preparing for flight

in between endless airbnb searches as i look to what the summer will hold, i've been focusing on more winter-friendly fare. exhibit one: this winter skillet hash. it's a blend of sweet potatoes, brussels sprouts and red onion, made even sweeter thanks to cranberries, goat cheese and sage. you can serve this as a side dish for dinner, or served cold it makes for an easy, veggie-heavy lunch. 

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toast with a pop of pom

i love the blend of sweet and savory, crunchy and smooth for this festive holiday crostini. the pop of bright red makes it perfect for entertaining, or just a treat yo self breakfast. it comes together so quickly too! mission accomplished, winter toast.

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pistachio pasta

this recipe came from a dc food blog, and it's one of the first blogs that inspired me to begin planting my roots. when i think of this recipe, i'm instantly transported back to the first time i made it. it kicked off for me a tradition of sunday night pasta dinners, thanks to the idea from cupcakes for breakfast. i also devoured it after a marathon training run, so it felt like extra pasta pampering was deserved that sunday night. even if you aren't training for a marathon, this recipe really isn't that heavy. spring or summer, or even a warm fall evening, a scoop of pasta with a crunch of pistachio and crumble of cheese is always welcome. 

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