Instant Softserve

This is the only way I’ve found to make anything ice cream-like without an ice cream maker: blend together 100% frozen fruit (or other frozen things) without adding any liquid or ice. And… Continue reading

Mixed Nut Chia Seed Pudding

I had made a chia seed pudding years ago from my friend Marisa’s recipe which calls for chia seeds, dates, cashews, and whatever flavorings you want. Super delicious! This time, I wanted to… Continue reading

Crispy Shallot Brussel Sprouts

Anyone who’s hung out with me in the last week has heard me talking about these brussel sprouts because I kept not making them. But now I’ve made them! And they’re delicious! I… Continue reading

Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Shake

I wasn’t sure exactly what to call this one because it was almost like a mousse or frozen pudding or something. SO GOOD I felt like I shouldn’t have been eating it for… Continue reading


The other thing to come out of my Food Preservation class, which brought us misadventures in canning was my first taste of fermentation! This, I am told, is probably more up my alley.… Continue reading

Everything Guacamole

When it’s hot out, all I want to eat is guacamole (and smoothies). But if you’re creative about it, that can work! Almost anything goes well with avocados, as I decided to prove… Continue reading

Green Bean Pickles

So I took this food preservation class, which ended up being such a disorganized shitshow that I won’t even tell you where it was because they probably wouldn’t want to be associated with… Continue reading

Yogurt with Spoon Sweet and Nectarines

For dessert, how about mixing together a few of my favorite things: – Greek yogurt – Rose spoon sweet – Orange compote – Nectarines straight from the farmers’ market This combination was ridiculous!… Continue reading

Layered Salad

Another Food and Wine salad, this one totally bastardized and potentially not as good as the original, but a fun one to play with. Basic concept is layering a bunch of stuff, including… Continue reading

Thai Watermelon Radish Salad

Thank you again to my darling brother (if you’re reading this, which my guess is you’re not) for the subscription to Food and Wine – so tantalizing and inspiring! Way too hot to… Continue reading