my new found love.

{now that's what I call a "happy holiday!"}


'tis the season.

{handmade foraged wreath.}
{first christmas @ the lake house.}
{starry string lights & flag garland.}


handmade gift wrap.

{brown paper bags, silver nail polish, & twine.}


pure serenity.

{a family weekend @ our new lake home.}
phillips lake. shelton, wa


a backyard birthday.

{a beautiful birthday celebration for one of my favorites. we transformed our backyard into a summer getaway, complete with a hammock, long flower dusted dinner table, crisp rosé, fish chowder, coconut cake, sparklers, & my favorite people.}


food by fire.

summer's first taste of camping.
samuel p. taylor state park
Lagunitas, CA

{Green chili sausage scramble, summer cherries, mango orange juice.}

{grilled spice steak, chipotle delicato squash, caramelized onions, lemon broccolini.}


Zucchini alla Carbonara.

here's a new take on a classic pasta dish.

3-4 slices pancetta, chopped
1 shallot, diced
pinch red pepper flakes
1 clove garlic, minced
1 large zucchini, sliced into "noodles" on mandoline
1 egg
1-2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
1 tsp butter
salt & pepper to taste

Saute pancetta over medium heat until slightly crispy. Add shallots and pepper flakes, cook till translucent. Add garlic and cook another minute.

Toss in zucchini noodles. Salt & pepper. They will release some liquid, stir with a wooden spoon to collect the brown bits from the bottom of the pan.

Lower heat and add whisked egg. Stir continuously, making sure not to scramble the egg. Stir in nutritional yeast & butter.

Salt & pepper to taste.


happy cinco de mayo.

{fresh tomato-avocado salsa.}


Spring Pickles.

spicy pickled carrots.

1 bunch carrots, halved or quartered
1 1/2 cups water
1 cup white wine vinegar
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp palm sugar
1/2 tsp sea salt
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 tsp fennel seed
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp coriander seed
3 whole cloves

Trim and place carrots into a large mason jar. Bring all other ingredients to a boil in a small saucepan. Simmer for a few minutes, then pour into jar, making sure carrots are covered completely. Seal jar and let rest for a few days.


rainy days & chocolate chip cookies.

chocolate chip cookies w/cinnamon & coconut.
{don't forget a cold glass of raw milk for dunking.}

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 palm sugar
1 egg
1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract
1 Tbsp raw honey
1/4 tsp sea salt
2 1/2 cups almond flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350˚.
Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl or mixer. Add egg, vanilla, & honey. Sift dry ingredients in a small bowl. Slowly add to wet batter. Stir in coconut & chocolate. Scoop batter on to parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 mins. Cool slightly & serve.


birthday bloodies.

{it's more like a beverage-salad. you can even get one with steak...}


dinner for two?

{Oven Roasted Glazed Ribs. Golden Beet & Blood Orange Salad. Braised Collard Greens w/Prosciutto.}

and I'm spent.


kicking cancer, one dish @ a time.

{Poached Fish w/ Garlic Pea Shoots & Green Tea Vinaigrette.}
{Creamy Mushroom Soup w/Crispy Shiitakes & Nori.}
{Baby Lima Beans with Greens and Olives.}
{Millet, Quinoa, and Burdock Pilaf.}
{Japonica Rice Salad.}
{Asian Cabbage Crunch.}
{Jade Rolls.}
{Garlicky Raw Kale with Pine Nuts, Currants, and Preserved Lemon.}


a healthy heart.

{Roasted Brussels Sprouts & Endive w/Toasted Walnuts & Dijon Vinaigrette.} {Caramelized Onion Salad.}
{Red Beet Rice.} {Creamy Roasted Garlic Soup w/ Kale Chips.}
{Salmon with Pear Chutney.}


regulate your blood sugar with...

{Braised Fennel & Radicchio.}
{Kale with Arame, Sesame, and Ginger.}
{Stuffed Kholrabi w/Lemon-Tarragon Sauce.}
{Chromium-Rich Egg Pie with Leeks, Chard, and Olives.}


blood sugar i.

{Broccoli, Shiitake Mushroom, and Jerusalem Artichoke Poriyal.}
{Spinach Salad w/Cashew Herb Dressing & Fresh Turneric.}
{Bombay-Style Salmon Curry.}
{Chickpea Brown Basmati Burgers.}
{Cinnamon Baked Apples with Garam Masala Syrup.}