Springtime is officially here and I am living for it. This is my most favorite time of year, food-wise. There's all of these fresh herbs and veggies popping up right now, and the farmer's market is at its peak. Spring veggies, since they're now in season, are also drastically reduced price-wise. I've been buying up… Continue reading Roasted Asparagus and Mushrooms
It's been a while. Well, less than a week, but still. I spent the majority of last week laid up on a couch. I had some kind of respiratory infection and it knocked me out for a while. I finally went to the doctor on Wednesday and got some antibiotics and steroids. Thank god for… Continue reading Italian Roasted Broccoli
I've been experimenting with making my own seasonings from scratch. So far, I've made taco seasoning, chili-lime seasoning, and some other more simple blends. I know it's cheap and convenient to just by those little one ounce bags of the pre-made seasonings, but you never know what comes along with it---hidden sugars? MSG? 900 milligrams… Continue reading Skillet Ranch Veggies
Well, here we are again. Another winter day, another winter storm. It seems like this is becoming an all-too-often forecast for Oklahoma. One day it's 70 degrees and sunny, the next day we're facing an onslaught of snow and ice. Luckily, I skidaddled away from work just in the nick of time today. Our snow-and-winter-Armageddon… Continue reading Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans
I've had this unhealthy obsession with mushrooms ever since I was a little kid. Most people, and most kids, flinch at the sight of cooked fungi, but not me. I've always loved its taste, texture, and earthiness. My grandfather was the greatest steak master around. To this day, I've never had a better steak than… Continue reading Brown Butter Garlic Mushrooms
Since we're closing in on the New Year, I've been looking at my stats and analytics that have come through my blog all year. I'm happy to say I DOUBLED visitors and views over last year! I still have a long road to go to get my little niche of the internet where I want… Continue reading Cranberry-Coconut Relish
A side dish that is green, delicious, and good for you. Roast broccoli until slightly charred, then toss with this unique cilantro, cotija and pepita pesto.