Monthly Archives : January 2015

Chorizo Beer Chili


Around Christmas I was talking (that’s code for wine tasting) with my cousin and I mentioned my weekend pancake recipe. She asked if I had weekday pancakes too. I think she was making fun of me. I don’t joke about pancakes. Nobody should. So I replied (rather proudly, I might add): OF COURSE I DO. Don’t you? Doesn’t everyone? I mean…

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Carnitas + Cheesy Black Bean Enchiladas


carnitas +  cheesy black bean  enchiladas  { you’re actually getting two meals…whaaa? } Keep reading for the world’s best carnitas and, because I’m modest, the world’s best enchiladas. This should actually be two posts. But, I’m moving a little slow this week and consolidation makes total sense here. There are a couple of things happening at my house. First, I’m obsessed…

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{ tangy + crunchy pickled red onions }


tangy + crunchy pickled red onions { a little pick-me-up condiment } Without haste make these. They take about three seconds to throw together and you can shove them on everything. I made them for the slow cooker citrus tacos the other night and I’m in heaven. Put ‘em on a sandwich? Hell yeah. I’ve had them on salmon…just delightful. Ummm…

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{ slow cooker citrus chicken tacos }


slow cooker citrus chicken tacos { easy + tasty midweek excitement } Doesn’t this photo look exciting? I’ve been futzing with this for what feels like a lifetime. I started when I still had persimmons on my tree in the fall…it’s been awhile. I started out in a carnitas direction and then, to be frank, these tasted nothing like carnitas to…

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Cashew + Spicy Tofu Stir-Fry


I’m sure any card-carrying Chinese person would look at this recipe and call it straight-from-the-motherland Chinese food. No hippie around, just Chinese. I’m adding the hippie part because this reminds me of something I would have eaten at a Dead show.  This feels vaguely familiar and was probably eaten in the back of a Volkswagen Bus. Can you picture it? I wouldn’t call myself…

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Sea Salt + Double Chocolate Muffins


Sea Salt + Double Chocolate Muffins So, I really have been sticking to this healthy eating thing. Wanna know what healthy eating means to me? It means how can I make everything that is actually healthy taste not healthy. It’s just how my palate swings. I want ooey, gooey, oozy, boozy chocolate things. I want sauce…and lots of it. I want things…

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{ chocolate + tangerine meringue swirl bites }


chocolate + tangerine meringue swirl bites { more diet food } No, really, this is more likely to be considered diet food than the Lemon + Candied Blueberry Coffee Cake of last week. I was just joshing with that one. I mean, the lemon will keep scurvy at bay and the blueberries are full of antioxidants…but with the meringues, these…

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Lemon + Sugared Blueberry Coffee Cake


I had to share this one…almost identical to the sugared cranberry coffee cake I did a few weeks back…but with the lemon and blueberry thing happening. This feels fresher…almost like health food. Which is where my mind is at this January 1st. Blueberries are a super food, right? Hope you all have a lovely, happy, healthy, sugar-y, cozy and lazy…

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