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…

This is Nuts

With beach vacations being discussed, it has become officially time to kick some new year healthy eating up a notch (or three). This can be a challenge as one of my favorite ways to de-stress from the week is coming home on Friday nights, crack a bottle of vino, and have my way around the…

Sweet Potato Hash

I realize I’m late to the scene on this, but I’m happy to report the ultimate life hack lives up to its name. That’s right, hash browns in the waffle iron. Pros: Insta-hashbrowns. No added oil for frying. Worried about shredded potato sticking, but it was no problemo at all. Cons: Where has this been…

The Super Model Project: Margarita Chicken

Moving forward with my Super Model project this snowy weekend, I tried not one but FOUR recipes from Cravings . Two were outstanding, as most are, and two I will not be making again. Let’s start with the bad news first. While Teigan’s recipes are generally super flavorful, many I’ve tried seem to take a…