Raw Date + Pecan Bars

I originally came up with this quick little recipe several years ago when I was training for my first Boston Marathon in the middle of a full Ironman season; I was working in a restaurant and I was starving. All the time. “The training…

November 17, 2016

Chocolate + Mint Sandwich Cookies

As I type this, I’m on a flight from San Francisco to Denver. The sun is just coming up and the passengers around me are mostly fast asleep and grumbling. Or, looking at me like I’m from another planet. I’m beaming and buzzing from…

October 25, 2016

Savory Oat + Walnut Granola Bars

Last week I shared this lovely scone recipe with you all. I worked for quite some time on it, and loved the process of tinkering and revisiting its creation entailed. Sometimes that’s how it goes in the kitchen and I love it when it…

October 14, 2016

Favorite Peanut Sauce for Fresh Thai Rice Salad

We’ve had a REALLY hot summer in Colorado, which means that cooking has been all about throwing something together in a way that skirts around the oven or the stove. This has made any and all efforts to clean out the cabinets a bit…

August 17, 2016

Best Peach Shortcakes w/Whipped Mascarpone-Yogurt

I was finally sitting still earlier this week, alternating between laying on the couch in the apartment and staring at the ceiling, drinking rosé and flipping through stacks of old Bon Appétit magazines I’ve been moving around for years. And, while staring at the…

August 9, 2016

Simple Cinnamon Roll Biscuits

  “The problem is not the problem. Its your attitude about the problem.” – Captain Jack Sparrow I remember many a time, not that long ago, standing at the top of a tricky, loose, rocky descent squeezing the brakes of my mountain bike and…

July 21, 2016

ChefsCycle :: Powerful Pedal Strokes for Change

images courtesy of Davey Wilson The work of a chef is not for the faint of heart. The hours are long, the conditions sometimes uncomfortable; we typically work in very warm spaces, very cold spaces, we stand all day tasting, tasting, tasting. We hunch,…

July 15, 2016

Spiced Crumble-Top Blueberry-Nectarine Pie

I was recently perusing the blogosphere when I came across a new blog from a “budding” triathlete. Sipping my morning coffee, skimmed through her dialog, my eye catching on all of the buzzwords and phrases that light little matches of discouragement within me when it…

July 5, 2016