Mediterranean meatballs and Greek lemon pilaf

April 19th 2013

IMG_4565 My folks had a restaurant growing up and a large part of my youth was spent prepping food with my family and our employees (friends). I could make Greek lemon rice before I was able to write in cursive. So “pilafi” ...Continue Reading

Having a baby, moving to a new state, and neon hair color, or how I've adapted to seasonal affective disorder

April 18th 2013

me2What an incredible journey the last few years have been! Up down, round and back again, I've learned a lot about myself and what I am really capable of in this time period. Ain't gonna's been tough, I've struggled, I've ...Continue Reading

Super easy Asian slaw with homemade Tahini Dressing (Vegan and Gluten Free)

April 17th 2013

IMG_4546 With summer just around the corner, I want to post some recipes that won't interfere with our quest to look in swimming suits...of course they have to be delicious too! So here is my latest obsession. If there is one thing ...Continue Reading

15 minute Pad Thai

April 12th 2013

Faster then picking up take out. Faster then picking up take out.
Have you ever ordered Pad Thai and ended up with a clumpy, soggy, orange mess? I have. This isn't always the case but I have tried many a bad pad ...Continue Reading

Vegan Red Lentil and Barley Soup

April 10th 2013

IMG_4510 Well I am venturing into the unknown for me, VEGAN! I do cook some vegetarian dishes on meatless Mondays, but by most accounts I don't cook vegan. Lately, I've been researching dairy and have cut most of it out of my ...Continue Reading

My Award winning Beef souvlaki recipe, 2008 Utah State fair blue ribbon winner!

April 9th 2013

IMG_4461 My family history includes a lot of souvlaki, one of my first memories is sitting on the prep table at my parents restaurant/lounge in Ogden, UT watching my Mom season huge tubs of cubed pork or turkey. My mom isn't actually ...Continue Reading

Lock, Stock, and Pho Ga.

April 4th 2013

IMG_4439 Who’s got a freezer full of chicken bones, some veg, a stock pot, and three hours? This gal! Yes that’s right I am making stock today. A basic chicken stock is a skill that imperative for the home cook. If ...Continue Reading

Roasted Turkey BLTomato Jam

March 28th 2013

IMG_4407IMG_4390 Awe the sandwich! What is more American? Everyone loves em' and the sandwich can be suited to any taste. When making a sandwich the most important part is the ingredients, one of ...Continue Reading

Look canned not me, it you! Vegetable beef barley, get outta that can and into my pan!

March 26th 2013

IMG_4350We've all done it....I was basically raised on the stuff, you might still have a can or two in the pantry right now...(horror movie suspense music..dun dun dun!) Canned soup! Those chubby lil' Campbell's soup kids staring at cute, nothing ...Continue Reading

Martha Stewart helped make me the person I am today! And why that is "a good thing".

March 25th 2013

Martha and her perfect, home grown lilacs .
Damn that Martha Stewart! In the 90's Martha Stewart was the prima culinary goddess of the mass media (t.v) with the burgeoning internet playing a role, she became a lifestyle brand superstar. She also did sometime ...Continue Reading