People always ask me how I think of recipes. I usually shrug and smile and say I’ve been practicing a lot lately. Here’s the real story of how it usually goes down: I sit on my couch and think, “F! I really need to think of a new recipe. I have no idea what to […]
So far in 2014, I’ve made two big decisions that I wish I hadn’t. One cost me a lot of money and the other cost me a little bit of pride. Going into both situations, I had a feeling in my gut that they weren’t 100% right. But I felt like I needed to move […]
The last few months, I’ve been getting a little frisky with gluten. Maybe it’s this icky winter, but I’ve just been wanting comfort food. And sometimes I feel comforted by bready things. Lately gluten has been seeming more harmless to me. Seeming. I’ve been eating a lot of sprouted breads and tortillas because they’re definitely […]
Simple & Crisp asked me to come up with my perfect pairings for their apple and pear crisps. It was such a fun challenge! You can see my interview with S&C and all of my recipes in their Journal. Which recipe would you gobble up first?
When Julie Lee sent me her guest list for her For Reals Meals lunch, I knew there would be some cool guests – but I really had no idea just how cool. Suzanne Hall was one of the names on that list. I actually said, “whhhaaaaaat???” out loud when I saw her name. She’s the […]
For the last few weeks, I’ve been dreaming about making whipped coconut cream with chocolate chunks. I’m not kidding, I’ve thought about it once or twice a day. But I couldn’t figure out what to put it on. Cookies? Doughnuts? Pudding? Then the other night, I mentioned my dreamy whipped cream concoction to my […]
OPP made Dutch Elle Food’s 7 of the best food finds for the week. Pretty exciting. See all their picks here! It’s ok, if you only look at the pictures…I need to brush up on my Dutch too!
This For Reals Meals had a lot of firsts for designer (and host) Kelly Purkey. It was one of the first times she’d cooked in her kitchen. Not just a plant-based meal…but ever. It was also the first time she’d ever met her guests. I always encourage the hosts of FRM to invite people they’d […]
A few years ago, I was going through a “thing” (this was pre-OPP). I don’t even really remember what my dark cloud was about, but one of the only things that made me feel a better was watching movies and eating my husband’s famous curry-flavored popcorn. After I changed my diet and started stuffing my […]
Every birthday for the last 5 years, I turn off my phone and find a space where I can be alone. I grab some paper and I write down three headers: Personal, Professional, and Relationships. Under each section, I write down the things that I want to accomplish in each category before my next birthday. […]