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About thegrizzlykitchen

passionate . quirky . silly . a food lover & life liver

Hey, I’m here to inhabit space

Everyone on this planet has a calling. Everyone. That means you, too. Everyone is destined for something. Everyone is given a talent: a unique way to move and speak and think and feel as you navigate through the world. You… Continue reading

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What is healthy?

“Healthy” no longer holds meaning in my world. How can it when it’s thrown around haphazardly like a hacky sack? It’s been hard for me to break up with it. Everyday I get asked: “But is it healthy? Can I… Continue reading

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Raise your hand if you’re an emotional eater

Mostly everyone on this planet enjoys food. “Mostly” because we all know that one insipid person who doesn’t. Who “just eats to survive.” Um. Yeah, gross. I’m familiar with this fact because one of these people is my ex-boyfriend. Obviously,… Continue reading

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Spiced carrot & coconut soup

Some combinations are obvious. Things like chocolate and peanut butter or almonds and strawberries or salt and pepper. A best friend and you, a vacation and a margarita, a slow walk with serious introspection. Peas and carrots. The less obvious… Continue reading

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Brain windows: The importance of protein

Michael Pollan is known for many things, but his quote on how to eat, “Eat Food. Not too much. Mostly plants.” is krazy glued to his followers’ brains. I agree with this, mostly. I’ve tinkered with “how to eat” since… Continue reading

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Applesauce

Fall is my favorite season for all of the boring reasons. I love being warm and snuggly, I would have the smell of mulling spices glued to my lip if it didn’t look like a weird mustache, and I am… Continue reading

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BASICS BANTER: SOUPS

I must be a perpetual infant because I LOVE SOUPS. I’m a pureed soup aficionado; the monotony of eating the same-flavored, same-textured bite over and over and over is appealing if the soup is good. Not only are soups incredibly… Continue reading

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Tahini sauce

We look upon the humble sesame seed as a microscopic garnish to sushi rolls and/or Asian dishes. But when roasted and ground, it’s magical and super versatile. I think tahini is drastically underrated. I’ve been known to eat peanut butter… Continue reading

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Super crunchy cucumber, carrot, & radish salad

Over the past year, my definition of salads has gone through a metamorphosis. I’m a purist, and I’ll happily consume tomatoes & lettuce dressed with olive oil, lemon or a good balsamic, and salt. But most of us stand still… Continue reading

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Smoked paprika brick chicken

A few weeks ago, I taught a cooking class and made lunch at a friend’s home for nine beautiful ladies. It was interactive, light, open, and such a BLAST. I find genuine joy in teaching others the simplicity of good… Continue reading

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