Spinach & Shrimp Ravioli

I have environmental food cravings- this simply means that I crave certain foods as a result of various environmental triggers such as smelling, seeing, or talking about an enticing food. I had visited a friend over the Labor Day break and somehow, ravioli came up. The very next day I was in my local Whole Foods Market picking up all the ingredients I needed to make my first ravioli. Read more


Graffiato is a quaint Italian restaurant recommended to me by a dear friend who knows how deep my love brussels sprouts goes and from her praise, I knew I had to try it for myself. Unfortunately when I arrived, brussels sprouts were no longer an option on their menu ☹  and after much inquiry I was told that brussels sprouts were out of season. I would have thought that vegetables flourish during springtime– boy I was wrong. Read more

Take me to Taiwan

As I debated on what restaurant to debut on the blog, Toki Underground became the obvious option because it literally took me two years to finally taste for myself what the hype was all about.  Since then, Toki has been my favorite Ramen spot in the District of Columbia.  The name of this spot speaks for itself- it is literally a hole in the wall BUT don’t let that fool you- the authenticity of their food speaks for itself and I bet it’s Taiwanese approved!  After hearing stellar recommendation about this place, I knew I had to try it for myself.   I’m sure you’re wondering why, and I can explain because  2 years is a really long wait time but I will prefix my explanation by saying it was well worth the wait.  Read more