Black Owned Food Businesses I’m trying

Never have I been more convicted to do my part for Black Lives Matter than I am right now. I sit here almost ashamed of my naïveté and ignorance, born of my sheltered life of *relative* socioeconomic privilege. I cannot change that, but I can do my part in educating myself and becoming ACTIVELY acti-racist….

Herbacious Romain Salad with Ginger Lime Dressing

This salad is a great way to use a head of Romain, or some left over shredded lettuce from taco night. If you hadn’t already guessed, so much of my recipe development comes from me trying to get creative with my left overs or bits and pieces of things I have left in my refrigerator!…

Blueberry Sourdough Muffins

Sweet Mercy am I glad I decided to make another wild yeast starter from scratch during this COVID 19 Quarantine! How it has expanded my baking horizons. I thought the only think you did with starter was make (amazing) sourdough bread from scratch. Wrong! Did you know you could make bread, muffins, cakes and pancakes…

Chicken Fried Steak

So delicious. So comforting. So perfect. All the time, but especially for this time. Everyone needs a good comfort food meal. What’s your go-to? This is an absolute favorite of my husbands, and I dig it too. Pretty hard. At first I didn’t think I would, but then I became a convert. I also like…

Cinnamon Rolls

These were overnight cinnamon rolls, but I did not use my starter for these! I think I was kind of intimidated. I wanted to see if I could nail a good yeast cinnamon roll before I used my own starter. These did not disappoint. I’ll probably make 1 more batch before I use my starter….

Tahini Brownies

Ok. So these brownies are amazing, but what I really like them is how nicely they slice. Does anyone else get irrationally irritated when you’re trying to slice the brownies and the cakey part keeps sticking to your dang knife so that you keep having to clean the KNIFE?! Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Even if you…

Save (or make) that Peanut Sauce, Salad

This is really great for oozing out every ounce of flavor and use from your favorite peanut sauce; either from takeout or a peanut sauce you make yourself! It also adds a great protein punch to your salad, while keeping it vegetarian. You can also make your own peanut sauce, or use the one I…

One Pot Ginger Chicken + Rice with Peanut Sauce

This is a fabulous, inexpensive, flavorful recipe that uses ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen and pantry. Makes it perfect during this time of quarantine and uncertainty. There’s no doubt quarantine is hard, but we can do hard things! Cooking is great for my mental health and anxiety and also gives me a…

Dark Chocolate PB Raspberry Cups

You really need to treat.yo.self every once in a while. More than every once in a while in fact. But especially now while we are all quarantined, or self isolating trying not to get the Coronavirus (or any other ailment that could land us in a dr office…). And there definitely could be worse ways…

Chocolate Coconut Banana Bread

I like dense bread and I cannot lie! At least when it’s a dessert bread. I do prefer my French bread nice and fluffy, but if I’m going to have a slice of banana bread (ahem, with butter), I want it to be nutrient dense with a dense texture. I’ve done this in the past…