Soapy Fruit

The first time I tried the strange fruit that is feijoa was in the windy but oh-so-beautiful city of Wellington, New Zealand. We were sitting outside basking in the warm sunshine, and there was a drink on the menu with feijoa vodka, Sauvignon Blanc, and some other delicious…

Is it snacktime yet?

I’m a person that requires frequent feedings. Close friends and family know that provisions are needed if there is any trip that will be longer than a couple of hours, otherwise the hangry me will rear her ugly head. I try to control it (honestly!), but that&#8217…

Sweet Potato Apple Cheddar Sausage Flatbread

Quite the mouthful for the title of this post, but I can assure you that it’s a tasty one! This flatbread is fast and delicious, and while it may not have the lovely yeasty doughiness of the classic pizza dough, it’s certainly useful for those nights…

No More Haribo

A few mornings ago, I had an early wake up call for a 6 AM swim with friends. I can’t remember the last time I was up that early for a workout (last fall sometime?), so I didn’t sleep very well. Every hour or so I…

Transforming Broccoli

The lovely green florets of broccoli have not always appealed to me. Even now, broccoli doesn’t rank very high in my list of preferred vegetables (in fact, it’s pretty much at the bottom). I’ll tolerate it, though (and even sometimes like it – shocker…

Mini Apple-Date-Ginger Tarts

Whenever I have leftover tart dough, it’s a bit of a mixed blessing. I love having it on hand in the freezer, but I also feel like I need to use NOW.  Luckily, I got to have a mini bake-a-thon this past weekend when I went…

Eggplant Slices

I couldn’t have asked for a better living situation senior year of college.  My housemates were four wonderful friends and our house was a cozy little place at the edge of campus.    Senior year can be a frenzy of Red Bull charged all-nighters, 5 AM part-time…

I feel the need for…vegetables!

‘Tis the season to EAT! Warm, rich comfort food, creamy eggnog, and sugary goodness are having their heyday now, and while I am definitely of the mind that indulging is necessary during the holiday season, I also get to the point at times where I just need some vegetables…

Jerusalem Artichoke and Beet Shepherd’s Pie

My housemate recently came home with a large bag of Jerusalem artichokes that needed to be used, and, probably due to the snow that came this weekend, I immediately thought of trying to make a hearty, filling shepherd’s pie with a Jerusalem artichoke topping in place of the…

Avocado Yogurt Dip

My latest obsession comes in the form of a delicious yogurt dip with a lovely green tinge. Dangerously easy to make, it goes with everything from rice cakes to toast to quesadillas to chips…the list could go on at length. When I say “obsession”, I&#8217…