Savory Pumpkin Cannelloni with Candied Walnuts + Crispy Sage (Dairy-Free)

Savory Pumpkin Cannelloni with Candied Walnuts + Crispy Sage Recipe (via thepigandquill.com) #dairyfree

As I write this, Lana is on the baby cam arranging her bed buddies around the perimeter of her crib, and her baby doll just won’t sit up the way she wants. It’s fascinating to me the way she’ll prop her up, watch her slouch forward, frown, prop her up again, etc., without so much as peep — when I know that, if I were in the room with her, she’d be whining almost instantly for my help. It’s moments like this — little, stalkery episodes where I stand back and admire her persistence or strength (she deadlifted a compost … Read More

spiced summer squash quickbread (gf)

spiced summer squash quickbread recipe - gluten-free/paleoish (via thepigandquill.com)

I set out intending to leave this post free of any mammary references, but then I went for my first postpartum jog the other day and realized that HOLY JESUS Running With Boobs Hurts Like The Dickens and it just didn’t feel right keeping the lid on such an epiphany, so there goes that. And to think I actually wanted these things back in high school. Ouch. Also, how uncomfortable is the word mammary? I’m having mixed feelings about it, mostly because every time I hear it I picture whales swimming around with little storybook clusters of bubbles floating about, because obvi whales are … Read More

glazed pineapple-banana loaf cake with walnuts + cherries

glazed pineapple-banana loaf cake with walnuts + cherries (via thepigandquill.com)

The past couple of weeks have been such a whirlwind. I know I allude to something of that nature every few posts or so, but I’m not sure I’ve ever experienced time moving at quite this rate of speed before. Isn’t there some convention that pregnancy flies by until you hit the last month or so and then everything suddenly stills while you wait…and wait…and wait…? I can tell you, I’m closing in on that last month, and I’m not sure there will ever be enough days between today and the day to tick all the boxes on all the lists. Waaah. One … Read More

toasted walnut enchilada hummus with cilantro + lime

Two recipes in one: toasty, nutty hummus drizzled with a fast and foolproof spicy sauce. Super addicting! Full recipe at www.thepigandquill.com. #vegan #superbowl #snacks #recipe

Oh yay! You guys are still here. Meaning my affinity for hot dogs (and a decidedly Americasian interpretation, at that) didn’t scare you away. I knew you could hang. As your reward, this week we’re talking more Superbowl-ready eats that are borderline goofy (enchilada sauce on toppa hummus? she dun lost her shit!) but silly delicious all the same. You’ll see what I mean when we get into the nitty gritty later on. And really, is it even that weird? It’s clearly not bizarre enough to warrant the gibberish I keep slapping in between all these parentheses (like this crap — which is … Read More

Cheesy Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes w/ Crispy Chorizo & Maple Cream (gluten-free, veggie variation)

First, big thanks to everyone who entered last week’s giveaway of “The Paleo Foodie”! I was happily blown away by your collective passion for leading (or learning more about) a paleo lifestyle. Any diet that gives lamb chops and butter a fatty thumbs up is A-OK with me. (Confession: I might be a little emoji dependent. I might be a little sad I can’t pictorally A-OK this biznit. *Emoji tearface*) And, bigger congrats to our randomly selected winner, Heidi K. I know you’ll love checking out Arsy’s arsynal — nyuck nyuck— of nummers paleo recipes. 🙂 So let’s quickly talk ‘taters. Should … Read More

Gorgonzola Grilled Plums with Maple Syrup & Chilies

Sometimes there are those evenings when all you want to do is rip open a bag of chips, pour them into a bowl and grab a spoon. Sometimes the spoon is totally optional. (Duh, who eats chips with a spoon?) Sometimes you find yourself with crumbies all up in the micro-knit of the corporate polo you’re wearing. Always you fear what will happen if hubby learns just how many of those crumbies ended up on the couch. Maybe you got down real close and carefully removed each little piece of evidence with the tip of your tongue. Maybe you didn’t. No … Read More

Sweet Potato & Green Bean Salad with Maple-Mustard Dressing

{Reminder: our Saucy Mama Giveaway is open until June 29th! Win three mustards, or just take advantage of the P&Q coupon code. Have you entered yet?} In the past 96 hours, I’ve eaten pizza. I’ve eaten pastrami. I’ve eaten burgers and fries and snappy-skinned hot dogs that, while delicious, no amount of papaya juice can make go down easily. I’ve had pork belly upon pork belly upon pork belly: on sandwiches, in soup and in a salad that showcases one of the tastiest flavor combos I’ve tried. I’ve had cookies and ice cream and caramels and, ohhhhh the coffee drinks. … Read More

Chiles en Nogada — a Whole Foods & Cook Taste Eat Contest

**Update: the Cook Taste Eat recipe competition is now closed. Thanks to all who voted! ** Remember in college, when that Facebook thing came along and it asked you about your favorite movies? Your favorite quotes? Your favorite books? And you had a mild panic attack over whether or not it would be social suicide to list Harold & Kumar alongside When Harry Met Sally, so you threw in Memento for good measure? Yeah, me neither. I’ve never been awesome with the whole favorites thing. There’s too much pressure. You can so easily go too Indie. Too hipster. Too run-of-the-mill … Read More

Birthday Eggplant (Simple Sicilian Eggplant Involtini)

Yesterday was Emily’s birthday. No, not mine, the other Emily. (But mine is coming up in June, and it’s a big one, so if you wanna send me something…) A dinner party was held in her honor, complete with Moscow mules, darling World Market-inspired favors and an astrologer to get all of our hopes up about our futures. It was incredibly fun and full of such warm, inviting and clever friends. She’s a lucky one. As part of Em’s soiree, guests were each asked to potluck a dish that we’d later explain with a toast to Emily. As in, the … Read More

Shredded Brussie Salad with Lemon Meyer Vinaigrette (and a Full Circle guest post)

Hi guys! Posting a bit quickly today as I am on the road in Ontario, CA, traveling for business. Haven’t spent much time exploring these parts, but I do recall the last time I was here it was to accompany Chris to his mechanical engineering exam. I spent more than seven hours wandering the expanses of Ontario Mills outlet mall alone. (All things considered, it could have been a lot worse. Didn’t lead to nearly the number of pity purchases that solo shopping usually facilitates.) Get this, though. That was a whopping eeeiiiiggght e-i-g-h-t years ago. Sheebus, time flies. So … Read More