The Map to Navigate the Black Hole of Motivation

Did you ever stop and think about why most workout programs are 90 days, 3 months, 12 weeks? If you haven’t, give it a wild guess.  I’ll wait here… (insert Jeopardy theme song)… Think you know? You might just be wrong if you’re thinking muscle confusion or something similar. Ha, you’ve been watching way too […]

Five Minute Instant Pot Mushroom Risotto

Have you ever had risotto in an Italian restaurant? It’s a soft and creamy rice dish with tons of flavor. Strangely enough, there’s no cream in it usually. It’s made with a short grain rice that has a lot of starch in it. The constant stirring while cooking breaks down and mixes with the liquid while it […]

90 Second Blackberry Mugcake

I’m a sucker for all things food. I think given about 5 seconds with me and you’ll figure that one out pretty quickly. They opened a Sur La Table within pretty close driving distance of my home, and they offer quite a few freakishly good cooking classes. Lucky for my budget me, they also frequently […]

Dark Chocolate Mugcake with Cookie Dough Filling

Have you ever heard of Katie from Chocolate Covered Katie? I found her a few years ago when I was searching for baking recipes that were dairy free for The Kid. Katie is vegan so her recipes fit the criteria and they are pretty creative. She does use some different flours like spelt, but I […]

Beef Arepas with Quick Pickled Veggies

Arepas! Fun to say and also fun to eat. Tex Mex food is big here in Texas. Officially it’s probably more Tex than Mex, but there are lots of tortillas, tamales, and cornmeal involved in the dishes at local restaurants. One of the latest trends is to make appetizers called arepas. They are small, homemade […]