Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lime-Herb Cod on Crispy Garlic Potatoes

After being married for three years things can fall into a bit of routine. Routines are not at all bad, but I do think they are something to regularly revisit and challenge. Having a normal and consistent schedule provides a sense of security no matter how much some people say they hate it.

We can base seasons of our life around routines (or lack thereof). In fact the "Oh my God, I'm married!" moment came for me when our new way of living life together became normal, and my daily chores were just part of a routine. I found joy in that realization and think it was one of the best moments of my life.

Something that's fallen into a somewhat boring routine over the last few years are my dinner choices. For fear of wasting time and money I tend to stick with what I know in the kitchen and don't experiment too much. It's so easy to mindlessly walk through the market picking up the same old ingredients every time, but that's something I've vowed to change.

This weekend when shopping the grocery store I decided to break from the regular and pick up some cod fillets without any idea what to do with them or even what they would taste like. When I returned home I did what I always do in these critical situations - asked Pinterest (aka, my best friend). I soon came across this recipe and with a few of my own modifications made a delicious plate of herbed cod on perfectly crispy and garlicy potatoes. This will definitely become a part of my new routine, but don't worry I'll continue to accept new challenges each time I visit the market.
Read on for the recipe...

Thursday, November 15, 2012

DIY Printed Loafers

Hmm, what's one to do with an old, worn-in pair of loafers? 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Glazed Almonds

Some dear friends of ours enjoy cooking amazing food as a hobby, and because we live so close we often do them a favor by helping them eat it. Our friends Celeste and Aubrey seriously make the best food, and are super generous in inviting us to dinner parties that include everything from starter cocktails paired with the appetizer to roasted chicken with some delicious vegetable in the prime of it's season. I've learned so much from Celeste and am hoping that she does start her much anticipated blog someday soon so that I can truly steal all of her secrets, but for now leaning over her shoulder and taking in the scents while I bombard her with questions will have to suffice.

When they invite us to dinner parties I'm often asked to make dessert with only one rule - I must be able to eat it. Since going gluten free almost 2 years ago, I've really steered away from baking and when I do it's usually something that I'm not able to eat because being the one gluten intolerant person in a group, I'm not going to make everyone else suffer with my modified recipes when they could enjoy the real deal.
Last time we were invited I needed to use ingredients that I had on hand, which at the time was not much. I looked through my cupboard and found some almonds, sugar, and chocolate chips which I knew was just about all I needed for some candied almonds.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

DIY Studded Headband

Studs are everywhere right now, and I've been dying to get in on the trend. After seeing several studded headbands on the market, I decided it'd be an easy DIY project. I was able to recycle some studs from an old military style shirt, and a headband that hadn't been touched since I bought it in middle school. Within 20 minutes I had my very own studded headband and was in on the trend. 

A step by step below:

1. Gather your materials: Scissors, Thread, Needle, Headband, & Studs.