Spicy Roasted Chicken with Garbanzo Beans & Pyromania

I’m sort of a pyromaniac especially when I’m camping. I love candles, watching fire, tending fires and occasionally creating really big bonfires. All with safety in mind of course. Fortunately, I’ve never had a close call or anything similar. A cautious pyromaniac potentially. The closest was when I was camping with a good friend, years […]

Red Lentil Thai Curry Soup & Tear The Roots

How do you feel about silence? Have you ever really thought about it? Silence has come to mean many different things over the years,  a mixture of good and bad. Have you ever noticed what silence means depending on who you are with? With your partner or closest friend, silence can be a comfort. With […]

Vegan Mediterranean-Inspired Bowl & Flashdance

Happy New Year! How do you start off your year? If you are like 40% of Americans, you probably make resolutions to get focused on your health, exercise and generally start off on the ‘right’ foot. I used to think this was ridiculous, why not be on the ‘right’ foot all year long? However I’ve […]

Frosted Chai-Spiced Sugar Cookies & Simply Christmas

When it comes to Christmas cookies and music, I tend to want the classics. The flavors that I only get to have once a year, sugar cookies with icing and decorations, butterballs, thumbprints and gingerbread. They almost taste like Christmas. Music for years has been very similar. Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra, A Very Special Christmas […]

Traditional Butterballs & A Charlie Brown Christmas

I mentioned that I’m a Christmas ‘purist’, I also really love Christmas traditions. My family had so many things that were special and traditional around Christmas time, I really owe my love of Christmas to my parents. They crafted an incredible experience for us growing up centered around family, experiences that only happened at Christmas […]