Yippee! I’m back, and coming at you with a vengeance!
So, many of you who know me personally “in real life” know that there have been some big changes in my life recently. For one, I recently got married to the man of my dreams! I never thought the day would come (seriously – lol) but our big day that we had planned so long for unfolded smoothly and successfully. We were blessed to be able to spend a gorgeous sunny day reciting our vows in front of many of our beloved family and friends, and everyone seemed to have a great time at our reception, which was a great relief to both of us. It was a lot of work and effort, but I am glad that we decided to have a wedding and reception instead of eloping!
We just got back from our wonderful honeymoon in Tahiti and are quietly recovering from the whirlwind that the past several weeks have been for both of us. Needless to say, neither of us want to ever go through any of this ever again!
So, during our time away, my wonderful husband encouraged me to restart blogging…something I had been meaning to get back to but really had no capacity for last year after getting engaged in May and diving head first into the world of budget-conscious wedding planning. I’m back now! Although it might be a little awkward to get back into the habit at first, I’m going to start with something fun and easy for me — food!! I typically take tons of pictures of my (and my now husband’s) food…and who doesn’t like food? For now, this will serve as a repository for all that I capture on my plate and then some. Perhaps it will inspire you, dear reader, to try something different, something new in my hometown of Los Angeles and elsewhere or serve as a reminder of some comfort food from years past. I’ll do my best to post details on what it is that is on my plate, but I can’t promise that it’ll be complete. Generally, I’m starving and the final snap of my iPhone shutter is my shotgun signal to start clearing off my food when I sit down at a meal table.
With that, let’s begin! It’s March 1st and I’m hungry!
First meal back in the Mitsuwa food court after returning from Bora Bora where it was nothing but French, Polynesian and Western food (not that I’m complaining, mind you!):
Sansai soba (my fave!) and a mini gyudon (yes, I was hungry!)
My husband’s tonkotsu goma ramen – so yummy and hearty!
Dinner two nights ago: 800 Degrees pizza in Westwood
My husband’s Capriccioca (at least that’s what it was called) in the foreground and my deeelish Margherita pizza in the background
Their delicious green salad to supplement the pizzas.
And because the chandelier in the restaurant was so pretty…never mind the iron(?) ox head on the wall behind it!
First home cooked meal made by my wonderful husband:
This dinner was absolutely delicious, in case you’re wondering…fresh, light and healthy…just what the doctor ordered. Also, as you can see from the cerveza pictured, it was also completely sponsored by Trader Joe’s–LOVE them! (Not pictured: A bowl of TJ’s Joe’s O’s ice cream for dessert. Hehe)
Finally, one last one for this blog post:
Diddy Riese sundae with mint chip ice cream (my fave), a white chocolate macadamia nut cookie (nom!), whipped cream and chocolate syrup to finish it off, and a chocolate sundae with peanut butter cookie and chocolate syrup (no whipped cream) for the hubby in the background.
Dinner tonight is at my parents’ place to celebrate Girl’s Day (Japanese holiday) a little early and to share with them about our trip to Bora Bora and Moorea. I will no doubt have more pics of yummy food to post shortly.
More goodness to come. I love to travel and experience different things, but it sure is great to be home, especially with my husband! <3 <3 <3