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Brussels Sprouts and Bacon with Orange and Chili Oil

Brussels Sprouts and Bacon with Orange, Walnuts, and Chili Oil

Roasted Brussels sprouts with juicy orange, salty bacon, crunchy walnuts and slightly spicy chili oil make a brightened up version of classic side dish. Brussels Sprouts are pretty dividing, ya? People are either in or they’re out. And I am IN, PEOPLE. I love them. My dad told me they are a “fad”. You know what’s not a fad? BACON. Everyone can get behind bacon. Ok, all meat eaters, but still – making green vegetables better through bacon will never...

Spicy Chili Garlic Oil for Pizza or for anytime!

Spicy Oil for Pizza

SPICY OIL FOR PIZZA (or for anytime). This oil though – WOWZA. Do you ever go to a Neapolitan pizza place and they have chili oil for drinking drizzling?? It’s the BEST. And even though you wont believe me – its not that hot, really.   This is the oil you want to sop up off your plate with the chewy-but-also-slightly-crispy crust. And the oil you want oozing over the prosciutto and fresh basil. And the oil that doesn’t burn...

Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins - Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free

Banana Peanut Butter Protein Muffins

Friday morninggggg and it’s the countdown to FITness season!! Man, doesn’t the end of the December just feel like rock bottom sometimes? January is like this light at the end of the tunnel. Sure, we should probably just hold it together through the holidays and not eat ALL things, but I mean – blame America and the sugar epidemic, and consumerism… NOT my self control! Geez. I mean. I tried. But guess what, working out is only half the battle...

Tarragon Chicken Salad

Tarragon Chicken Salad

Winner winner mayo salad dinnerrr! Woooop! Anyone else LOVE a chicken salad? Its like tuna salad, or egg salad, but WAY less smelly. Jk, ok, this chicken salad idea came from Ken’s Market here in Seattle. They have a chicken salad in their deli case that is the BOMB.   Hold up – let’s back up. When we went to Ken’s we would get a sandwich called the “Pleaser” – which is a chicken, pesto, arugula, sandwich on sourdough. I...

Chorizo Stuffed Mushroom Appetizer

Chorizo Stuffed Mushrooms from Spain

So, these chorizo mushrooms. What to say. Chorizo stuffed mushrooms are unbelievably addictive. Salty, fatty, juicy – need I write on? Oh, yes, EASY as pie. Easier in fact, having made a few shitty pies in my time. Where on earth did I come up with the idea for these magical mushrooms?? MADRID, Spain! The Meson del Champinon, to be exact. We ate here on our last night before heading back to our final destination, Barcelona, so it felt sort...