There Is No Grater Love

[Hah…that’s my lame attempt for a title.] This, my friends, is the epitome of my ability to convince myself to purchase things that are even more expensive that their non-miniaturized versions: It costs more than a Microplane zester, and more than a Microplane grater. The hilarious fact is, it took me ages to get myself […]

Light and Super Creamy No-Bake Cheesecake

Can you have a good cheesecake with just two tablespoons of sugar and no eggs? Can it be smooth, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth good and before you know it, you’re already on your next bite? Why, yes and yes! Say hello to our family’s lifelong addiction: the no-bake cheesecake. This is also perfect for those who don’t […]

Eggplant and Chard Lasagne and Being a Reluctant Gardener


In case you’re in the mood for lasagne, and up for something different, try this Eggplant and Chard Lasagne. Yes, it’s vegetarian and it’s incredibly good in a Wow-That’s-Vegetarian?! kind of way. I served it to a group of carnivores who whined (a little) before tasting it. They shut up after the first bite. Then, […]

Blueberry-Pecan Oatmeal Cookies

This isn’t Nanay’s (grandmother) original recipe, but it’s pretty close. I really wish I had the foresight to ask for it when I was 8. Led only by my taste memory, I baked my way through numerous ingredient combinations in my long quest to replicate this taste. It was only 7 years ago that I […]