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)!

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!

passover x japan

As previously mentioned in the Galentine’s Day Party post, one of my three favorite holidays is Passover. In case you are unfamiliar, Passover is a Jewish holiday which celebrates the Israelite slaves being freed from Pharaoh in Ancient Egypt. The holiday is chock-full of symbolism and ritualistic menu items, which make appearances throughout the Seder… Continue reading passover x japan

galentine’s day party part 2: the recipes!

As promised, here are the recipes for each menu item from my Galentine’s Day Party. If you try any of the recipes, please let me know how they turn out in the comments section. Mini Chicken and Waffle Sammies For the waffles, follow Marion Cunningham’s Raised Waffles recipe which can be found online here. Please… Continue reading galentine’s day party part 2: the recipes!

galentine’s day party! (and also, the “b” word)

Besides Halloween…and Passover…Galentine’s Day is my favorite holiday! For the past five years, I have hosted a Galentine’s Day party just before Valentine’s Day, in celebration of my #girlfriendships. Aw. In case you aren’t familiar with the best TV show in the Universe, Galentine’s Day is described by Leslie Knope as, “Oh, it’s only the… Continue reading galentine’s day party! (and also, the “b” word)

asian mushroom soup!

Every weekend, I visit a local organic farm and stock up on fabulous! gorgeous! delicious! produce for the week. There is usually a wonderful supply of various mushrooms at the farm and I always get some, as mushrooms are a fantastic healthy-comfort food, so I was already focused on bringing a good amount home. It… Continue reading asian mushroom soup!

pistachio crusted lamb chops w/ bourbon cherry sauce & goat cheese mashed potatoes!

You guys! This is the best dinner I’ve ever made. Seriously! It is not healthy, but it’s fucking delicious, and you have to indulge every once in a while, lest die of boredom. The inspiration for this meal started with a very fall flavor combo of…