grilled huli-huli style chicken with coconut rice

IMG_01941My food goal for this year is to make more dinners. We eat dinner at home 90% of the time, but we have this tendency to get in ruts really fast and stay in them for a really long time. (Did someone mention tacos?)

There’s certainly nothing wrong with having favorites, but I’d like to get much more adventurous. Not weird adventurous, just different adventurous. Adventurous as in, this tastes new. Continue reading

chocolate almond coconut chewies

IMG_6683There’s this cookie in the baked goods case at Whole Foods that I kind of have a thing for. It’s very similar to this cookie I’m sharing with you today, but no frills. Just plain chocolate, topped with walnuts. I think it’s the only thing in the case that’s gluten free, but I’m not complaining because I’d buy it anyways, even if I had a choice.

The “Cocoa Chewy” at Whole Foods is very chocolatey, very chewy (you’d hope so, right, since it’s called that), and almost brownie-like in texture. Kind of a brownie/cookie hybrid. An obvious choice! Continue reading

carrot-coconut soup

photo-146As much as I love blogs, Pinterest, and other Internet-based forms of inspiration, there’s still nothing quite like the printed magazine (except books… I adore books too). It’s something you can hold in your lap while manually turning its pages. Something a whole team of creative people work to compile month by month. Continue reading