my lavender blues

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Approaching my thirties and i keep having to tell myself that age ain’t nothin’ but a number. OR so they say….. But I’m pretty sure anyone under the ripe age of 24 says that, when they have yet to experience a hangover that lingers on for days, forehead wrinkles, and a spare tire that is […]

Fall Apples & Roasted Grape & Cauli Salad

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Another long title brought to you by yours truly, an english professionals nightmare, myself. anywhos. it’s been a little while, but that is because i’ve been a little busy. which is no excuse. i also feel like i sound like a broken record these days as i am pretty sure 90 percent of my last […]

Roasted Radicchio Salad with Crispy Bacon, Pine Nuts & Shaved Parmesan

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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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This last weekend teaser of 80 degree springtime weather? Holy nuts and bolts. We’re screwed.  Or if anyone else’s upper lip is perspiring just thinking about this past weekend then you are not alone. Welcome to the beginning of six months worth of pure cheese sweats. It’s only downhill from here. Unless someone comes up with scented air conditioned […]

Pesto Shrimp, Broiled Tomatoes and Zoodles

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Does anyone else feel that Christmas is very un-christmassy this year because it falls on the weekend? For holiday purposes, it just doesn’t feel as special falling on a Sunday. It also has really messed up my weekend before Holiday shopping, as I usually reserve the Saturday & Sunday before Christmas to get this done. […]

Healthy Roasted Golden Beet & Sausage Bowl (GF)

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So this Thanksgiving I’ve been trying to stick to the basics. Giving cosmetic tweaks to those dishes that are in need of a little botox and the occasional filler. I have zero problem with change, but I’ve just been through so much that sometimes familiarity in my life is best. But this is also partially due to my […]

Curry Roasted Carrots & Sauce

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Politics, shmolitics. Elephant in the room here. Tomorrow is election day and I think the “Dooms Day Preppers” are going to be having the last laugh. Any which way you spin it, it’s a total crap shoot and just like this recipe, Americas nuts are going to be up for roasting no matter the ending […]

Buttery Roasted Chestnuts // The Basics to Home Roasted Chestnuts

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So I have a thang for basically everything Regina Spektor. Why am I telling you this? Because. Beecaaauseeee. Her songs make me cry, and homegirl LOVES a good cry. If you’re a man and reading this you probably WILL NEVER UNDERSTAND. Unless you’re a real man. Then you pickin’ up what I’m throwin’ down. But […]

Pumpkin Puree & Crispy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds From Scratch