Ariel Eats Salad- Cucumber Melon

Have you Seen the newest Disney parody video? I used to be a character entertainer. So when I stumbled onto this youtube Disney Covid 19 quarantine video – I was laughing so hard it hurt. My kids came up from the basement to check to make sure I was ok…I started it over to show…

My Cookie Binge… Chocolate Chip Cookies

I think most food bloggers are emotionally based cooks. Something about food just speaks to us. It’s like a combination of art and music all rolled into one. Cooking is stress relieving, at least for me. Which is why I found myself in the kitchen yet agian on Sunday afternoon. Anxious fear brings depression, but…

Tacos & Trowels

In our area we have a large Latin American population that migrates for farm work each year. You can see them in the field all summer long. Our local grocer has decided to cater to the population that comes in via school bus on Saturdays to shop. Authentic corn tacos, tostadas, Mesa flour, Fanta and…

Flax Pancakes with Berry Compote

Eggs, how do you get around Eggs. For the everyday person, they are in EVERYTHING. As a pastry chef, I loved them, not really to eat, I hardly ever ate eggs. But for their structure. They are the glue of the pastry world. For those who are fasting, going plant based or allergic…they are annoying…

For the love of Cheese

I I will not lie, as a newer member of the plant based food movement – I LOVE CHEESE. I was raised in one of the dairy capitals of the world. Cheese was always in our home. My personal favorite is feta. Something about the brine, salt and how it pairs so well with olives…

Pie Crusts & Happy Thoughts

What are your happy thoughts, the kind you think of and immediately smile? Perhaps it’s your Bff, your kids, or even your dog. Maybe its a song on the radio, your latest nail polish color or binge watching your netflix drama. Summer, summer makes me happy. Clean sheets on the line, kids running in the…

Food Scars and Pizza

Do you have a food scar? You know, a food you had that left such a negative impact on your life that you will never eat it again. I do. For me, it’s my mother’s tuna casserole. Ask my sister … she knows of said scar. If you wonder what is soooo terrible, let me…

Pinterest will fail you, chocolate never will.

Nailed it. It is a term in the urban dictionary defined as trying something from the popular app known as “Pinterest” and failing. Not that the urban dictionary is known to be the most reliable source of information, but in this case the sheer number of times the term is used indicates its need to…

Savor the Now – Coconut Curry soup

This week has been CRAZY ! Comfort food is the name of the game. The comfort food of choice today is Coconut curry soup. Due to the virus threat our schools have been closed for the next 3 weeks by our government. I have also been told that some grocery staples are no longer stocked,…

Real Men Eat Granola

Isn’t it funny how kids develop their version of what is manly. Media, school and friends all help form it. My clan seems to think that there should be an international “Mans” day, where they would serve root beer and baby back ribs. I asked them why that food choice, well because that is MANS…