Grilled Watermelon Salad

July 30, 2015

My friends know I like to eat healthy. So when they have parties, more often than not, I’m asked to bring a salad. It happened the other day, and it’s happening again this weekend. And you know what? They’ve come to the right guy!

I love salads. I love trying new things. I love cooking for other people, and bringing a delicious dish with lots of flavor that’s also guilt-free. For this party, I wanted to Read the rest of this entry »


Chicken with Tarragon, Grapefruit, and Olives

June 23, 2015

I wanted to continue my little streak of cooking and eating citrus fruit, peel and all, so I came up with an easy, simple chicken recipe and tried it out on a couple friends who came to dinner. My recipe is inspired by a delicious meal my friend Katherine made in Sweden, which in turn was inspired by a Martha Stewart recipe. Leave it to me to mess around with Martha’s perfection!

It starts with Read the rest of this entry »


Help! I Don’t Know What To Call This Awesome Salad Dressing

June 2, 2015

You can call me a lot of things, but a lousy salad maker is not one of them. Check out this beauty!

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That’s spring mix as a base, topped with Read the rest of this entry »


Parmesan Zucchini Chips

May 27, 2015

There’s nothing better than a crispy, crunchy snack. I crave potato chips (and corn chips) (and Cheetos) frequently, so I like having a way to satisfy that craving that’s actually nutritious. Enter zucchini chips. They are exactly what they sound like… and they start with zucchini.

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These are Read the rest of this entry »


Popsicle Experiments: Part One

May 14, 2015

My next post was going to be my New York City race recap… not anymore! I got productive on the plane and wrote a post originally intended for next week.

There was a huge bin of popsicle molds by the registers at the drug store. Stores place cheap, enticing items near registers to encourage impulse purchases, and boy howdy, did I fall for it. I’ve never made popsicles before, but now I could… for the low, low price of TWO DOLLARS! Sold.

My first popsicles, which I made that night, weren’t very pretty. Read the rest of this entry »


Brussels Sprouts with Carrots and Raisins

April 30, 2015

I recently had a wonderful meal at a restaurant, including a great side dish of Brussels sprouts with grapes. It was delicious. I wanted to recreate that dish at home the other day, but I was fresh out of grapes. I did have raisins, though, and those were grapes at one point, so… close enough. I came up with this recipe for Brussels Sprouts with Carrots and Raisins, and here’s how I made it. What do you think it began with? Brussels sprouts!

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These little green beauts came from Read the rest of this entry »


It’s Loquat Season!

April 24, 2015

Earlier this week I had a great dinner with my friends Heidi and Tom at their house, which I hadn’t been to before. Guess what they have on their property? Loquat trees!

loquat-tree

Which just begs the question: What’s a loquat?
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