White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies

White Chocolate Coconut Macadamia Nut Cookies from PasstheSushi.com

Let’s talk about that summer that I gained 10 pounds. This summer.  And learned looking at the scale wasn’t the most important thing in the world.  I’m 5’2″ – 5’3″, 27, and let me tell you, ten pounds is a big deal. A huge deal. I’m not sure I will ever reach a point when ten pounds won’t be a big deal. I know men who can drop or gain that from week to week and not sacrifice a single beer over the stress of it. I hate to say it’s a girl thing, but let me tell you, I stress […]

White Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie

White Chocolate Coconut Cream Pie from PasstheSushi.com

Some of you may know this, but I sling comic books for a living. And let me tell you – there has never been a better time to be a nerd. Between the Big Bang Theory (and the 9 million people that ask my if I’m Penny and if it’s really ‘like that’ every single week – seriously, Penny?! That’s kind of an insult… and kind of not all at the same time…), GOOD superhero movies galore, and freakin fantastic comics, its the dream life. Normal people buy comics. Nerds buy comics. Hipsters buy comics. Girls buy comics. Families buy […]

Painkiller Cocktail

Painkiller Cocktail from PasstheSushi.com

The other day my boyfriend came back from a quick errand all pleased with himself. I was brushing my teeth and he starts hollering to come out and see what he got me. I rolled my eyes and went about brushing my teeth. We’ve been together while, I know his quick trip to the market and liquor store in no way resulted in a present for me. Yet he continues to call for my attention from the hallway. And you know that exact moment when you start to get excited. Like, maybe Handsome really did find something that was perfect for […]

White Chocolate Coconut Cookies & a Lingerie Gift Guide that isn’t Victoria’s Secret


  Gentlemen, I am going to have to ask you to scroll down to the recipe, me and the girls have to have a chat. Or maybe you should stick around and check out these hints to spice up that holiday stocking. Alright ladies, this Diggin’ it Tuesday is for you. If things around you house are anything like mine, every special occasion or holiday, I can guarantee one thing for certain, that little pink bag… And you know what, that gets old. There’s nothing wrong with a little black and lacy for special occasions, but Viccy S isn’t for everyone all […]

Copycat Luna Bars


This week’s Diggin’ it Tuesday is all about taking 5. So shake off the rest of the work week and drama and enjoy: Lack of cell phone reception. (That’s right no way to check texts, emails or tweets. And I love it.) Mountain biking on cold slippery trails (And being muddy. I’m weird and I love it.) The leaves that happen to be on mentioned cold slippery trails Daydreaming about new mountain biking gear… Drooling over friends biking pics and races and stories. (Yes, it really is my crack.)  Good company, good entertainment, and a great weekend outside and away […]

Piña Colada Frozen Yogurt


The yogurt fairy came, and not just any yogurt fairy, but the fancy pants Chibani yogurt fairy came! And what does one do with 6 giant sized containers of yogurt? Well, after eating a lot of yogurt, one makes frozen yogurt, because one (and I’m not saying who) just realized not too long ago that ice cream and other frozen ice cream like desserts were super easy to make. So, thank the kind people of Chobani for including nice chunks of real fruit in their yogurt and helping me decide what the next item to fill my freezer.   Did […]

Baked Bars


If you had told me a year ago that I would be mountain biking upwards of 20 miles in a weekend, over rocks, roots and the occasional fallen log, I would have laughed and changed the conversation. I didn’t know then that some crazy people actually clip their feet into tiny metal petals – yes, locking your feet into the bike – and if I did, I certainly would never clip my own shoes in. I had no idea that bunnies, squirrels, and groundhogs would dart widely in front of mountain bikes just like cars like tiny suicidal madmen. And oh […]

Samoa Tartlets


About 5 years ago, with the horrid economy looming over head, I was lucky to be laid off. I left a job that I had come to think was important, I was making very good money and had been since I was fresh out of high school, the savings account was well stocked, and I was on my own. It seemed like the perfect sort of life. With all that around me, I wasn’t aware of how miserable a person I had become. Without warning I said my good byes to some very kind people, flipped some other people the […]

Chinese New Year Dinner: Lion’s Head Meatballs


It’s Chinese New Year today and we are going to bust open our fortune cookies and have a great celebration of Chinese food today. I’ve always been told that American Chinese food isn’t really Chinese food at all. I believe this to be 99% true, in the way that Olive Garden isn’t Italian. Sure it’s still pasta and sauce, but the delivery probably isn’t anywhere near close to traditional. But lucky me (or unlucky) my family didn’t do Chinese takeout growing up. I don’t remember having it. Ever. It was late into my teen years before I ever bit into […]

Back to Basics: Coconut Bars


Let’s get back to some basics. The bar. Put the vodka down, that’s my stick, I’m talking delicious baked treats. Maybe it’s because I post for a food blog every day but I often lean towards fancy sweets, complicated cakes, adorable cupcakes, decadent sweets – leaving the most simple and most enjoyable basics behind. Often, ‘bar’ desserts come together quickly and pack a world of flavor with basic ingredients you probably have stashed in your pantry. The kind of flavor that makes you smile from ear to ear as you enjoy the few bites of goodness and sneak back for […]

Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins


I may not have a sweet tooth, but I can never turn down a fresh muffin. Something about their consistency and texture make them perfect. And even though I am trying to learn to love fruit its its stripped and naked form – I’m solidly convinced the banana made to be in muffins and breads. It has to be my favorite muffin flavor of all time, with blueberry coming in a close second. I made these muffins back when I received a sample of coconut oil to try out as one of my test recipes. Next time, I’m going to […]

Kelapo Coconut Oil Giveaway and Tropical Kabobs


I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but we’ve been stuck in a heat wave of the tropical sort for one too many days in a row. The weather finally broke and we are back in the comfortable range, but I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what the weather, someone is going to be complaining about it. Inspired by the heat (or maybe suffering from a minor unexpected heat stroke) and a bottle of coconut oil the kind people at Kelapo sent me, I set out to create an island inspired supper. Knowing nothing of the […]

Nanaimo Bars to kiss and make up


Have you ever been called something so out of the box it takes you back and remains at the forefront of your brain all day? The other day I had to send out an email for business. I am not overly frilly when it comes to work (actually I think the a good description would be ‘matter of fact’) but I never try to be mean or rude. That wouldn’t work out to well for me in the end would it? I got a reply though that really just stung me. “You’re not as objectionable as you seem are you?” […]