Daily Food: Mackerel Cakes (aka using leftovers)

I love to cook a meal from scratch at every meal, but that’s not really feasible in the middle of a busy week.  So I’ve been trying to get better about preparing things in advance and about making better use of leftovers.  This post is about how I used the leftover mackerel that I had … Continue reading

Firenze Files: Cibo a Casa

In between longer journals, essays, and reflections, I thought I’d share pictures of food I’ve eaten, purchased, and made.  This particular post is about food I’ve enjoyed at the apartment thusfar, and “cibo a casa” means “food at home.”  I think taking pictures is the easiest way to represent food, so although I don’t have … Continue reading

Firenze Files: An Introduction

I have arrived in Italy!  Actually, I arrived two days ago, but in the frenzy of traveling and unpacking and seeing some of the city I haven’t had a chance to post anything concrete until now.  I’m studying abroad in Florence, which is called “Firenze” in Italy, which is called “Italia” in Italian, which is … Continue reading

Foods from the Past: Updated French Toast

Before I started eating Paleo, one of my favorite breakfasts was French toast.  I didn’t really enjoy plain toast or just toast with jelly, because even then, I was all about how much filling or toppings one food vessel could hold.  And oddly, I always found the softer, moister wheat items more appealing: like the … Continue reading

PrintWorks in North Carolina

I drove to North Carolina during my spring break to visit my sister at her college and to visit one my favorite restaurants.  I can’t say that I’ve actually been to enough restaurants in North Carolina to be a good judge of which ones are the best, but when I visited PrintWorks in Greensboro for … Continue reading

Paleo Pumpkin Gingerbread

  There can still be treats on the Paleo diet.  There’s just no flour, dairy, or sugar, but the product can still be delicious and satisfying.  This post is about some Paleo baking I did when I had a craving for gingerbread cookies or something warm and festive.  I found the recipe for this Paleo … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Series: Desserts

I’m retelling the story of my family’s Thanksgiving meal in the wrong order by sharing the dessert after the salad, but who hasn’t at some point wanted to skip right past dinner and get to the sweets! I cannot claim credit for these beauties, but I wanted to share the pictures regardless.  My mom made … Continue reading

Petite Burger for Breakfast

Protein makes you healthy and strong!  Enough said. Here’s one of the ways I’ve been sneaking extra protein into breakfast in a way that’s delicious and hopefully beautiful: Start with an adorable, mini, grass-fed burger and a generous sprinkling of salt. Then work on frying a gorgeous, pastured egg.  Over-easy of course!  You’ve got to … Continue reading

Glorious Breakfast

Just this morning I prepared what I must consider one of the most glorious, gorgeous breakfasts of all time.  It was simply a leftover hamburger topped with fried eggs and sauteed swiss chard, but somehow it evolved into something stunning and gormet-looking.  And I managed to this on a school-day morning, no less! It began … Continue reading

Weekend Breakfast: Vegetables and Eggs

Having a great breakfast is like a ritual for me.  Even if it means that I might be late for class, I will not compromise having a nutritious and filling breakfast.  It sets me up for having a good day and feeling great and continuing to eat well for the rest of the day.  Much … Continue reading