Category: food+drink

Let’s talk about Nutella frosting.

More specifically, this Nutella cupcake recipe from Gimme Some Oven. Last weekend, we celebrated Labor Day and my friend Steve’s birthday with a lake day and BBQ. I offered to bring cupcakes — I will always volunteer as tribute for handling dessert — and since Steve is the only person on the planet who loves cupcakes more than I do, I wanted to make something I hadn’t tried before. We’re all pretty big fans of Nutella…

Iced Coffee for Dummies

Today’s installment of Ways Pinterest Changed My Life celebrates convenient caffeination with a side of reduced morning frazzle. Here’s the deal for the easiest iced coffee you’ll ever make, even at your groggiest: Brew a strong pot of your favorite coffee. Let the coffee cool a bit, then pour it into ice trays and freeze overnight. In the morning, pop those little java cubes into a portable tumbler, pour your milk of choice over ’em, and…

quinoa breakfast bowls

Don’t worry, I’m not going to turn into a proselytizing health blogger — two weeks of clean eating does not an expert make — but after the great response from yesterday’s Hungry for Change post I thought I would share my nutritious favorites now and then. Starting with a simple breakfast that helped me overcome my morning chicken biscuit dependence. I first stumbled upon quinoa breakfast bowls on Pinterest (of course I did) and thought,…

sunday comfort food: banana oat pancakes

I love pancakes of every persuasion. These simple banana oat pancakes can be mixed in the blender, which means less time for cleanup and more time for post-brunch naps. You’ll Need: 2 cups oat flour 1 1/4 cups milk 1 large ripe banana 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 heaping tablespoon honey 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 large egg Place all ingredients, except the egg, in the…

sunday comfort food

1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 Today is the first real day off I’ve had in about a month — no work, no agenda, nowhere to be — and I’m savoring every minute of it. After weeks of sustaining out of takeout boxes and juice bar protein smoothies, I couldn’t wait to spend some downtime in my abandoned kitchen to whip up some home-cooked comfort food. The kind of comfort food that…


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