Spicy Korean-Style Roasted Walnuts

Spicy Korean-Style Roasted Walnuts

In less than 10 minutes, these spicy, savory, and crunchy Korean-style roasted walnuts can be ready to snack on or to give as a gift this holiday season. A big chapter in my life officially closed its doors this past Thursday. After 3 1/2 grueling years, I’ve finally gained 4 letters that I shall proudly […]

Breakfast Cornbread Muffins with Caramelized Ambrosia Apples

Breakfast Cornbread Muffins with Caramelized Ambrosia Apples

Whole wheat cornbread muffins meet caramelized Ambrosia apples to make for a perfectly portable and satisfying breakfast/snack. Disclaimer: I was asked to participate in the #iloveambrosia campaign as a member of the Healthy Aperture Blogger Network. While I was compensated for my time and gifted a dozen Ambrosia apples, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. […]

Foxhole Tavern

Best New Austin Restaurants – Foxhole Culinary Tavern

When I saw the “Coming Soon” sign go up for Foxhole Culinary Tavern, I was instantly intrigued. How exactly were they going to transform a once dark and dingy Bennigan’s? But more importantly, what kind of contribution were they going to make to the Austin restaurant scene? Only two weeks in and I’m already having […]

Mushroom Bolognese with Sweet Potatoes

Mushroom Bolognese with Sweet Potato

Comfort in a bowl – This hearty, vegetarian mushroom bolognese with sweet potato and spinach is the perfect make ahead meal that is sure to warm your heart and soul this cold winter season. On a frigid, ready-to-drop-from-exhaustion kinda day, I either eat a bowl of cereal and call it a night or gravitate towards […]


Friday Foodie Favorites – Healthier Holiday Desserts 12.5.14

As I’ve mentioned before, we live in quite a festive neighborhood. On the morning of Thanksgiving, while still in my PJs, I saw my next door neighbor on top of his roof putting up Christmas lights as I was about to sit down for a cup of tea. Wow..that didn’t make me feel lazy. Fast […]

Kin and Comfort

Best New Austin Restaurants: Kin & Comfort

It’s a great time to be an Austinite…especially if you’re into food. World class restaurants, nationally recognized food trucks, burgeoning farmers markets…and now noteworthy grocery store food court restaurants?? Make no mistake. Kin & Comfort’s menu may be filled with whimsical fusion pairings of Thai cuisine and Southern comfort food, but there’s nothing lighthearted about […]

Gluten Free PB Oatmeal Cookie Cheesecake Cups

Gluten Free PB Oatmeal Cookie Cheesecake Cups

@Why choose? Have both a cookie and some cheesecake with each bite. To top it off, the toffee bits provide a flavor reminiscent of creme brûlée. Hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving with loved ones. I actually went on a blog/social media fast all last week in an effort to fully live in the moment and […]

Thanksgiving turkey

Friday Foodie Favorites – Thanksgiving Special 11.21.14

Welcome back to Friday Foodie Favorites! It’s the Friday before Thanksgiving, and perhaps you already have your menu all picked out for the big day. If not, then hopefully you will find some healthy and delicious inspirations here. I found these recipes by simply typing in “Thanksgiving” on Healthy Aperture. Ready to see what I […]


Austin Eatery: épicerie

Nestled in the quaint neighborhood of Rosedale, Austin, épicerie has established itself as a purveyor of fine cheese, groceries, fresh drip coffee, and refined comfort food. It’s the corner market every neighborhood wishes it had. As promised, we made our way back. So maybe it took us a year and a half, but I would NOT […]

Slow Cooker Dairy-Free Sweet Potato Casserole

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Casserole

Free up some oven space by trying this simplified version of a Thanksgiving classic – slow cooker sweet potato casserole Set it and forget it! The orange zest adds a lovely freshness that complements beautifully the warm, rich flavors of cinnamon and maple syrup.    The Hungryman will be working on Thanksgiving Day this year, […]