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You know I love me some nondairy milk, but they usually make some pretty pathetic lattes.  I like extra, extra foam and it just has to have good flavor. Sweetened almond milk tastes amazing in lattes, but just doesn’t get the foam factor right. And you can trust that fact because Josh and I have tried a variety of ways to craft the best at-home latte according to our standards. I won’t get into the specifics, but we’ve tried a steaming wand, a milk frother, and even just a good old fashioned whisk. Each has pros and cons (that maybe Josh, the expert coffee maker, can get into another time), but with no method can you get a thick foam like they do at a coffee shop. When Almond Breeze...


April 21, 2015


This month’s Recipe Redux theme was Spring Cleaning and, as my mother will insist, I’m not always the best at cleaning. I always have extra cans of this or that plus a freezer and fridge full of fruits and veggies that really should’ve been given a home (in my belly) sooner. One of my favorite ways to quick use up a lot of things in my fridge is making a taco salad. Normal people can probably be equally happy with a wide variety of salads, but for get me really, truly excited about eating a salad, it almost always has to be taco-themed. Sometimes I use TVP (which is always stockpiled in my pantry), but this time I had an excess of black beans. And corn. And avocado (<– problems...


April 20, 2015


Anyone else suffer from crippling laziness? We went away for a handful of days at the beginning of the month and used that as an excuse to not go to the grocery store beforehand — it’ll all just go bad, right? And then the excuses started afterward. We really couldn’t go the next day because after work we had cuddles to catch up on with the kitties. Then there were work happy hours, friend’s birthdays, and more time with the kitties on the couch. See? Crippling laziness. It’s not me, it’s the world forcing me to be lazy. I finally went to the store last week, but not before my fridge was pretty empty. Luckily, honey keeps for literally forever and carrots can survive a long time in the fridge....


April 17, 2015


I have a strong belief that everyone deserves to feel like a chef in their own kitchen. Maybe you don’t have the time, patience, or desire to ever making something ultra-fancy or you’re always a little off on your measurements, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting creative, giving it your all, and eating a delicious meal. There’s a wealth of resources at your fingertips thanks to your friend the internet (hi there!) and all you have to do is carry your laptop into the kitchen. I started cooking for my family just before YouTube was invented, so while I didn’t have the luxury of watching tutorials then, you better bet I take advantage of them now! And slow speed internet definitely didn’t stop me from searching for new recipes,...


April 15, 2015


I’m a fan of a lot of things: pancakes, cats, science, desserts, you get the picture. I’m a fan of a wide variety of things and I’m passionate about a lot of those things (like cats and science). But some times, my passions don’t line up with the things I actually like. For example, I’m passionate about whole grains, but it’s not always easy to like whole grains. Baking with whole grains (and ancient grains) can result in dry, bland baked goods with terrible textures. Good-for-you grains, why you so hard to love? That’s why I’ve been a huge fan of Erin over at Texanerin Baking ever since I found her blog a couple of years ago. She’s also passionate about whole grains and does a pretty amazing job at...


April 13, 2015


Gaze upon the magical goodness that is chocolate-banana milk. Actually, it’s really chocolate hazelnut banana milk, but that’s just details. Delicious details. Which leads me to the double good news about this drink. First off, it’s incredibly delicious. Somewhere between milk and a milkshake in thickness with a punch of banana flavor + chocolate. Creamy, dreamy, tastiness. Second? It has surprise curative properties . *not a doctor, not an RD, let’s just throw that out here* I’ve always found that after a late night out with friends, chocolate milk could work wonders for my brain fog. I’ll be honest, I’ve never had a hangover and I largely attribute that to my AM glass of chocolate milk on those mornings. I’ve fine tuned it over the last few years to taste...