Easy Peasy Tzatziki

Refreshingly cool and tangy all at once, tzatziki has a lot going for it. I needed a dipping sauce for some zucchini fritters, and tzatziki sounded like a delicious pairing. I love that this sauce goes with anything- fritters, fish, chicken, veggies, you name it- you can even use it as a marinade (though I have yet…

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…

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…

A Lesson in Self-Honesty

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” If you had asked me at age four, I would have instantly giggled “a cowgirl!” then swung my imaginary lasso as I rode my miniature rocking horse into the sunset. Like most kids, my answer came effortlessly.

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…

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,…

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…

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…

Clear-The-Fridge Frittata

On Sunday morning I opened my fridge to the quintessential first-world problem-more food than I knew what to do with: seven egg whites, a sad close-to-withering red bell pepper, one fennel bulb (what was I planning on doing with that?), and a lonesome carrot. I usually chop all my veggies and throw them into an omelette, but…