Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Sausage and Apples

Colder Weather Is Here Hello there! How has your weather been? Have you turned to more roasted veggies (I made Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Sausage and Apples) now that the colder weather is blasting in? Here in Oregon, I feel like the temperature took a nose dive and my morning walks are nowContinue reading “Roasted Potatoes and Brussels Sprouts with Sausage and Apples”

how to cook 101 – SWEET

Attention class! Today we are learning about… SWEETNESS! *throws sugar in the air like confetti, busts open the hidden leftover Halloween candy, swallows pixie sticks by the handful.* Our brains are wired to seek out sugar because it provides calories and it signals our instincts that something is ripe and safe to eat. Sugar, likeContinue reading “how to cook 101 – SWEET”

how to cook 101 – SALT

I found this super-amazing gem of a book this weekend at Powell’s titled How to Taste by Becky Selengut. The author is so hilarious, I was reading it aloud in the car with bae and we were laughing at all her little jokes and puns throughout the very educational content. I can already tell thisContinue reading “how to cook 101 – SALT”

finally putting my cookbooks to use! – cocoa walnut butter & quick-pickled cucumbers

I have (in my opinion) SO MANY cookbooks! Why do I say this? Because I feel so guilty when I want to buy a new cookbook. That little voice in my head is like, “well, Carissa, you know you have like hella cookbooks already that you drool over but have never actually made anything outContinue reading “finally putting my cookbooks to use! – cocoa walnut butter & quick-pickled cucumbers”

Healing My Gut on the GAPS Intro Diet

This blog is going to be about yummy recipes and funny stories – I promise! But I’m christening this blog with it’s very first post about my current struggle with food. It’s day 16 of the strictest diet I’ve ever been on – the GAPS diet. After years and years of abdominal pain, bloating, [noxious]Continue reading “Healing My Gut on the GAPS Intro Diet”