Crunchy Black Bean Tacos

Lately I’ve been spending quite a lot of time reading novels. I love getting completely lost in another world, and I tend to step out of my own reality easily. Though enjoyable, I often experience the emotions of the characters more strongly than is probably healthy.  I remember back in middle school and early high… Continue reading Crunchy Black Bean Tacos


Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

I took a little vacation from work last week, and come Tuesday morning when it was over I had a really hard time getting back into the grove of things. It was especially difficult since I am now busy preparing for pharmacy school, which starts in about a month! Seriously, where is summer going??? My vacation started Thursday, when Alejandro and… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Quinoa Salad

Fish and Shellfish

Baked Whole Trout

Last weekend Alejandro and I had the opportunity to go white water rafting in Browns Canyon near Salida, CO, and we had a blast. We made the trip with his dad and Paul, a family friend who has his own raft. Paul has been rafting for decades, and is definitely a pro as navigating the… Continue reading Baked Whole Trout

Fish and Shellfish

Sriracha Lime Salmon

On this blustery spring day in Colorado I’m all bundled up inside for a glorious, glorious snow day. I love waking up to a winterland of snow, especially when I know I don’t have to commute in it. Today I’m sharing my favorite way to fix salmon. The recipe is one of Gwyneth Paltrow’s, and… Continue reading Sriracha Lime Salmon

Game Meat · Main Dishes

Crock Pot Orange and Asian-Spiced Goose

It’s pretty awesome having a significant other that hunts. Okay, it’s really awesome. I love having access to unique meats (I tried dove and antelope for the first time last year!), and I’ve especially been enjoying goose this year. I pieced together this recipe from a few I found for duck and adapted it for… Continue reading Crock Pot Orange and Asian-Spiced Goose

Game Meat

Elk Steak Burritos with Cilantro Lime Rice

These burritos are pretty fabulous, and we eat them quite often. They taste similar to Chipotle’s burritos, but are a little different. Because a recipe isn’t really necessary to put together a burrito, the recipe posted below is all about the elk steak marinade. My grandpa was pretty big into hunting when I was growing… Continue reading Elk Steak Burritos with Cilantro Lime Rice

Main Dishes · Pasta · Vegetarian

Three Cheese Ravioli

This will be the first pasta post of many, as I received multiple pasta making tools for Christmas. It is also the first item I can cross off my 2016 Baking Bucket List! These ravioli were surprisingly simple to make, and they tasted great. Though rolling the dough and shaping the ravioli does take some… Continue reading Three Cheese Ravioli