About Me

I am a recent music therapy graduate (yea me!). Besides tinkling the ivories, I also like to use my hands to knead dough (enjoy the physical and personal touch with the ingredients), stir flour and sugar with a whisk (instead of a gigantic, mechanical mixer), prep vegetables and fruits for healthy dishes with a knife (and not an electronic chopper), and of course, clean up after my mess (my dishwasher has been reserved for pots and pans).

As in most phenomena, this blog has evolved since Day One.Β  It is no longer just about foods, but has included random or not so random events and ideas that occur in my life thus far.Β  Thanks for joining me in my adventures and experience in NYC (and hopefully beyond as I love to travel, too), a city I have settled as my home…for now.


  1. Hi: I just saw the comment you left on Serious Eats (what menu item do you always order if you see it on the menu) and you said brown rice because yours never turns out fluffy. I found the best way to make brown rice is to bake it! Saw it on Alton Brown’s show and it’s now the only way I make brown rice. It’s perfect every time and freezes well. Enjoy!

    • Hey, thanks for the link! That’s so nice of you! πŸ™‚

  2. Hi Kim – I really like the title of your blog. Food should always be thoughtful πŸ™‚ Cheers.

    • Hey Madeline. Thanks for your compliment! πŸ™‚

  3. Hi! Thank you for stopping by my blog! I always love when people are into music!

    “Thoughtful plate” – that sounds very appealing to me! I’ll have to read a little up and down your blog now! πŸ˜€

  4. Hi Kim, thank you for the comment you left on my blog. Your blog is so pretty and clean! πŸ™‚ What do you use to incorporate slideshows into your post (Brunch with Mom)?

    • it’s part of the wordpress function. πŸ™‚

  5. RE: Forbidden black rice. Have you tried the red cargo rice? Stores here also sell rice infused with bamboo juice, it’s green tinted. Both are worth trying. Mahalo

    • Wow, rice infused with bamboo juice? Is that only available in HI? So interesting!

      • I’ve seen it sold online (Google: bamboo rice). Hope this helps.

  6. Cool. Thanks!

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