Category Salads

Tum Thai Type of Life

As the days start to slide by, my body and mind are adjusting more and more to the lifestyle I’ll be inhabiting for the next several months. My internal list of necessities is greatly simplified (Drink water. Eat food. Write. Wander. Sleep at night.) as is my imaginary ‘to do’ list. Something about the wanderlust […]

Sauteed Kale with Prosciutto Ends and Red Pepper Flakes

I must say, working at Whole Foods certainly has its perks. Even with the employee discount I still refer to it as “Whole Paycheck” since most of my income is eaten up by my food budget, but I’ll be the first to admit that is by choice. I mean really, spending 40 hours a week […]

Quinoa with Arugula, Peas and Fresh Thyme Vinaigrette

Oh jeez. I am admittedly already not keeping up with the blogging world, and it’s only been a couple months. This thing is harder than it seems! I mean there’s the whole conceptualizing recipes thing (easy), cooking (easy, except when baking dishes spontaneously combust in my oven), eating (really easy), writing everything down that I […]

Wilted Spinach with Caramelized Onions and Cherries

I love my kitchen. I mean, I think most people who are passionate about cooking love their kitchens (or kitchens in general), but I love what my kitchen is: mine. This apartment in Santa Fe is the first kitchen I have ever had to myself. I get to arrange everything the way I want it, […]

Citrus Cilantro Jicama Salad

Getting from Santa Fe, NM to Rhinecliff, NY is not exactly an easy commute. A drive to Albuquerque to catch a 6:00 am flight to Dallas, to catch another flight to Newark to rent a car and drive two hours north to a tiny town on the banks of the Hudson River that my iThing […]

Shaved Carrot Salad with Fresh Herbs

Some of the best kitchen discoveries come out of experimenting. Being able to perfectly recreate a classic dish from a recipe certainly requires skill, but for one reason or another that skill did not find it’s way into my repertoire. Maybe it’s impatience, maybe it’s having the stubbornness of a deaf goat – either way, […]

Quite Alone

"To awaken quite alone in a strange town is one of the pleasantest sensations in the world" – Freya Stark

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Chronicling each step on our journey through South America, Asia and beyond...

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Paleo in PDX

Living, moving and eating well in Portland, Oregon