Spinach with Raisins and Nuts

November 17, 2011 0 comments

I am going to eat a lot on Thanksgiving. And I mean, A LOT. Thanksgiving at my house is wild. There is so much preparation and strategy involved.  The table is always set for 25+. For one week leading up to the big day all ingredients are stored in 3 refrigerators throughout the house.  2 ovens are on nonstop for 24 hours. My dad is the mastermind / master chef behind it […]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Muffins

October 25, 2011 1 comment

Today is National Food Day. I absolutely love this idea – an entire day dedicated to healthy, affordable, and sustainable food. In honor of the day, I decided to bake something using my favorite food: Peanut Butter. Oh, don’t you tell me forgot after I spilled my heart out to you. As soon as I came up with the idea for these muffins, I went searching for possible recipes. I came […]

Homemade Healthy Granola Bars

October 20, 2011 4 comments

Last week was a tough week in the kitchen. Things just didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped. For example, I tried to make Chicken Ropa Vieja for Travis…major fail. Soggy, watery, flavorless, chewy chicken mess. I wouldn’t eat it. You wouldn’t have either. (Travis did. He’s a sport. We like Travis.) And my beautiful coffee cake, the weekend before? Oh, it LOOKED good. Mmmhmmm. But how would […]

Perfect Scrambled Eggs

September 26, 2011 0 comments

Recently some of my friends have said to me, “Rach I want to cook the stuff on your blog, but I don’t have those ingredients” or “Ahh that stuff looks so good, but I never have the time to cook for myself.” I want to tell you something: you CAN cook for yourself and there are so many things you can make with ingredients you definitely DO have in your […]

Healthy Baked Mac and Cheese with Broccoli

September 18, 2011 1 comment

This past weekend my friend Emily was in a show, so I decided to make dinner for us afterwards. We both love comfort foods, but we also like to eat well.  We also both love sweets (like brownies)…. so we decided we should probably also love running. So, Em has become my running buddy at school. She’s also my “OK I’m really not feeling running today. How ‘bout we walk and […]

The BEST Brownies Recipe

September 14, 2011 0 comments

This weekend I had an officer’s meeting for my sorority. I decided I wanted to bake something to bring along. Actually, it wasn’t really my idea. It was my friend Irene’s. You see, Irene is a little chef, too. She likes anything chocolate. I do, too. She likes chips and dip. I do, too. She believes a glass of wine makes any meal taste better. (Can you see why we […]

4 Uses for Agave Syrup

September 8, 2011 0 comments

Agave Syrup is amazing. If you don’t use it already, you will soon. I use it in both my cooking and baking – it is incredibly versatile. Agave comes from the same plant that makes tequila. Ya, now you’re listening. Agave is used by health conscious and calorie conscious individuals alike. Agave nectar is sweeter than sugar, so you can use less of it, and it has a very low […]

100% Whole Wheat Bread with Nuts and Seeds

August 30, 2011 0 comments
100% Whole Wheat Bread with Nuts and Seeds

I made this whole wheat bread. It was so good that I don’t want to buy sandwich bread anymore. It may become a problem because after it came out of the oven I ate about four slices worth, until I was finally able to gain the will power to pull myself away. It wasn’t easy. I was back at it a few hours later. I’m going to teach you how to […]

21, finally.

August 20, 2011 0 comments

YIPPEEEEEE! This is my birthday week. Uhh yeah, I get a birthday week. I’m 21 for goodness sakes. Gotta catch up on all the fun I’ve been missin out on.  Like this pomegranate martini.  Pomegranate. Martini. Delicious. Get on this bandwagon. Best part about birthdays? Well, the food of course! Wanna see? Coffee marinated skirt steak with burnt peaches. I had never had a burnt peach before. But let me […]

Grilled Pizza with Spinach, Tomatoes, and Pine Nuts

August 6, 2011 0 comments

Sometimes there is nothing better than a slice of pizza.  Even when you have it 3+ times a week…which is what I have been doing the past few weeks. Too much? Nahh, I haven’t grown sick of yet because it has all been homemade and I’ve tried so many different dough recipes and topping combos. During the summer vegetables are so fresh and taste delicious raw. For this pizza I used […]