I live in the Pacific Northwest and when the cold and the rain start seeping through your layers and sinking into your bones there’s nothing more satisfying than a bowl of pasta. Even after a long day at work or running around chasing the kids, this meal is a quick and easy alternative to take-out.…

Slumped in a chair tucked away in the corner of the room a mound of clothes and flesh attempts to get some sleep. He spent the night walking his daughter around the halls of the maternity ward. He hasn’t showered or shaved and he’s been wearing the same clothes for three days. He receives little…

My 19 month old daughter squirms in her stroller after arriving in the mall. After being confined for a brief period, she wants to stretch her legs and assert her independence. I oblige and before I can get her down she wiggles free, gets both feet on the ground and sprints away from her captor.…

Growing up in Philippines there was always a fiesta around the corner. Whether it was your mom’s hometown or your dad’s or your uncle’s - there was a party to go with a feast so grand you could feed the entire neighborhood and anyone else who might stop by. A staple in these feasts is…

When you’re out with your kid you want to be ready for anything. You have your essential items because you’re awesome. However, when your kid is melting down and you’re getting plenty of judgemental looks, you don’t need to feel like a failure. Make sure you have these often forgotten items and you can go…

I love breakfast. It's my favourite meal of the day. It can be sweet, savoury, spicy, light or rich. This next recipe incorporates many of those sensations in one glorious bowl topped with a fried egg. It uses the Filipino sausage, longanisa, to achieve that flavour explosion. It's tough to describe longanisa. It’s a cousin of the…

When you’ve never had to cook for yourself and it’s the first time that you’ve lived away from home, boiling a whole chicken seems like a perfectly good idea. You think to yourself: It’s healthy since you’re not cooking with fat. It’s easy because there’s only one thing that you have to do: put chicken…