Ginger + Turmeric + Mandarin Madeleines //

“In our own ways we all break. It is okay to hold your heart outside of your body for days. Months. Years. At a time. Heal.” — Nayyirah Waheed March 1st would have been my 4th wedding anniversary. I speak candidly about this because of how grateful I am for the journey of my marriage [...]

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

I can't take credit for one little bit of this incredible recipe, because it was 100% prepared by the wonderful Brian. Shepherd's pie has always been one of my favorite meals, and I'm pretty picky about it. I grew up with my mother's delicious recipe, and one of my first jobs was at an Irish [...]

4 Ingredient Crockpot Apple Butter // Served 4 Different Ways!

Autumn is my favorite season for hosting and having good people over for great conversation...and food. Last night, I had some friends over for a game night, and my kitchen suddenly entered a fall frenzy. I wanted to cook something up that would be simple, easy on the budget, but incredibly festive. This tasty recipe only requires about 10 [...]

Prep & Plan: Meal Planning For The Busy, Hungry Girl

Being an actress, writer, and model in LA who is getting married in less than 2 weeks, my busy, unpredictable schedule can often leave me with limited time for cooking (depending on what each day holds). When I don't prep and plan my meals for the coming week, I wind up hungry, frustrated, and spending [...]

Not Your Mama’s Pesto: Homemade Non-Dairy Creamy Pesto Sauce

One of my resolutions for this year was to really stick to my guns and eat as many healthy, home cooked, organic, clean meals as possible. This all begins with the grocery trip and the browsing of the tempting, and overwhelming, aisles. I used to go to the store hungry, without a list or meal [...]