Wander Woman

Eat, Nurse, Sleep, Repeat

by on May.09, 2016

KiddosGrilled Veggie FlatbreadPeewee BakingChocolate Cupcakes Avocado Choc Frosting

Who knew caring for two kids would be THIS time-consuming?! It is.

In between bathing, naps, timeouts, family visits, and nonstop nursing (yo, chub-a-lub, you’re not supposed to be nursing every two hours at 10 weeks of age!), we try to find time to cook good food.

Jas helped bake for the first time. She’s a psychotic little sous chef, always trying to spill or pitch ingredients.

We made these chocolate cupcakes with healthy avocado frosting. They were pretty good for being butterless and, in my head, the full-fat cupcakes (the cake part) made for a guilt-free, get-my-flatish-belly-back dessert.

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It’s a Gal!

by on Mar.11, 2016

This little chicken came into the world nearly two weeks ago. Vada Rose Marilu, born February 27 at 4:32 pm, weighing 6 pounds, 11 ounces, and stretching 20 inches long. We’re smitten with her…
VadaJas Vadaphoto

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A Winter Hike

by on Feb.15, 2016

It’s not feeling like winter lately, but we’ll take it. We trekked through the wild and drank up the 78-degree weekend.

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Almost There

by on Feb.08, 2016

Just a few more weeks until we give this chica a sibling.

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More Food, Because That’s What I’m Diggin’ Right Now

by on Feb.02, 2016

Lately I’ve been on the hunt for meaty main dishes. I tried my hand at this Sage-Crusted Standing Rib Roast (it was awesome)…

And a new bakery in East Austin that cooks up amazing carrot cake, blondies and peanut butter-chocolate-sea salt cookies…

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This Leek Appetizer

by on Jan.25, 2016


Whoa my gawd, this is the most convenient munchie to make. My best made this appetizer for us last month and I couldn’t stop thinking about what it tasted like in my mouth. So I  cooked up this speedy little app over the weekend.

Sautée sliced leeks in butter and olive oil, sprinkle on salt and pepper while leeks are cooking, then cook a little while longer with splashes of white wine vinegar and balsamic vinegar (but not too much otherwise it’ll overpower the flavor of the leeks).

Throw cooked leeks over baguette slices smeared with goat cheese.

That’s it! Easiest, most perfect app ever.

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Oh, Hey, 2016…

by on Jan.13, 2016

Starting the New Year off right with a family trip to Vegas (my best came too—so groovy!) and some not-so-healthy eats…

To make up for inhaling a soul-filling 4,000-calorie Deep-Fried Snickers Sundae at Serendipity 3 in Vegas (THE MOST INCREDIBLE DESSERT IN LIFE! I still can’t stop thinking about it!), I’m embracing a salad-heavy diet back home.

I stole and made this recipe for a Mean Green Detox Salad and promptly felt better…


Unrelatedly, my daughter’s hair is killer. She gets it from her daddy…

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Late December

by on Dec.27, 2015

Tons of food, togetherness, karaoke, old cultural traditions and new ‘ditions for our little family. That’s what the holidays mean to us.Preparing lumpia on Christmas Eve is a Filipino must-do. These gents—the best Asian egg roll you’ll EVER have—go fast. I inhaled nine in under 30 minutes…Gifts are stored atop the fridge, away from the violent, curious hands of our two-year-old…

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Pedernales Falls

by on Dec.21, 2015

Supper, fire and nature with great friends at a local state park. Total bliss.

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