Crispy Lemon Brussels Sprouts

It’s really hard to make Brussels sprouts look sexy. In case you haven’t noticed I’m very particular about the way food looks on this blog. I tried to make these look as good as they taste, but may not have done them justice. These little guys are tossed in a blend of seasoned olive oil…

Cheesy Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

The first time I made these a couple months ago, I wanted biscuits like the ones at Red Lobster. I haven’t been in years, but for some reason I remember the biscuits being good. These came out delicious and it only took 30 minutes to whip up a batch. I also devoured them so quickly…

Summer Smoothie Bowl

I never got into breakfast smoothies because I always found myself ravenously hungry shortly after drinking them. This would usually lead to me making up for it with a huge lunch. So much for healthy. This smoothie recipe is hearty enough to keep me full without feeling gross. The base is also thick enough to…

Cranberry Almond Cake & Candied Oranges

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. Here’s the really short list because this is the closest I’m willing to get to a Thanksgiving post: The best and most supportive friends and family My boyfriend who is really too kind for his own good My coworkers who manage to keep me sane…

Spiced Pumpkin Soup and Ricotta Crostini

It’s been chilly (by SoCal standards at least), and with everything under the sun turning pumpkin flavored lately, pumpkin soup has been on the brain. I’ve never made anything with pumpkin before, so experimenting with this creamy soup was totally new to me! The soup is basically a coconut milk and pumpkin puree to which I added roasted carrots,…

Persimmon Crisp & Bourbon Whipped Cream

Persimmon isn’t the most common fruit, so I had to improvise with this recipe. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out! If I ever find myself with a ton of ripe fruit wondering how to use them before they go bad, baking is a great go-to. One easy way to use up all your extra fall…

Effortless Avocado Toast

Bread is one of my weaknesses. I’m not anti-gluten or anything; I just prefer my carbs slathered in butter or soaking up the yolk of a rich eggs benedict… Mmmm… I was in the mood for toast this morning, but since I’ve been slacking with my gym sessions I knew I probably shouldn’t be that…