Warm Spinach Salad with {chicken} Sausage


I was doing a pared down version of a 10-day detox for the last three days, wherein I wasn’t eating dairy, caffeine, carbohydrates, fruit, sugar or (most) bad fat. That basically leaves low-fat proteins (in controlled quantities) and veggies. Every couple of weeks I subject myself to this detox–mainly when I’m not feeling well, which is how…

Warm Bacon Dressing


This weekend I made the most fabulous dressing to accompany a warm salmon salad. It was so good I decided to use it again today for lunch with my warm spinach and sausage salad. Are you seeing a trend here? I didn’t intend to but I kept cooking the dressing down, adding more balsamic, and…

Snickerdoodle Layer Cake


  I guess I was on a Snickerdoodle kick last week. After my friend Jen brought in Snickerdoodle mini cupcakes, I ended up making vegan Snickerdoodle cookies (Friday) and a Snickerdoodle cake (Saturday). The cake was for my friend Gary and his boss Dave, both of whom returned to work from paternity leave on Monday….

Tres Leches Cake Ice Cream


This past week I was invited to Kyna and Lucas’s place for giant tacos. What are giant tacos? They’re sort of like an overstuffed quesadilla. Lucas heats the tortilla up in a frying pan and gets the cheese all melty. Then he opens the quesadilla back up and lets you stuff it with whatever taco…

Snickerdoodle Cookies {vegan}


I have a friend who loves snickerdoodle cookies. It’s become my mission to find different recipes or variations of snickerdoodle treats (bars, brownies, cakes etc.) to make for him on his birthday. I have another friend who is mostly vegan and recently had a baby. A few months ago I bought egg replacer (Bob’s Red…

Cauliflower Crust Pizza {gluten-free}


I have two heads of cauliflower in my fridge both of which have been in there a little too long. So of course I turned to Pinterest for ideas to make good use of the cauliflower and one of the first pictures I stumbled upon was a picture of pizza made with cauliflower crust. Pizza…

Light, Fluffy Pancakes


I spent almost $400 unexpectedly this past week between a routine vet visit and a cavity filling. (Having not gone to the dentist for the last 7 or 8 years, I was happy to only have one cavity and no advanced periodontal disease. In case you’re wondering how one goes 7 or 8 years without…