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 […]

“hello, yellow” gluten-free, dairy-free cake

my goal in baking is to make things that are delicious.  not delicious for being gluten-free/dairy-free/fill-in-the-blank-allergen-free.  just delicious. i have been tweaking this recipe for awhile, trying to perfect it, and i finally feel like it is delicious enough to share.  i have made this cake with a variety of fillings, frostings, and the like, substituting flavors […]

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. […]

not your mama’s corn chowder

this is the only photo i have of my chowder.  why?  because i ate it all.  should i have garnished it and focused a bit more on presentation?  perhaps.  but that would’ve required me to delay its consumption, and that, my friend, was not about to happen.  so instead you’re stuck with this basic representation […]