Recipe: Cinnamon steel cut oats with almonds & olive oil

I suck at a lot of stuff. Growing things. Touching my toes. Not eating when I’m not hungry. And relaxing. Ask Chris. Ask my coworkers. When it comes to relaxing, I’m just not any good at it — at least not spontaneously. Unless an activity is on my to-do list or iCal, it hardly makes the radar, which is why my written weekend agenda is literally full of “relaxing” line items like Catch Up on Pinterest, Take Nap, and Parenthood (3 Episodes Max).  It’s sick, I realize, but it’s actually the antithesis of relaxing that allows me to…relax. This past weekend, … Read More

Recipe: Roasted kale pesto

It’s been a bit of a hectic Saturday around here, but I’ve been somewhat lacking on the posts lately, so amidst errand running, actual running, baby showering (which we are running late to as I write this — sorry Em!) and mountain biking expeditions, here is a quick post of one of the recipes I created for Full Circle Farms’ Good Food Life blog a few weeks ago. (By the way, we’re still still receiving our Full Circle shipments, and they continue to impress. This week’s delivery: kale, zucchini, carrots, apples, and pears  — all beautiful and all organic.) Make … Read More

Recipe: Smoky Spanish tortilla with bacon & kale

Well, it’s happened. I’ve returned to the Real World — and not the seven-strangers-under-one-roof version but the wailing inbox and buttloads of laundry version that is far less smutty and just a hair dreadful. It was bound to occur sooner or later. On the upside, dread of return this severe can only be sign of an unusually successful vacation, and that it was. I’ll provide a much more elaborate rundown in posts to come, but for now let’s just say Costa Rica was as unfailingly awesome as promised, full of ridiculously therapeutic juvenile humor, Jurassic Park-style scenery, glorious adventure sports … Read More

Recipe: Southwestern stuffed bell peppers

Greetings from gorgeous Central America! Hope all is well back home in the Yooessofeigh. In an attempt to avoid Pig & Quill slackery during this little jaunt, I recently put a call out for guest post contributions from my network of fellow eaters, and wouldn’t you know a couple of pretty ladies actually took me up on it! Do they rock, or what? Today’s guest post comes to you from the lovely Jessica. (Check pic below. See? Lovely.) Jessica and I were classmates in high school, and these days (confirmed by a bit of Facebook stalking), we seem to be … Read More

Recipe: Mesquite-spiced quinoa with sausage & black beans

I actually whipped together this recipe last weekend, so this post is long overdue. Turns out I’m still playing a bit of catch up from being on the road for business this past week — and with another stint away from home coming up shortly, I better get my feet under me right quick. Any and all avoidance of a Pig Faceplant is a good thing… So, this meal came about while browsing my total fave grocery spot in the whole world — Trader Joe’s, no doi —  for meal ideas that I could make for Chris in advance of … Read More