically, Bonnie and I met in Silverlake, spent the day perusing the area (list of shops we stopped in below), and the result is a snapshot of our afternoon chronicled in her gorgeous style. You’ll see plenty of her work on the site and elsewhere as I ready for my fast-approaching cookbook launch, but I thought I’d give you a few sneak peeks in the meantime.
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Lesley Tellez of The Mija Chornicles shares her simple, easy recipe for a vegetarian stuffed nopales recipe with black beans and roasted red peppers.
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