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Basil Shrimp Bites- easy shrimp recipe with fresh, vibrant flavors great for parties.

Inspired by Thailand’s colloquial Miang Kum appetizer where fresh, vibrant raw ingredients are wrapped in a spinach leaf and served with a sweet and savory sauce, I created these Basil Shrimp Bites. Very easy to make, this quick and easy shrimp recipe can be made ahead of time. It’s perfect for a flavorful dinner for one or two and easy to scale up for a large party. [Read More]

Shiseido's White Lucent Brightening Mask helps soothe dry, lackluster or sun

Sometimes, no matter how religious we are about good skincare habits and good eating habits, the grind of everyday life can take its toll on our facial skin. Maybe it was a few nights of mediocre sleep or a week full of extra stress. Or maybe you just want your skin to glow at its brightest, smoothest best self for a special occasion. [Read More]

The Spice Route India- one of the best restaurants in New Delhi.

Its rating as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by many international publications is no exaggeration. In the ever awe-inspiring Imperial Hotel in Delhi, The Spice Route lives up to its reputation. The menu is a beautiful melange of Southeast Asian cuisine, showcasing flavors from India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Indonesia, with a strong emphasis on Thailand. [Read More]

Michael Czarcinski- my interview with the Managing Director of the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, learning about how he worked his way up from dishwasher at a restaurant to leading one of the largest hotels in America.

One of the most widely respected leaders in the hospitality industry, Managing Director of the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles, one of the largest hotels in America, Michael Czarcinski worked his way up from a dishwasher at a restaurant all the way to his executive status where he led his team to hugely successful Recycling and Water Conservation efforts that resulted in a Green Seal Certificate. [Read More]

Creamy Orange Blast- inspired by one of my favorite childhood drinks found in malls, this is a healthy version and tastes like a creamsicle.

Inspired by one of my favorite childhood drinks friends and I used to find in American malls, this healthy orange drink tastes just like a creamsicle. It’s frothy, refreshing and naturally sweet without any added sugars. Perfect for any afternoon and especially on hot days. [Read More]

Iced Green Tea Latte a.k.a. Iced Matcha Latte is one of the healthiest drinks you can make as long as you just use a touch of honey and no sugar.

It’s hard to tell by now whether Matcha Latté a.k.a. Green Tea Latté actually existed in Japan first and was brought around the world or vice versa. After all, dairy products traditionally were not consumed in large quantities in Asian countries until recently. There’s nothing quite like the creamy goodness of this antioxidant-rich drink and its beautiful green hues. [Read More]