my lavender blues

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I would love to say I grew up eating shellfish, so that way i would have a lot more street credit when it comes to developing recipes like this one, but that would be a big fat lie. In fact, I hated it. Without ever even trying. But first off: my brother was HIGHLY allergic […]

Thai Spiced Coconut & Black Garlic Mussels

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9 days into dry January  and i feel like the very hungry caterpillar. “on day one of sobriety she ate through one slice of cake, on day two she eat through two large pizza pies, on day three she ate through three double cheeseburgers” so on and so fourth. At this rate I’m not sure […]

Chicken, Vegetables and Dumplings

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And it’s December. Just like that. Seasons Greetings. Big ol’ jolly st nick has really screwed me again this year with the impossible task of finding gifts (that really don’t exist) and pulling money that i don’t have out of my ass. Let me just dip into my retirement savings. Can’t wait to be spending […]

Cheese and Herb Stuffed Roasted Peppers

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it’s all croupdaville up in this hizzy. and i’m 99 percent positive i’m about to be reinfected with it again because that back of throat pain that i tried to convince myself was from swallowing a spider (yes, this is how badly i do not want to get sick) hasn’t gone away and i feel […]

Garlic- Miso Braised Short Ribs

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just got home from a crazy wild portfolio review trip in the middle-of-nowhere, Montana. So pardon my MIA. Weeks of preparation leading up to the big trip followed by a weekend of trying to prepare an empty home for a Sunday party, life has been anything but quiet. But more on that trip and some […]

Everything Peppered Maple Bacon

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ya’ll. i get all zero dark thirty when i’m sick. anyone else in the same boat as myself? In fact, i started to look back on this blog at how many times i’ve been sick in the last two years, and it’s like A LOT. the ONLY good thing is the binge eating of oyster […]

Sautéed Spinach + Yogurt + Dukkah ++ a Giveaway

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Minute® Ready to Serve Guys. This is the year! I refuse to be apart of the ‘February drop off’ and am feeling pretty optimistic about it. However…. I have a feeling I probably feel this way every year, so just really really hoping that […]

Kickin’ Shrimp Gumbo over Minute Ready to Serve Brown Rice

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        It’s only the first week into the new year and is anyone else about to jump off their resolutions head first into a drained pool? me me me me. actually i made mine pretty easy this year. or perhaps more attainable, if you will. can’t set the goals too high or […]

Healthy Butternut Squash & White Bean Chili