Small talk

Is small talk the human equivalent of dogs’ butt-sniffing? I wonder.

Roasted butternut squash soup with curry

This makes a great Thanksgiving appetizer! Ingredients: 1 to 2 butternut squashes, depending on size, peeled, seeded, cut up 2 yellow onions, diced olive oil salt & pepper vegetables stock 1 tsp curry powder or more to taste for serving: toasted coconut flakes, toasted cashew pieces, scallions, fresh or dried banana slices Directions: pre-heat oven…

Low-fat baked tofu or tempeh

Moar protein! Moar protein!!! MOARRRRRRR! Well, you’re in luck because I have this super easy way to prepare tofu or tempeh – because let’s face it, these are great way to get some plant-based protein, but they can get super bland (and bitter, in the case of tempeh) . Ingredients: Packaged extra-firm tofu or tempeh…

Salsa-hummus tomatoe bites

Gather your favorite hummus, and your favorite salsa, mix in equal amounts in a small bowl. Slice some tomatoes (cherry, or small ones) in two, remove the watery seeds. Fill tomatoe halves with hummus/salsa mix, arrange on a serving dish, sprinkle some paprika, and DONE! With 33 seconds to spare. Yes! #5secondmeal  

Shoes

Why do I always seem to buy shoes in Seattle? Seriously, 3 pairs already.

High-Beam SUVs

I used to get so mad when I felt like SUVs would blind me on purpose with their high beams. Then I realized my car was just too short… #BeMoreSelf-Aware  

Mochi banana cake aka gooeyness heaven

I cannot even remember how I started researching and stumbled upon this recipe by Jenné Claiborne but I’m so glad I did. I followed a recommendation to get Mochiko sweet rice flour (easy to get on Amazon) and I could not wait to try when my package was delivered today. Amazon Prime really is the best $100…

Coconut bars, vegan + GF

As inspired by Oh She Glows here. I did not want to use anything processed, so instead of Graham crackers, I used the pecans that were supposed to be on top for the crust. Then, I ran out of chocolate chips so I changed things up a little in the custard as well. Finally, note that these…