Veggie & Tofu Noodle Soup #30minutemeals

Since living in Torrance, California, Cobalt and I have found some pretty authentic Thai, Korean and Japanese restaurants around town. Not having many of the Asian condiments at home, I find the recipes difficult to recreate authentically. Still, I really enjoy cooking Asian-esque meals, inspired by random veggies in the fridge, some veggie broth, a […]

Winter in LA + Chili Time!

Three years in — four if you’re counting this one — and I’m still not used to these Los Angeles winters. I just took an hour walk in sunny 70-degree weather whilst wearing shorts and a 3/4 sleeve t-shirt. Sitting at my desk, having just returned to my apartment, I feel a smidge sweaty and dehydrated. […]

Eggnog Waffles

I don’t know about you guys but I still have a lot of food leftover from Christmas. All sweets, of course, since it’s been hard to keep up with them. Christmas cookies, candy from stockings, stollen, sparkling grape juice and eggnog. I’ve chucked the cookies and stollen in the freezer for later, I’m slowly but […]

Happy New Year (2018)!

Happy New Year to all of you! Having been absent for an embarrassing amount of time, I am convinced that the omission of this greeting last January caused me to neglect this blog for a second year. In truth, I began a full-time job 2 1/2 years ago and also moved from a 1400 sq-ft […]

Banana Poppyseed Muffins

This post contains affiliated links. That means if you click on the link, Amazon will compensate me for each click and/or purchase made. Please consider supporting this blog by checking out (pun intended) the cookbook that I am endorsing. Thank you! Usually during the week I’m not very hungry for breakfast, probably because I’m a […]

Sunflower & Poppyseed Dutch Oven Bread

Before we moved to Los Angeles from Tennessee in October 2014, Cobalt and I had to minimize our packing drastically in order to avoid using a moving van (we succeeded, praise God!). Some of the things we gave away or sold were even gifts from our wedding two years prior. I was a little sad but knew this stuff was […]

Butternut Pumpkin Pie

Just a few weeks ago, I harvested a HUGE butternut squash at one of my school gardens. Personally, I’m not much of a fan of winter squashes. They have a sweetness that I don’t like to associate with what should be savory foods (same reason I don’t like sweet potatoes). But I know I need […]

Garden Pesto!

I have the wonderful opportunity to be working once again this year with EnrichLA – a nonprofit in the heart of Los Angeles that builds & cultivates gardens and educates students about how food grows, what it tastes like and what kinds of critters that live in them. My role as a Garden Ranger is […]

Buttermilk Biscuits

I have a love-hate relationship with mornings.   You see, I like the idea of waking up bright & early to get things done. And certainly I’ve enjoyed many productive days all because I woke up early. But I never seem to enjoy the waking UP process… I especially loathe alarm clocks. Who wants to wake […]