How is it that I never had hummus until I was in college!?  Maybe it is because I am from the Midwest, but I know that we had hummus there.  In fact, I am from Michigan where there is a town called Dearborn; that has one of the biggest middle eastern populations outside of the middle east.  I guess I am just bitter, that I missed out on so many great hummus years.  I was hooked from the first bite… Read more »

Who doesn’t love fettucine alfredo!?  It is one of my favorite comfort foods, I love love love fettucine alfredo, especially with broccoli added to it!  I never make it, or order it at my favorite italian restaurant, because it makes me feel terrible and I know that it is not that great for me.  I have been on a huge cauliflower kick lately, since I discovered that it is a great low carb vegetable that is so so versatile.  Cauliflower… Read more »

I didn’t like broccoli at all when I was little.  I now realize that I didn’t like broccoli then, because my family would always boil frozen broccoli that ended up tasting like a mushy mess.  Blech!  I found a little bit of broccoli’s magical potential when I was 7, and my mom used cheese (one of my favorite things) to hide the mushy green mess underneath….and shitty bitch it was so delicious!! As I got older, I realize that it… Read more »

Oh garlic…how I love thee.  If a recipe calls for 2 cloves of garlic, I automatically add 6.  Sometimes I regret this decision, but that is a very rare occurrence.  If I thought about it, I would keep a head of roasted garlic in my fridge at all times.  Luckily, it is so easy to make that if I think about it before I get dinner started, I can pop some garlic in the oven and have some spreadable garlicky… Read more »

Since we had a few extra days off over the holidays, we decided to plan a last minute wine tasting trip to Paso Robles, CA.  I love a great road trip, and Paso Robles is only about 5 hours north of San Diego…so it was a perfect quick trip! We were barreling down the freeway on our way to wine country, and were about half way there when we start to see all of these signs for split pea soup. These… Read more »

Mmmmmm….granola, but gluten-free granola…who knew!?  I love this granola by itself or sprinkled on my greek yogurt with some chia seeds.  You might find that this is so addicting, that it is hard not to grab a handful every time you walk past the jar! I started playing around with my own gluten-free granola recipe after I started buying Steve’s Paleo Krunch.  Steve’s granola is super tasty, but when you form an addiction like I did…it can get a little pricey…. Read more »

  As you can see, I am still on the Indian Crock Pot train.  I can’t help it, I have a bit of a problem.  I also love that I can load my crock pot with bits of  happiness before I head off to work and when I come home my house smells dee-licious… AND I have an amazing warm dinner waiting for me!  I mean…Come On! It is the closest that I can get to having my own personal… Read more »

One of the very first Indian dishes I tried was Dal Makhani (creamy stewed indian black lentils), and I was in love. More often than not I crave a great veggie chili with lots of beans and fresh veggies on a cold winter day. To find an Indian dish that had the unique flavor of Indian food, with the belly warming satisfaction of chili…Ah-Maz-ing!  This comforting dish gave me the courage to be more adventurous with my Indian food choices, and… Read more »

I have been making the heck out of almond milk lately.  It is just so darn easy to make and a perfect complement to my smoothies in the morning.  Over the course of a couple of weeks, I end up with a lot of almond pulp from all of the almond milk that I make. I really wanted to do a post on what to do with all of your almond pulp, so that you don’t throw your almond pulp… Read more »

Every time I make vegetable stock, I wonder why I ever bother buying it in the store. It’s so easy!  Chop up some vegetables, cover with water, and simmer. Done. You’ll have enough stock to make whatever your little heart desires…and this veggie stock is much healthier. You will see a lot of recipes out there that have you cut up perfectly good veggies to boil to make the stock.  I prefer to save my veggie scraps from everything that I… Read more »