Almond and Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Tilapia is a fairly mild white fish that’s great if you want a low fat, filling protein- especially if you’re not into chicken. It’s the perfect chicken substitute! I always choose fish over chicken because the idea of undercooked chicken makes me super uncomfortable. I wanted something simple for dinner, and this almond and parmesan crusted tilapia was perfect- just a handful of ingredients already in my … Continue reading Almond and Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Spaghetti Squash & Coconut Delicata Sauce

The crisp air, cozy layers, comfort food, and family gatherings make Fall my favorite season. It’s not quite here temperature-wise, but I am so mentally ready for it! Fall is also the time of year for squash. Pumpkins, butternut, kombucha, and more- they are in abundance at every grocery store.  Of all the squash varieties, I’ve always been fascinated with spaghetti squash- what’s not to like … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash & Coconut Delicata Sauce

Salmon with Pan-Roasted Potatoes and Dino Kale

I’m still alive guys, I promise! Since my last post I moved, started creative ad classes, and have taken on a lot of new responsibilities at work. Moving and the early sunsets made cooking and shooting with decent lighting impossible, but I have no excuses now that summer is here. Post-move, the only thing I miss is the Whole Foods down the street. I missed it … Continue reading Salmon with Pan-Roasted Potatoes and Dino Kale

Irresistable Chocolate Chip Cookies

My mom tried one of my chocolate chip cookies and said, “Hey, maybe you should teach me how to make these.” Me teach her??? My mom smokes slabs of bacon for fun, bakes her apple pies from scratch and experiments with foods like fried mashed potatoes. I practically pinched myself when she asked for my recipe. Still, everyone asks for my chocolate chip cookie recipe. At least … Continue reading Irresistable Chocolate Chip Cookies

Festive Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows

For the last few weeks the name of this blog has been a bit of a lie- amidst everything else going on in my life I really haven’t had time to cook. I decided change would be the theme for my 2014 and the year isn’t quite over yet. The new year plus my upcoming birthday (and the encroaching quarter-life crisis) have dropped cooking a few spots down … Continue reading Festive Peppermint Swirl Marshmallows

Panna Cotta with Chocolate Sauce, Pistachio, and Pomegranate Seeds

The best recipes are ones that are simple, delicious, and make you look like a pro. My coworker planted the seed in my head to try out panna cotta because she loves the stuff and swore to me it’s the easiest dessert to make. Things have been stressful lately and I don’t make the best decisions when I’m hungry. The other night I came home … Continue reading Panna Cotta with Chocolate Sauce, Pistachio, and Pomegranate Seeds

Adventures in Fresh Pasta

My very first attempt at fresh pasta was such a fiasco the strands of linguine were seasoned with my tears. “God, I’m tired of kneading. Why isn’t this dough feeling ‘elastic’ yet???” Add water. “Oh no, now the the strands keep sticking together as they ooze out of the pasta machine!” Dust next batch with flour. “Why is it crumbling?!” All that energy spent and … Continue reading Adventures in Fresh Pasta