• Second Trimester: Weeks 23-27

    They weren't lying when they said the second trimester is the golden time of pregnancy. I've generally felt good during this trimester, and in the last month of it, I even started looking and feeling

  • Cauliflower Steaks and Stuff

    On the weekend, I cooked something that required a recipe. I sat down and searched for ways to cook the cauliflower that we had in the fridge, I sifted through recipes and suggestions until I found

  • Fruit Ceviche (or Jicama Salad)

    A few years ago, we took a trip to Oaxaca in Mexico. As always, we hopped between hotels and AirBnBs, and found some magic places among them.       And obviously, we

  • Baby Moon in Yellowstone

    We haven't really had any proper summer vacation this year. Generally, we end up spending our vacation days going to Europe, either in the summer or around the Christmas holidays, but not this year.

  • Second Trimester: Weeks 18-22

    These weeks correspond roughly to month five of my pregnancy. I am simultaneously thrilled to be beyond the halfway point and impatient that there is still so long to go. But here's what happened

  • Second Trimester: Weeks 14-17

    I finally entered the second trimester. For a lot of women, the annoying and sometimes debilitating pregnancy symptoms of the first trimester start reducing at this time, and the second trimester is

  • 4th of July Holiday

    For the fourth of July celebration, we drove to Orange County to visit with friends. This was my first year having a proper 4th of July celebration, although I've been here for years now, and Paulus

  • First Trimester: Weeks 9-13

    First of all thanks to everyone who reached out to me with comments and private messages about the previous pregnancy posts. All the messages made me glad that I made the decision to share the

  • Our Memorial Day Trip to Zion National Park

      At the end of May my dad came to visit San Diego for the first time. We had decided to get out of town for Memorial Day, my dad, our friends and us, seven of us all together. My dad had only

  • Spinach Gnocchi

    Some weeks ago, one of my friends (who happens to be an excellent cook) sent me a gnocchi recipe to help me use up/increase intake of random leafy greens. I think she meant for me to use it to