• Sweetheart smoothie bowl

    sweetheart berry rose-smoothie bowl

    Conversation hearts, boxes of chocolates, and red velvet cupcakes are all great ways to show someone you love them on Valentine’s Day, but I get it: Not everyone is into treats that are full of flour, white sugar, and food coloring. But what about a bowl packed with real fruit that happens to smell (and […]

  • The best pitaya bowl

    pitaya bowl

    Acai bowls are definitely the more well-known and ubiquitous of the smoothie bowls, but pitaya — sometimes called dragon fruit — is really my favorite. But while frozen acai packets are relatively common, packs of frozen pitaya chunks are a little less easy to find. I was pretty excited to see them at our local Safeway, but you […]

  • Pumpkin mochi cake

    pumpkin mochi cake

    Have you ever had mochi? I had not tried it — or even heard of it — until a few years ago, when a friend broght Trader Joe’s mochi ice cream bites to a party we attended. The flavors were all very good, but the best thing about mochi items is really the chewy/spongy texture. […]

  • Acai bowls

    homemade acai bowl

    Brah, you totally need to try these rad acai bowls. If you couldn’t guess from my super lame attempt at surfer speak, acai (uh-sigh-ee) bowls are a healthy and beachy Brazilian breakfast items that gained popularity in Hawaii and Southern California and now are popping up all over Pinterest and Instagram. The bowls are basically […]

  • Chocolate coconut granola

    chocolate coconut granola

    One of my many annoying food issues as a child was that I hated cereal. I simply would not eat it, and no one could make me, no matter how sugar-filled or colorful it happened to be. But sometime around college, I discovered that I loved granola. I still didn’t eat it with milk, like […]

  • Gluten free banana-coconut-pecan muffins

    gluten free banana coconut pecan muffins

    I hate diet food. I have always thought fat-free cookies, sugar-free ice cream and “lite” anything is just plain gross. I’d rather drink water than Diet Coke, and I’d rather eat nothing than some kind of weird, allegedly healthy frankenfood. But since I have a few very serious allergies, I certainly understand that many people need to […]

  • Peach-pecan upside-down cake

    peach pecan upside down cake

    A couple of years ago, I learned that my friend Dan’s favorite dessert is pineapple upside-down cake. I had never made (or even eaten!) pineapple upside-down cake, but it sounded pretty good, so I figured I’d try it. Long story short: It was delicious and really easy to make. Anyway, I saw this recipe when […]

  • Banana bread oatmeal

    banana bread oatmeal

    Breakfast may be the most important meal of the day, but I have never been very good at eating it. Besides the fact that I am rarely hungry in the morning, I also disliked nearly every breakfast food you can imagine when I was growing up. I was a pleasure to deal with, I’m sure. […]

  • Breakfast biscuit bar

    biscuit bar

    The waffles were delicious. They really were. But building a make-your-own waffle bar is a mess and kind of a pain. The timing is a challenge, because you don’t want the waffles sitting on the table for too long, or they’ll get cold and a little soggy. And having to make the waffles separately is […]

  • Brown-butter overnight waffles with bourbon peaches

    brown butter yeasted waffles

    For UGA’s first football game of the season, I wanted to make something breakfast-y that said “Georgia.” And there are few things that invoke both Georgia and breakfast foods more than Waffle House. I had seen and heard of Waffle House before I moved to Athens for college, of course, but I’m pretty sure I had […]