The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

I’m sure there are tons of recipes out there claiming to be “the best,” but let me tell you, this recipe really is the best. These hard boiled eggs have the perfect mix of a firm white and a soft yolk.15

I used to hate hard boiled eggs as a kid because the yolks were always too chalky for me. They left me wanting anything in liquid form to wash it down. That’s why I love this recipe; the yolks are creamy instead of dry.2

The Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

  • A dozen eggs
  • Water
  • White vinegar

Place the eggs in a single layer in a medium sauce pan. Completely cover with cold water and add a splash of vinegar.

Bring the eggs to a boil. When the eggs begin to boil, remove from heat, cover and let sit for 12 minutes.

After 12 minutes, place the sauce pan under cold running water until the eggs are completely cooled.

Removed the shells and enjoy!7


Loaded Oatmeal

I know, oatmeal can be SO boring, but this recipe couldn’t be further from that. It’s stuffed with everything you need to stay full and to satisfy that sweet tooth. (more…)


No Bake Pumpkin bars

In the spirit of pumpkin season, I give you: no bake pumpkin bars. One little secret, you can bake part of it if you wish, but for all my fellow lazy people out there, all you really need to do is mix and pour. (more…)


Cinnamon Fried Apples

Happy fall ya’ll! With temperatures dropping and leaves falling, I’d say fall is in full swing in the northwest. I haven’t made it to the apple orchard yet this year, but I did manage to pick up a few delicious Fuji apples from the farmers market over the weekend and what do you know? they make the perfect fried apples.9

Any kind of apple dessert is usually best with tart apples which is why granny smiths are so popular in pies and cakes. I enjoy a good granny smith dipped in caramel and smothered in chocolate just as much and the next gal, but these Fujis were the perfect blend of sweet and tart, I couldn’t pass them up.117

Cinnamon Fried Apples

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • pinch sea salt
  • 4 ounces water
  • 1 tablespoon oil, plus more for frying*
  • 2 apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Add about 1/2″ oil to a medium sauce pan and heat to 325º. If you don’t have a candy thermometer, you can drop a pea sized amount of batter in the hot oil. If the batter sizzles and floats to the top immediately, it’s ready.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Whisk in the water and 1 tablespoon oil. The batter should be the consistency of heavy cream. Add more water or flour as needed.

Peal, core and slice the apples . I sliced them into wedges, but they can also be sliced into rounds.

In a bowl, mix together the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and set aside.

Dip the apples into the batter and carefully drop into the hot oil. Fry the apples until both sides are golden brown. Repeat until all of the apple slices are done, about three batches.

Place the hot apples on a paper towel for a few minutes to drain the excess oil.

Add the apples, one at a time, to the sugar mixture and toss to coat. Repeat until each apple slice is completely coated in cinnamon sugary goodness.

Serve immediately and enjoy!

*I use coconut oil, but any oil with a high smoke point will work. Vegetable oil or grapeseed oil are great options.




Mediterranean Lentil Salad

After spending close to a week in the mediterranean, I’ve come back inspired and still craving all of the mouthwatering food I stuffed myself with. I would attempt Greek souvlaki and home, but when is any traditional food from another country ever as good when you make it in the states? (more…)


Eggplant Parmesan

Man, you sure have been using a lot of eggplant in your recipes lately, Brianna… (more…)


Black Bean & Sweet Potato Breakfast Burrito

Do you ever wake up and just immediately crave a breakfast burrito? Good, me too. Like everyday, but whatevs. My go-to breakfast burrito spot used to be Hot Off The Grill in Mission Viejo, but seeing as how I live in Seattle now, I had to look elsewhere. Plus, I’m sure those burritos have about 2 weeks worth of calories anyways, so I’ve resorted to making my own (more…)


Spicy Chickpeas

I never used to like spicy food growing up. What can I say? I was a baby. Times have changed and so have my taste buds because now I can’t get enough. Eggs, soup, ice cream, bring on the spice! Kidding about the ice cream…or am I? (more…)


Coconut Cream Nectarines

As I’m sure most of you know by now, I LOVE sugar. Always have, always will. At one point in my life I decided to be a vegetarian, but really only ate candy and obvi Las Golondrinas chips and salsa. (more…)


Eggplant Shakshuka

Ahh shakshuka! This has to be one of my favorite breakfast foods and it’s something that I only recently discovered. Shakshuka is a traditional Israeli dish consisting (mostly) of tomatoes and eggs and oh how delicious it is! In an effort to incorporate more vegetables, I added in some of my left over marinated eggplant from last week and yum! (more…)