Asian Inspired Meatballs

There are a lot of things I learned moving into a city apartment.  Some key takeaways: There is A LOT I took for granted at home.  For example one day a couple weeks ago I really needed to write something down, when it dawned on me that I had neither pen nor paper.  Same goes…

Green Bean and Pea Salad

While I (somewhat patiently) wait for both law school to start and my boyfriend to move to Boston, I’ve had a lot of time to (for lack of a better phrase) date myself.  I’ve never spent much time living alone–I’ve always been living with teammates or my family.  Consequently, I’ve never really gone on a…

Two Freezer Staples

And it is August!  This summer has absolutely flown by.  The past two weeks have been exceptionally busy moving to a new city and into a new apartment, as well as taking a breather weekend in Maine and the wedding of two dear friends near Hanover.  This week is shaping up to be a normal…

Sweet Potato Tacos

I love the idea of icebreakers.  You know, conversation starters at parties, casual networking events, first day of law school group sessions (!!) that are pretty lighthearted but at the same time tell you something significant about a new person.  Being a lover of all things food related, I recently came up with my new…

Uncluttered Banana Bread

Yesterday was an unfathomably warm day in Rapid City.  The thermometers went five degrees into the triple digits en route to setting a new record high temperature for June 14th.  As luck would have it, I also had 14 miles on my marathon training schedule for the day.  I had eight miles of marathon-goal pace…

Coconut Rice

Following the ski season, I assumed that I would have a pretty mellow and in-one-place kind of summer.  I envisioned lazy mornings in Rapid City drinking cup after cup of espresso from my red Le Creuset cup, followed by a tremendous mountain bike ride mid day, and finally a game of cribbage while nibbling on…

Strawberry Rhubarb Compote

Coming off of four years of professional ski racing, I have learned to love traveling.  I was very lucky to have ski racing take me all over the world. Through skiing I experienced urban Kazakhstan, pristine New Zealand, stereotypical European ski towns, Olympic-ized South Korea and just about every continent and state in between (traveling…

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…