With words that evolve into stories, I help people feel less alone. My work demonstrates that despite life’s beautiful suffering, all of us have the opportunity to remake ourselves. Irreverent insights, rebellious humor, and integrity infuse my writing, as I seek to answer the question: What do we mean by the good life?

A “Seattle” Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento cheese is having a moment. Across the country I’m seeing it on menus, and recipes are popping up everywhere from the New York Times to A Taste of Home … Continue reading A “Seattle” Pimento Cheese Spread

Halibut and Mushrooms

We’re returning to the Pacific Northwest soon to spend the summer wedged between the Cascades and Puget Sound. In anticipation, I made this very northwest dish featuring fresh caught halibut … Continue reading Halibut and Mushrooms

Harissa Carrots with Shrimp and Polenta

This is one of those things I stumbled upon when trying to use up things that were hanging around my fridge and pantry. I remembered an Ottolenghi recipe for carrots … Continue reading Harissa Carrots with Shrimp and Polenta

Carrot Socca Fritters with Roasted Fennel

I am always looking for new and interesting ways to expand my vegan repertoire even though I’m not a full-time vegan. I made this last week as a pre-detox dinner … Continue reading Carrot Socca Fritters with Roasted Fennel