Grilled Mushroom Paninis

My friend, Alice, has a love for trivia, which can be annoying. I’m sorry, Alice. I know you are reading this. Don’t get me wrong; I love random facts. Did you know sharks have no bones? Instead, they have cartilage for their skeletal system. Also, were you aware that Christopher Columbus was not Spanish, rather…

Maple Nut Granola Bars

It’s time for real talk. The Maple Nut Granola article touched upon the issue of procrastination and displayed an example how it works. If you haven’t read that yet, do that now, or after, or never. Seriously, just do whatever you want.  Let’s be clear about one thing: I am not a true-blue procrastinator. I…

Eggs in a Pepper

Imagine you had four cups of soda in front of you. (Since this is a hypothetical scenario, let’s say the soft drinks are made with natural sugars, flavorings, and are completely healthy. Like I said, this is all hypothetical.) One cup is filled with a purple soda, the second with orange, the third is red,…

Maple Nut Granola

Today, we are going to discuss procrastination and how to overcome it. However, first I must warn everyone in my house not to disturb me while I write about this important topic. …Alright, they have been warned. Next, I should set my status on all my social media accounts to ‘busy – do not disturb!’…

Flourless Peanut Butter Brownies

You may wonder why I identify as a writer. Or you don’t because you have better to things to consider in your life. But if the question did strike you, or it has now that I brought it up, the answer is clear: Spoken words are not my forte. Let’s say I write a paragraph…

Drizzled Pumpkin Cookies

I am a self-proclaimed introvert. That means most people who know me personally heard me explain the following: I get my energy from solitude, as opposed to social interaction. Being around crowds for extended periods of time exert my energy. I prefer small groups and one-on-one interactions. As a general rule, I am more bored…

Almond Overnight Oats (Dairy-Free)

I’ve seen Overnight Oats trending on other food blogs and wondered why oats soaked into mush is a popular recipe. What’s the appeal? Yet, of course, a whole bunch of people on the Internet cannot possibly be wrong. Usually when you hear the words ‘trend’ and ‘in-style,’ you think of fashion. Stripes are in, 5-inch…

Peanut Butternut Soup

Recently, a friend was looking through my blog and commented, “You must really like peanut butter.” “Yup,” I replied. “How’d you guess?” “You have a lot of recipes with it.” “Yes, I do. In fact, the very first recipe I posted was with peanut butter,” I say as I recall several others including the Chunky…

Spicy Burrito Bowl

When you order a burrito at your local fast food chain, you are well-aware that you are blowing off your diet. I’m not saying that is a bad thing; maybe it’s your birthday or any happy occasion, or you’ve had a really stressful week and in the mood for Mexican comfort food. I’m all for…

Baked “Breaded” Cauliflower

Birthdays are like wineglasses. They both give people positive assumptions. Allow me to explain: Have you ever drank soda out of a wine glass? It tastes better than in a can or cup. There’s something about fingering the stem and sipping delicately as if you are at some extravagant affair, even if you may be…

Roasted Eggplant Dip

Sometimes to eat healthily, you have to become a detective. Food nowadays is processed to the point that G-d only knows what’s in them. The further down the ingredient list you go, the harder it becomes to pronounce the words: Soy lecithin, calcium peroxide, sodium stearoyl lactylate, azodicarbonamide, potassium bromate, ethoxylated mono- and diglycerides… Is this a bakery…

Chocolate Chunk Biscotti

Biscotti and coffee are the adult version of cookies and milk. I write that sentence. Pause. Go downstairs. Brew a coffee. Take a biscotti. Walk back upstairs. Sit back by my desk. Play epic music. Slowly dip the biscotti into the coffee. Take a bite. Sigh. Dip it again. Conclude that this combination is not…