Tag: Healthy

Smoked sausage sweet potato skillet “pasta”


Up until now, there’s been exactly one way we’ve eaten sausage for dinner: on sandwich rolls with cooked peppers and onions. A little mayo, some mustard. This old link gets me thinking I really need to re-visit some of my early recipes – that picture makes the sausage look…well…unflattering, to say the least. The point [continue reading...]

Smoked salmon soba bowl


When you insist on experimenting with new recipes every single week, there are occasional meals when you and your husband awkwardly smile at one another from across the table and you know you’re both wishing you’d just ordered pizza instead. And still, he packs up the leftovers of whatever flop you just created and takes [continue reading...]

Food memory: Miso hollandaise & a day in the life as a teacher


Little known fact: Snixy Kitchen is not my first blog. Back in 2007, I had a five-post stint as a blogger telling detailed classroom stories of teaching adventures, in which I replaced all my students’ names with Disney characters. I wrote about the time I discovered that 4th-grade Gaston had written, “Ms. Nix is next,” [continue reading...]

Butternut squash noodles with brown butter and kale


I’m a girl who loves her kitchen tools. I’m crazy for my food processor, I smile every time I use my switchit spatula, and I’m totally into tiny bowls. Two weeks ago, I added a new kitchen tool to my collection that I’ve already developed strong feelings for. Who knew such an inexpensive gizmo in [continue reading...]

Creamy turmeric carrot soup


The good news? I’ve been writing up a storm. Even though the husband has been in China for the past week and I’ve had a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad time falling asleep (to the point of staring at the ceiling for 3 hours before finally passing out), I’ve been writing. I attribute most [continue reading...]

Roasted beet and citrus salad with mustard vinaigrette


Oh hi there. Long time no see. I’ve been spending my days and nights wedding planning (and bridal showering and bacheloretting – yup, it’s a verb now). Not gonna lie, I’ve probably had time to pop in and say hi, but I’ve just been too exhausted to think about what’d I say. How I’d explain [continue reading...]

BBQ tofu bites


As a California native living in The Bay Area, I really should have been much more interested in the Superbowl than I was (or ever have been for that matter). While in Chico making wedding crafts for the past two weeks (Lucas in China, again), my dad turned on the 49ers v. Falcons game. For [continue reading...]

Skinny lemon poppy seed cookies


Although I’ve been to Texas a couple of times (I’ve even made the long drive across the state in the middle of July), last week marked my first trip to Lucas’s hometown just outside of Houston. January promised cooler weather than our last August trip to Austin. We readied our stomachs for lots and lots of BBQ and [continue reading...]