Vegeta-balls

We like most everything when it comes to food. The fellow doesn’t care much for mushrooms, eggplant, and Brussels sprouts, and I’m not a huge fan of condiments like ketchup and mustard or relish, and raw onion can go sit and spin. Growing up, I was an insanely picky eater. My parents fought me on…

Dutch Baby

The first time I had a Dutch Baby, my best mate/college roommate’s mum was feeding us breakfast in their home. They had taken me in as kind of a kid of their own, since my family was all the way back in Hawaii and I was marooned at school in Seattle, and they fed me…

Asparagus, Leek, Cannellini Pasta

We like pasta, a lot. In my journey to have us eating better as often as possible, I’ve been cutting pasta out left and right. Not because of gluten. There’s nothing wrong with gluten if you aren’t allergic to it. But rather because pasta is such a heavy, carb-y filler with a lot of calories…

Rustic Apple Tart

Up until recently, my best lady friends and I would get together to celebrate food and each other. The simple of it was: whoever hosted the gathering provided the main meal, and the other two would bring appetizers and dessert. The one caveat to our mini dinner parties was that it all had to be…

7 years and counting…

This expressive face and schtubby legs belong to Apollo. Go ahead, blink a few extra times and rub your eyes to make sure you’re not seeing things. I mean, you’re seeing a photo of the most majestic hambeast ever, so yes, technically, you’re seeing things. But a golden retriever with such little stature?! Here, have…

Pesto Potato Soup

We are a soup loving household. The fellow could eat soup every day, and while I don’t share that exact affinity and zeal, I like it more often than not. Whether I have a tried-and-true recipe to replicate – with loads extra for the freezer – or throwing together odds and ends to clean up…

Cheese Crackers

If you ever look at the ingredient label of a box of Original Cheez-Its, you’ll see that there aren’t too many ingredients. Flour, vegetable oil, low fat cheese, salt, paprika, yeast, coloring (usually natural), and soy lecithin. If you look at the other flavors, they tend to have MSG, whey protein, butter, citric acid, and…