Hello, you! I’m Jasmine – wife, new mother, pup-mom, accountant, and lover of all things pasta.
2014 was a big year for me. I had spent 28 years of my life in Texas (and I will always be a Texas girl at heart!), but in 2014 I married the love of my life, quit a job I loved, left my friends and family, and relocated to Louisiana, where I took in all the Cajun culture I could. We’ve since moved to North California where we are enjoying the beautiful weather and all the fresh produce the West has to offer. I’m a new mom to the sweetest baby girl (with a son on the way!), a huge animal lover (we have two adopted pups, Sadie and Sam), a bookworm, and a professional Netflix marathoner.
Growing up in a Bangladeshi-Filipino household, there was always delicious home-cooked meals and l developed a palate and love for spices, fresh chilies, and unique flavors at an early age.
I love taking photos and being creative both in and out of the kitchen. Since getting married, I’ve learned that cooking for two while working a full-time job can be a challenge and it’s even harder to prepare fresh meals during the week. It’s been my goal to find and create recipes that are flavorful, satisfying, use fresh ingredients, and can sometimes be whipped up on a whim on those long work days.
Welcome to The Richmond Avenue! I hope you’ll stay a while.