the easiest thanksgiving side dishes ever

Our Thanksgiving plans are exciting: Everyone’s coming to Nashvegas! My parents and Alex’s family will be joining us for a few days of eating, exploring the city, and more eating. ❤ We’re also hosting two furry friends while our neighbors are out of town. Everyone, meet Flash and Django: Luckily, our families are cool. Really… Continue reading the easiest thanksgiving side dishes ever

migraine mac and cheese

Oh my goodness it’s been a while. It’s me, migraine. Maja’s here too, somewhere. She might be in the other room trying to use the dog as an eyeshade. Greetings from the other side of a weeklong migraine! Wisdom teeth surgery recovery did not go quite as smoothly as I originally thought it would, so I found myself… Continue reading migraine mac and cheese

greek/isreali kale salad of dreams, and a fun pizza hack

The last few weeks, I’ve been in produce paradise, thanks to my CSA (read more about what a CSA is here). Side note: Apparently, being part of a CSA is a lot like the stereotype given to vegans and Crossfitters — you talk about it. A lot. ANYWAY — This week, the half-bushel included this beautiful, dark kale. I… Continue reading greek/isreali kale salad of dreams, and a fun pizza hack

southern greens, aka CSA love

IT’S FINALLY HERE. By it, I obviously mean the CSA (community-supported agriculture) season. I’ve been talking about this for months, and it’s finally here. SQUEAL! CSAs are a way for consumers to buy local, seasonal produce directly from a farmer in their community. Essentially, you pay for a share of a farm for a season. A farmer offers a certain… Continue reading southern greens, aka CSA love

herby bourbon bar nuts, aka party tricks (and an ode to trader joe’s)

Friday night, our friends came over for a steak. My man friend has become a bit of a steak expert, using a French immersion circulator, or sous vide, to bring them to a perfect pink internal temperature before searing them on a cast iron skillet to create a beautiful crust. Drool.  With him focused on the… Continue reading herby bourbon bar nuts, aka party tricks (and an ode to trader joe’s)

how to become famous for your guacamole

I think it’s hilarious how much guac is misunderstood. The best guac isn’t complicated, and it’s definitely not hard to make well. It’s a humble little dish, with a handful of complimentary ingredients that join hands and SING in a brilliant symphony of chunky, tangy goodness. There are two (maybe three) secrets to making exceptional guacamole:… Continue reading how to become famous for your guacamole

pan-seared salmon with cucumber-yogurt salad (mizeria)

PESCETARIAN | GLUTEN-FREE My hilarious coworker, who we call “Moose”, has a hydroponic herb garden, which seems to always be overflowing with fresh herbs. I’m one of the lucky recipients of the overflow, and I guard my herby gifts with my life. He brings it into the office and places it in a secret hiding place… Continue reading pan-seared salmon with cucumber-yogurt salad (mizeria)