Cauliflower Leek Soup

Going to culinary school it’s really awesome being able to try a variety of foods that I’ve never tried before. Leeks are one of those things.

For a lot of people, leeks are very common. They use it in almost everything. In my house? I don’t remember us ever eating leeks… ever. Not until culinary school did I taste this strange plant. Was I hesitant? A little… Just from the look I expected it to taste like green onions and in a way it kind of does. But it’s better. It has more flavor, it’s more onion-y than green onions in my opinion.

So this find was very exciting for me, because hello, it’s a new ingredient to start using, and I think I finally found a good replacement for celery. I know I know, celery is great blah blah blah. No. I don’t like celery. I can tolerate it but if given the choice to leave it out, it’s not going in. Leeks? Yeah, you’ll be my celery replacement in mirepoix from now on my friend.



Peanut Butter Pie

I really need to stop making desserts.

But then I ask myself, Why Sarah? Why deprive yourself? As I stuff myself with creamy delicious pie heaven. It goes back and forth. Pie 1, Sarah’s self control 0.



Support Your Local Filmmakers!

So I’ve spoken before about my brother and his film making adventures. I told you all about the craziness of catering for his last film this past summer. Well, I am really excited to be asking a very big favor from you all. He has a new project in the works with some fellow filmmakers and they are in need of some funding. They are going about it through indiegogo and are almost to their desired amount, they just have a little more to go.

Soo, if you support Austin’s local filmmakers this is a great opportunity to help out. Every dollar makes a huge difference and my brother, his co-workers, and I would greatly appreciate any help! And of course, you won’t be giving and not receiving. They have a lot of awesome gifts for everyone that donates, including an autographed DVD, your name in the credits, posters, and even props!

If anyone is interested please check out their indiegogo page and donate! Even just $5 will make a huge difference.


Parmesan Mushroom Quinoa Salad

I feel the need to post something healthy. I mean, summer is right around the corner, I shouldn’t be stuffing my face with cookies and cake! What am I thinking?!

I’m thinking cookies and cake are delicious and whoever says otherwise is mental.

But for those few moments when I want something healthy, this salad is for me. Quinoa packed with protein, mushrooms, garlic and olive oil? That’s like health crazy my friends. Not to mention easy and fast.



Coconut Macaroons

I think I may just call this the year of coconut. Almost everything I make has some sort of coconut in it. Coconut cake, coconut granola, coconut tiramisu. Dare I say I’m going, coco-nutty?

You can’t not throw in a lame joke every once in a while.

So if you’ve never tried coconut macaroons let me just start by saying they will change your life. They are sweet but not too sweet and light but not straight up mereingue cookie light. They are a perfectly balanced cookie that is perfect for warmer weather. And look how adorable they are! They’re like little clouds of coconut awesomeness. And if you want to make them even more delectable you could always dip them in chocolate and you’ve got one of life’s greatest pleasures.



Chocolate Pots De Creme

“Pots de creme is just a fancy way of saying pudding”.

No. Just stop right there. Please, just, no.

A SXSW Overview

SXSW. One long chaotic mess of bands, music, technology, and film. How does that not sound awesome? I was absolutely excited to go this year as one of the websites I write for got me a wristband and press pass to go and cover the festival and even interview bands. Yeah, not exciting at all. The whole experience was actually so very stressful but absolutely awesome at the same time. My week was filled with texts from band managers setting times, changing times, walking all over with tons of equipment, late nights seeing shows then going home completely exhausted wanting nothing more than to sleep but having to stay up almost all night uploading pictures and writing recaps. But oh the memories.