carrot cake smoothie

if you struggle to incorporate veggies into your diet because dessert sounds more appealing, you are in for a treat.  this smoothie is loaded with vegetables (three types of squash!), healthy fats, protein, and adaptogens, but it tastes more like it’s fresh from the ice cream aisle than the garden. summer squash, like the yellow […]

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 […]