Blueberry Lime Maple Pie

I saw somewhere while trolling instagram that someone had made a blueberry lime pie. I usually do a blueberry lavender pie but blueberries and lime sounded like it would be delicious together! Tart and sweet…everything my tastebuds would love! I always use my pie mentor, Kate Mcdermott’s pie dough recipe. I made her all butter…

A Siren’s Late Night Snack

Whether they are myths or true creatures of the deepest depths of the sea, I’m imagining there are mermaids that devour their prey and spit out the bones. If she’s a myth then I’ll just imagine that I once was a siren but now am forced to live on land and in this current world….

Fat Burning Coffee

Coffee – Coconut Oil or MCT oil – Grass Fed Butter – Blender. That’s all you need for a delicious, frothy, energy boosting, and fat burning cup of Jo!

Red Velvet Waffles

This is for my niece, Océan (That’s French for ocean. She’s French Canadien!) I made her red velvet waffles on one of their family visits while we were living in Texas and she asked for the recipe! Her you go, Océan. Bonne chance! Ingredients Dry: 2 cups flour 1/4 cup sugar 1 tBsp baking soada 1…

Pie Weekend

When I get 3 days off in a row and the weather is cold outside, I find the desire to fire up the oven and bake some pies! If asked, cake or pie? It will always be pie! Pie dough requires a lot of love and patience. Everything affects the crust of a pie, from…

Cioppino Stew

Cioppino Stew is my fish monger’s favorite. And, since he gets fresh fish almost everyday it’s really easy for me to make! When making Cioppino Stew, I strongly suggest going to a fish market you trust. Before I had my very own monger at home, I got to know the seafood department very well. I…

Smoked Tri-Tip Stroganoff

I can’t remember the last time I heard about or even ate Beef Stroganoff. Sadly, the only version of stroganoff I’ve had is the boxed ones. You know, the ones where you add ground beef to a mystery powder and pour it over egg noddles. When I was a kid I thought that was good…

Mahi Fish Tacos

Mermaids like tacos too! The beautiful mystical creature swimming in the deep depths of the sea, she hunts her prey devours and spits out the bones. If a mermaid where human for a day she’d probably devour these tacos! Ingredients and Recipe: mahi-mahi (skinned and boned) – napa cabbage – plain greek yogurt – several…

Trader Joes Beer Bread Muffins 

In my opinion the only thing pumpkin beer is good for is making beer bread. Trader Joe’s is the perfect spot to collect all the ingredients needed and they make it easy with their ready to go beer bread mix! What I did to create these tasty treats… Beer Bread Mix Pumpkin Puree Pumpkin Beer…

JJ’S Teriyaki Chicken

A Pimped Out Teriyaki Sauce   1 cup Coconut Amino Teriyaki Sauce 1/2 cup Shoyu 1/2 cup sake Minced ginger and garlic Toasted sesame seeds Red pepper flakes Mix together use half for chicken and half for stirfry. Teriyaki Chicken 2 leg quarters 1/2 cup Brown sugar 1/2 cup Ginger ale (optional you can use…

Bison Chili Dogs

The chili and the dogs are made with bison. A good clean meat. Never factory farmed. Never pumped with antibiotics or other chemicals. Always grassfed. Enough said! I LOVE chili cheese dogs! So why not make them with healthier ingredients?! No high fructose corn syrup, no crazy chemical dyes, no msg, etc… Just clean and…

Cali Fresh Fish Tacos

My fish tacos were inspired by fresh caught fish from my favorite fish monger. Unfortunately my beautiful cuts of fish stayed a little to long in the freezer. Since they were frozen longer than I’d hoped, I decided to make California style fish tacos. After all, my fish did come from a California deep sea…