Breakfast Cookies

When it comes to managing sugar cravings, one of my first pieces of wisdom is to start your day with a savory breakfast. Eggs, sausage, bacon, sautéed spinach, salsa… you get the idea. I’ve found with myself and with my family that the surest way to initiate the need to snack is to have sweet…

Orange Fennel Slaw

Is is normal to have a cabbage craving? No? Ok cool. Just asking for a friend. But seriously, I’ve been jones-ing for some tasty slaw and a last minute cooking gig was just the thing to motivate me to get creative. I’ve noticed that a lot of people dislike traditional coleslaw because it’s very heavy…

Tangy Harvest Slaw

Southern California isn’t exactly known for it’s blustery Fall season. It’s more known for, oh I don’t know… fires. Heat waves. Offshore winds and good surfing. People often complain saying they miss leaves changing, sweater weather, and hot apple cider. I’ll hand that to you. Changing leaves are gorgeous, I certainly have some sweaters which…

Turmeric Pecan Banana Bread

I hate making returns. There’s almost always some sort of “complication” that makes returning items an absolute nightmare. My solution? Never buy anything ever again. At least that’s the mindset I’m having today. Some of my favorite memories from working at a grocery store where when customers would try to return items. First of all,…

Vegetable Curry Stew

Have you watched the television show, This is Us? I’m a Mandy Moore fan girl so I had to check it out based purely on that fact. Side note: Because I Said So… genius chick flick. Her new show actually pretty good so I think I’ll be adding it to my very small rotation of Hulu shows which includes…

Cinnamon Raisin Walnut Butter

I have been adulting so hard over here. Between taking care of a newborn, paying a mortgage, and signing up for life insurance (um. What?!), I don’t think I can handle much more. I look around at my life and think, “Is this adulthood? Where did all of these responsibilities come from?” Feels like just…

Jalapeño Chimichurri Sauce

If you add one recipe to your culinary arsenal this summer, it should be this sauce. I’m not even kidding. The light and fresh herbs plus a mildly spicy jalapeño kick and a wallop of salty garlic… it’s literally the perfect companion for EVERYTHING! Fish. Yes. Shredded Pork. Yes. Grilled Steak. Yes. Eggs and Bacon. Yes….

Citrus Walnut Bars

Pro Tip: Walnuts are really cheap right now. Everywhere I go I see per pound pricing that I could only dream about a few short years ago. So go out and stock up on those tasty little nut-ggets! While you’re at it make some of these great walnut recipes! Your belly and wallet will be happy you did….

Chocolate PB Shake

This one is a surefire craving killer. Everyone knows that chocolate and peanut butter are the perfect combo. And while most people will likely be reaching for those leftover Reese’s Easter Eggs this week, YOU don’t have to! In fact, take the next 30 seconds to walk over to your Easter candy stash, pick it up, and…

Mayan Chocolate Chia Pudding

Anyone remember my Mayan Chocolate Ice Cream? I sure do. It was incredible. So I figured the same yum-factor would apply to chia pudding. SPOILER ALERT: I was right. Mix this up any ol’ day for a quick snack or breakfast item. Serve with fruit or your favorite parfait toppers like shredded coconut, hemp seeds, cacao…