Something to Chew on…

• TAKE ON E   8:00 AM ON FRI FEB 24 2017
Food is about loving and giving and performance and applause … It is essential and sensuous. — Barbara Kafka

Avocado Toast with Beet Noodles, Garlic Swiss …

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:47 AM ON FRI FEB 24 2017
You can never have too many versions of avocado toast. As someone who eats it ALL the time, I’m talking breakfast, l…

Maryland-Style Scrambled Eggs with Goat Cheese…

• TAKE ON E   8:00 AM ON WED FEB 22 2017
I’m pretty sure that if you pricked the finger of an average Marylander between the months of June and September, they’…

Coconut Shrimp Tacos with Mango Sweet Chili Slaw

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:47 AM ON WED FEB 22 2017
These may just be the BEST tacos I’ve ever made. And I’ve made a TON of tacos. I’m so happy with how the…

Spock Meets Dory

• TAKE ON E   8:00 AM ON MON FEB 20 2017
I’m sitting in my physical therapist’s office. Today is supposed to be my last session. Well, more like my last last se…

Breakfast Naan Pizzas – 2 Ways!

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:51 AM ON MON FEB 20 2017
Pizza for breakfast! It’s happening. In “personal pan” size too! Everything is better when you don&#8217…

Saffron Lemon Pasta

• THE UNMANLY CHEF   12:26 AM ON MON FEB 20 2017
Saffron Lemon Pasta. It’s pasta. It’s saffron. It’s a f’ing party in your got-dang mouth! Saffron i…

Springtime Cake Bites

• MY SOUP FOR YOU   1:52 PM ON SUN FEB 19 2017
Late into the winter each year, our church has a Spaghetti Lunch and Dessert Auction to raise funds for summer youth progra…

Super Fast Red Beans and Rice

• MY SOUP FOR YOU   7:12 PM ON FRI FEB 17 2017
It’s been a very long couple weeks. Finally this weekend, we have almost nothing to do. I couldn’t be happier. …

Something to Chew on…

• TAKE ON E   8:00 AM ON FRI FEB 17 2017
Ideally, the body of a woman should feel like a hot water bottle filled with Devonshire cream. — Kurt Vonnegut, Jr

Slow Cooker Pesto Turkey Meatballs

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:50 AM ON FRI FEB 17 2017
I wanted to give you guys an easy recipe, perfect for throwing in the slow cooker and forgetting about it. That has been t…

How Candy Crush taught me everything I need to…

• TAKE ON E   8:00 AM ON WED FEB 15 2017
Like everyone else in the world, there are some aspects of myself that I am not so proud of. I’m not a patient person. I …

Buffalo Chicken Chili

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:46 AM ON WED FEB 15 2017
Buffalo chicken chili! It’s about time I turned my favorite party dip into something else. To go along with my light…

Mommy Ramen

• MY SOUP FOR YOU   6:50 PM ON TUE FEB 14 2017
I’ve been very intrigued by a newish trend in dining: The Fancy Ramen Bowl. The prices for this delightful dish can r…

Honey Citrus Chicken, Blood Orange, and Avocad…

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:48 AM ON MON FEB 13 2017
This salad will brighten the dreariest of winter days. It’s this time of year that I start craving more fresh, summe…

Dark Chocolate Dipped Rosemary Cashew Cookie (…

•    6:00 AM ON MON FEB 13 2017
The sophisticated flavors of rosemary and rich dark chocolate marry with the buttery crunch of cashews in this vegan and gl…

Banana Bread Brownies

• THE UNMANLY CHEF   12:02 AM ON MON FEB 13 2017
My love for banana bread runs deep. When bananas over ripen in your house, you have two options. Make banana bread or throw…

Easy Chocolate Ganache

• MY SOUP FOR YOU   7:25 AM ON SUN FEB 12 2017
Are you living in fear of Valentine’s Day? Do you have no idea what to buy? Do you think you’re a terrible cook…

Something to Chew on…

• TAKE ON E   8:00 AM ON FRI FEB 10 2017
Without bread, without wine, love is nothing. — French proverb

Salmon with Warm Shallot Tomato Basil Salsa

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:49 AM ON FRI FEB 10 2017
I’m always looking for new ways to prepare salmon. It’s one of my favorite things to make for a healthy dinner…

Raspberry Chocolate Coconut Peanut Butter Ener…

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:51 AM ON THU FEB 9 2017
I know I don’t usually post on Thursday, but I wanted to share these cute little Valentine’s Day treats! To go…

The Greenest Green of All the Greens: How to M…

• TAKE ON E   8:00 AM ON WED FEB 8 2017
A while back, we contemplated upgrading from our NutriBullet to the Holy Grail of blenders – a Vitamix. However, Joe (alw…

Slow Cooker Pork Chile Verde

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:47 AM ON WED FEB 8 2017
Pork and Mexican food are two things I couldn’t live without. I know you know about my Mexican food obsession, but n…

Flourless Almond Brownies with Pomegranate Ber…

• SPICES IN MY DNA   6:46 AM ON MON FEB 6 2017
I’ll take brownies over any other dessert nearly every time. I can’t express how much I love them. The chewy, …

Something to Chew on…

• TAKE ON E   8:00 AM ON FRI FEB 3 2017
After a perfect meal we are more susceptible to the ecstasy of love than at any other time. — Dr. Hans Bazli

Fasting May Not Be Best for Women

• BALANCE SALAD   2:51 PM ON WED FEB 1 2017
If you are a woman, and have tried fasting as a way to lose weight, have you had success?I thought, initially, that intermi…

Highlights and Crispy Beef

• TAKE ON E   8:00 AM ON WED FEB 1 2017
You may not know this, but my heart actually belongs to two Joes—one is my husband, the other is my hair stylist. Except …

Fix Your Sleep First

• BALANCE SALAD   4:03 PM ON TUE JAN 31 2017
When I got my CPR certification, I learned an important rule: breathing trumps bleeding. If someone stops breathing, they d…

Hidden Veggie Blueberries and Cream Protein So…

•    6:00 AM ON TUE JAN 31 2017
You’d never guess that under the smooth, creamy decadence of this vegan soft serve, this treat packs a veggie and pro…

Frozen French Fry Soup

• BALANCE SALAD   2:53 PM ON MON JAN 30 2017
Okay, this sounds strange. I realize that. But our freezer is stuffed to the gills with venison from the two hunters who ma…