my lavender blues

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So. Mom was in town for the last two weeks, and you know what they say… Rose (rose-ay) All day. Nothing better than your skin feeling a bit like grape jerky after overdoing it in the alcohol + crappy food department. my face is basically a wrinkly raisin. total malepellent (male repellent). *yay* just kidding, i […]

Broiled Lamb Rib Chop Thai Coconut Satay

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here in St. Louis, summer fever is at an all time high right now – no thanks to the sky for losing control of its bladder for the last, oh I don’t know, 1000000 days, give or take. but just in time for the sun to come out for my most favorite and least memorable holiday […]

Lightened Summer Vegetable & Chicken Sausage Risotto

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new post, who dis?  ^^ current feels that are always current but ruh-heeealllyyyy. my camera has been collecting dust the last couple of weeks due to an increased amount of weekly late-night cooking (like from one night to maybe two) and then the weekends I basically have been mowing the frozen food aisles with whatever […]

Lighter No Bake Goat Cheese Cheesecake (Easy + Gluten Free)

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This last weekend teaser of 80 degree springtime weather? Holy nuts and bolts. We’re screwed.  Or if anyone else’s upper lip is perspiring just thinking about this past weekend then you are not alone. Welcome to the beginning of six months worth of pure cheese sweats. It’s only downhill from here. Unless someone comes up with scented air conditioned […]

Pesto Shrimp, Broiled Tomatoes and Zoodles

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When someone asks me to go on an impromptu swimsuit shopping trip with them: Don’t ever ask me that. Seriously. Don’t. Or if you plan on it at least ask me a week in advanced so a) I can work on eating air. b) I can prepare to shave my legs because, well, winter = pants […]

Pork Bahn Mi Endive Boats

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you guys you. adult placne (plagued acne, because I will shorten anything I can and then take an hour longer to explain the shortened version. life, made difficult, as per always) but for rills. the last year of my twenties should be a glorious one, but alas, here i am just begging for some menopause to […]

Broiled Southwestern Skirt Steak over Corn & Red Pepper Hash

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The good news about being halfway productive this past weekend: I AM caught UP on recipe development! Actually I’m so caught up that I can take a weekend “off” from blog related recipes. This is basically unheard of. I’m usually 10,000 steps behind, always. The bad news about being this productive with recipe development is […]

Healthy Strawberry, Rhubarb & White Chocolate Chewy Breakfast Bars

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I sunbathed today. Yes. It was glorious. And it was only an hour, because it was during work lunch and because I didn’t want to turn into a total raisin. Homegirl is going to be 30 this year. Gotta start ironing out the wrinks before my pruning becomes permanent. Any who. I’m trying to be less lame […]

Zoodles with Clams in a Spicy Coconut Milk & Black Garlic Sauce