my lavender blues

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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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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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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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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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Ahhhhh it’s September (way to point out the obvious Julia) and I’m 100 percent pushing summer out the door like it ain’t no thang. Goodbye sweat stains in strange places, you have been anything but kind to me, and I blame you for my nonexistent dating life (kidding, I blame a ton of other stuff […]

Fresh Corn & Corn Meal Polenta with Sautéed Tomatoes & Burrata

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  Soo this post is definitely more about the pixels, so pardon for my lack of words. But honestly, it’s a Friday night and I am actually really super busy with my incredibly jam-packed social life. And by jam-packed I mean a party on my couch. Me and my whisk-ay (since I am on a […]

Fish Stock ++ Lobster Paella

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So my site has pretty much been on a lockdown for the last eight days and every time there seems to be an issue I remove myself from the situation, turn my computer off, and pray that when I turn the computer back on everything will be much better. Even though that literally solves nothing and […]

Thai Basil Chicken Spring Rolls