Kombucha: Let the Fermentation Experimentation Begin

It’s been almost a month since I received the best gift an amateur chef can get: a SCOBY. If it’s not immediately obvious why a girl’s best friend is no longer diamonds but a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (yes! It’s an acronym!) it’s because a scoby is the key to making some good…

Thai Coconut Soup for the Soul

Earlier this week when my stomach was upset I turned to the traditional cure of googling dairy free soups. Whilst adventuring across the internet, I came across this grain and dairy free Tom Kha Gai or Thai Coconut Soup. Even though I did not make the soup that particular tonight, I finally got around to it Friday…

Camp Oasis – A Word From the Campers

I was lucky enough to work with these smart, strong, inspirational young men this summer at Camp Oasis. They are our L.I.T.’s or Leaders in Training. If there is any question in your mind about how vital camp is to the development of kids who have faced the challenges of crohn’s or colitis, please watch the below….

Getting My Groove Back

As I thought might be the case, keeping up with the blog has been tough now that work is back in the full swing of things. Cooking has been going better since my so-so first week back at the office and in other good news… I got promoted!! With the new job comes new responsibilities,…

A Midnight Snack

In reality this is more of a 9:52pm snack, something to munch on while enjoying the Stranger Things finale. I was prepping brussels sprouts to roast with mushrooms for lunches this week, and I took off the first couple layers of each, tossed them with olive oil and salt, and roasted them for 15 minutes at 400…

Donut Worry…

… I’m back! And absolutely terrible at making donuts. In fact they’re worse than my puns. For now at least. I’ll try again tomorrow. My sister came over today and we saw Finding Dory and cooked dinner. We picked up some shrimp at the store, sautéed them in lemon juice, garlic, and olive oil, and…

The Pursuit of the Ultimate Breakfast Burrito

It’s literally been months (okay a month and a half) since I’ve had a proper breakfast burrito. What is it that has kept me apart from my soulmate? Simply the fact that I can’t get my hands on a good old fashioned grain-free tortilla. It’s the classic long-distance issue. Though I love life in LA,…

Find Me on BlogLovin!

A dear friend of mine suggested that I put my blog on the Bloglovin app because it’s an easy place to follow multiple blogs from different platforms. This is really pushing it as far as my technical prowess is concerned, but I figured why not give it a try! You can Follow my blog with Bloglovin here….

Snap Back to Reality

After an incredible week at Camp Oasis I drove back to LA on Saturday. I really have no excuse for not posting since then except for the fact that the beach has been calling and errands had to be run, but mostly because HBO Go has a lot of great movies at the moment (27 Dresses…

All I Do Is Eat Eat Eat No Matter What

Friday: Breakfast: 2 hard boiled eggs with salt, a peeled apple with almond butter. Lunch: Leftover spaghetti squash with leftover tomato-less marina with leftover baked chicken with leftover olives. Leftovers. Snack: Shredded coconut. This seems like it’s hard on the inside of my mouth, kind of cuts up my gums. So I should probably stop…

Eat Cute

This week has been a whirlwind. Every night after work I’ve had plans and haven’t had time to do a big trip to the grocery store or cook up a big batch of food. It’s been a lesson in maintaining my diet on the fly which will be the norm once work kicks into full…

How Ignoring My Disease Led Me to Summer Camp!

Until recently I made it my business to 100% ignore the fact that I have crohn’s disease. With the exception of major surgery in 2011, I have experienced relatively good health, or as I call it “the new normal” of living with crohn’s. My health has been far from perfect, but for the most part it…