Comfort Food Diaries

Saucy, Till the Burnt End

Saucy, Till the Burnt End

All my life I live in cities surrounded by water – the Pacific Ocean to be exact. And I’ve only traveled to countries and cities which I can still see water on the horizon. Yes, I admit, I’m less than familiar with what goes on […]

Hey, Soul Sister

Hey, Soul Sister

I’ve never really believed in having a soul sister…until now, that is. This month’s food diary comes from a dear friend of mine who I met at, yet again, the magical yoga studio I keep talking about. I remember the first time I met Toni, […]

Celebrating Our Roots

Celebrating Our Roots

Hi friends! I’m delighted to share this month’s comfort food diary for many reasons. The first reason is because it comes from a friend of mine who I met just over a year ago, and thanks to whom I became so involved in many of […]

Comfort Food, A Ritual

Comfort Food, A Ritual

Ironically, this month’s lighthearted diary comes from a woman who is an expert in the art of making people feel comfy, safe, supported, and held – much like the effects of comfort food. She has been putting me in to cozy yoga shapes every single week […]

Guri-Guri : Sweet, Soft Hues of Sentiment

Guri-Guri : Sweet, Soft Hues of Sentiment

Between juggling yoga school, work, and doing laundry I haven’t had much time to write for Cozy lately. But the Comfort Food Diary of the month is one thing I will absolutely not miss – or so help me because these nostalgic pieces are the […]

The Counter : Over, Under, and In Between a Mother’s Greatest Lessons

The Counter : Over, Under, and In Between a Mother’s Greatest Lessons

Often when we think of “comfort” words all too familiar come rushing to our hearts – “home,” “childhood,” “family,” and perhaps most often, “Mom.” I admit, I am no different and it’s way past over due for a piece on the woman who taught me […]

Comfort Just Around the Corner

Comfort Just Around the Corner

When you grow up in Hawaii and move away, we’re given what I like to call a sixth sense that let’s us identify any other Hawaii local no matter where we are in the world. And if you end up talking story with that person, […]

A Yogi Diary: Comfort food with Emily Charlotte

A Yogi Diary: Comfort food with Emily Charlotte

We all know that friends come and friends go. But what about the friends that stay? What about the friends you meet for the first time but feel like you’ve known forever? In the past, I’ve featured people who I’ve known either my entire life […]

Memoirs of a Skinny Filipino Kid

Memoirs of a Skinny Filipino Kid

Here we are again Cozy readers, another month and another comfort food diary. But this isn’t just any comfort food diary. This diary is near and dear to my heart (and tummy) because it comes from the man who taught me many things, including my […]

A Globe Trotter and Her Accidental Culture Shock

A Globe Trotter and Her Accidental Culture Shock

It’s freshman year of college in the summer of 2011 at the University of Washington and in the halls of the fifth floor in Lander Dormitory, it’s Open Door Night. Everyone in their dorm has their doors set ajar, eagerly awaiting a friendly face to […]