hosting friendsgiving: thursday

Thanksgiving morning. The big day. Time to let your hosting prowess shine. I apologize in advance for not getting a ton of pictures during the feasting (or of the finished products). After days of cooking, and a little too much champagne, we just wanted to eat. Basically, if you have pepper appropriately, you can begin…

hosting friendsgiving: wednesday

Ok guys so Thanksgiving was crazy. I am so sorry about how late this post is. I cooked literally all day on Wednesday. Here is what we did… First, the turkey went in the fridge (covered in herb butter) so the skin could dry out (makes it crispy when it cooks).   Then the casseroles…

hosting friendsgiving: tuesday

We are t minus 2 days until the big turkey day. I am making the entire feast for (at least) 6 adults and 2 kids (plus Harper who doesn’t eat turkey yet). I LOVE Thanksgiving and I only get to make the meal once a year. We cannot go home to see family this year…

acorn squash and gorgonzola salad

Happy fall, everyone. Here in Louisiana, it never really feels like fall. But I am celebrating my favorite season, dammit. That means pumpkin bread, TV fireplace (because a real on is out of the question here), and squash. I sort of stole this salad idea from Valerie Burtinelli (food network personality, former wife of Eddie…

thirsty thursday: sedona signature martini

Ok, so I totally stole this recipe from Sedona Taphouse – a lovely restaurant I used to frequent during my time in Richmond, VA. This drink it so die for. Its a little tiny bit sweet and citrusy with a kick of vodka (I use Tito’s of course.) And I love my child, but sometimes,…

yesterday’s nosh

My morning started with some overnight oats. My recipe is foolproof and fabulous. I did it with almond milk and added blueberries. Trader Joe’s has organic blueberries right now which are HUGE and delicious! Five out of five would recommend. I also had a soy latte. I use unsweetened, unflavored soy milk. The stuff I…

overnight oats

This is my foolproof recipe, which can be modified and added to in a million different ways! Start with the base recipe and then get creative. Add cocoa powder or different fruits. Flax seed would be good instead of chia. You can use almond milk, dairy milk, soy milk, hemp milk, coconut milk. Or sub…

will work for pastries

We need to talk french pastry. Because here in Baton Rouge, french pastry is a thing. I will tell you, based on my internet research, the best place here to get my favorite french pastry, the humble croissant, is a little place called La Madeleine. (I am sure there are other places doing homemade french…

taco-style zucchini boats (GF, low carb)

Ok guys, I have decided this recipe is one of the greatest low-carb recipes on the planet. I served it with rice mixed with black beans and corn, so the whole low carb thing was not my end goal. For me, it was more about upping the veg and fiber in my life. Funny thing about pregnancy…you need a lot more fiber. But this recipe is also a great way for GF eaters to eat tacos without suffering through tortillas that have the flavor and texture of cardboard.

why you should stop drinking your food, and eat it instead

2016 was the year of debunking 2015’s health crazes. And I love it. Unfortunately some myths die hard (take anti-vaxxing for example), and so we must persist in the battle against bad diet advice for all. As a yoga teacher, I am surrounded by other yogis all the time. I love them and their weird…

the perfect hardboiled egg

As promised, to continue my obsession with eggs. The key here is chill out. Don’t boil the poor things for 15 minutes. They can’t take it. The eggs will burst apart at the seams and you will end up with a mess…not to mention overcooked yolks. Thats how you get that nasty gray (sometimes greenish)…

yesterday’s nosh

The morning started off with a bowl of my favorite Siggi’s Yogurt, a drizzle of honey, and some sliced banana and kiwi. Siggi’s is a brand of Icelandic style yogurt called skyr. Skyr is a traditional type of yogurt made in Iceland which is very thick (thicker than greek yogurt) and high in protein.¬†You can…