lemon confit + poppyseed parfait!

This yummy breakfast includes 3 healthy eating ingredient staples that you probably have in your fridge and pantry right now: plain low-fat Greek yogurt, lemons, and nuts. So, you are halfway to having Lemon Confit + Poppy Seed Parfait tomorrow morning – yay! Confit is a French cooking technique which sounds very fancy, dahling! but… Continue reading lemon confit + poppyseed parfait!

insanely delish comfort food (that’s also vegan & gluten-free)!

Two years ago, I was living proof of the adage, “Never trust a skinny chef.” I was experimenting a lot in the kitchen and cooking rather fabulous meals 3 to 5 nights a week, usually indulging in seconds because everything tasted so good, and found myself 15ish pounds heavier in less than a year’s time.… Continue reading insanely delish comfort food (that’s also vegan & gluten-free)!

giveaway contest!

Wanna snag a cute apron, hand-held spiralizer, and garlic rocker for free? Just enter the perfect! (almost) Instagram giveaway contest! The rules are easy peasy: Follow @perfect_almost on Instagram. Like the “giveaway” post. Tag 2 friends who like to cook in a comment. This contest is open to residents of the continental United States only.… Continue reading giveaway contest!

memorial day picnic!

It may not be hot and sunny where you live, but it sure is in Florida aka perfect! (almost) headquarters, so this light, fresh meal is perfect for a Memorial Day picnic in the park, on the beach, or poolside. Even if your climate is less than ideal, you can transport yourself to summer by… Continue reading memorial day picnic!

5 perfect polishes

Frankly, I’m a DIY beauty squirrel. I do not like spending money to have someone do for me what I can do for myself. This includes manicures and pedicures. Honestly, I can’t even remember the last time I went to a salon or spa for either nail treatment. Also, I have a pretty serious nail… Continue reading 5 perfect polishes

fried not fried red lentil falafel!

Lately, I am legume obsessed, especially with lentils! After making a traditional falafel for dins one night last week, I decided to eat falafel much more often, yet regular falafel isn’t the most healthy option, as it is deep fried, so I set out on a quest to create a healthy falafel one could enjoy… Continue reading fried not fried red lentil falafel!

mise en place, but for life

Nothing speaks to my Type-A heart quite like┬ámise en place, which is a French culinary term meaning “everything in its place.” Professional chefs practice mise en place by preparing and organizing each ingredient before cooking to ensure success in the kitchen. I have not only applied this philosophy in my own kitchen, but to my… Continue reading mise en place, but for life