My New (York) State of Mind

Posted May 22, 2016 by Elena in News / 0 Comments

Big news: I left beachy breezy Los Angeles for the hustle and bustle of New York City on April 29, 2016. Living here has been a dream of mine from a very young age, and after struggling to find any sort of stability in LA – in jobs, friendships, relationships, etc. – it was time […]

White Cheddar Pesto Mac & Cheese

Posted March 4, 2016 by Elena in Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian / 1 Comment

My roommate bought me a really cute mini cast iron skillet in Santa Barbara last weekend, and of course my immediate thought was “this will make SUCH a good dish for food photos!” I began thinking of a recipe to make in it, and the first thing that came to mind was baked mac and […]

Vegan Black Bean Tostadas

Posted February 5, 2016 by Elena in Dairy-free, Recipes, Vegan, Vegetarian / 0 Comments

I’m not a vegan, but sometimes I create recipes that are “accidentally” vegan. I don’t intend for them to be vegan, and then at some point I realize, hey, this is vegan! It’s always a pleasant surprise, since a vegan meal here or there is something we could all use – especially if it also […]