Turkey Bacon Wrapped Asparagus

Apparently 2014 is the the year that people are interested in talking about what kinds of meat you eat, and what it says about you. I’ve had several conversations this summer itself about what kinds of meat my friends and I keep in our diet. And let me tell you, there is more than one way to spell…

Baked Cinnamon Pear Chips

Gluten-free foods are ubiquitous in stores and restaurants now. I wish I could have said the same 9 years ago, when I first gave up gluten. Back then, figuring out what to eat at home was challenging, but do-able given the creative minds of my family. Restaurants were challenging too, but I was able to…

Simply Samoas

The rain has really been coming down these last couple months, which plays the classic hate/love in my community.  While countless hide under their umbrellas and tightly drawn hoods as they dodge through the puddle-filled Trader Joe’s parking lot, I can’t help but notice small smiles as they gaze upon the green hills that have taken to a…

Classic Orange Marmalade

As if scrambling to find my keys, socks, and mind in the morning doesn’t slow me down enough as I rush to get to work, my stomach not-so-softly reminds me that I need to fuel the tank. At this point, I need to make the critical decision that will determine if I get to the…

Kadai Mushroom

Mushrooms. How much of your life and brainpower have you spent thinking about them? I am willing to bet good money that most of us have not spent more than a blink on them. There just isn’t anything quite as uninteresting, unattractive, or dull as the mushroom right? …wrong. Upon surfing the wild waves of…

Zesty Garlic Artichokes

The aroma of sauteed garlic can transform any space and invite any wandering appetite. Now garlic paired with artichokes – that’s a flavor to swoon over. According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the edible part of the of the artichoke plant are the bracts and the receptacle of the immature flower head, which is the part that we call the…

Spicy Fish Fry

Happy Monday! In spirit of one of the most dreaded days of the week, here’s a quick and easy snack or meal item. It’s sure to tickle your taste buds ~ This is great for after work when you are tired, craving some sumptuous food, and the last thing you want to do is spend hours…