copycat live med salad

Yesterday was Kelly and Aaron’s 1 year wedding anniversary! After much careful observation while living with them over the past year, I’ve concluded that they are ready to live alone. Just the two of them, with no tenant. So I’m moving out!Β It will be a big step for their marriage to lose me, but I’m…

heirloom tomato salad

This is the weekend we say goodbye to summer, isn’t it? Dislike. Rather than having a relaxing LDW at the lake, we’re making a quick trip up to Long Island tomorrow for a wedding, driving back after the reception, and flying to Louisville on Sunday morning for an engagement party. I know what you’re thinking….

orzo with deconstructed pesto

Does anything make you sound like more of a pretentious jerk than describing something as “deconstructed?” I don’t think so. In fairness, my intention for this dish was to just make regular old pesto. But a certain married couple that I live with is a liiiiiittle bit possessive over their Ninja blender and took it…

jalapeno chip crusted salmon

Enter: excuses for being MIA for the last two weeks. Enter: recipe for your next dinner party! This was the one meal I made while I was briefly back at home in between jet setting. I was in Chicago for a week, and I’ve since been to Florida and now in Virginia Beach. I’m ready…

kale caesar

Don’t hate me for the most basic of all basic posts. I mean that in both ways, as in “I’m giving you directions for assembling a salad” and also the 2016 vernacular “this is soooo #basic.” I made these a few weeks ago for dinner, with the promise to myself that if I was going…

spicy pickled carrots

How are your shoveling muscles feeling? Mine are a little sore. That may also be attributed to Body Pump, though. I taught yesterday at noon to a room of 60 people. No one has been working this week in Baltimore. Except for the front desk staff at the gym, I guess. This big muscle head…

whipped butternut & goat cheese dip

I forgot to tell you about one of my most exciting gifts from Santa. AN IMMERSION BLENDER. I want to go on an all-soup diet so that I can use it every day. I’m sure over the holidays you ate your fair share of apps. There’s pretty much nothing better than an array of dips/spreads/shrimp…

easy at-home pho

I’m so excited to share this as my first recipe of 2016. Remember in the 60s when fondue parties were a big thing? I mean, I don’t. Because I wasn’t alive. But I’ve heard this was the case. I also imagine these to be swinger parties for some reason. I’m convinced that pho parties are…

sausage & peppers pizza w/ smoked gouda

Last week I went out to California to support an intro workshop for audiologists who are learning about our cochlear implant system. Sounds riveting, I know. But actually it was really fun. Despite working 12-15 hour days, I got to meet some cool people from all over the country and brag about how awesome our…

lightened up hash browns

…for dinner. At least for me it was dinner. I almost never eat eggs for breakfast, but I would say I do eggs for dinner at least 2-3 nights a week. Omelette, sunny side up over sauteed spinach, or two fried eggs with toast and a bowl of peas. Oh, is that last one not…