my lavender blues

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  Butter my buns and call me a biscuit, What in the world did I just agree to? The exact thoughts (except insert profanity where needed) that ran through my head when I responded “yes” to a dinner proposal from Eckerts Farm asking if I would be willing to put together a pop up meal […]

Chilled Curried Coconut Sweet Corn Soup // Scenes from my Dinner in The Orchard

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First things first, i’m keeping my half promise. sort of like telling a half truth. which we all sort of know is a lie…… but then maybe this is a partial promise kept. i told you i would be posting 1-2 times a week. this is 1 of 2, and i can guarantee you there […]

Summer Vegetable & Pork Zoodle Ramen

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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

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  Is that a popsicle in your hand or are you just happy to see me? I know, that is not how the saying goes, like at all, but as a female that whole popsicle in pants would 100 percent not work and the latter is just so much more realistic. Okay maybe it wouldn’t […]

Mango Avocado Lassi Breakfast Pops

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Annnnnnddddd now breathe. Can my titles continue to be any longer? Oh why, yes, yes they can. Challenge: accepted. Sidenote: anyone else here love to create challenges or goals after the task of said challenge/goal has already been completed? Nothing like good ol’ self trickery just to feel semi on top of ones crap. Sometimes I’ll go […]

Curry Roasted Cauliflower Salad w/ Crispy Chick Peas

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Great, my first official sunburn and EVEN THAT GIVES ME ACNE. you guys. what da ell is wrong wif me. isn’t vitamin D supposed to be a good thing!? take me back to winter and my blinding grandpa legs. someone. anyone. please. just kidding. i’m currently rockin’ a thick pair of gramps walkers due to the […]

Vegan Coconut Chocolate Ice Cream Breakfast Bars

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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