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

10-minute pork ragu and seared gnocchi, aka magic

In general, I’m all for making things at home, from scratch, the old-fashioned way. But I also think that it isn’t a crime to half-make something. Actually, when it’s a total success, and it’s made of real ingredients, it’s something to be commended: it’s life-hacking. As Ina says, “How bad could that be?” Today, we’re talking about how to… Continue reading 10-minute pork ragu and seared gnocchi, aka magic

hollandaise, aka fancypantsing

SPLURGE | VEGETARIAN | PALEO | GLUTEN-FREE Time from start to finish: 20 minutes Difficulty level: medium The first time I made hollandaise for my boyfriend, I served it with these fancypantsy roasted artichokes. From the look on his face, I could tell he was equally impressed and horrified — how do you eat artichokes like… Continue reading hollandaise, aka fancypantsing

challah french toast, aka TGIF

SPLURGE | VEGETARIAN Time from start to finish: 30 minutes (20 for soaking and 10 for cooking) Difficult level: easy peasy I love challah. I love picking it up on a Friday, after a long week of work. I love schmearing grass-fed butter all over it, sprinkling coarse sea salt on top, and shoving it… Continue reading challah french toast, aka TGIF

gooey skillet sea salt brownie, aka valentine’s day

SPLURGE Time from start to finish: 1 hour Difficulty: easy I’ve searched all my life for the most perfect brownies. Some were predictably sweet — they had no edge. Some were accidentally made without eggs. Some were clingy and stuck to the pan. Some were made of the wrong stuff, like vegetable oil. Some tried too hard… Continue reading gooey skillet sea salt brownie, aka valentine’s day