Sweet and Salty Energy Bars — these crunchy, gluten-free cereal bars are the perfect balanced snack or a quick, make-ahead breakfast. This post has been sponsored by Safeway. All thoughts and opinions are my own. I’ve recently become exceptionally practiced at make-ahead meals for quick mornings. Maybe it’s because Lana routinely sleeps in on school days (go figure). Maybe it’s because I still insist on making the beds before breakfast. Either way, most school mornings we’ve got about 15 minutes to get breakfast in our bellies before we’re out the door. So when Safeway asked me to put together a post featuring some … Read More
Creamy Cashew-Maple Matcha Lattes (Vegan) + and a Giveaway!
Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! This past year has been so tumultuous — moreso, even, than I anticipated when I was drafting last year’s post on thankfulness from under a cozy blanket of blissful ignorance and optimism. But on Thursday, we’re hosting Thanksgiving for the first time since we moved back to California, and I’m ready to spoil the family that has kept our spirits afloat despite the leaden cloak of cancer with love in the form I know best: food. But rather than sharing our holiday dinner plans here (no matter how much I love the word spatchcock, I’m in … Read More
15-min roasted cranberry compote | happy thanksgiving!
Hey luvvvvvs! SUPER quick post today to wish you all a wonderful Thanksgiving week and to quickly share just how thankful I am for everything this year has delivered (heh) — but also for this little space and the friends I’ve made hanging out here. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again (and again): I so love the exchanges that take place both here on the blog and across social media and am truly tickled to know that folks actually set aside a few moments of your busy weeks to hear what I’ve got to say (particularly since it’s most often … Read More
pumpkin curry with peanuts, peas + crispy spice-crusted tofu
Can we talk a minute about things I’m feeling these days? One: Pistachios. I bought this huge bag of them in the shell because we have these friends that always put out pistachios when we go to their house for dinner, and it’s super fun because it’s, like, both a snack and an activity and something to do with your hands when you’re not quite ready for that second pre-dinner beer — except for I’m currently in my own house on my zero-th beer trying to write this blog post and snack at the same time and all I want is to … Read More
herbed asian quinoa salad (vegan + gf)
You know that feeling when you drag yourself up from the depths of a particularly realistic dream only to stumble through your house like a stranger? Bathed in the buttery glow of early morning, the rooms are all the same: there’s salt in the pig, dust on the turntable. The down pillows on the sofa are dented just so (hi-YAH!) — and yet you turn down the hallway with fresh eyes, taking it all in the way you would when the light blinks green and the door swings open to a freshly turned hotel suite. It’s refreshing and disorienting and quietly intoxicating all … Read More