Kale Chimichurri Sauce

I’m constantly looking for ways to switch up my usual flavors to keep my Whole30 lifestyle fresh, delicious and never redundant. Couple that with my quest to do new and exciting things with the random and amazing produce that comes to me from Farmhouse Nashville and you get a variety of veg heavy dishes and…

Kale Pesto

As I’m making my way through my Whole30 and am getting bored with my plates fats. I mean, who knew that I’d get tired of avocado in 22 days… or ever? I looked at the options and decided to get creative. My first CSA share from Farmhouse Nashville came and I got a big bundle…

Coconut Balsamic Carrots

I’ve been working my way through The Whole30 trying to be as creative as possible to keep the love alive! Feel me? This style of eating has been an easier transition than I would have expected. I’m 18 days in and haven’t felt this good in a long long time. My skin is clearer, I…

Honey Ginger Glazed Carrots

The Rockstar doesn’t care for carrots. Because of this, they aren’t one of my “go to” veggies. However, when my pickiest eater, the littlest Klooster, requests them, mama’s gotta go for it! These carrots turned out exactly how I hoped they would. They were tender and sweet with just enough kick from the ginger to…

Cheesy Yam Croquettes

The Rockstar loves yams. Like, LOVES them. This recipe was made just for him… and for the fact that I had two large yams that were trying to sprout on my kitchen counter. I love croquettes, never met one I didn’t like, in fact! Starchy, cheesy, fried goodness? Yes, please! I mean, who doesn’t want…

Pumpkin Sage Baked Ziti

‘Tis the season for pumpkin. Seems like that shit is in everything! It may be overly ¬†and inappropriately used these days but let’s not let the scourge known only as “pumpkin spice” cast a shadow over the extremely versatile and completely delicious ingredient. We can rise above the latte, the detergent, the… Pringle? Seriously? What…

Cheese & Spinach Pasta Bake

I wanted something that would taste like comfort food but also something different. I decided to try a spin off of my Mac n Cheese. As with all experimental cooking, it could have gone either way. I’m happy to report that this was a keeper. The Rockstar loved it as did frick and frack, ahem,…

Hot Sauce: A journey into fermentation

I absolutely LOVED the Michael Polan series, Cooked. I mean, this dude GETS it. He’s got an amazingly pragmatic outlook on food, he’s terribly smart and not hard to look at either! (Yes, I have a thing for intellectual nerd types). If you haven’t watched it yet, do yourself a favor and get on it….

Bruschetta¬†(Bru’sketta)

I love bruschetta. Sometimes I make a big batch and eat it for dinner multiple nights in a row. This, obviously, is a product of having a husband who tours a lot… And frozen pizza for the kids is easy AF (I’ll be over here accepting my “Mother of the Year award shortly). Traditionally, bruschetta…

Ramps!

Today I was gifted a large bag of ramps! I have never cooked with them but their flavor is AHHHH-Mazing. I totally get the hype for these oniony/garlicy/grassy flavored cousin of the leek! I have an idea for two recipes but could easily make four… I’d love to hear how you’ve used them! Stay tuned!…

Veggie Lasagne

Lasagne is an everything meal to me. You can put everything in it and it is appropriate for every occasion! There’s something about the edges, though! The crispy texture and slightly exaggerated flavor… I will seriously fight you for the corner! But, I digress. My sister, Traci was the first person to serve me lasagne…

When a Vegan Comes to Visit

I have a lot of respect for a person who has the fortitude to live a vegan lifestyle. I mean, I buy cheap boots and crack jokes that they are “Vegan Leather”, but that’s not what this is. This shit is real and it’s a conscious decision. My long time girlfriend was passing through and…