Quinoa Kale Salad

I woke up at 6am on Halloween to make a bunch of things in the kitchen. A cheesecake, a banana bread, and this kale salad. I make Lee a birthday cheesecake every single year. I got up early to let the cream cheese soften at room temperature for an hour, zested the oranges and lemons by hand, made the crust, mixed everything together and put it in the oven. Only to see that 15 minutes later it was brown. By 9 am I had a black cheesecake cooling on my countertop, with white cracks showing though. Read More

​Roasted Salmon Grain Bowls with Lemon Vinaigrette

This bowl is inspired by a salad I used to grab for lunch all the time at Central Market. Since I don’t work close to Central Market anymore, I decided to take matters into my own hands and make this dish for myself. These bowls serve great as dinners or prepped as lunch for the week. The dressing is so delectable I could eat it with a spoon, and everything is baked on one baking sheet except for the farro. It’s so easy you have no excuse not to make these hearty bowls! Read More

Taco Salad (Spicy!) with Creamy Salsa Dressing


One thing Lee and I agree on: Almost all foods, really. But this salad is one of our favorites, and has become our go-to for lunch prep during the week. Either with grilled chicken or ground taco meat (my favorite), its a hearty, healthy, low-carb meal that keeps me full all day. It’s also a wonderful dinner, as we had this last night and the whole house spelled like tacos and my life was suddenly amazing. Read More