18 Jun

Simple Homemade Granola

Simple Homemade Granola | Foodinary

This weekend’s recipe is my simple homemade granola.  I used to always buy granola from the grocery store, but as I continue to strive toward a kitchen free of artificial ingredients, creating a delicious recipe of my own was must. The recipe I’m sharing with you today is pretty much as simple as it gets.  […]

10 Jun

The Classic B.L.T.

B.L.T. |Foodinary

In my post recent posting, I mentioned that I was going to try to share more of my day-to-day encounters with food, not necessarily just recipes that are completely innovative and unique. Well, with that in mind I thought I would take a quick snapshot of my weekend lunch – A classic B.L.T. Bacon. Lettuce. […]

03 Jun

Thoughts from my Kitchen

My Tiny Kitchen | Foodinary

There is something unique about sharing a part of yourself on the internet. Since 2011, I’ve shared with you bits and pieces (sometimes more, sometimes less) about the goings-on in my kitchen, but I’ve always just tried to share the most “picture perfect” moments.  I can’t even begin to tell you how many blog posts […]

08 Jan

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas

Crispy Roasted Chickpeas | Foodinary

Healthy snacks can be tough.  I mean, one can only have so many sittings of carrots and hummus. Sometimes, you just really crave something crispy and salty, but you’re trying to stay away from the potato chips screaming your name from the pantry. But seeing as how it is January and many of us are […]

10 Jul

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Black Bean and Corn Salad | Foodinary

Hello Friends! It has been a while since my last appearance here on Foodinary.  It has not been from a lack of cooking (or eating for that matter!) but from lack of passion for blogging.  I am a firm believer that if something isn’t bringing me joy, I would much rather focus my energies elsewhere. […]

27 Dec

Blackbird, Chicago

Blackbird | Foodinary

There are too many restaurants that toss together meals as if they were on an assembly line – even if you have great ingredients, if not given the care and respect they deserve, the true essence and potential of those ingredients can be lost.  It really is inspiring when you have a meal crafted with creativity […]

07 Dec

Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing

Sugar Cookies with Peppermint Icing

There’s nothing quite like a cut-out sugar cookie in December.  I love the whole experience of cranking up Bing Crosby and Burl Ives on the radio, having a counter full of cookies, icing, and sprinkles, and the Christmas tree twinkling in the background. This year, I decided that I wanted to make all of my […]

22 Sep

Carrot and Walnut Muffins

Carrot Walnut Muffins | Foodinary

This past weekend I saw a roadside farmer’s stand selling humungous bags of carrots.  There is no possible way I could have ever hoped to make enough baked goods, juice, and salads in time to use up all of those carrots before they went bad so I opted out.   However, I did feel inspired […]

15 Sep

The Best Apples for Baking, Eating, & Juicing

Apple Guide | Foodinary

Welcome to Autumn! This is by far one of my favorite times of the year and in order to celebrate one of season’s best ingredients, I’ve created something very special for all of you. Introducing the 2015 Foodinary Apple Guide:  The Best Apples for Baking, Eating, & Juicing. This PDF Guide shares my top picks for […]

09 Sep

Cream Cheese Wontons

Cream Cheese Wontons

This recipe brings the taste of take-out right to your kitchen! Wontons are absolutely one of my favorite parts of Chinese take-out.  Actually, I take that back.  I love all the appetizer aspects of take-out: egg rolls, crab rangoons, wontons, hot & sour soup, and the list goes on.  To my surprise, cream cheese wontons […]

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