Raw Cacao Smoothie

I figured it would be fitting after our chocolate indulged holiday that I address the idea of eating ‘Chocolate for breakfast’. You have likely done it once or twice in the last 5 days…secretly… But for me, no matter how early it is, in my mind, chocolate is always a good idea! Yes, I know this…

Chocolate Brownie Cups

I literally just took down my Christmas lights and now Valentine’s day is being jammed down my throat, everywhere I turn there’s yet another heart shaped something. Can you tell I’m single?! Truth, single or not, I’ve never really been a fan of the V-day. Probably because it’s always been such a let down. Sorry…

Brussel Sprout & Kale Caesar

I think the feeling of being deprived (given my laundry list of food allergies) is always something that makes me feel a little bit……ah FRUSTRATED! Ya let’s stick with that word even though I’d rather trade it in for a four letter verb of a word that starts with an F and ends with an…

Orange Goat Cheese Salad

Why is it that a smell can trigger a memory? Like the smell of chlorine and suddenly you’re back at the public pool soaking up the summer rays. Or a whiff of freshly baked apple pie transports you to your grandmothers kitchen, even the scent of cologne on a complete stranger walking by gives you…

Mash with Mushroom Gravy

The humble potato. “It isn’t a meal unless there’s potato” is something many believe. It can be the star of the show, or a back up dancer. They’re warm and comforting, creamy, and sometimes satisfyingly crispy. But I’m pretty sure I’ve shared with all of you that I’m not really a big fan. Why you…

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

What is it about Italy that we love so much? Is it the salty cheese, the straight outta Nonna’s garden tomatoes, maybe the bellissimo eye candy?! I was lucky enough to visit the homeland (I’m 1/4 Italian…actually Sicilian but who’s counting), and let me be the first to say that these people do not mess around when it…

Boxing Day Bliss

Traditions… Every families got them, but I find when it comes to the holidays we’re less likely to “try new” ESPECIALLY when it comes to food. For as long as I can remember our Christmas menu hasn’t changed, but there’s a good reason for that. Our feast with all the “traditional” fixings is BOMB A$$. I know the…

Indian Curries

How does that saying go? You are what you eat?! So as a kid I would have been a pizza bun, or a chicken finger, possibly a KD box…OH maybe even Chef Boyardee beefaroni. Use to slap that stuff in between two pieces of white bread and call it a day. Fast forward to present…