Eating – Gringo Bandito Hot Sauce

As a self proclaimed hot sauce super fan – yes it’s a thing – I’ve tried may sauces from various countries and spice levels. When Gringo Bandito sent samples of their Red, Green, and Super Hot sauces to try, I was pretty excited. While the brand is available at many major retailers, I found that […]

Real Good Fish – Community Supported Fishery

Our family doesn’t eat seafood often mainly because I don’t know how to cook fish that well. But calamari, THAT I can do! Thanks to a local business, Real Good Fish, we were able to try sustainable calamari last week. Real Good Fish makes weekly deliveries of seafood from 25 different fisherman who catch from […]

Easy Recipes Inspired by The BFG Movie

Disney’s The BFG directed by Steven Spielberg, adapted from famous chidren’s author Roald Dahl, just opened this weekend and is playing in theatres now. The story is about a young orphan named Sophie who dares to stay awake at the witching hour and she meets The BFG (Big Friendly Giant). He takes her to Giant […]

Hidden Garden Foods Gluten Free Cookies + Giveaway

It takes no effort to convince me to eat my veggies. I love them. However, my husband is a different story. But his motto with foods he doesn’t like is that if he can’t taste it, he won’t hate it. Our household has been taste testing bags of cookies from Hidden Garden Foods this past […]

Foster Farms Organic Chicken + Giveaway

In my vague memory, I recall in television commercials where Foster Farms committed to selling chicken raised on organic feed and without the use of anti-biotics. I’m not one to get preachy but you can see in my previous posts that I am a proponent of all natural products. Not everything I eat is organic […]

Dream Dinners – Camden – San Jose

The pre-made meal service seems to be a fast growing market. Many Silicon Valley families like mine are strapped for time and dinner seems to be the first priority to drop. With both spouses working and now with a baby to take care of, I’m finally admitting that I need help to get healthy meals […]

Blue Isle Mediterranean Yogurt Spread

When Blue Isle told me they were sending samples of their Mediterranean spreads, I thought I would get one or two containers or at least a coupon to get some at my local store. Behold, they sent me 10 containers, two of each flavor. What to do, what to do…   I brought the spreads […]

Christmas 2015 Recap – Ribs and Dim Sum

The holidays are great because I get days off work and so does everyone else so we can get together more often. There’s always good food involved. Appetizers with cheeses, sweet potato chips, seasoned nuts, oatmeal cookies, and lots of sparkling ciders. I mean, look at this prime rib. And these garlic prawns. And this […]

Thanksgiving 2015 Recap – Three dinners and a Turkey Trot

Did everyone have a great Thanksgiving? It’s a great time for food with family and friends even though many have come to view Thanksgiving as a pre-Christmas. Our life with baby now means Thanksgiving is slightly different than last year. Less Black Friday shopping and more time relaxing at home. Or in our cases, recovering […]

Product Review – Baby Bottles – Dr. Brown – Avent – Munchkin Bottle Cleaner – Dr. Brown Microwave Sterilizer

Being a mother is one of the craziest and hardest jobs I’ve ever had. The learning curve is steep and fast. I knew nothing going into it but babies are effective teachers and mine made sure I learned how to take care of him quickly. Everyone has their own journey and I would like to […]