Cashew Butter and Quinoa Crunch Candy Bar

The never-ending deluge of Halloween junk can make it hard to stick to any healthy eating resolutions. I mean Halloween is right around the corner and it’s all about CANDY, CANDY, CANDY! From entire supermarket aisles to office reception desks, the sweet stuff is everywhere!

The Perfect Pumpkin Bread

It’s October! It may not be the nice October that I am used to but… ITS FREAKING OCTOBER! You know what that means, the start of the baking season. Even better? Cooler weather! Well kind of. It rained the past two days and do you know the first thing I did when I saw raindrops…

Caffé Amouri: A Hidden Gem

Happy International Coffee Day! Today we celebrate International Coffee Day. It’s not just an annual event for the celebration and enjoyment of coffee, in fact it is actually a day used to raise awareness for the plight of coffee growers to promote fair trade coffee. So don’t feel guilty gulping down an extra cup of…

Salted Caramel Autumn Brittle

Ahh fall, oh how I love thee. When you feel that crisp breeze, you know that summer is gone and fall is in the air. Every season has an upside to it, but autumn? It has a particular beauty to it that everyone can relate to. Fall has a unique ability to turn the world…

The Deconstructed Sushi Bowl

I LOVE sushi. Like I have said in my previous posts before, if I could eat it everyday I absolutely would. The price? Not so much. The work that comes with it if you decide to make it at home? Don’t even get me started. So, because of my cheap and lazy bad habits, alas…

Honey Dijon Beet Salad with Chevre Cheese

I’ve met my fair share of beet haters in my time (my husband being one of them) and I have a perfect track record of converting them once I actually get them to try something made with fresh beets. When I bring up the word “beets” to anyone, I automatically see a wrinkle in their…

Basil Limeade

It’s been getting hot and muggy lately. Not that type where it’s dry-hot, but super sticky-humid hot. And when it’s this hot I always get a sudden urge to quench my thirst with lemonade. So I walk over to my fridge, open it up and… LIMES… Gross… No lemons? Well… Ugh… FINE I’ll make limeade…

Basil and Walnut Pesto

I wish I could say my basil is growing like a weed this summer, instead it’s doing the opposite. It’s short, skinny and just looks so depressing. I mean what can I say, I do have the black thumb of death. I guess it’s just one of my curses that I will have to endure…

Fresh Homemade Pasta

I’m back! I know it has been almost 3 months since I last blogged, but so many good things have been happening! New job, new city, new house, and most importantly NEW KITCHEN. So, more blogging and recipes will be coming soon, I PROMISE! I love herbs and when I moved into my new home…

Banana Walnut Bread

I know it has been a while since I last blogged. As you all know, I have been in the process of moving and everything is happening all at once. With no kitchen, it has been quite difficult to make anything let alone have my own vent/counseling session in my kitchen after everything that has…

Farewell Washington D.C.

“Join the Navy see the world,” my husband says as he packs our suitcases. We have lived in Washington D.C. for 2 and a half years and are being relocated back to San Diego. Even though we have been relocated once, living on the East coast played a fundamental role in my life. We haven’t…

Whole Wheat Chocolate and Butterscotch Chip Cookies

I know, I know, 100% whole wheat cookies? How good could they be? Well believe it or not, these are really tasty. In fact, the cookies were so good that my husband and I finished all 3 dozen cookies in one week. Please don’t judge us… But they were so delicious, we couldn’t stop! Anyway,…