food

grain-free tabbouleh

grain-free tabbouleh

I've made this Grain-free Tabbouleh recipe from Melissa Joulwan's The Clothes Make the Girl for several potlucks now and it's always been a huge hit. The cauliflower substitution for bulgur wheat is a really good touch. Chris is part Lebanese and I'm a sucker for ethnic food so we jump on the tabbouleh-train whenever possible. […]

dairy-free, easy peasy pesto

dairy-free, easy peasy pesto

Something I always tell people about eating healthy is to have fun with it! It shouldn't be some a punishment or horrible chore that you have to do. Eating clean is not easy but it doesn't have to be miserable. That's when you can start getting creative. Homemade condiments and sauces are one way to […]

stuffed roasted squash

stuffed roasted squash

Who loves fall? This girl. I love everything about it: the beautiful saturated colors of the leaves, the crisp air in the mornings that make you want to stay in bed, the smell of cider and pumpkin - I don't even mind having to carry layers of clothes around because it's cold in the morning […]

beet & apple faux-slaw

A spark of ingenuity hit me last week while we were cooking up some beef tongue tacos (don't hate - lengua is delicious). We just started receiving our winter CSA share from Horse and Buggy Produce and in an effort to use up as much as we could, I came up with this concoction! This beet and […]

it’s a new year!

I hit the big TWO-FOUR last week so I'm officially a big girl. Here's an update on what I've been up to! Food - I really don't like the word "diet" but the way I eat is mostly paleo. I'm avoiding dairy whenever possible because I'm lactose-intolerant and it gives me acne (and feeling like […]

September 5, Day 248

This past Labor Day, despite the rain, we ventured out to Madison County to partake in the Meet Yer Eats Farm Tour. Meeting the people who grow my food means a lot to me, considering I'm putting a lot of trust (um, and my health) in their hands. Since Virginia is not a small state, […]

August 30, Day 242

Grilled Polyface chicken hearts & livers, local grilled okra, grilled green onions, sautéed brussels sprouts with toasted almond slices. Add wine & chocolate. Our dinner tonight!

August 27, Day 239

For those living under a rock (or you know, not the East coast), Hurricane Irene is pummeling through and actin' a damn fool. Since Charlottesville is on the outskirts of her wrath, it's been raining all day. Luckily, it hasn't been anything more than that and hopefully everyone is staying safe tonight. In preparation for […]

Days 211 – 219

Alright, confession time: I'm definitely going through a blogging lull. It's an incredibly busy time right now (including my first time shooting at a wedding, mastering kale, working too many doubles, double-under whip burns, driving like a mad woman around Virginia, and barely getting enough sleep) so I hope I'll be inspired to blog/write more […]

Day 205 – 7.24.2011

Some relief from the heat today! A small rainstorm rushed through and left puddles everywhere. Sidenote: I've also been playing around with Aperture all day so please forgive the post-processing flaws, it's the only way I'll learn.   I've mentioned before that I try to get one item from the Farmer's Market that I've never […]