fat balls

  go ahead and giggle.  fat balls.  say it a couple times and snicker a bit more, and, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk about these fat and protein-packed little jokers that satiate like none other.     healthy fat is good for you.  healthy fat keeps your brain and body functioning,  your […]

tortilla de (sweet) patatas

  when we visited barcelona last september, we spent our first evening just outside the city in my sister-in-law’s hometown, matadepera, relaxing and dining with her family.  her mother prepared us a sprawling spread of charcuterie, pan con tomate, and tortilla de patatas, and we stuffed ourselves fuller than i ever thought possible.  i didn’t […]

barcelona, spain

do you ever feel like you’ve been trapped in a time warp?  like months of your life have been sucked away, disappearing into oblivion while you’ve just tried to survive? welcome to march-september of 2016 for me. we decided at the beginning of march that we were going to buy the home we had been […]

tropicanola (tropical granola)

it’s february 8, and i’m ready for summer.  clearly, i’m setting myself up for disappointment, but i think i’ve found a way to remedy my warm-weather longing.  behold, i give you tropicanola, a granola that will satiate any person’s winter blues with its cheery array of dried tropical fruits, ginger, nuts, seeds, and oats. i used […]

the not-so-basic sweet potato

atlanta has been a rather fickle friend this winter, switching back and forth from hot to cold faster than a couple of middle schoolers in love.  as winter storm jonas led people up north to call out an S.O.S., we waited A Little Bit Longer to see whether we would actually get snow or end up Burnin’ Up. […]

oh, balls! bliss balls

some might call these power balls.  they won’t make you a multi-millionaire, but they will keep you energized and enthused throughout your day, ready to go balls to the wall (too easy, i know). the last time i checked, the combination of chocolate and peanut butter served as my simple proof that God exists and […]