Tostada Crisps

I love cooking for myself, but nothing brings me more joy than cooking for others.  I love watching people take the first bite of something delicious.  Mouth full and eyes wide, it is an authentic moment of supreme joy and contentedness.  Somewhat selfishly, I get extra pleasure from that moment when that something delicious has…

Maple-Lemon Butter

Saturday mornings as a morning person are THE BEST.  While weekday mornings force even the best of sleepers out of bed by seven (looking at you Thomas), I reserve my extra time on weekend mornings for elaborate breakfast spreads.  While I never sacrifice taste for anything, I try to make my weekday breakfasts on the…

Healthy (ish) Oatmeal Raisin Cookies

In a never ending quest to match my love of high quality baked goods with my love/need for top notch nutrition, I’ve done a lot of research and trial and error to figure out ways to lessen the amount of sugar I mix into a batch of anything.  The problem is often replicating the same…

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…

Turmeric Cabbage Stir Fry

Like many other colorless vegetables, I used to put cabbage in the why-even-bother category.  It took up a lot of space in the fridge, offered little flavor raw, and really just reminded me of soggy cole-slaws at less than decent barbecue restaurants.  So when Food and Wine (a favorite magazine of mine) published an entire…

Savory Sweet Potato Toast

I’ve always loved toast.  I loved it WAY before it became a hip breakfast that restaurants now charge eight dollars for.  Occasionally growing up my brother and I would spend nights at my Grandma’s home if my parents were busy or out of town.  Aside from my love of the Reese’s Peanut Butter cups I’d…