Confession: I like canned cranberry sauce. Even worse, I enjoy the jellied kind that makes that big slurp sound as it pours out of the can. In my quest to expand my palate and escape from my picky eater status I decided to go for a fresh version this year. And it was so worth… Read More Cranberry (and orange) sauce
As much as I try, I am not a potato person. Mashed, sweetened, baked, roasted, or fried, I’ve tried them all and cannot find one I like (well, except for the skinniest of french fries…). However no holiday meal is complete without a starchy vegetable and thus enters roasted acorn squash.
Thanksgiving is a day full of delicious and comforting foods steeped in family tradition… that also happen to be starchy, full of fat, and leave you feeling like a beached whale. In order to combat the calorie-bomb of a meal to come I decided to prepare a salad full of Autumn’s greatest offerings.
Ahem.. anyone still out there? This has been a trying semester for me with school and research and unfortunately this blog was one of the casualties in my quest to find time and energy for everything. With the holiday’s coming up I knew I had to post something to make up for all the missed… Read More Pumpkin Snickerdoodles
Lately it has been so hot in San Diego I haven’t had any desire to eat anything that isn’t the temperature of the inside of an igloo. The other day I was at my local grocery store waiting around at the deli counter for my sandwich to be made when I spotted a quinoa salad… Read More Cranberry cucumber quinoa salad (Gluten free)
Some days I come from class and have absolutely no desire to cook. Okay, being honest this happens most nights of the week. However its not good for my wallet or waistline to keep ordering pizza and making froyo runs. Luckily, I’ve discovered a delicious meal that takes no longer than 5 minutes to prepare… Read More Crispy garlic parmesan edamame
Last time I made the crockpot BBQ shredded chicken I used this amazing coleslaw as the side. BBQ tends to be a little sweet because of all the sugar in the sauce, so something tangy is the perfect accompaniment.
This recipe is similar to the grilled corn and tomato summer salad and yet completely different. The best part is you can use almost all frozen ingredients so it is delicious any time of year.
At work we have these giant, delicious muffins. You know, the ones that are really meant for 4 people to share but you devour in one sitting by yourself. While I love the way they taste, I am not so much a fan of the calorie damage.
I’m a snacker by nature. My mom says from the time I started eating she had to carry snacks in her purse because I was ALWAYS hungry. To this day I would prefer to eat little meals every hour instead of three meals a day. Unfortunately this leads me to unhealthy choices like cereal, energy… Read More Chickpea “chips”