Recipe: Potato Curry

If you've been following my blog for the last few months, you probably can tell I like my stuff spicy. And during the winter, I always crave the warmth of Indian foods, like curries. So I looked through my cupboards and fridge, and whipped this up. But potatoes: They're nearly everyone's favorite food. From buttery [...]

The trouble with my grandmother …

"Never eat what your grandmother wouldn't recognize as food." It's a pretty ubiquitous caveat today. Somehow that one sentence is supposed to conjure up a homey, heart-tendering scene of all of our grandmothers, and the wisdom she brought to the kitchen. If it doesn't for you, don't worry. You're not alone. Because in America, we [...]

9 tips for eating sanely during the holidays

I'm a little embarrassed to admit this, ... but Thanksgiving dinner got the better of me this year. My husband and I had for the first time in our lives decided to travel and celebrate with out-of-town relatives. It was exciting for me, especially. It's only the fourth year having "in-laws" for me, and over a [...]

Cold Beet Salad & Sweet Craisin Quinoa

PREPARATION Quinoa: Prepare one cup quinoa with 1/2 cup raisins and 1/4 cup dried cranberries. Cook together until water is absorbed by quinoa. Add 1/4 cup canned light coconut milk/cream, 1/2 tbsp maple syrup, 1/2 tbsp coconut sugar, and 1/2 tbsp cayenne. Mix well. Sprinkle a handful of fresh, minced mint leaves. Beet Salad I took both [...]

Recipe: Apple Pumpkin Muffins

I am not usually into baking. But I married a sweets lover, so I decided to surprise my husband with this little treat when he came home from work this weekend. Since it's officially fall, my inner tastebud clock was jonesing for something pumpkin flavored. And ta-da! A completely fall-themed muffin recipe for you to try. [...]