Strawberries and Cream Smoothie

To share or pin this post, click Strawberries and Cream Smoothie I should probably open this blog by cooing over how simple and delicious this smoothie is, with really just three ingredients and a powerfully fresh and indulgent taste. But instead, I’m going to complain about how hard it is to properly open a brown coconut. When I was a kid, my parents bought us a brown coconut as a fun little experiment–let’s see how we can open it!–and I have memories of my dad using tools in the kitchen and for some reason us making use of the oven to open this stubborn little nut? ...more

Grapefruit-Mint Granita

To share or pin this post, click Grapefruit-Mint Granita If I ate what I wanted with no regard to proper nutrition this pregnancy, my diet would look something like.. breakfast: 3 muffins. Type is a little less important than sheer quality of being a muffin snack: grapefruit-mint granita lunch: honeybun with triple-layer chocolate cake snack: grapefruit-mint granita dinner: super mapley oatmeal with bloated raisins and brown sugar on top of everything, side of HoHos, side of strawberry cream cheese dessert: grapefruit-mint granita Alas, I try to mimic a more socially and medically acceptable diet for, you know, my health and the health of the little person swimming around inside my abdominal region, and I skip the dessert-for-every-meal approach that I yearn for ....more

Avocado Crema with Greek Yogurt

To share or pin this post, click Avocado Crema with Greek Yogurt So, if you’ve ever been pregnant, or have ever known pretty much anyone who’s been pregnant, you know that pregnant ladies’ favorite pastime is comparing their growing little one to fruit and veggies. Oh, bean is the size of a raspberry, how ka-yuuuuuuu-te! Aw, my little man is the size of a pineapple, how adorable spiky (ouch..)! Oh… my baby is the size of a prune? ...more

Pomegranate-Ginger Fizz

To share or pin this post, click Pomegranate-Ginger Fizz Hey, I’m pregnant! Here’s a cocktail. A few months ago, one of my favorite companies, Honest Tea, and I started working together on a batch of cocktail and smoothie recipes to share on their blog ....more

Epic Ice Cream Sundae & Big Announcement!

To share or pin this post, click Epic Ice Cream Sundae & Big Announcement! I’ll get into my poor excuses for not posting in fourteen years in a minute, but meanwhile I wanted to share an epic recipe with you to distract you from the fact! Look. ....more

Perfect Seared Chicken Thighs with Pan Sauce

To share or pin this post, click Perfect Seared Chicken Thighs with Pan Sauce As a food blogger–and, I guess, unfocused cook n general–I’m constantly making new dishes for lunch, dinner, and dessert. Rarely does one singular dish make more than a couple appearances on our table. If that were the case, I’d never have anything to share with you guys, and I know I’m already posting pretty infrequently these days! ...more

Kitchari – Ayurvedic Cleanse

To share or pin this post, click Kitchari – Ayurvedic Cleanse Ahh, yes, the new year. This time last year, O and I were going vegan, feeling so dern “icky” from the hoards of junk food we’d been stuffing in our bodies over the last couple months. This year, I’m giving up booze for two weeks and sugar for a month, and I have an iPhone app specifically to remind me of the remaining days. ....more

Life Lately: Holidays, Beaches

To share or pin this post, click Life Lately: Holidays, Beaches Surprise! Another disappearance. I’ve become a regular Houdini on you guys, no? ...more

Saltine Toffee

To share or pin this post, click Saltine Toffee Uh oh.. Did you forget Aunt Ellen? Cousin Timmy? ...more

Cranberry-Elderflower Champagne Sparkler

To share or pin this post, click Cranberry-Elderflower Champagne Sparkler Wham! Ha-cha! Kerpow! ...more