PSA: Go Eat Cheese from 320 Market + Updates

I interrupt your Saturday night internet browsing to tell you to go eat cheese from 320 Market Cafe. This is an unlikely endorsement considering I’m allergic to milk, but about once a month I indulge in some cheese. I am not really good at selecting cheeses. A lot of friends of mine are good at…

Vitamix Refreshing Mint Lemonade

This week, one of my culinary dreams came true. I recently got a full-time job and I did some serious budgeting to be able to buy myself a Vitamix. I have had many battles with my blender in the past, so this Vitamix is truly a dream come true. I have a rare morning off…

February 15th Muffins

Yesterday was Valentine’s Day and social media was abuzz with declarations of hatred for the holiday.  Facebook was littered with “I-hate-Valentine’s Day”s and “my-husband/boyfriend-didn’t-buy-me”s and “I-hate-being-single-today”s. It never fails to amaze me how people can allow one day to make them miserable because they aren’t in a relationship. It amazes me because I was once…

Quick Garlic Knots

Last night, I decided I wanted to make garlic knots. I often do that before bed; I decide what I want to make and then I spend my last waking moments searching for recipes online. I go to sleep before I get too involved with figuring out how to sub out ingredients to achieve the…

Hurricane Morning Muffins

Hurricane Irene is set to touchdown in the Philadelphia region tomorrow at 5am. Though the storm has weakened, it’s still going to cause some damage. I am a weather nerd and though I acknowledge this storm is displacing folks and has a lot of people sitting in the dark, to me, it’s still very exciting…

Chicken Wings with Emeril’s Rustic Rub

I don’t celebrate the Super Bowl, but I admire folks that do. I think it’s a great that people get together and drink and eat and watch TV. No, really, I do. I fully support that kind of dedication. People have Super Bowl parties even when their teams aren’t playing. I honestly have no idea…

FKF: Vegan Ginger Snaps

This post may be a little premature since it’s not even Halloween yet, but I don’t care. As you may know, I have been trying to figure out how to make baked goods Nina-Friendly. My previous attempts, though noble, have been futile.  I thought it was impossible until I remembered Ginger Snaps. Ginger snaps are…

Portobello Mushroom Snack Wrap with Cucumber Dressing

I made this for my mom last and she liked it so much that she requested it again for tonight’s snack. I marinated the Portobello mushrooms and made the dressing ahead of time. Both are simple and very easy to make. The most time this recipe will take is in the prep, but even then,…

FKF: Vegan Nut-Free Banana Bread

I am a sucker for a good banana bread. Sadly, most banana bread is not Nina-Friendly. Honestly, neither is this one. I made this bread for my mom because she wasn’t feeling well and I like to think it made her feel a bit better. I didn’t use any added sugar. It is vegan and…

Crisscross Applesauce

After this lovely holiday weekend, I will embark on a new journey teaching college freshman at the University level. The day I spent at the orchard yesterday has me thinking back to a time when things were simpler. By simpler, I mean I was flat broke and still in graduate school. I worked as a…

Fat Kid Friday – Triumphant Granola

I had a lovely no-bake cheesecake planned for today, but it failed. Last week, I had a Jewish apple cake planned, but that also failed. I believe my food allergies have me doomed to walk this earth without a dessert that won’t hurt my belly. Before yesterday’s no-bake dessert fail, I did manage to pull…