Root Veggies Forever

Now that I’m teaching high school, I have a whole new appreciation for Thanksgiving Break. It is necessary. I’ve spent almost this entire week in pjs and sweatpants, and am pretty sure I’m a better person for it. I’ve caught up on sleep, puppy bonding, restorative yoga practice, my Christmas decorations are up and twinkling … Continue reading Root Veggies Forever

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Spaghetti Squash Gratin

Once upon a time in a land far away (Dallas, TX), I was tasked with preparing a gluten free Thanksgiving dinner. It was a very exciting adventure requiring sacrifice and creativity. At the time, I had recently discovered my undying love for spaghetti squash and decided to give this recipe a spin. Since then, it … Continue reading Spaghetti Squash Gratin

Avocado Beet Bowl with Quinoa + Black Rice

This quinoa and black rice-based dish is packed with protein, antioxidants, and glycine betaine (found in beets), and tastes amazing. The sautéed rice and quinoa gives a tiny crunch, the avocados add a creamy factor, while the beets contribute that dirty sweetness that only beets can. Avocado Beet Bowl with Quinoa + Black Rice 1 c … Continue reading Avocado Beet Bowl with Quinoa + Black Rice

Breakfast Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes + Spinach

I'm not a hater of quinoa, but I'm not a lover, either. I've spent so many years avoiding grains and grain-like foods (quinoa is actually a seed), that I haven't much experience with it. I've recently jumped off the diet train (i.e. no more Paleo, Whole 30, etc.), so my creative juices are running rampant. Yesterday I prepped a … Continue reading Breakfast Quinoa with Roasted Tomatoes + Spinach

Recipe: Southwestern Chili

Things are cooling down in these parts, and it's been nearly impossible to stay warm. Enter: fall/winter culinary delights. Soups, stews, and chilis have been on the brain, and this particular recipe rocks my world. Southwestern Chili is packed with protein, loaded with veggies, keeps the belly full, and the body warm. Even better, it's amazing as a … Continue reading Recipe: Southwestern Chili

France: Paris (vol 2)

After lunch at a small café, we set out for Le Fouchon to find my aunt's favorite tea. Holy moly, that place is amazing! Tons of beautiful macaroons and ornately decorated eclairs. Flavors and variations of all kinds. I bought three different kinds of tea, sausages to smuggle back for my uncle, and B bought meat and … Continue reading France: Paris (vol 2)

Zucchini Carbonara

Yet another culinary adventure. I was a little worried that I'd be bored with this, but it turned out to be amazing. This will definitely be one of my go to quick meals! Planning on using my Spiralizer to make zucchini noodles next time for a more traditional take on this Paleo delight. Zucchini Carbonara … Continue reading Zucchini Carbonara