La Panaderia

Never much for boring hotel grub, I opted to seek out some local flavor, starting with brekky at La Panaderia in San Antonio. I’d read their menu online and had pre-selected an egg white avocado combo that sounded delightful. I didn’t realize I’d have to have the self control to walk past a wall of…

Funk Food: Whole 30 Zuppa Toscana

Anyone else flipping freezing right now? And maybe you’re trying to eat fairly healthy because it’s still January? And all your friends are doing dry January or Whole 30 and the least you can do is Google a Whole 30 recipe? Me too. I’ve got one for you. Comfort food that hangs out with the…

Thai Meatball Soup (Whole 30)

While I’m not joining the bevvy of friends Whole 30-ing or Dry-January-ing because of things like banana bread experiments, I am trying to make little changes. I’ve also been jonse-ing to make some soup, because winter. It won’t drop below say 55 degrees here, so it doesn’t feel quite right, but a light soup would…

Super Model Project: Veggie Couscous & Spicy Pine Nuts

I rang in the new year at a house full of friends and the next day with a hangover from hell and several a Chrissy Teigan recipe. I had literally zero desire to cook (or get out of bed), but I had bought all the ingredients a few days prior and it was cook them…

Supermodel Project: Kung Pao Broccoli

A few weekends ago, I was planning a grand meal for company and decided that all the recipes had to come out of Chrissy Tiegan’s newest cookbook, Cravings:  Hungry for More. Why, you ask? 1. Her recipes are pretty fail-proof.  2. To look like a supermodel at the end of this. 3. Maybe some relationship…

From Maine to Hawaii Chicken Burgers

Oh haiiii. I’m back from Maine and have gone from hipster food blowout sesh to what if we just gave Whole 30 a try? At least during the week…. So, in an effort for my pants to stop hurting, the first recipe I tried was so tasty that I ended up making it for lunch…

Super Model Project: Tangy Slaw

Ugh, you guys, I am still pawing through the new Chrissy Tiegan cookbook for non-rice, meaty, cheesy, crunchy bits in favor of….salad. That’s right, my second recipe from the newest Super Model bible was Chrissy’s Tangy (Herby) Slaw. I was kind of OK with it, since her Asian chicken salad was one of my go-to’s…

Super Model Project: Eggy Mozzarella Ham Cups

Honestly, this weekend was kind of shitty. One of the saving graces was the C.Tiegan new cookbook, ‘Cravings:  Hungry for More.’ While I’m dying to dive into some red curry or any of her coconut-centric recipes, I opted for some less rice-heavy items that could be prepped on Sunday for the week. First up, her…

ROYGBIV Salad

After a weekend of hurricane carboloading ( you know, for strength?) it was time to get back to veggies n’ thangs. I whipped up a big batch of a Thai inspired salad that was supposed to have a couple cups of quinoa mixed into it, but I can behave….sometimes. So all veg it is! Can…

Funk Food: Roasted Veg Quinoa Salad

You know what’s freaky? Quinoa. It’s like risotto with creepy tails. The sperm of the small pasta world. I never know what to make of it or what those tails really are. And don’t even get me started on the quinoa from hell, red quinoa. Racism is rampant in the superfood world and I don’t…

Funk Food: Peachy Keen Pancakes

If you’re a loyal devotee of funk food, you know that you can make pancakes with protein powder. They taste just like the real thing and are like, really healthy. (I’m sure). I finally ran out of my boring old, vanilla protein powder and recently purchased individual packets of cinnamon toast crunch protein powder. Oh…

El Cartel

The next night, I headed out to dinner, super early in pursuit of tacos. Again. El Cartel, I will eat your tacos come hell or high water. This time, it worked. I just had to wait maybe twenty minutes at the sister restaurant across the street because there is no waiting space in El Cartel….