Madi and Mom with uni

The Strange But Good Truth About Uni

Some people might not agree with me on this one. A couple of them are in my family. Uni is delicious.  Uni refers to the edible part of a sea urchin.  I'd had it before in sushi dishes, but this week while my family was here I split a whole one with my mom at Ironside. It's spikes were still moving a little... … [Read More...]

Carne crudo asada toast with quail egg, cotija, and jalapeno

Entertaining My Family in San Diego [WIAW]

My mom and baby sister are here. Watch out San Diego!  I haven't seen my family since leaving Atlanta in February.  I've been looking forward to having my mom and one of my sisters here for weeks!  Naturally, the first thing I did way try to kill them with an 8 mile hike in 90 degree temps. … [Read More...]

S'mores Brownies

Freedom for All 4th of July Recipes

Any holiday that involves good food is my favorite. Bonus if it includes fireworks. This 4th of July I have no clue what we will do... it's my first not in Atlanta.  Usually I run the Peachtree Road Race... maybe I'll run my own 10K?  Or maybe I'll just have a marathon cooking … [Read More...]

Peanut Butter Stout Caramel Corn

Peanut Butter Stout Caramel Corn [Recipe]

Peanut Butter Stout Caramel Corn. I don't think this needs much of an intro. San Diego has an amazing craft beer culture.  Vegas and I have made it our mission to try it all.  #sorryimnotsorry But beer isn't just for drinking - it also makes for some strange but good kitchen experiments. … [Read More...]

Sex or Bacon

Asian Lentil Salad & Salmon [Recipe] + WIAW

I'm large and in charge! Vegas is out of town - watch out. That's right.  I'm without supervision this week.  Not just because Vegas is gone though - I'm also hosting Jen's What I Ate Wednesday! And I made myself bacon. … [Read More...]

Bacon Dijon Deviled Eggs

Bacon Dijon Deviled Eggs [Recipe]

I love the incredible, edible egg. As long as it's scrambled or over easy. My egg-love is conditional.  I could eat runny yolked eggs all day, every day.  My second choice is scrambled.  Hardboiled eggs I can tolerate, but I don't like the yolks when they're hard.  And - despite being Southern - … [Read More...]

Strawberry Açaí Protein Bowl

Strawberry Açaí Protein Bowl [Recipe]

Are you pronouncing "açaí" correctly? Are you pronouncing it at all? Açaí (ah-sigh-ee) bowls are all the rage in California.  And with good reason - they are delicious!  They're also $13. … [Read More...]

Hanging out at the beach with Vegas.

Things I’m Loving + WIAW

I haven't felt like blogging lately. Which is why on Monday I just didn't.  If you don't have anything to say, I find it's best not to force it.  No that there isn't a lot of awesome going on... I'm just busy living life! Here's a little bit of some things I've been loving... … [Read More...]

Tabbouleh Pasta with Creamy Herb Dressing

Tabbouleh Pasta with Creamy Herb Dressing [Recipe]

I'm taking some liberties today. Relax... just with the word tabbouleh. This dish is heavy on the parsley and tomato.  That immediately makes me think tabbouleh.  The "traditional" definition ends there.  The rest is strange... but good. … [Read More...]