my lavender blues

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WHAT A YEAR we have had. I am incredibly grateful the “new year new me” garbage that was filling up my social media is finally starting to dissipate. Or the “i must say, this year has been the best year ever” BS that some people put out there. Like…. WAS 2020 REALLY YOUR BEST YEAR […]

Spicy Tomato & Egg Drop Soup Rice Bowls

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Just like Nevada polling, this post has come a wee bit delayed. But also just like this process, slow and steady wins the race…. 😉 So with 2020 being a legit dumpster fire that has yet to be extinguished we decided to change up the usual holiday Turkey with this Asian inspired braised pork shoulder. […]

Slow & Steady Miso Braised Pork Shoulder

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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