Chef’s Counter at Avecita

After a delicious dinner the first night at Ave in the gorgeous Kimpton Seafire, I basically felt like family. Everyone at this restaurant was beyond wonderful and honestly every night I dined there (all but once) really solidified a memorable vacation experience. I don’t know if I was the first single lady to ever grace…

Zero George Cooking Class

Because I’m romantic AF, I booked the for Gent and me, “the best new cooking class” in the world. He got real sick so I did what any classy broad would do and begged for a store credit.  One or my bff and lady loves, joined me do an absolutely fantastic evening of cheese balloons…

Busk the Husk

My charming colleague/bff and I rolled into Charleston just to have a couple bomb ass food experiences within hours of each other.  First, was Sean Brock’s Husk. I’ve been here a few times, always having had my hair blown back…this time not as much. It wasn’t bad by any means, but the anticipated orgasms for…

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…

Super Model Project: Balsamic Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Vacation is in T-31 days as of today! I hope you’ve been enjoying my healthy-ish countdown on IG story. Everyone knows the next step in vacation prep after excercise and mass veggie consumption is consuming bread at the same rate of Chrissy Teigan. However, in an effort not to consume bread or in Chrissy’s case,…

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…

Spicy Shramps Over Cheesy Polenta

In a money saving effort of late, I’ve been combing through my pantry trying to use up weird things I’ve bought for this or that project. That’s how I found the freakin’ vat of polenta that’d I’d purchased for a dinner I’d over-planned awhile back. I figured, I’d better get cracking on using that up, so…

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: Cauliflower Breadsticks

Ever continuing my quest for Funk Food – that’s faux junk food for those of you who can look at the stuff without gaining ten pounds – today, I test drove garlic cauliflower “bread sticks.” Let me just tell you these made my heart do a happy dance and that TWO of them equal ONE…

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…

Super Model Project: Legendary Steak

John Legend serenaded my steak at lunch and it was everything I thought it could be. Serenade your steaks for up to 24 hours if you can. Here’s what John Legend says to throw in a bowl, more or less, modified for mayhem. 1/2 c. soy sauce 1/2 c. olive oil Zest of one lemon…