Roasted Cannellini Beans with Thyme

Roasted Cannellini Beans with Thyme

Pan roasted, of course! No ovens this month, or next month if I can help it. Too hot. Too steamy. I made some banana bread yesterday due to the cooler, less humid morning that fell in my lap, but now? Stove top or bust, my friends. And look! Beans. Yes, beans. The magical fruit. Another beautiful, real food. Here’s to getting older, because I just attempted to write “beans are fun!” and we all know that young, vivacious people don’t…

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Braised Kale with Lemon and Anchovies

Braised Kale with Lemon and Anchovies

I’m an anchovy FREAK. I really noticed it when I was about 13 years old and went gaga for a certain restaurant’s Caesar salad. When I was 17 and saw Jamie Oliver throw anchovy fillets into some hot olive oil and watched them dissolve and flavor that oil, the freak got geek. When I ordered pizza with extra cheese and saw I could get anchovy fillets for a few cents more, I solidified the fact: anchovies. are. the. bomb. So…

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Curried Cauliflower Rice

Curried Cauliflower Rice

Oh, good grief! A recipe. And a very simple one at that. Somehow, the monthly post I had intended to create for December slipped past me. Ah, such is life! I hadn’t felt that certain intrigue from a recipe until this one and I just happened to find each other one cozy night a few weeks ago. I threw some spices together, a makeshift curry powder… I was hungry and not in the right mind. Hah! The lighting was glowing…

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Braised Fennel with Lemon Zest

Braised Fennel with Lemon Zest

Hmm, where does the time go? October came and went, and here the little blog was, missing an entry. I do have a confession to make–I’ve been cooking, and I’ve been posting, but it’s over on Instagram (gasp! sigh! the horror!). Give it a go, folks. Add me. Let’s be friends. Other news? I’ve partnered with Solcana Crossfit and will be talking up a storm over there about all things health and nutrition related. But, let’s move on. We have…

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Stone Fruit Compotes

Stone Fruit Compotes

from left to right: nectarine & chile, pear & thyme, peach & ginger …oh, and pear, too! According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, eating stewed stone fruit is a very good healthy (and delicious) endeavor this fall. Amy K Acupuncture discusses the details in her newest blog post, Acupuncture Tips for Staying Healthy this Fall. Amy and I created three recipes for you to try out this fall; pear and thyme, nectarine and chile, and peach and ginger. All of these…

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Tahini Dressing

Tahini Dressing

This summer as I was prepping what felt like boatloads of meals for myself to get through each week, I realized I needed something other than my Dijon, garlic and olive oil vinaigrette. And something other than my other olive oil and balsamic combo. Something just a little bit more… enticing. Don’t get me wrong! The classics are just that, classic. But don’t they need a break, too? I’ve added this dressing into my rotation and I’m so glad I…

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Banana Ice Cream with Salted Bacon Fudge Sauce

Banana Ice Cream with Salted Bacon Fudge Sauce

Because. Because because. Because it is summer, because it is hot and humid, because you’ve been freezing those too-brown bananas and saving the fat after cooking bacon, right? Phew! Banana Ice Cream 3 bananas, frozen, peeled and chopped into chunks 2 tablespoons coconut milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract In a food processor, combine all ingredients. Pulse a few times then allow to blend until smooth. You may need to stop the processor and push down the ice cream around the…

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Brussel Sprouts with Tamari Fish Sauce Glaze

Brussel Sprouts with Tamari Fish Sauce Glaze

Don’t you worry, I have quite the post lined up for when I make my own fish sauce. It’s something I’ve been wanting to make for years, yet the slimy, fish head-y opportunity hasn’t risen quite yet. Never fear! Store-bought fish sauce lends itself delightfully to vegetables. I know. Stay with me. And don’t be put off by the mention of mint, either! Try this dish out–you very well may have almost all the ingredients hanging around your kitchen. That’s…

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Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

Here’s the kicker about labeling the way you eat to align with a certain dietary prescription… at some point it could very likely stop making sense. All of a sudden, your label needs these little asides and qualifiers. And when you don’t eat something that fits neatly into the equation, then there’s the whole mental piece. And there’s a social piece. And of course, the physical piece. My context is this: I am currently egg-free, nut-free and (for the most…

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The Easiest Baked Potato

The Easiest Baked Potato

Looking for the perfect baked sweet potato? The Freckled Foodie has got your back. Looking for the perfect baked potato? Well, hello! When you find yourself with pounds of potatoes, a cool rainy day and a week of meals to prep, these could fit right in. There’s a lot you can do with a baked potato once cooled–peeled and grated for hash browns, cubed for hash, reheated, peeled and mashed with butter and cream, mashed and mixed with an egg…

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