Stir Fry this into Rotation

In an effort to cook with sambal as much as possible before heading to Indonesia (hopefully) very soon, I stir fried a massive vat of veggies and chicken for the week. My current stir fry obsession was a peanut sauce based s’fry. Today, we leave that all behind in search of more heat. This recipe…

What Came First? The Eggplant or the Emoji? 🍆

This weekend I hosted company who freakin’ loves some eggplant – the food not the emoji. So, I found the most wonderful looking recipe I could find and readied myself to making a delicious main dish for Saturday night dinner. Naturally, I leaned on Ina Garten’s Eggplant Gratin. Now Ina’s recipes are so foolproof that…

Pretty Ish

Hey alls. So, I’ve been on a sort of natural beauty kick lately, trying to buy better beauty products where I can. This is an expensive quest of trial and error. Do not try this at home. Let me repeat, do not try this at home. My skin has also been like, “bish, stop changing…

Pretzel Bread Crusted Salmon

Pretzel Bread Crusted Salmon. There, I said it. It’s basically a 0 on the ass whooping scale. On one hand you have God’s most perfect food, pretzel bread, and on the other belly flattening salmon. This has to even out to zero. Right? That’s what I’m telling myself and you should too. I took Ina…

Funk Food: Eggplant Pizza

The Funk Food of the weekend was Julia Child’s Eggplant Pizzas. They are ludicrously easy and just as delicious. I’m not sure how something so simple is so delicious, but that’s precisely when to not ask questions. Add toasted breadcrumbs to soak up any tears of confusion. Naked and afraid eggplants doing their thang. This…

Ex Anniversaries and Steak Salad Nicoise

Last week would have been my twelfth wedding anniversary and I never really know what to do with that day any more. I look forward to the next great relationship so that I don’t feel the need to mark it any longer, but for now, we persist. The last few years I’ve spent it as…

Funk Food: Dan Dan Zucchini Noodles

My life is beginning to feel like a constant ebb and flow of travel and eating whatever I want and coming home and counting calories. It’s a little annoying as it seems like the last couple years if I just look at food the wrong way, the weight sticks around FOREVER. Anyone else feeling the…

Super Model Project: Sweet Chili & Mustard-Glazed Salmon

I’m over here just trying to hone my seafood skills…it’s always so easy to just order out in restaurants, but I hate to make it at home. Don’t ask me why. If you’re a bit seafood adverse in your home kitchen, like me, this is just the recipe for you. Chrissy Teigan claims she’s a little…

Thinkin’ Dirty, Not Clean

This week I spent the whole week working from home. I tried to tagalong to another conference, thought about traveling to see friends, or test-driving a hotel solo. Mais non, nothing really panned out, so I stayed in and had myself a healthy week. I’ve implemented skin brushing and probiotics into my diet and begun…

Funk Food: Almost Take Out

It’s another funky Friday over here in the land of macarons and mayhem. Though, I must say things are looking more like this than any sort of trouble, which is just fine by me. Socializing and (a few too many) cocktails were out of the way early this week so tonight I’m just talking you…

Funk Food: Lavash Pizza

In the continued quest for funk food, aka fake junk food, I rediscovered my love of lavash. The thin, soft unleavened bread can be used as a wrap or toasted up as a pizza. This can be found near tortillas and other flattish things in your grocery and the half off sign prompted me that pizza…

Re-Pepp Yourself

I’m over-the-moon to report that the Gent and I settled on a location for Memorial Day weekend! Drumroll please….Grand Cayman! This has been on my bucket list for basically ever and we are headed there for the long weekend to test drive the first new resort to the island in a decade, the gorgeous Kimpton…