Tahini Zoodles

When training starts to consume more and more of the day (whether that be an increase in hours spent actually training, or the corresponding increase in sleeping hours required), I am all about finding some go-to sauces that pair with most any base.  Be it drizzled on top of avocado toast (yes, I fully embrace this…

Molasses Granola

I am honestly not sure whether this is a memory I have of my childhood, a memory I have of my brother’s childhood that I’ve transposed onto my own, or if I’ve completely made it up.  But it’s a wonderful memory in any case.  Back in kindergarten, every kid’s parents would come in one day…

Maple Thyme Chicken

If you’ve ever read this blog carefully or talked to me personally, you know how much I loathe a dry, unseasoned, non-marinated chicken breast.  The same way I personally feel about yogurt- why would you go back to the zero percent fat once you’ve had the whole fat- once you’ve had really good roasted chicken,…

Gruyere-Olive Quick Bread

I’ve recently had my culinary world rocked.  After fighting some nasty patches on my hands all winter long (which I thought were just dry patches), I discovered this spring that in fact I have Atopic Dermatitis, which is an autoimmune condition that is for simplicity sake a fancy way of saying eczema.  After doing lots…

Strawberry Spelt Doughnuts

It seems like there is a national holiday for quite literally everything.  So normally I just skip most of the food related holidays, because you’d find yourself fairly limited in what you could eat each and every day.  The days range from National Chicken Cacciatore Day (October 15th) to National Artichoke Hearts Day (March 16th) to…

Cabbage Salad

Ah, Memorial Day- the unofficial kick off to the summer potluck season.  I love potlucks, but sometimes THEY ARE STRESSFUL.  I’m always nervous that my dish is going to be a flop.  Or that I won’t make enough of it.  Or it is going to give everyone food poisoning.  And because I often frequent potlucks…

Earth Day Chilled Pea Soup

As someone who loves adventuring- in both the outdoors and the kitchen- I really have a thing for mother earth.  Most of my best memories involve playing in the natural playground and admiring both the grandest and simplest wonders.  And as a firm believer in the real and whole foods vision, I’ve really come to rely…

Carrot Cake Overnight Oats

  Most people I know who live truly healthy and balanced lives do not buy into the calorie counting phenomenon.  Instead of focusing on calories, they instead seek out real and whole foods that are minimally processed with ingredients they can pronounce.  And while balance in life necessitates the occasional anti-real food (I for example am…