4 posts from month 04/2016

gorgonzola wild rice

Gorgonzola Wild Rice with Apples and Walnuts

Every few weeks a few friends and I do a girls' dinner where we take turns cooking for each other. Somehow we've managed to keep it up for a few years now, and it has proven a great way to make sure we see each other regularly through life's busy schedules, children, etc. A few weeks ago one of them made a side with wild rice, and it made me realize how little I vary the grains I use when I cook. i.e. I always use quinoa. Wild rice is delicious and hearty and people should make it more ... Continue Reading
5 ingredient apricot larabars

5 Ingredient Apricot Larabars

Good morning blog readers! The past few weeks have been really busy with friends and family in town and traveling for work. Therefore this week's post features a recipe that is not exactly my own, but a variation on one that I’ve been making for years from Chocolate Covered Katie. If you’ve never bought a Larabar before, they are like soft granola bars made with only pure natural ingredients - usually the base is some combination of dried fruit and nuts. No, I promise Larabar is ... Continue Reading
3 cheese pizza topped with lemon arugula

3 Cheese Pizza Topped with Lemon Arugula

Happy one month birthday to the blog! We have officially survived 1/12 of the one-year-food-blog experiment. A few takeaways from the first month: Food photography (or probably any photography) is really hard, and I'm now so much more impressed with all the food blogs I read that have crystal clear photos with perfect natural lighting. Is it never cloudy where they live?! Recipe testing means ending up with a lot of leftover food. This can be good or bad depending on how well the ... Continue Reading
sun dried tomato and rosemary white bean dip

Sun Dried Tomato and Rosemary White Bean Dip

Do you ever eat at a restaurant and think that the bread they serve before the meal is the best part? Sometimes it's not even a case of the food being that bad, it's just that the bread was that good. This happened to us 2 weeks ago at a nice seafood restaurant in Monterey, CA. Our entrees were good (and not cheap), but we walked away talking about how great the free bread had been...ha. Not only that, it came with this amazing white bean dip that we couldn't stop eating. We tend to have a lot ... Continue Reading