Reality Gummy Bites

When I was in elementary school, my friends and I spent recess wandering around the “upper grade field,” making garlands out of wildflowers, picking dry pieces of bark off of trees, and occasionally trying to send messages to each other with our minds. In other words, I ran with the nerds. One particular conversation we had during our flower-picking has stuck with me: We began … Continue reading Reality Gummy Bites

Summer Reading, Eating, and… Working

Nothing says summer like Mason jars… they’re the perfect vessel for lemonade, cocktails, and sweet tea. But have you ever thought about what ELSE you can do with a Mason jar? The most excellent Lauren of Lauren Elise Crafted and Cottage Journal (and formerly my roommate!) just published an awesome book full of Mason jar crafts. If you’re on summer vacation (with or without kiddies) … Continue reading Summer Reading, Eating, and… Working

Cookbooks for You & Yours

Well, today turned out to be unexpectedly shitty. (I feel that I must acknowledge this, lest I seem callous or clueless.) But I’ve been meaning to jot a quick blog about cookbooks, because they’re a great gift if you haven’t pulled together your gift list yet. And food/shopping for gifts is always a comforting distraction. Usually. I will openly admit that I tend to look … Continue reading Cookbooks for You & Yours

Do It Yourself: Curry Roasted Cauliflower

I’m working from home today, and decided to attempt to make one of my favorite dishes from the commissary salad bar at work — curry roasted cauliflower. I had been planning on making this dish sometime this week, so luckily I had the ingredients all ready to go. Because I can’t drive, I’m in a walking boot, and it’s raining. The stuck-at-home trifecta. This wasn’t … Continue reading Do It Yourself: Curry Roasted Cauliflower

A Brief Examination of ARCTIC ZERO

As long as I’m talking about chocolate ice cream alternatives, I thought I’d take a moment to present you with the curious case of Arctic Zero. I was at my local Gelson’s, browsing the frozen section for non-dairy ice cream, when I noticed the label’s claim: lactose-intolerance friendly, gluten free… 150 calories per pint. Excuse me, what?? I had to take a closer look… It … Continue reading A Brief Examination of ARCTIC ZERO

Two Words

PUMPKIN. MACARONS. (!!!) I finally went back to weightlifting class last night after a too-long hiatus (though not as long as the super-too-long hiatus before that), and after the gym my eyes lit upon these babies while wandering Trader Joe’s. Sometimes I waffle about food-buying decisions. But this was a total no-brainer. Especially since I could justify that my sore little muscles deserved a reward. … Continue reading Two Words

Pumpkin Snacks in Summer Weather

Well, autumn was here for about two days last week. We had a little rain and 50-60 degree weather, which immediately made me sort of regret being such a jerk to late summer. But then — late summer came back with a vengeance. I think it’s 95 degrees out right now. Also, some of my stomachache problems came back. Maybe from eating ice cream on … Continue reading Pumpkin Snacks in Summer Weather

(Fantasy) Snack of the Afternoon, 9/19/12: PUMPKIN SPICE KISSES!

You guys. This is a rough time of year to be a person who is trying to forswear junk foods for health reasons. (Then again — is there ANY time of year that’s safe?) Hershey’s Kisses might not ding my cholesterol too hard, but they definitely can’t be good for lactose intolerance… or for the general stomach churning I have been dealing with for the … Continue reading (Fantasy) Snack of the Afternoon, 9/19/12: PUMPKIN SPICE KISSES!