Breaded Avocado Bites with Cilantro Lime Dipping Sauce


                            On any given Sunday….                             We are antiquing, fruit picking or at Bed Bath and Beyond.                        … [Read More]

Grilled Romaine with Bacon Dressing and Blue Cheese


Grilling a salad? What the fork? Yup, it tastes great. Which proves you can put just about anything on the grill and make it taste good. One word of caution. Does not work with dead houseplants. Don’t ask me how I know.     Grilled Romaine with Bacon and Blue Cheese Author: Saveur Ingredients 6 strips… [Read More]

Curry Mac and Cheese


Hypothetically, if I were to murder the woman in front of me at Duane Reade…. With the Prada bag……….. And a demonic Cavalier King Charles Spaniel tucked inside …. Who is literally asking for a discount on an open roll of paper towels……….. And is proceeding to count out 3 dollars in pennies and nickels………  … [Read More]

Chocolate Double Espresso Pots de Creme


To my friends that are worried about my sleep habits because of my work on this blog, don’t fret. I don’t actually work on my blog at 4am. At 4am I am usually on the couch watching an Adam Levine Pro-Activ commercial. Damn, his skin looks dewy. I better get a healing mask. Quick. Maybe… [Read More]

Carrot Pancakes with Salted Yogurt (gluten free)


I am not sure that this was what Joe was expecting when I asked him if he wanted pancakes for breakfast. Especially when I broke out the carrots. And the cilantro. And the chickpea flour. No whipped cream or chocolate chips arranged in an awkward smile.  I don’t know about you but I don’t ever… [Read More]

Black Sesame Carrot Cake


I love carrot cake. Despite all those healthy carrots. To my surprise I made this one without globs of cream cheese frosting. I used toasted black sesame seeds instead as a topping. Did I mention this cake is also totally vegan? Which means you can eat unlimited portions without gaining any weight. Doesnt it? DOESN’T IT????? I am… [Read More]

Key Lime Panna Cotta with Salted Pretzel Topping


Not everyone is a fan of panna cotta. It’s a dessert that wiggles more than a Kardashian sister. But I am a fan of key lime pie. This dessert combines the best elements of traditional key lime pie but in a lighter way. It’s low fat. So you can wiggle out of any tight outfit… [Read More]

Stuffed Tomatoes with Mozzarella


Nothing says summer like fresh tomatoes.   Actually a bikini and a margarita says summer just fine. But that’s not the point. Focus. Back to tomatoes. The key to enjoying this dish is….liking tomatoes. Which I don’t. But bread and melted mozzarella I can get behind. This is the epitome of “clean” eating. Though you… [Read More]

Coconut Corn on the Cob


                          I hate to admit it but I absolutely love corn.                             We have the same hair.                          … [Read More]

Roasted Peach Jalapeno and Raspberry Basil Paletas


 A paleta is……just an ice pop with fruit. There was a great place in Cartagena that Holly, Ami and I visited that sold paletas, called La Paletteria. I can’t remember what flavor I chose but I do remember I liked theirs better. Paleta envy. Which is why I made 2 flavors. Roasted peach-with a jalapeno infused simple syrup…… [Read More]

Shakshuka with Bacon


I told Joe we were having Shakshuka for brunch. He said “Great, Shake Shack.” Ummmm, no. Shakshuka is a classic North African egg dish. When you type it in your IPhone, it auto-corrects to “Sharks Hula” Also incorrect. Ok, it’s a funny name that could be a medieval weapon, a Yoga pose or something you… [Read More]

Blackberry Pisco Sours


Drinking Pisco reminds me of some fun times I had in Peru. Macchu Picchu and Salkantay Trek.  And some times that were not as fun.  Like, trying to kill the bugs that are circling you 24 hours a day with dry shampoo. And then having them seek their revenge. Camping. Just camping. Finding a monkey in… [Read More]

Corn Masa Boats with Tilapia in a Yucatecan Pumpkin Sauce (what else would it be??)


There is a very special time of year on TV that I look forward to all year long.  No, its not the Emmy’s or the Grammy’s or the Superbowl. Ewwwwwww..the Superbowl.  It’s Shark Week. This year, brought to you by Rob Lowe. Wait, what???This dish is like human chum. Actually that sounds horrible. Its way… [Read More]

Blueberry Chipotle Chutney Grilled Cheese


For those I have offended this week with my super healthy salad recipe…. (And you know who you are…) I offer you a peace offering in the form of carbohydrates. Homemade Maine blueberry chipotle chutney…. Meet….. grilled cheese. Apology accepted?     Blueberry Chipotle Grilled Cheese Ingredients 4 cups fresh blueberries 1 cup finely chopped Granny… [Read More]

Wheat berry & Kale Salad with Blueberries

Maine may be known for its lobster but it’s blueberries are even more delicious. Ok, that’s just not true. Just running low on lobster. If you aren’t familiar with wheat berries- they are like quinoa’s hotter, cheaper cousin. Hotter and cheaper. That’s a lot of imagery for a legume. This salad is amazing.  Despite it’s reputation.   Wheat… [Read More]

Lobster and Crab Galette


An 8 hour drive through towns like Worcester and Ayer. Which I am told is pronounced “Woostah” and “Aiah”. Hey Rosetta Stone- can you send me your New England version? Are we still in America? Oh. Kind of. But we came for a reason. Lobsterfest, Rockland, Maine. It’s an opportunity to have lobster 3 times… [Read More]