Asparagus and Leek Soup with Cheese Crisps

After a late show a week or so ago, my husband went to a restaurant that we used to love. It had a good beer selection, and the food was always decent. Never the best, but they had this amazing baked artichoke that I always knew would be good even if the rest of the [...]

Lavender Smoothie

There are certain flavors that I love in just about anything. Cardamom, citrus, and rosemary are a few, but my husband knows that if we come across anything with lavender, I’m probably going to want to try it, especially if it’s in something you may not normally see it, like caramel sauce or beer (there’s [...]

Butternut Squash Ravioli with Oregano Hazelnut Pesto

I use Evernote to keep track of everything, especially recipes. I am constantly clipping recipes to try, recipes for inspiration, or just because the photos look good. Sometimes I make them, sometimes I go back and look at them again and again, and sometimes they get filed away to never been seen again. While recently [...]

Lemon with Beet Juice

Magical Beet Smoothie

I love vegetables, and there are few that I simply don’t like. Brussels sprouts aren’t amongst my favorites, but if they are cooked the right way, I will eat and even enjoy them. (Hint: not steamed to a mushy, sulfury mess!) Beets, however, are one that I can’t seem to enjoy no matter how they [...]

Cast Iron Skillet Banana Cake

Cast Iron Skillet Banana Cake

I always buy bananas when I go to the grocery store. I usually put them in smoothies, but sometimes I buy more than I can use and they start turning brown on me. Anyone who’s ever bought bananas knows that once they’re brown, you better use them because the next day they’ll be mushy and [...]

Paneer

Saag Paneer

I’ve been on an Indian food kick lately. After trying a few different Indian restaurants in town, I wondered why I couldn’t just make my own. It turns out that I can. It’s pretty easy, inexpensive, and so good! I like most everything I’ve had, but my favorite is saag paneer. It’s basically just a [...]

Poppy and Sesame Seed Crackers

Crackers are a favorite snack of mine, but they’re expensive. Luckily, they’re pretty easy to make. This recipe is simple, uses ingredients you already have on hand, and is easily customizable. You can use whole wheat flour for a healthier version, or top it with anything you’d like. Dried herbs, chili flakes, or cracked black [...]

Rosemary Crackers

Gluten Free Rosemary Crackers

I love crackers. Eaten plain, with a cheese plate, or in a soup. I went through a phase where I was buying raw crackers at Whole Foods. Made of natural ingredients, they are made with things like raw nuts, seeds, and vegetables. Not quite as crispy as some crackers, they are different, but good different. [...]

Juice or Smoothies?

It seems everyone is going on a juice cleanse these days, especially this time of year. I enjoy fresh fruit and vegetable juice and went through a period where I juiced a lot. Then I got my Vitamix, and everything changed. Health benefits aside, a juicer is hard to clean. It has multiple parts, and [...]

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