HEY, DON’T CALL ME FAT AND FRUITY! okay, maybe i am a little of both. there are worse things to be! in fact, i’m not as sad about my recent weight gain as i thought i’d be. i earned every single one of those pounds, by completely failing at the ever-popular KETO diet. everyone out there is just dropping weight like crazy on this KETO … Continue reading fat and fruity snacks.
i’m struggling to write this post because i feel like everyone is over it all at this point. am i right? i can’t even bring myself to cook anything, or even set foot in my kitchen for that matter. but everything turned out so yummy. how about you? my belly is huge, and i can’t stop snacking on leftovers, but i’m thrilled with the outcome … Continue reading thanksgiving afterglow.
hello strangers! happy fall!!!!! i have been working on making a diet change FOR GOOD. that’s a double-meaning right there! it’s going to be for the good of my heart, soul, and gut, but it’s also going to be forever ~ for good. i am making a life-change to the cleanest eating i have ever attempted, and i am on fire about it! clean eating. … Continue reading new me!
say it with me ~ CHI. MEEEEE. CHURRRRR. EEEEE!!! is there any yummier word in the world? have you had chimichurri sauce? if you haven’t, get your blender out and make this sauce tonight! arrrrrriba!!! i made this sauce yesterday and it was a vibrant, beautiful green color. it’s a little dull today, but here’s a pic anyway… num num nummmmm…. here’s how to do … Continue reading chimichurri sauce.
i don’t mean to be a jerk, but i had truffle eggs at a great restaurant here in kansas city, and they were way too expensive ~ and NOT GOOD. so what’s so hard about making truffle eggs? i just made them this morning and they were so flavorful and so easy. truffle eggs are simply scrambled eggs with either shaved truffles (way too expensive), … Continue reading truffle eggs.
it’s day 12 on my WHOLE 30 journey and things have been put on hold for a few days while i’m home taking care of my mom. she broke her shoulder and it’s in a sling, and all we could do was focus on that for the last few days. however, typical of the women in my family ~ i was here for less than … Continue reading take your freezer back!!! 7 freezer meal ideas.
hey fennel lovers! this one’s for you! fennel is one of those things where you either are obsessed with it and ooh and aah when you see it added to the menu, or ~ you’re the person sitting next to that outspoken, over-zealous fennel lover, wishing he/she would shut up already. i’m here to tell you: it’s waaaay more fun to be the former. have you really … Continue reading grapefruit/fennel salad with toasted pistachios.
gluten free, meat free, but through the ROOF with flavor, y’all! remember that dinner party i posted? this is the recipe for the butternut squash yumminess from that night. it all started with a recipe from giada de laurentiis ~ i found it years ago and have been making her version for years. thank you, giada! but for my recent dinner party, i decided to … Continue reading GF butternut squash lasagna.
warning: this dish is NOT dairy free! i’m trying to reduce my dairy intake, but this one was worth it. these are pretty enough for a dinner party, but perfect for a boring tuesday night as well. these mushrooms are a meal all by themselves. i served them with a g-free pesto pasta because i needed to get rid of it before it went bad. … Continue reading rice-stuffed portobello mushrooms.
i can’t put the fork down. i literally cannot stop eating this pasta salad. usually, i make a dish, eat a few bites, then write about it. eat then type. eat then type. but this pasta salad is too good to stop eating, y’all. and there’s no gluten, dairy, sugar, or meat in it! boom! this is actually the problem with “clean” food. i know … Continue reading greek-ish pasta salad.