my lavender blues

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Real Talk: Life isn’t always at it appears in pictures. Or your interpretation of one may very well be the exact opposite of what is actually going on in reality. Like my food photography. I try and capture the beauty in a small 2′ x 3′ area and the rest is a complete crap show. […]

Gluten Free + Dairy Free Chocolate Coconut Tartlets

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    This month we are in the midst of christmas prep madness, funnakkah and universal new years eve celebrations. Talk about cramming it all in. What da ell man. No wonder why end of January and pretty much all of February is severely depressing. Unless you live somewhere warm. You win. But the middle […]

Miso Braised Short Ribs with Pear

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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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Approaching my thirties and i keep having to tell myself that age ain’t nothin’ but a number. OR so they say….. But I’m pretty sure anyone under the ripe age of 24 says that, when they have yet to experience a hangover that lingers on for days, forehead wrinkles, and a spare tire that is […]

Fall Apples & Roasted Grape & Cauli Salad