Zucchini Carrot Apple Bread

Zucchini Carrot Apple Bread,  web-5

I don’t know whose idea it was to put zucchini in bread, or carrots in cake, but whoever it was, I’d like to thank them. From the bottom of my heart stomach, thank you.  Honestly, it’s pure genius. Besides making super moist and delicious baked goods, the veggies make it easy to convince yourself that […]

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Chocolate Truffle Energy Bites {Raw, Vegan, Gluten-free}

Chocolate Date Energy Bite Truffles, web-14

Energy bites… healthy chocolate truffles… better-than-Larabars-date-nut-balls… delicious… It doesn’t really matter what you call them, because these are all of the above, and then some. They’re like candy, if candy were loaded with healthy fats and proteins, and sweetened only by dates, and made you feel AWESOME after you’d had a couple. Or six. (And […]

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Pea Soup, web-6

English Pea Soup with Lemon Creme Fraiche

When I hear the words pea soup, two things come to my mind: split pea soup, and baby food. This isn’t to say all split pea soups (or all baby foods) are bad, but let’s just say I’m not a huge fan. This soup, thankfully, is neither of those things. Far from it — it’s light, bright, […]

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Anniversary 2015, web-10

Aniversary: II

“You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known- and even that is an understatement.” ~F. Scott Fitzgerald Yesterday marked our second anniversary. Two years of marriage, and four years of friendship, with the best friend I could ever hope to have. On a daily basis I am struck by […]

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Strawberry Rhubarb Jam, web-12

Strawberry Rhubarb Jam

I’ve had a bit of a lull in the kitchen, lately. Every once and a while I fall into one of these slumps where the motivation to cook just isn’t there, and I can’t quite figure out why. It’s frustrating, especially in the Spring when fresh produce is just beginning to show up, and a […]

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Roasted Hazelnut Milk, web-14

Roasted Hazelnut Milk & Hazelnut Hot Cocoa

Nut milks have been taking home kitchens by storm lately, and it isn’t hard to figure out why. If non-dairy milks are your thing, going the homemade route has plenty of benefits. Besides just tasting way better than the cartoned stuff (as if you need more reasons than that), it is totally customization, and turns out rich and […]

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How to roast hazelnuts, web-6

How To Roast And Skin Hazelnuts

Don’t tell almonds, but I think hazelnuts might just be my all-time favorite nut. They make everything better. Salads, pastas, cookies, nut butters, ice cream, coffee, CHOCOLATE. In fact, I’m having a hard time thinking of something that isn’t made better by hazelnuts. The only catch is, they need a little help, in the form […]

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Yachats, March 2015, web-45

The Oregon Coast, March 2015

It’s safe to say, Yachats, Oregon is one of my favorite places in the world. Albeit, I haven’t been to very many places in my lifetime, but I’ve always been of the opinion that beautiful places are meant to be visited, and then you move on — to other places, and other things — but […]

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