Roasted Tomato & Mozzarella Quinoa Salad

Roasted Tomato quinoa

Coming off of my raw/vegan cleanse, I really wanted to continue eating healthy. I'm totally obsessed with quinoa so I set out to the farmers market to find some yummy ad-ins and create a new and inspired dish. Low and behold within a few minutes at the market, I found these gorgeous cherry tomatoes and some decadent fresh mozzarella. I knew in that moment that this new quinoa dish was going to be amazing! When I got home and started to prep, I realized I wasn't really in the mood for a cold ... [ Read More ]

JuiceRX: That I Week I Ate Raw & Vegan


As many of you know last week, I made the goal of kick-starting my wedding diet with a complete raw/vegan challenge. Since I'm not a fan of straight juice cleanses, I scoured the internet in hopes of finding a company that provided both raw vegan juices & foods. After reading lots of reviews and looking through menus, I chose JuiceRX based out of Chicago (although they deliver all over the country). What I thought would be one of the more difficult weeks of my life actually turned out ... [ Read More ]

My 5 Most Embarrassing Kitchen Mishaps


On the outside, it may look like I have it all together in the kitchen. I mean, I have a food blog, teach cooking classes and  have web series produced by DevHour TV. Well, I'm here to tell you that it's been a long journey getting here and I continually screw up just like everyone else. I think part of learning is making mistakes and I've had my fair share of embarrassing moments in the kitchen. In the end, from all the times I've messed up in the kitchen, I've actually learned a lot about ... [ Read More ]

Cauliflower Buffalo Wings

cauliflower buffalo wings

Lately, I've been hearing so much hype around using cauliflower to make "cauliflower buffalo wings". The thought of it didn't really make sense (I mean how can cauliflower substitute a juicy chicken wing), but I thought I would give them a try. The whole idea of making them started when we invited a few people over to watch the Colorado football game (that's where Dan went to school), and 3 out of the 5 guests were vegetarians! I wanted to do something fun and unique and thought that it could ... [ Read More ]

My Date Night at Enolo Wine Bar

enolo wine bar

Since my fiancé, Dan, and I got engaged, we’ve hardly been able to spend any time together. Between his work and travel schedule and my flights back and forth to Boston to plan our wedding, it’s been tough! Last week, we had one night where we were both free (and in town) so I knew I wanted to plan a romantic date night for us to just unwind, catch up and enjoy some incredible food. A few of my friends had mentioned that Enolo Wine Bar on Clark Street is a great new spot to grab a glass of ... [ Read More ]