Every now and again you lovely readers send me emails with recipe requests.
One such request came recently from a mother hoping to recreate the veggie beet burger a local restaurant serves that her daughter just happens to love. All other searches for "beet black bean burger" left her a little overwhelmed at the extensive ingredient lists and time commitments.
Minimalist Baker to the rescue. ... Read More →
Let’s say you take a long, schwetty bike ride.
Or you finally do that Zumba class in all its awkward, pelvic thrusting glory.
Or you complete a half mary.
Or you lift weights like your name’s Xena.
Or you pedal that elliptical so fast it's like "dance like nobody’s watching," but you're at the gym so, clearly, everyone’s watching. (Do work, Rhonda. Do work.)
I’ll tell you what. ... Read More →
If you're a quantity eater like me, volume means everything. The more (is always) the better.
Quantity eaters rarely take one bite of a dessert and say, "Oh my, that's too rich for me to finish. I'll pass. " But rather, "Oh, man, that's so good I need two spoons to eat it faster."
And if this describes you, banana splits are likely your kind of dessert. So many layers of flavor, and more ... Read More →
Up until last year I didn't own an ice cream maker. (And the only reason I have one now is that I won one in a giveaway.)
But, I would always envy people who had one. "Ugh, those people with their ice cream makers. So fancy and cool, making their ice cream all the time. Ugh."
In their defense, it's totally worth it. Since winning mine I've been putting it to extensive use: Exhibit A, B, C, ... Read More →
Ahh, summer's end. How can we cherish it? I'll tell you how.
First, get to the pool one last time before that baby closes.
Second, have brunch on a patio. This needs no explanation.
Third, go to the farmers market and snag up all of the berries in sight and make, this, tart.
Let's do this.
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When John and I started seeing each other, we did a lot of breakfast dates.
We both had roommates and it seemed the only way to spend uninterrupted time together was to get up early and share a meal before everyone else woke up. Lucky for us, breakfast was kind of our thing (and still is).
Even though John's not a huge morning person, I can always lure him out of bed with these perfect, ... Read More →
Once you tackle a vegan omelet head on, it seems the only logical thing to do is master the art of the tofu scramble. Not to sound cocky or whatnot, but I believe I may have done it. Let's do this! ... Read More →
"Super coconutty! That's what I should say. It's SUPER coconutty."
Literally the thought I had while eating a bowl of this granola and penning this post. Whoever said I couldn't multitask was a big liar. ... Read More →