Crunchy Kale & Quinoa Salad w/ Apple Cider Tempeh & Cinnamon Vinaigrette

November 16, 2017

I had a WOAH moment the other day that has me slightly laughing at my current situation. I was trying to brainstorm recipes for this year’s Thanksgiving, i.e. blending sauces, roasting vegetables, and making way too many gratins and things flavored with sage. There I was, standing in the kitchen looking at all of my Thanksgiving dishes either completed, half done, or still in the early stages, and thinking I really don’t want to eat any of this food. I asked myself…

Beet-Centric Hummus & Marinated Salad w/ Toasted Rye & Caraway Seeds

November 8, 2017

I come to you today with a pretty polarizing dish. Most people either love beets or avoid them like the plague (Hi Scott *wink wink*). Since I fall into the “love” category I accidentally ended up with a drawer filled with beets after this last weekend’s trip to the farmers market (plus the giant red beet that arrived in my Imperfect Produce box – it was half the size of my head!). So instead of trying to sneak beets into…

Nutella Smothered Sourdough Waffles

October 27, 2017

Alright, lets talk about sourdough. Or better put, “naturally leavened” baked goods, made using a sourdough starter rather than commercialized yeast. And what’s with the starter? It’s this amazing thing that is actually living which you take care of daily/weekly depending on your baking schedule. A little flour, a little water, and some chill time on the counter. It sounds easy, but many failed attempts have left me feeling pretty dumbfounded over the years. That was until a little packet in…