Tag Archives: Avocado


Smoked Salmon and Wilted Greens Frittata

I usually cook with recipes. I often make changes, but I like having a plan… a starting point. Recently, I’ve been improvising more. Instead of buying ingredients for specific meals, I’ve been making meals based on the ingredients I have. One of the dishes I threw together this week was a frittata with smoked salmon, […]

Carnitas taco with cabbage slaw

“Homesick Texan” Carnitas and Slaw

Within the past few years, a really great grocery service has opened here in Charlottesville (and now serving Richmond and Northern Virginia, too!). Relay Foods sources their groceries from local vendors, including farms and bakeries as well as bigger grocery stores. You order online, and pick up at locations around town (or pay more for delivery). I […]

Such beautiful colors!

Taco Tuesday… on Friday

Tuesday night, one of my girlfriends came by for dinner, giving us some much needed time to catch up! I needed a quick vegetarian meal, given that she doesn’t eat meat, and I didn’t have much prep time available. She had the brilliant idea of making tacos! I prepared a lot of little things, and […]

Green Apple Smoothie

Please excuse my absence last week!  The campaign I was working on more or less took over my life.  Now that the election is over, I’m back! The past few weeks, my diet has been terrible.  There have been multiple factors contributing to my unhealthy decisions, but the biggest problem has been my attitude.  I’ve […]

The Comforts of Home: Grilled Vegetables

I went “home” to Texas last weekend for a quick visit with my parents and grandmother. I had not been to Texas since October, and I didn’t want to wait until the holidays, so I squeezed in a short trip during my transition between jobs. When in Texas, there are two major options for “comfort […]


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