Pistachio Buttermilk Ice Cream

Pistachio Buttermilk Ice Cream

The spring seems to be the most vibrant and animated one I’ve ever seen. I’ve roasted things in myriad flavors, brewed iced coffee, and picked flowers from the garden. I only wish all that was true. It’s been rainy, cold, and full of bitters…  The non-alcoholic kind. Luckily, the weather has been improving.  We’ve had … Continue reading

spicy mexican ham crostini

Spicy Mexican Pork & Paprika Mayo Crostini

Let’s not sugarcoat it.   Spring is sneaky.  Sure, it’s sunny and the flowers are blooming.  Seriously, everyone and their grandma is instagramming flowers.  But there’s the harsh reality:  Temperatures haven’t risen above 60 degrees in weeks, it rains half the time, and the other half you’re trying not to die from allergy poisoning. Good news: … Continue reading

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie

Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie

Sometimes things just don’t go as planned. It rains when you forget your umbrella.  A recipe you’ve been dying to try is disgusting.  A relocation turns into another year living at home.  Trends change, plans change, people change. So when life doesn’t go as planned and when I really need to gather my thoughts, I usually … Continue reading

Salmon Tostadas

Salmon Tostadas

So many of the memories and milestones I’ve experienced have happened around a plate of freshly grilled salmon. It began when I was young.  My father would bring home a pound from the store and cook it as he always did:  With honey and barbecue sauce. He cooked it on momentous occasions:  birthdays, the fourth … Continue reading

forest

life lately

I’ve been thinking a lot about life, lately.  About why and in what ways I take it too seriously.  About why and in what ways I settle.  About how and in what ways I can find more joy.  About how and in what ways I can become more passionate, more happy, more patient, more human(e). … Continue reading

Banana Nutella Buttermilk Doughnuts

Banana Buttermilk Doughnuts with Nutella

Dear life, Sometimes you can be ugly and stupid and mean and hard, testing my patience with crazy drivers and very rude people.  Sometimes you encourage me to complain about doing something while I’m doing it.  And sometimes you spit on my shoes. When this happens, I feel a strong urge to punch you in the … Continue reading

spicy sweet potato & green lentil soup

Curried Pumpkin & Spicy Green Lentil Soup

Sleeping. Every health magazine says it’s good for you.  But apparently sleep cleans your brain, too.  Think of it this way:  The brain is an aquarium and if your fish tank isn’t clean your brain cells will die. If that’s the case, my brain is a murky swamp. Anyone who has ever drizzled, doused or — heck … Continue reading

spicy bbq sweet potato waffles

Spicy BBQ Sweet Potato Waffles

Don’t freak out. I know, you must think I’m an incredibly disturbed human being to put barbecue sauce in waffles.  But these aren’t regular waffles.  These are sweet potato waffles. Spicy sweet potato waffles with barbecue sauce.  Or something like that. We’re not boring here, people.  It’s party time. You may think I’ve been slacking off with … Continue reading

Vanilla, Honey & Cardamom Sweet Bread 8

Vanilla, Honey & Cardamom Sweet Bread

So for the last two weeks I’ve been very sick. Like, I-think-I-may-have-had-pneumonia-sick.  So the story here is that I’ve been a vegetarian for about a year and a half, yet it amazes me how often I get lectured on the correlation between being sick and my lack of meat protein intake. Seriously?  Leave me alone. … Continue reading

Through Kenya's Eyes

to keep your minds at ease…

I am still alive. If you think I’ve been slacking, that would be absolutely true. But if you’re insanely discontent with my lack of blogging… Visit my photography blog.  Because photos are cool.  Just ask Instagram. D I V E R S I T Y

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