March 19, 2010

Tilapia and Quinoa with Feta & Cucumber

anniversary dinner

Thank you for all of your comments on our anniversary!  You are too sweet!!!

This is what we ate for our special anniversary dinner. It’s a simple recipe to execute after a long day at work!  You don’t have to make special trips to the grocery store to find exotic ingredients either!  It’s a healthy, fresh and light meal perfect for the 70 degree weather we’ve been experiencing here in the Bay Area.  It’s a shame that our patio furniture is in hiding right now or we would have totally eaten this outside. We have it rough living in California, huh?


March 18, 2010


Today Casey and I are celebrating our 4th wedding anniversary! I am utterly amazed at how fast time flies. Where did it go?! We have been together as a couple for a little over 11 years, and I absolutely love growing older with him. He makes my world so much brighter.

Happy anniversary honey!

I love you!

March 12, 2010

Arugula w/ Caramelized Onions + Walnuts


We enjoyed this hearty salad for dinner tonight!  It was soooooo tasty!  There’s a little bit of prep involved, but the best part is that you can do all of it in advance! I worked on the onions, croutons & nuts late this morning so we could have it for dinner at 6pm. It was my first time making caramelized onions and it definitely won’t be my last. You will be delighted at how easy each step of this salad is!

Let’s talk about the taste! Oh boy! The sweetness of the onions & candied walnuts pairs nicely with the tangy goat cheese and the peppery arugula. The croutons were pretty darn good, and I don’t really need to get into how much I love croutons.  It’s just obscene and we will leave it at that.  Look at that glazed walnut teasing my fork. Sexy huh?


March 8, 2010

Pasta with Braised Kale

linguine with braised kale

I spend most of my commute home thinking about food. It’s no joke.  I try to remember everything I have in our pantry & fridge and make up recipes in my head while I’m cruising down the freeway.  During tonight’s commute, I thought I’d make more Kale Chips since I had  2 bunches of kale in the fridge but quickly abandoned that idea because Casey wouldn’t be happy eating kale chips for dinner.  Me? I could do it. No problem.  Then I thought about making the Spaghetti with Braised Kale recipe I saw in Bon Appetit recently.  The sheer simplicity of the recipe made that idea the winner.  It is a Monday night after all.  The last thing I wanna do is spend hours in the kitchen.  A half hour after I got home, a very satisfying dinner was served.


March 5, 2010

Honey Nut Squares


The second I saw Dana’s recent post for Honey Nut Squares, I died.

Honey + Roasted Nuts+ Buttery Crumb Crust= YES PLEASE!!

I just finished cutting up squares and have packed some up for my neighbors.  I seriously need to get them out of my sight.  I’ve eaten three so far and I can hear them calling my name from the kitchen counter.  “Traaaaacy!!  Eat us! We are crunchy and sweet and slightly salty. You know how you love that combo TRACY! We are waaaaaiting! Look at the golden roasted cashew hanging off the edge. Just pull that off Tracy. Take a nibble!”

March 3, 2010

Carrot Celery Tomato Beet Greens Juice

I know what you’re thinking. Juice?? This is juice?? It looks like cola! Well friends, it’s not! It’s the juice that I hold responsible for giving me back my life on Sunday.  I was CRAZY sick on Saturday with a 24 hour flu, followed by a wicked sore throat.  I drank some of this on Sunday morning and felt amazingly recharged.  It could have been the 18 hours of sleep, but I am somewhat convinced it was this drink that helped.  Quick! Someone get sick and make this so we can test it out. OK, please don’t. That would be sad.

Look what’s in it:

veggie medley


March 2, 2010

Check out my guest post!

I’m extremely honored to be a guest poster today at Modern Kiddo!

Today I am discussing how I made my own baby food for Cooper!  They have some really cute links for baby bibs too!
Please check it out here!