banana cookies w/ cinnamon glaze

COOKIES!!! I am so excited to be sharing these cookies with you! let’s be honest, everyone needs a cookie (and a stiff drink) after the whirlwind that is thanksgiving. I don’t have the drinks, but I can provide the cookies… cookies with bananas! you know, to help with stuffing detox and getting back into normal…

curry-spiced sweet potatoes w/ mango mayo

Oh my gosh, these fries. Last week, CJ and I hit up McMenamin’s East 19t St Cafe, one of our most favorite joints from our campus days.  We used to live dangerously close to this place… like two blocks close.  I can’t guess how many times tater tots were ordered after midnight and ciders were…

short rib pot pie (grain free)

Anyone else out there a magazine freak? I totally am.  Ever since high school (aka when I had no bills to pay and therefore had an abundance of cash) I have been hooked on the newsstand… newsstand may not be the right word, gossip rack is probably more accurate.  Anyways, since then, and since my…

lazy day off

Lately, I’ve really wanted to work on and improve my photography skills.  So, I’m doing just that. In addition to recipes, expect to see a lot more pretty (hopefully) pictures around these parts.

roasted jalapeño spaghetti squash cakes (grain free)

Let me tell you a little about the weather right now. It sucks. Sure, it’s pretty and sure, it hardly ever snows real snow in Oregon, but I can’t stand it.  It’s really snowing, really reallllllllly snowing.  Like, there are inches of snow outside, I can’t see where the sidewalks end and where the streets…

cravings

A little bit of advice for ya:  don’t ever (ever ever) start a whole30 right before Valentine’s day.  The sweets! Pink sugar coated everything has taken over the web, every other instagram post is a new cookie or brownie recipe, and don’t even get me started on the chocolate.  EVERYTHING IS CHOCOLATE.  I love chocolate….

tequila braised short ribs

Tequila and I have a love-hate relationship Pretty much, I hate that I really love it, which is actually funny because I used to hate it.  Like, realllllly hate it (thanks worst hangover of my life).  I don’t know when I started to like it again, but I’m pretty sure it had something to do…

curried chicken salad with mango & toasted coconut (dairy free)

Remember when I said my taste buds have expanded and I no longer hate ethnic food? Well, curry fits into that category.  Used to hate it, now I love it.  I also used to hate mayonnaise, but now that I make my own with avocado oil I love it.  Taste buds are weird.  They’re always…

cravings

Raw Brussel Sprouts and Kale Salad w/ Lemon Dressing. My all time, most favorite salad in the world is a kale salad with lemon parsley vinaigrette.  This sounds like it could be just as good. Gluten Free Moon Pies.  Though they aren’t paleo, they are INCREDIBLE looking.   I think I could make an exception….

grain free buffalo chicken waffles

I’ve really started to notice something lately… Once upon a time long ago (ok, maybe not that long ago) I was a picky eater.  Not just a let-me-pick-those-olives-off picky eater, but a oh-my-god-I-cannot-touch-this-because-a-tiny-olive-piece-was-near-it picky eater.  Yes, it’s true.  I know it’s hard to believe, but this kombucha drinking, raw liver pill taking, fish oil swallowing…

philly cheese steak stuffed sweet potato skins

I love it when food tastes naughty, but really isn’t. I also really, really love stuffed foods.  Jalapeños stuffed with cream cheese, cookies stuffed with more cookies, my face stuffed with these… Speaking of stuffing my face, I can’t not stop eating plantain chips.  I want them all day long, with every meal.  And in…