5 Minute Avocado Cilantro Dressing

Hey all you sauce lovers of the internet! đź‘Ż I am just popping in quickly today to share this avocado cilantro dressing / sauce / lover of my soul before heading out into the busy work day to do all those bloggery things that are so secretive and mysterious. What do bloggers even do, anyways? To tell you the truth, we primarily take naps and watch Netflix. No no no, I’m kidding. Don’t hate me. There are so many exciting and busy blog things going on right now – right now as in things I need to do TODAY – like working on a big writing and video project for a big brand (!), meeting at the studio with the team who …

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Parmesan Chicken Fingers with Garlic Cheese Sauce

This is the story of buying a helmet in the Philippines. Me + helmet –> riding the moped, so off to the mall we went to find a sturdy and fashionable (heh) helmet. First of all, I should not go to the mall without eating dinner or else I will end up doing what I always do: eating a basket of Mojos. And side note: while searching for that picture of Mojo’s I stumbled upon a RE-CI-PE for Mojo’s. Holy Heaven. That is in my near future. Second of all, the department store helmet selection was lacking variety. And by lacking variety, I mean there were a million and one styles of black, red, and black and white zooba patterned …

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Triple Berry Refrigerator Jam

This post is sponsored by our friends at Bai5! We absolutely love their naturally sweetened, antioxidant-infused, yummy, fun drinks. Carry on and drink Bai! Voila! And just like that, there is homemade jam in my refrigerator. Happy times, happy times! I have a thing about berries in the summer, which is that a) it’s awesome to have them, and b) it’s so awesome to have them that it’s almost just too hard to use them in desserts, sauces, jams, anything that will leave me with an empty berry container in my fridge and a sad heart in the morning at breakfast. My issue is that I love them so much that I want to eat the berries like berries, and I am …

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Healthy Cinnamon Roll Pancakes

One of my strengths is holding on to unnecessary items. Unnecessary items of the old jacket, soap holder, throw pillow, Christmas figurine variety. So it goes without saying that the upcoming garage sale – OUR upcoming garage sale, the one where we get rid of a bunch of our stuff – is giving me hives. And listening to my Brad Paisley Pandora station while pricing my old, unnecessary (but totally necessary) picture frames does not help the cause. It’s funny how that works out – or doesn’t work out – because I live with a man who is a frequent flyer at the Goodwill. Getting rid of anything that hasn’t been used in a month, even if it was MINE …

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Papaya Mango Smoothie

It’s official: I’m hooked on papayas. Papaya mango smoothie, papaya in curry, papaya covered with brown sugar and lime, Thai green papaya salad (alright, so far that one just exists in my head)… but all around, sweet and savory and everything else, I am just adoring everything about this tropical fruit. Did you know that papayas have these big seeds in them? Er, actually, they’re little. But there’s a lot of them. They are squishy and they taste bitter and spicy and they go straight to the garbage. Gar-bage. I said it. But actually, every time I cut into one of these gorgeous fruits and before I scoop those seeds into my reject bowl, I just stand in awe for …

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Grilled Pineapple Pork Sandwiches

This post is sponsored by King’s Hawaiian, maker of pillowy soft sweet sandwich buns that are the vessel of choice for this grilled pineapple pork sandwich business. Check out their first ever commercial here to see people go pupule (crayyyzee!) for this bread. Happy Father’s Day almost! I pinkie promise that this recipe has nothing to do with my personal love and adoration of grilled pineapple and everything to do with making something nice and meat-lovery for Dad. See how thoughtful I am? Just because my thoughtfulness just happens to come through via my food obsessions doesn’t mean that this is about me. It’s my love language and it’s called gifts and foods, foods that are gifts, gifts that can …

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March Traffic and Income Report: Celebrating 5 Years of Pinch of Yum

Hey there! Bjork here, checking in for Pinch of Yum’s monthly traffic and income report. “Traffic and income report?” You say. “That sounds like something a government official would do, not a food blog.” Here’s the dealio with these monthly reports: We started doing these reports three years ago as an experiment. Lindsay and I wanted to see if it was possible to create an income from a food blog. Some people said it was and some people said it wasn’t. Our first month’s revenue was $21.97. That didn’t included expenses, so when it was all said and done we probably lost money that month. Deterred we were not. (Actually, truth be told we we were a little deterred, but…) …

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Fall Favorites

Do you know those times when you just wanna be with your mom? I do. And I got the best Halloween present ever this year. MY MOM! I picked her up at the airport late last night just so we could spend our favorite holiday wearing cat ears and eating candy together. Kidding. But the candy part sounds about right. Halloween feels like a good time for me to admit that I’ve never really been one to make holiday themed treats. Or I guess I should say cutesy holiday themed treats. You’re shocked, I know. Like the black and white cupcakes with a spooky/beautiful spiderweb pattern? I just… I don’t. I don’t and I won’t. I will just be forever …

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The Quarantine Report • Week 1

Well, if nothing else, I thought it might be nice to do a weekly check-in to get us through these times. Still here, still staying home, still grateful and also sometimes still struggling. Well, if nothing else, I thought it might be nice to do a weekly check-in to get us through these times. TL;DR: Still here, still staying home, still grateful and also sometimes still struggling. How are you guys doing? What has this experience been like for you this week? And I say this week because doesn’t it feel like it sort of changes with the hour? Man. I feel like we’ve all lived a lot of lifetimes in the last few weeks. This isn’t week one of …

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15 Minute Spicy Shrimp with Pesto Noodles

Happy Memorial Day! And I guess 15 Minute Spicy Shrimp with Pesto Noodles Day, too! Today I’m doing the unthinkable and cutting myself off from my usual habit of writing every word known to man in one single post. I KNOW. I literally woke up this morning and wrote, like, 8 paragraphs of my usual blabber, like I normally do. But then I read it, and to be honest, it just felt weird and not right to talk about regular life stuff in light of the seriousness of this holiday. So I deleted it. And we’re going short and sweet instead, hopefully to encourage us to spend some time today both honoring the people who have served our country, and making some Spicy Shrimp with …

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