Indonesian Pork Tenderloin


What a crazy week it's been. One of those when-it-rains-it-pours weeks. Taxes were horrifying. My best friend had her baby 10 weeks early. My cell phone was stolen from the Childbirth Center at the hospital (who steals phones from there?). I had to clean the entire kitchen floor three times in two days because I dumped first, my coffee, second, a jar of salt, and third, a raw egg. The cat has been up every night meowing. Maybe the full moon (followed by the red moon) created some energetic shift resulting in a lot of CRAZY. 

Dark Chocolate Filled Raspberries


It's berry season! Okay, it might be a little early, but the organic Driscoll's raspberries I picked up this week are pretty delicious. And we've been getting some decent weather here in Seattle so we are all getting very excited for Spring. I love how people in Seattle throw on their shorts and flip flops at the first sign of sunshine, even when it's only 55 degrees outside. Some tease us about it, but I believe that spontaneously embracing moments to get outside, smell the cherry and plum blossoms, and smile at your neighbors makes Seattle great. Or we are all so Vitamin D deficient that we turn into sun-sucking zombies that have no control of ourselves. Either way, I love watching my neighborhood wake up and emerge with all the tulips and daffodils. And to the tenant who planted all those tulips outside our apartment building - thank you - they are beautiful!

How Do You Like Your Eggs? Perfect Eggs 5 Ways.



When I was a little kid my Great Grandma Mabel would make me scrambled eggs. I hated eggs at the time. But hers were amazing. They were scrambled so that some of the whites were separate from the yolks. They weren't rubbery or fluffy (fluffy eggs make me gag), they were soft and buttery and somehow sweet. I couldn't figure out why nobody else could make their eggs like hers. I thought other people must be getting old eggs from sick geriatric chickens. Grandma Mabel passed away before I could ask her how she made them.

The Soft Boiled Egg

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Beautiful Soft Boiled Eggs

The Hard Boiled Egg

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A beet salad with arugula, bacon, hard boiled egg, and fresh herbs

The Poached Egg

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Pork belly hash with poached eggs

The Pan Poached Egg

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Steak and asparagus salad with pan poached runny egg

The Chang Egg

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The Chang Egg

Grain Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread


Here's a recipe for insanely moist and delicious Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread. I stole it from Meaningful Eats. I changed the sweetener because I like maple syrup with pumpkin but you can sweeten it with whatever you want. I also added a bit more pumpkin and A LOT more chocolate. I did not practice restraint with this recipe and it totally paid off.

Up Close and Edible, Instagrammed.

Well it took awhile, but I'm finally on Instagram! What fun! I post mostly food (duh) so you will get sneak peaks of upcoming recipes on this blog. Like this curried coconut milk poached cod with sweet potatoes. #yum.









Asian Salmon Lettuce Wraps


I'll admit I didn't make these lettuce wraps recently. I made them awhile back but wanted to wait for warm weather before I offered this recipe. This is a perfect summer meal. It's light. It's fresh. It's got bursts of bright Asian flavors. And you definitely want to use the radishes that are in season right now.

Fresh Spearmint Ice Cream (Dairy Free, Refined Sugar Free)


As you might expect, ice cream and Crohn's Disease usually cannot co-exist. And because of this, my ice cream addiction has consumed my mind. My neighborhood has five different ice cream shops in a four block radius. When I walk down the street in summer I will undoubtedly pass at least one person licking an ice cream cone. Nothing beats the nostalgia of an ice cream cone dripping down your arm. 

Thai Steak Salad with Mango


I know you've probably had steak salad before. I've prepared it many times myself and then one day I decided to really jazz up the dressing and only include Asian-inspired ingredients into the rest of the salad. And boy what a difference!

This salad is extraordinary. It's so simple and is done in less than 30 minutes. No need to marinate the meat, it doesn't need it. But if you want to, you can just make extra dressing and marinate the meat in that.

Vanilla Chia Seed Pudding


I completely forgot to tell you about my joining the circus! My business partner and I wanted to celebrate the anniversary of our psychotherapy practice by doing something exciting, so we did what most insane people do: Take a flying trapeze class!

Maple Mustard Country-Style Pork Ribs (With Slow Cooker Option)


Wow I'm glad it's June. May was a rough month. Sometimes I think I'm not at all connected to the universal energy, and my detachment (or resistance maybe?) is creating some serious "bad juju" (a hilarious term one of my clients uses). The term "when it rains it pours" is a understatement in my case.