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Spinach Artichoke Dip for a Crowd

Spinach Artichoke Dip for a Crowd

Enjoy this easy, cheesy and satisfying appetizer that will feed a crowd—as long as you don’t go back for too many second helpings.

Irish Soda Bread (V)

Irish Soda Bread (V)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’m getting ready to join my family for a vegan Irish feast. No, we’re not Irish, but in case you don’t know me, my family finds a reason to celebrate any holiday. Also, we just returned from a vacation to Los […]

Herbed Lemon Orzo Soup

Herbed Lemon Orzo Soup

A perfectly tangy, yet warming bowl to soothe the soul.

Get your Halo-Halo on at Guerrilla Street Food

Get your Halo-Halo on at Guerrilla Street Food

I’m convinced St. Louis summers can be just as hot and humid as July in the Philippines. Believe me, I’ve been to Manila twice at this time of year and my hair was equally as giant and frizzy there as it is right now. But […]

Feeling like a Food Network Judge at A Tasteful Affair in St. Louis

Feeling like a Food Network Judge at A Tasteful Affair in St. Louis

A couple weeks ago, I had the great honor of accepting a spot as a culinary judge to A Tasteful Affair at the Four Season’s St. Louis. This was the 30th annual fundraising event to benefit Food Outreach, an incredible organization which provides nutritional support […]

Thanksgiving Favorites with Chef Colucci at Cielo

Thanksgiving Favorites with Chef Colucci at Cielo

You guys, I love Thanksgiving. My family usually goes all out at home for the big feast, but let me tell you—I would hands-down give myself a break (if it were possible) and eat until an induced food coma arrived at Cielo in the Four Seasons […]

A night with my people at Guerrilla Night Alliance Market

A night with my people at Guerrilla Night Alliance Market

As Filipino cuisine and culture makes its way into the lives of non-Filipinos, I’m happy to report St. Louis is one of the up-and-coming spots for Filipino food.

Mango Nectarine Crisp

Mango Nectarine Crisp

With a few almost-too-ripe mangos and some white nectarines in my fridge, I decided to give one of my absolute favorite desserts, the peach crisp, a summery upgrade.

What’s Halo-Halo, anyway?

What’s Halo-Halo, anyway?

  On my 23rd birthday, I landed in Manila, Philippines after spending time in Indonesia. I was super tired and it was brutally hot. My great aunt—a nun for 60-plus years whom we call Tita Yoly that can out-walk me any day—took me to the […]

No it’s not meat…it’s Beyond Meat

No it’s not meat…it’s Beyond Meat

This super “meaty” burger will win over your vegan- and meat-loving friends.