Welcome! I’m Catherine. For me, it's important to stretch my mind, travel far, and always have a stash of dark chocolate.

Weekend Links / / On The Table

DSC_0019 Living with my parents this summer has been a real blessing for Jordan and I. We were able to end our previous lease and live a more streamlined life before our move to Nashville later this month. One result from this transitional period has been the fact that the time I've spent in the kitchen has significantly decreased. As in..basically none! We contribute to the grocery bill, but my mom continues to be the main cook. At first, it was nice not to think about that age-old question, "what's for dinner," but I am itching to get back in the kitchen. I enjoy the process and find it therapeutic and fun!

Over the summer, I've continued to read food blogs and browse Pinterest for ideas, so I thought I would share what I will be making very soon.

I can't stop bookmarking meals that contain curry or involve quinoa. I'm trying to branch out from my midwestern casserole mentality. Lasagna and anything with bake in the title, are delicious, but very tricky to eat while trying to avoid dairy. Now that our new place in TN will be closer to Trader Joe's and Whole Foods, our diet will change a bit. I would like to incorporate more grain-free meals (not simply substituting gluten-free pasta) and continue without dairy.


Banana Bread Granola  | Buckwheat Dutch Baby


Avocado & Chocolate Pudding | Vegan Cherry Blueberry Crumble

Main Dishes 

Chana Masala | Roasted Cauliflower & Chickpeas | Fried Egg Dosa with Potato Curry |  Curry Roasted Vegetable & Avocado Naan


Corn Salsa | Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey & Peanuts

/ / What have you been making in the kitchen this summer?

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