• Zucchini noodles with turkey meatballs

    zoodles with kale marinara and turkey meatballs

    I’m sorry I’ve been MIA most of the summer, y’all. Moving across the country and starting a new job made me a little crazy, and I feel like I haven’t had enough time to breathe. But I did finally cook something delicious recently, so I wanted to share it with you! And I promise I […]

  • 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 […]

  • Grilled vegetable salad with avocado

    grilled vegetable salad with avocado

    Even though Super Bowl is all about beer, meat and football, I thought we should have at least one healthy thing at our party. And I wanted it to be something delicious and interesting, not just a couple of wilty celery sticks shoved on the table at the last minute. Usually, I’d make this guacamole […]

  • Salad with squash, pomegranate and goat cheese

    salad with squash, pomegranate and goat cheese

    As a lifelong salad avoider and picky eater, trying to eat more healthy on a regular basis has not been easy. There are tons of things I can make at home, of course, but finding something at restaurants is a different story. Thankfully, there are a lot of good places in San Diego County with […]

  • Guacamole salad

    guacamole salad

    When I was in elementary school (probably around second grade?), my family went to Kansas to visit some relatives. The first night, we stayed in Witchita, and my dad uttered a sentence none of us have ever forgotten: “When we’re on vacation, you can order whatever you want.” I had a giant bowl of guacamole […]

  • Orange-glazed chicken stir fry

    orange glazed chicken stir fry

    Because of my pickiness, my weirdness and my shellfish allergy, I didn’t really eat Chinese food growing up. But my mom LOVES Chinese food, and once I learned how to order something that won’t kill me, I realized I actually do like things like General Tso’s chicken and fried rice. You know, the healthy stuff. […]

  • Mediterranean chicken skewers

    chicken souvlaki

    Chicken is not the most exciting food. I mean, it’s not bad. It has a lot of protein in it, it’s generally easy to cook and it’s versatile. But eating plain chicken every day can get pretty boring. This chicken, though, has that extra somethin’ somethin’, with the added bonus of not too many ingredients and […]

  • Winter fruit salad

    winter fruit salad

    While I would have been perfectly happy with a bunch of cinnamon rolls for breakfast, I thought it might be nice to have some options, including fruit. And since I almost always make the same fruit salad, I wanted to try something different. This fruit salad is simple to make and perfect for guests, because […]

  • Butternut squash soup

    butternut squash soup

    My maternal grandmother was an awesome cook and baker, but she didn’t just share her delicious treats with her family. She always wanted to help others, and would made sandwiches to take to the homeless at the beach when she lived in Florida, and later, when she lived in West Virginia, would bake goodies for […]

  • Coconanacado popsicles

    coconanacado

    Summer is NOT over, y’all. I know that summer break is over for most of the kids and teachers in the U.S. And I know that the weather has been totally wackadoodle in many places. But it is still August! The high tomorrow in Killeen, Texas (my current location) is 96 degrees. The pools are […]