Thai Cabbage Salad with Sunbutter Dressing |

Thai Cabbage Salad with Sunbutter Dressing

Looking for something crunchy, fresh, and veggie-licious? You’re going to want to toss this Thai Cabbage Salad with Sunbutter Dressing together.

This recipe is the second in a series of Sunbutter recipes I made with Kylee of Kai Fitness! The other two recipes are a simple, creamy Sunbutter Fruit Dip and fudgy Sunbutter Sweet Potato Brownies.

I cook a lot (go figure) and I’m constantly putting together new recipes (again, go figure). But I can attest, without a doubt, that this Thai cabbage salad is one of my favorite creations to date.

Quick note: Kylee asked me to create a recipe or two for the giveaway. This post isn’t sponsored by Sunbutter, but the giveaway is.


Mediterranean Watermelon Salad |

Mediterranean Watermelon Salad

Summer is here and 4th of July is just around the corner—my Mediterranean Watermelon Salad is perfect for both!

I originally made this salad in 2016 for a cookout with friends. I wasn’t sure what the reaction would be (I honestly threw the ingredients together willy-nilly) but everyone enthusiastically gobbled it up. Soon my guests asked for the recipe. For a food blogger, that’s a sure sign you’ve got a winning combo on your hands!

I jotted down what I remembered and vowed to make it again. But autumn came too quickly and I missed the window for summery watermelon recipes. Once summer rolled around this year, I was itching to recreate this recipe.

It’s finally ready for you!


Tostones with Blender Mango Salsa |

Tostones with Blender Mango Salsa

Considering this blog is flooded with plantain recipes, it might surprise you that this is the first time I’ve posted a recipe for tostones! And since I’ve kept you waiting, I’ll sweeten the deal with a quick and easy Blender Mango Salsa to dip the tostones in.

Not that you need to dip tostones. They’re absolutely brilliant on their own, too.

What are tostones? Essentially they’re twice-fried plantains, a piece of Puerto Rican culinary genius. I’d guess tostones are most peoples’ first venture into the wonderful world of plantains. Not hard, simple ingredient list, but oh-so-addictive. Once you get on the tostone train, it’s difficult to get off.


Springtime Shrimp & Radish Salad |

Springtime Shrimp & Radish Salad

Spring is finally here! Let’s celebrate with a light, citrusy, crunchy shrimp & radish salad.

I’m looking forward to green grass, fresh air, ample sunlight and (eventually…) farmer’s markets. Every winter, despite my best intentions, I cocoon myself indoors, only venturing out for necessities like work and groceries and the gym. You could say I fully embrace the “hygge” trend. Or you could say I don’t like dealing with the cold or driving on ice so I revert to extreme introvert mode. Both would be true, depending on perspective.

Anyway, when the grass turns green and it’s warm enough to keep the balcony door open all day, I crave everything bright and fresh. Bring on the big ass salads and grilling. Less hiding, more hiking. I wake up when the sun rises, unprovoked, energized and ready to soak in the day.

Okay, enough romanticizing. I love this season. Can you tell?


Legit Whipped Mashed Potatoes |

Legit Whipped Mashed Potatoes

My beloved man spouse is celebrating his 29th birthday today! I thought we’d celebrate on the blog with his favorite food: Legit Whipped Mashed Potatoes.

After I met my now-husband Tjay, I figured out pretty quickly that he adored mashed potatoes. When his birthday rolled around, I sweetly offered to make him his favorite dessert. He shrugged off the notion entirely, claiming “I’d rather have steak and mashed potatoes.”

I’m no stranger to mashed potato lovers. Tjay happens to share a birthday with my dad, a fellow mashed potato aficionado. (Yes, the amount of similarities between my father and my husband freak me out.)