Baked Sweet Potato Hash

If you don’t know already breakfast is hands down, no competition my favorite and most labored over meal. I will cook elaborate breakfasts that aren’t even ready to eat until lunch time sometimes.  It’s all of my favorite ingredients and flavors in one meal.  No wonder they call it the most important meal of the day, it’s wonderful.  I can’t get enough of it. Continue reading

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Stuffed Acorn Squash

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There has been a ton of radio silence on my blog for quite some time. I underwent several major life transitions that had to be adjusted to before I could have time and proper headspace to write. But I’m back! And with an arsenal of delicious fall inspired recipes, like these stuffed acorn squash.

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Beet Breakfast Sammie

I just lived through the rainiest May on record for Dallas, TX, and I gotta say, I’m so glad it’s over!  Don’t get me wrong, I love the rain.  I love reading and sipping coffee to the sounds of rain and the blue light that comes from cloud coverage, but I live in Texas, not Seattle.  And I’m glad I don’t because when it rains and rains and rains, the unfortunate side effect of me just wanting to bake and eat everything happens.  And when my roommate leaves me alone in the apartment, I have no accountability and limited self control when it comes to sweets and baked goods! Continue reading

Ten Ramen

When I say “ramen” I bet most of you are picturing 99 cent packages of dried noodles with the saltiest powder you will ever put on anything.  Well no.  You are wrong.  That is as much ramen as McDonald’s is to a good, real hamburger.  Nope.  That won’t do. So let’s reset your mind with authentic ramen, the way the Japanese invented it.  And the best way for Dallas to do that is at Zagat-rated Ten Ramen.  The much anticipated opening by chef Teiichi Sakurai of Dallas’ own Tei-An  has been well received.  Hidden away in a small corner at Sylvan Thirty in Oak Cliff is this gem.  A gem that will not be hidden for long.

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Food Fued: Avocado Toast

There are many notable feuds alive and well in the world: Yankees vs. Red Socks, chocolate vs. vanilla, republicans vs. democrats, etc.  But no one loves a feud as much as a food feud.  Growing up on neighborhood streets there’s the battle of “my dad’s burger is better than your dad’s” and many restaurants claiming to have the “original” dish in their city!  Well I’ve brought it home, all the way into my own kitchen, turning one piece of toast against another, and in this battle, I’m the real winner.  (hello, I get to eat them all!)

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Fresh Salad Rolls

Who doesn’t love handheld food?  Let’s be real.  It’s easy to grab something to-go for someone with a busy work schedule or children.  Most options for these quick bites are not so great for you or your waistline, but these fresh Thai-inspired salad rolls are great!  They are light, refreshing and fill you up without weighing you down, literally.  And with the summer months quickly approaching for another scorching Texas summer, this recipe is perfect.  It just takes a little time and love and you’re golden.

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Baked Taquitos

Who doesn’t absolutely love, and occasionally as well as legitimately dream about, Tex-Mex food?! This happens to me at least twice a week.  Then I stop, reflect and thank God that I was born and raised in Texas.  The ingredients in a lot of Tex-Mex food, if utilized properly, are fresh and delicious, not heavy and greasy like you’ll find at most Tex-Mex restaurants.

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