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…. ūüėČ 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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¬† ¬† Guys. This month has been the WORST. Okay that’s being slightly melodramatic but I mean it hasn’t been the best. Well talking more physical health then mental, but then in the long wrong, don’t the two kind of walk hand in hand? Eventually whatever is going on takes a toll on your body […]

Garlic & Miso Glazed Blistered Shishito Peppers

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life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. or in my case, when you’re busy watching crap hit the fan. mostly because i 100 percent avoid the planning bit and allow my anxiety to build over the lack of control I have (even though it could be a totally controlled situation) and then […]

Vanilla Coconut Sweet Rice with Persimmons

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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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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Dating apps. Thoughts? I decided to give it a go as a little experiment, as I am constantly knocking them without ever actually trying it out. Putting my money where my mouth is. And so far: Every. Single. Person who does an Iron Man is single. Or every single man on this app has done […]

Yakizozba (Healthier Yakisoba and Zoodles)

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¬† I have a thing for anything Asian flavored, more specifically Japanese. I mean who doesn‚Äôt love a plate¬†of MSG +¬†Happiness that leaves you¬†with hulk like sweats and hot flashes? Kidding (but not totally kidding). Which is why I prefer to make most of my Japanese dishes¬†at home, where I know exactly how much soy […]

Grilled Shishito Peppers and Chicken Thighs