Ina’s Pork Tenderloin

I made a nice pre-second-to-last-GoT episode dinner on Sunday basically because I needed an occasion to cook Ina Garten’s pork tenderloin recipe. (Oh, and a get-rid-of-all-the-veggies (and bacon) sweet potato hash). Nom. So, Ina suggest serenading (marinating) the tenderloins for 3-24 hours. I’m an overachiever and opted for 32 hours and it was just delightful….

Feeling Salty? Air Fryer Pretzel Bites

Ok, so I actually do understand that the intention of having an Air Fryer is not use less oil and blah blah blah…But… PRETZELS. Hardly the healthiest recipe, but I was so curious at the apparent ease of this, I just had to give it a try. Full disclosure: your kitchen may end up looking…

Funk Food: Take Out Level Stir Fry at Home

The other night, after a really long work day, I decided to cook for company at the last minute. I figured a stir fry would be easy and fairly quick so I just bought all the seemingly relevant items and went to town. I promised myself I’d give it a quick Goog and just commit…

NYT Bad Day Pasta

There is a legit NYT pasta recipe called “Bad Day Pasta” by the charming Alison Roman. Watch the 10 minute video and I’m sure you’ll be ready for a bad day too. My favorite line, “these red pepper flakes are from Italy, is that annoying?” Naw, girl you’re good. Just a little jealous over here….

Zucchini Carbonara

Sometimes you come home from a couple weeks of travel and eat a pizza and sometimes you make Paleo recipes like this Zucchini Carbonara. I was very skeptical of this, but my love of all foods Italian and my need for my pants to fit are at a constant battle, so it seemed worth a…

M Sushi – Durham

Last weekend some friends headed to the new-ish M Sushi in Durham for a friend’s birthday dinner and it did not disappoint! It was pricey for the Research Triangle area, but had the ambiance of a much larger city, so I guess with that comes larger price tags. We did what all ladies do and…

Brassica

This is a public service announcement for anyone visiting Columbus, Ohio. Brassica. Go to there. The photo tells a better story, but imagine this local Mediterranean-like Chipotle with the best falafel you’ve ever had. Add a million unique and delicious veggies, a special sauce, maybe a side of pita and for $10 you have a…

The Westin Great Southern

Last week I visited the old hometown of Columbus, Ohio. So much has changed – new hotels, restaurants, shops, commons areas. All the things. This meant that the only thing that translated to a work budget was the old nice spot of the Westin Great Southern in downtown Columbus. My colleague and I had hoped…

1 Hotel South Beach

So, I finalllllly had my weekend away at the gorgeous 1 Hotel South Beach. I must say, I visited several times back when it was the Gansevoort, and it is much lovelier now. Rather than take photos of random people in swimwear enjoying the pools, etc., I thought perhaps you could just find some much…

Habitat & Snacks at 1 Hotel South Beach

A long weekend at the 1 Hotel South Beach was pretty much what the doctor ordered to close out a crazy work week, fiscal year, start to 2019, all the things! I spent a solo day at the hotel, relaxing and test driving all three snack establishments. First, was the rooftop bar/restaurant which vibe was…adults…

Jalapeño Popper Eggs

Pop this in your mouth! Just your mouth. Only your mouth. Don’t touch your eyes, nose, open cuts, or netherlands for days after prepping this. I won’t share which combination of mistakes I made with this…. I do not know what on earth happened, but I purchases either the hottest batch of jalapenos or perhaps,…

Carrot Cake Bars

Every year for my very lovely friend’s birthday on March 12, I bake a carrot cake. Last year, as with tradition, I did so and got (jokingly) yelled at for baking an entire cake for one person. While I implored him to just freeze part of it, he opted to have a rather festive birthday…