seasonal affective disorder.

i really haven’t been myself these past few months, or, ever since it looked like the above gloomy picture outside.  i usually embrace winter and happily hunker down with a pile of favorite classic movies, or a good book.  i do my spring cleaning and organizing in january, while it’s miserable out, and live for new soup recipes and hot toddies. this winter, i just … Continue reading seasonal affective disorder.

butter chicken with paleo naan bread.

butter chicken.  it’s sweet, tangy, rich, spicy ~ the perfect comfort food. i went in search for the perfect butter chicken recipe, to impress my indian food-loving friends, and came across a beautiful recipe online.  however, in my not-so-humble opinion, it needed some tweaking. here’s the pixy-fied version! butter chicken the recipe calls for bone in chicken thighs.  and that’s what i used, but it would … Continue reading butter chicken with paleo naan bread.

our kitchen.

as i mentioned a few months ago, we have moved into a lovely little townhouse in a gorgeous community of kansas city, called union hill.  there are projects to be done on the house, but nothing dire.  it is a wonderful and homey space as is.  and the kitchen is no exception.  take a look at my new favorite work space…i’m so proud.  and thank … Continue reading our kitchen.

chopped veggie salad.

doesn’t that look like summertime on a plate?  we need a little summer around here ~ the temp outside on the day i made this summery-looking salad: 9.  sheesh. here are the ingredients for this chopped salad, created by my good friend martha stewart’s daughter, alexis.  ha ha. i feel like all of these celebrity chefs are my good friends, honestly.  they taught me how … Continue reading chopped veggie salad.

spinach and cannellini dip.

this is an amazingly healthy recipe, and quite full of flavor too.  this is another “giada” recipe, from her healthy cookbook ~ here’s what you need… 2 bags of organic baby spinach 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed juice of a lemon (or two) S&P olive oil balsamic vinegar (the white kind, if you’ve got it) directions heat olive oil in … Continue reading spinach and cannellini dip.