Thai sweet potato carrot soup

Not gonna lie, it’s taken me a while to get back into the cooking game, post-vacation. First I was sick, then it was a holiday weekend, then it was my BIRTHDAY (sidebar: I love all birthdays but especially my own, and celebrate it for the entire month of January. I feel this is something you should…

A Tale of Two Dips

I am the worst blogger ever. No seriously, I am, because here I’ve been, eating delicious things and cooking my favorite recipes and going on vacation without even stopping to think that maybe I should take a few minutes out of my day to share these wonderful things with you people. I don’t know how…

Cilantro-lime quinoa & elote

A few thoughts on the 4th of July. First of all, how is it already here??? Seriously summer, slow the heck down. Second, now that I’ve got that off my chest, I can say that I hope you all have fantastic plans lined up for this weekend, preferably involving being outside, on a beach, with…

Tomato-braised chicken tacos

Guys, it’s officially Mexican Food Appreciation Week! Didn’t you get the memo? Ok well it’s not like it’s a worldwide or national or even state-level initiative. It’s contained to a pretty local area. Specifically, this blog. Yep, that’s right. For this week and this week only I’m going to be sharing all things Mexican food. It’s…

Rosé slushies

It’s past 5 on a Friday which can only mean one thing… …I’m sitting at home blogging. Whaaaat? I know. I’m just that committed. But last Friday evening I was deeply committed to preparations for my book club – you know, the one where we eat delicious things and drink copious amounts of wine and forget…

PB+J overnight oats

I have a tough time picking a favorite meal. Lunch is a dud and clearly out of the running. (But any lunch advocates out there: please discuss.) However, deciding between breakfast and dinner is tough. I mean, dinner just has so many options. You can have sashimi or tagliatelle bolognese or crab cakes or ratatouille. You can even have…

Za’atar salad

Guyyyys I made a salad for lunch this week and it wasn’t terrible! What a great way to start a post, right? But actually this salad is great. Because it turns out the key to making a great salad is asking yourself what kinds of things you like to eat and putting them together in…

Collard-wrapped turkey burgers

Today marks the official one-year anniversary of the end of a self-imposed hell known as, “The Time Callie and her Sister Did a Two-Week Buzzfeed Clean Eating Challenge.” We’ve talked about this before so there’s no need to rehash the gritty details. Suffice to say, it was pretty miserable-though not as bad as the time I…

Shrimp pad thai, and a parable

Remember a few weeks back when I promised to share a recipe for zoodle pad thai? No? Good, because this is not that recipe. I did intend to make zoodle pad thai. I even bought the zucchinis. But then I had an open jar of tomato sauce that I needed to use and ate zoodles…

Fried goat cheese & strawberry salad

(Disclaimer: Apologies for lack of beautiful photos in this post. I was so excited about eating it I got carried away. Sorry not sorry) I recently made a life-changing discovery: I can eat goat cheese. It’s wonderful, and true! Goat cheese has low levels of lactose meaning I can actually consume it in small-ish quantities….

Banana nutella popsicles

I’m a big fan of accidental traditions. Here’s a recent example: my boyfriend and I were about to celebrate 3 years of dating when I remembered that last year I got caviar for the occasion so I thought, “Hey! That was fun, why not do it again?” Hence, tradition. Here’s a less aggressive one: last…

One-pot tomato farro

This past Sunday, after what felt like weeks of non-stop rain and 50 degree weather, we finally had a semi-nice day in NYC. (As an aside, Saturday night I heard a girl telling her friends, “I just feel like last year…it was like…warmer?” Whatttttt no way! Maybe because it’s almost June??) Anyway, I was just…