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…

Cast Iron Chicken Breasts

Hello from Norway!  I arrived in the land of brown cheese (which actually isn’t cheese but the byproduct of making cheese–whey–boiled down and caramelized into a naturally sweet spread) and snow a week ago, and have so far been enjoying everything. Well, almost everything.  I like to pride myself in my grocery shopping skills, but…

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…

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…

Buckwheat Banana Bread

For the first 22.5 years of my life, I didn’t like plain bananas.  I’d tolerate them in bread, but only if other people made that bread (the texture, the peeling, the mushiness…I just couldn’t deal with it).  But as I recognized a need for natural sweetness to replace my former reliance on brown sugar, I needed…