Posted in February 2013

wino wednesdays

wino wednesdays

If you've been following the sensible scrap for a while, then you know it's no secret that I love wine. Why? It's not because I'm an alcoholic, far from it. Typically, a glass is all I want, two if the occasion calls for it. A girl's got to be sensible, after all. I love wine … Continue reading

tomato & melon soup

tomato & melon soup

The hardest part of this recipe is washing the blender when you're done with it. Seriously! Super simple, ready in five minutes, with just a few ingredients required; I'm planning on making it my spring & summertime staple. (I am so looking forward to spring, what about you?) I used canned plum tomatoes, but I … Continue reading

valentine cake

valentine cake

My sweet Hubby was dead-set on making me a chocolate cake for Valentine's Day. But not just any chocolate cake, no…but a gluten-free version of this chocolate beet cake that I've been threatening to try my hand at for nearly two years. Seeing as I'm inherently more of a cook (read: improviser/rule-breaker) than a baker … Continue reading

a home-cooked valentine’s

a home-cooked valentine’s

Nothing quite says “I love you” like making a meal for you and your special ones to share. Whether you're planning on a quiet evening for two, a raucous night with close friends, or an even more raucous night with the spouse and your brood, one thing's for sure – one of the best gifts … Continue reading

another crack at quinoa kufta

another crack at quinoa kufta

If you recall, I recently found myself in a position where I needed to come up with dinner using a limited list of ingredients. With my ever-present supply of quinoa (and not much else), I was able to create a sort of meatless Middle Eastern meatball (typically made out of lamb and called kufta). I … Continue reading

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

HOLY GUACAMOLE! (mmm guacamole…) I'VE BEEN NOMINATED! An enormous shout out and “thank you!” goes out to the very sweet and talented blogger behind a Happy MiCheng. Not only is she absolutely gorgeous, but her writing is honest, insightful, and earnest, making for a very enjoyable read. Check it out! Here are the rules: Copy … Continue reading