my lavender blues

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      Recovery, recovery, recovery. It’s a thing and it’s working. My bellybutton no longer looks as though someone decided to take a drill to it. Okay maybe it still does a lil bit but SO much better. I’ve stopped gagging whenever I look down to take a peek. (yeah that was happening). I’ve […]

Baked Hasselback Pears with Brie & Pistachios

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    helloooo hi there. how are things? i once was an existing human on this site, but now it seems….. that i’ve stopped cold turkey. but trust me this hiatus was totally unwanted and completely unexpected. why you ask!? or maybe you don’t ask, but i’m going to share with you anyways…… my appendix […]

Twice Baked Butternut Squash Boats with Ham & Leeks

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i’m currently in mourning over celebrating my twenty-first birthday for the ninth time. my age bracket on paper has officially changed and i’ve been having thoughts of impending doom since my d-day. i wish i could say this was an exaggeration of my current thoughts, but it’s not. however. I’ve also been watching “The Man […]

Savory Butternut Squash, Sage & Tahini Gluten Free Bread

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      So you know how on my last post I said I hated bug bites umm…. julia…. name a person who loves them? Yes we all share the same hatred, but I can guarantee you mine is stronger. the damn bite gave me cellulitis. what the ell man. I’m talking a red tender […]

Butternut Squash, Pear & Pepper Soup

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        WHOA. i wore a dress yesterday and was sweating like a pig. also it’s october. so that’s wonderful. but you know what the worst part is!? MOSQUITOES. they are out to kill me. i swear. they have all plotted my slow death by attacking my feet every evening. ((  note: i […]

EASY Black Bean & Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Brownies (GF)

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Oh hey fall, it’s about time you decided to show up. Two days ago it was 90 degrees and I thought you took a plunge off a bridge and were never coming back. but you’re here, you lil jokester. and now i can finally post recipes for cooler weather without any bitterness.so stay awhile. i’m […]

Gluten Free Butternut Squash & Sausage Skillet

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bumble Bee® Seasoned Tuna Pouch with Spoon. Who knew the middle of the country had so much beauty to offer? I’ve been learning recently the true meaning of what it is to make the most of where you live, and I can 100 percent […]

Explorations: A Canoe & Bumble Bee Tuna Seasoned Pouch

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Nope, not my usual food post. But you guys, I do other things than just make food every hour on the hour. hard to believe, but it’s true. i wake up, i fix a pot of coffee. a decently sized pot because homegirl can’t physically breathe without it. and sometime within waking up and getting […]

Urban Glamping & a New Lens