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…

Funk Food: Very Veggie Quiche

While I wouldn’t normally qualify quiche as a funk food, that’s fake junk food for you new readers, this recipe is different. BECAUSE IT HAS A CRUST! A CRUST! Glorious carb-like, crunchy, satisfying crust. I have tried sweet potato everythang…but this never occurred to me to try. It Chef Jaime’s recipe, so without further ado…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Tomato, ToMAHto

Raleigh was supposed to receive a few inches of snow over the weekend, instead we received 47 snow flakes and 25 degree temperatures. The lack of snow play day was annoying, but the less than spring-like weather still allowed me to make soup! Oh, and shop for beach vacations…more on that one later. I decided…

Spinach Pizza

There’s a new love in my life. Spinach pizza has replaced zucchini pizza as the best faux junk food in the kitchen. It holds up better, has much less water – lending itself to actually being picked up by hand, and really is just tastier. Oh. And there’s NO FLOUR. Zucchini pizza takes a little…

Super Model Project: Pan-Seared Scallops

Chrissy Teigan dragged this recipe off straight off of a Sports Illustrated  photo shoot. She told me herself. Spearfishing for scallops in designer swimwear is tough, but it sure does burn calories – which comes in real handy as this recipe features both butter AND oil. Lucky arteries. Actually, it was really delicious and stupidly…