Chicken Bamboo Stir Fry

Chicken Bamboo Stir Fry

“Bamboo? It’s tasty,” said the lady at the market. In Chinese. [Okay, I can tell that’s bamboo.  Uhhhhh, how do you make bamboo. I’ve been wanting to try bamboo. Okay, ask her if I need to peel it.] That was me, frantically racking my brain and not finding any of the words that were up [...]

Chicken Persimmon Salad

Chicken Persimmon Salad

Boredom is not something that I do well. I become lethargic if left to my own devices. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I love being able to sit down and veg out on a little TV at night or have a two hour breakfast. But last year, there came a point where I was [...]

Pumpkin Butter Yogurt Parfait

Pumpkin Butter Yogurt Parfait

I’m kind of on a yogurt kick…because I just bought a yogurt machine!! I’m trying not to spend money on things I can’t take back with me next year as we prepare to think about trying to settle in the USA on a more permanent basis. But this one has been churning around in my [...]

Orange ya glad…?

Homemade Pumpkin Butter Recipe

It’s pumpkin season! Not only did a million pumpkin recipes manage to pop everywhere this past week, but I started to crave pumpkin the second I read the word pumpkin somewhere. Is it just me or are things getting a little out of hand? I don’t remember seeing pumpkin milkshakes in August when I was [...]

How ’bout them sweet potatoes?

Tuna Quiche//Sweet Potato Crust

This quiche recipe makes me crave an all-you-can-eat outing to La Faim des Haricots in Toulouse, France. La Faim des Haricots was not only one of Toulouse’s only vegetarian restaurants, but it was also one of its only all-you-can eat buffet style restaurants, too. All-you-can-eat buffets are definitely not run-of-the-mill in France. Budget-friendly all-you-can-eat restaurants [...]

Homemade Funfetti Waffles

Funfetti Waffles

This girl deserves some cake right up in here! Me, that’s who! Actually, you too! I’d love for you to celebrate with me – the more the merrier I always say. But it’s actually only 8:30 in the morning so there’s only one way I’ll feel good about eating cake in the morning. Because there [...]

Grilled Ranch Broccoli

Grilled Ranch Broccoli

Ranch, hamburger, and avocados have all been acquired tastes for this girl (me, myself, and I). Now? I love the zest in the ranch and avocados are one of my favorite breakfast foods…maybe even foods. And I do love a good hamburger every once in awhile…although it’s just never been my thing. So fast forward [...]

Spiked Mexican Quinoa Salad

Spiked Mexican Quinoa Salad

Aargh… If I were a dragon, steam would be coming out of my nose. If I were an ogre I´d be snapping bones in half. If I were a puffer fish I´d be round as a watermelon. But since I´m none of those things I´ll just rant a little on my blog. The dog days [...]

Blueberry Basil CaipiriNOT

Blueberry Basil Caipirinha

When I first told my dad I was making blueberry basil caipirinhas, the first words out of his mouth were, “If you add blueberries and basil, it won’t be a caipirinha now will it?” Those were fighting words right there. (Just kidding. We don’t roll like that.) But it did start this internal debate that [...]

Pancakes Perdu

French Toast Pancakes - Pancakes Perdu

Pain perdu is the original version of what we call French toast. Arrêtez! Stop! Aiiiiie! Don’t start hitting me with your day-old baguette! (That would hurt. We used to sword fight with them in my house. Luckily, no one was ever injured. Not seriously anyway.) Pain perdu is quite different from anything we tend to [...]