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Hello, Spiced BBQ Chicken Rub

The days are getting longer and the skies are getting (sporadically) drier up here in the Pacific Northwest. And for me that means it’s time to bust out the Weber and get grilling! My favorite thing to grill is…

Green Sunshine Smoothie

I was in the Denver airport last month. It was 7pm and my flight was delayed. I was hungry, but wasn’t about to spend another $15 on a crappy airport salad, like I had earlier in the day in…

Black Bean Pasta: no problemo

Black bean pasta showed up at Trader Joe’s in 2016. It caught my eye and piqued my curiosity. For $2.99 a bag (12 ounces), I felt like I didn’t have much to lose. I grabbed a bag and prepared it…

Homemade Deodorant Success

In the spring of 2015 I began making my own deodorant. I had experimented with commercial “natural” deodorants and had zero luck. In fact, many of them made me smell worse. How is that even possible? So, in my attempt to keep the…

My Go-To Salad Dressings

A good salad dressing is worth more than gold. At least, that’s what I say. And if it were true, I’d be rich. Because my salad dressing game is on point. I like simple dressings. Light, with few ingredients and…

Hello Pancakes

This here’s an oldie, but a goodie. I posted this pancake recipe on Hello Day a few years back, so if you’ve bee here long enough, these are probably on repeat in your kitchen too. These cakes have been so good…

Hello Spring Rolls

My husband introduced me to Spring Rolls, and I am forever grateful. Isaac has a few Laotian family members who brought the spring roll making tradition to his family. So, he grew up making and eating them. Now, it’s part…

A new healthy(ish) treat in town

There’s a new treat in town! And it’s good. Very good. Think healthy(ish) blonde brownies. They’re chewy, gooey and chocolatey. My definition of amazing. I made them for a bunch of gals a few weeks back and they seriously dug…

Why I Bought 21 Bags of Riced Cauliflower

Have you ever tried riced cauliflower? Yeah, it’s good, huh? Well, have you ever tried to rice your own cauliflower? Yeah, it’s a pain in the blender, huh? While I don’t like ricing my own cauliflower, I sure like…

Try My Cookie Cookie

A few months back, one of my good pals introduced me to a new cookie. She made a batch and between our two families, the 8.5 of us polished them all. Since then, they’ve been a regular treat in…