Grilled Asparagus

If you’re gonna make your pee smell, you might as well do it outside, enjoying the warm weather that comes with spring, at the grill.  In all seriousness though, this is something I’ve been doing a TON lately.  And I stumbled upon it through J. Kenji López-Alt.  I’ve talked about this dude before.  He has a…

Bone Broth

Pronounced LIQUID GOLD.  I’ve wanted to post my methods to making bone broth for a while now.  A lotta folks on the internet make it a lotta different ways, but I find this is the easiest, most efficient way to make it. This is such a long time coming because of the nature of the…

Eggplant-Tomato Mash

Most of you may not know from my last name, or really anything about my physical appearance, but I do indeed have a good bit of Italian in me.  And with that comes a soft spot for Italian and Italian-American cuisines.  I’ve been to Italy before, and it was like a dream.  But to be…

Tomato Chicken Curry

I LOVE Southeast Asian cuisine.  I really don’t like saying it, mainly because I think it’s very ethnocentric to clump all Asian cuisines together.  Thai food is very different from Indian, from Vietnamese,  from Filipino, from Japanese; hell even coastal and mainland Chinese cuisines are drastically different from each other.  At the same time, however, Southeast…

Charred Carrots

Oh yes, life of a college student: finals are upon us.  On an aside, I’m taking time (some might say “procrastinating”) from studying from a comprehensive anatomy exam to tell y’all about my charred carrots.  I must admit the early workings of this blog aren’t very veg heavy, which is ironic because I freakin’ LOVE…

Shortcut Baby Back Ribs

I’m gonna share a little secret with y’all because, well, ribs. So there’s this really great way to cook baby back ribs in your home that makes it feel and taste like they’ve been on a big ol’ charcoal grill getting sprayed and mopped and slow cooked all day. Let me tell y’all what you’ll need to…

Pressure Cooker Purple Potatoes

I’d like to finally get around to posting is the PERFECT way to cook my favorite kind of potatoes ever.  PURPLE POTATOES.  Two words so innocent and lovely, it only makes sense this makes the perfect side dish to virtually ANY meal.  I mean I guess you could do this with any other baby or…

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

Okay firstly I’d like to apologize to my readers (the handful that they are) for being very reclusive in the WordPress world.  A lot of things have come up and as much as I’d like to sit in my house and write recipes all day (sarcasm), life has beckoned. The Super Bowl is coming up…

Creamy Roasted Cauliflower Soup Guest Post

So I’m usually sharing recipes and such on this site.  There’s a slight deviation to that this time around, but don’t worry it’s good news (and you can still look at pictures of food!).  A few announcements before I get into this.  Since Novemberish, I’ve been working with Ms. Gina Rieg of Simplified Wellness for…

Easy Butternut Soup

So let me tell you, butternut squash is probably my favorite thing about fall and winter. This should not surprise you, as I love most things vegetables. Butternut is a great, hardy winter veggie that can be sweet or savory depending on how you treat it. A lot of people beef on the butternut though, but…

Apple Cider ‘Vinaigrette’ Marinade

So I’ve been in a food funk lately.  Monotony is something that happens when there’s a list of foods you “can” and “can’t” eat off of.  Real talk, it’s not the foods that I can’t eat that I really miss.  It’s just the sameness of only being able to work with the same ingredients that…

Dirty Stir Fry

It’s been hell lately with all this end-of-semester stuff clogging my brain.  So I decided to fix something up extra.  This recipe revamp isn’t really mine.  It’s an interpretation of sorts from THIS genius idea involving one of my favorite all time things: pork; specifically pork belly. You would think that considering all of the things that I, and…