Uganda bound!

Hello friends!


Just wanted to let you all know that I am going on a trip to Uganda for about 10 days, to photograph a family that is adopting FOUR kids from there!. So you can expect a break in postings. I should be back on the 25th, with stories!


Thanks Dear Readers,



baked tangy chocolate doughnuts

Baked Doughnuts (1 of 1)

Baked Doughnuts (1 of 1)-2

Well the day is almost here, that day that you ether love or hate, normally depending on your relationship status. Is it Singles Awareness Day, or Valentines Day? Will you be listening to Taylor Swift, or Frank Sinatra? Weather you have a singles party to go to, (that would be me) or a special day planned with that special someone, everyone needs a little chocolate (maybe the singles need it more?). These doughnuts that are baked instead of fried and are tangy yet sweet at the same time.

Baked Doughnuts

Watch Disney’s new romantic comedy short film, Paperman, set in New York in the 40’s

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wholewheat date and carrot muffins

Carroy Date Muffins (1 of 1)

I just got Sara Forte’s cookbook, Sprouted Kitchen. As soon as I cracked the pages what should have been a feeling of inspiration, was instead a instant jealously. Those photos are suductivly perfect, and how the heck does she make wholesome food look like that?! And Oh! how I want my cookbook to be done!

Hugh Forte, the photographer behind the blog and the book is brilliant, he  has breathed a breath of fresh creative ideas into food styling and food photography. If you don’t follow the blog, start now, and if you don’t own the book, for goodness sake click the link to the Amazon page.

I am also unashamed to say, I absolutely have a couple-crush on them. I don’t know if I made that up, “couple-crush”, but they are so adorable. Go to her blog and look at pictures of the two of them, and you too will have a couple-crush. The Sprouted Kitchen blog has been such an inspiration to me over the last couple of years. I strive for the level of excellence they provide of their scrumptious blog, and  book.

Have a happy weekend! Here are a couple of food-related posts from around the web:

Loving The Flourishing Foodie’s blog

Just found out that Portland holds a food blogger conference in the summer. -So attending this summer!

Here is a guest blog post I wrote for The Nourishing Gourmet.

Just ordered this Wilton doughnut pan, BOOM!

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quinoa and goat cheese patties

Quinua Patties (1 of 1)

Ever since I started school I have had this, “I don’t know what to eat during the day” problem. My options are, Taco Bell, McDonalds, Starbucks, and of course the school cafeteria. None of these option are even an option. So up until this point I have pretty much been not eating until I get home. This makes for a cranky me, and a hoarding of food when I get home. This weekend I made a couple of travel-safe, healthy options to bring to school, chief among them, these quinoa patties. Quite yummy

Quinua Patties (1 of 2)

Note on the recipe: A quick note on the goat cheese, I used a honey chevre cheese. And I really liked the hints of sweet the honey left in the finished product, so if you are using plain chevre I would consider adding a tablespoon or two of honey.

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