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My name is Ryan and I’m the husband and father of two amazing girls. I will refer to them as J (wife) and Z (daughter). I have always been the cook in the family but as of late I have been in the kitchen a lot more, a lot lot more…


  1. Posted March 17, 2010 at 12:45 am | Permalink

    Hey there, the curry looked great. The pizza – WOW – may have to try it. I will send you some of my great creations. May not look to pretty but will taste good!!!!!

    I am proud of you son!!!!! Raised you right!!!!

  2. Posted March 17, 2010 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Mom – You’re the best, I credit you for showing me the way around a kitchen. I can’t wait to run through some of Mom’s classics and I’d take taste over pretty any day. x o x o x o x o!

  3. Posted April 13, 2010 at 1:24 am | Permalink

    Hello, Ryan. I really like your blog and I’m honored to be on your blogroll.
    Deborah Chud

  4. Posted April 13, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Deborah – Thanks so much for checking out my blog. Yours is truly inspirational. Layout/design, honest passion, the quality and quantity of information is top notch and the innovation with ClickTips™ is great. Though I’d have to say my favorite thing about your blog is the recipes, super tasty and healthy. Don’t stop what your doing, love it!

  5. Posted May 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm | Permalink


    Your blog is wonderful, and I will definitely add it to my blogroll the next time that I update. Your pictures are so fantastic — that is an area where I could use some improvement, so I am always in awe of bloggers who are also talented photographers. I look forward to trying some of your recipes!

    Oh, and can you believe that I have never been to Luv It Frozen Custard, even after living in Las Vegas since 1992? That must be some sort of a crime :)

  6. Posted May 5, 2010 at 6:58 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Julie – you have a super fine blog and have been added to z’ blogroll. Kinda funny, we’ve been in Vegas for about 7 years and that was our first time to Luv It. I will go back but I’m not rushing there to be honest. With places like yogurtland and golden spoon in town its hard to compete although the whole “support local business” thing will play a big part, we also moved closer so its convenient. FYI, i truly enjoy your pics, they are very nice.

  7. Pa Allen
    Posted July 2, 2010 at 5:36 am | Permalink

    Healthy eating is where it’s at. Thanks for sharing your cooking experiences and I’m printing off some recipes for future meals. Not only are the recipes healthy, but the presentation photos are added incentives to try them!

    Thanks for sharing your homemade tortillas with grass-fed beef tacos with me. All I can say is, “keep them coming”.

    Stay Strong & Healthy.

  8. Posted July 2, 2010 at 7:32 am | Permalink

    Healthy eating is where its at! Thanks for reading Dad. We had a super fun time while you were here, love and miss you lots. WHOLE FOODS BABY, EAT EM UP!!!

  9. Tabitha
    Posted July 30, 2010 at 5:07 am | Permalink


    This is fantastic! So many dishes that I am excited about trying. Very glad J fwd this to me. Homemade tortillas?! You’re going to get me to step up my game!

  10. Posted July 30, 2010 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    Tabitha Claire – Ha! Step it up girl! Haven’t heard from you in forever. Are you in NYC? We need to visit your wonderful city, J would love it! Hope all is well with you, wish we could see you more. STAY IN TOUCH!!! :)

  11. Tabitha
    Posted July 31, 2010 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    I am in NYC. Come visit, you could probably do a great house swap here and spend a little more time exploring. Things are good!

    I will keep in touch…and I’m keeping this blog in mind when people ask me cooking questions. It’s really, really great Ryan- keep it up!

  12. Posted March 30, 2012 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Hello! Found your blog through my space | time giveaway on Fine Little Day. Great blog you have going, and beautiful photos, too. <):-)

  13. Posted March 30, 2012 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    Melanie – space | time looks awesome. ♥ indie/art zines. I’ve been wanting to start one for awhile now. Yours is beautiful, ♥ the photos and artwork.

  14. Posted August 9, 2012 at 9:16 am | Permalink

    Found your blog whilst looking for a baba ganoush recipe. It turned out great! I love your corner of the internet, it’s so clean and happy ^__^

  15. Posted August 16, 2012 at 5:34 pm | Permalink

    Rebecca – Thanks! I’ve always liked the that description “corner of the internet”. Your’s is swell as well!

  16. Ukelyptus
    Posted September 13, 2012 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    I just made your hummus recipe and it’s DREAMY! I am a hummus fanatic with very particular taste and usually a large hummus bill at the end of the month. I’m delighted that I can now make my own; it’s a breeze. THANKS, Ryan!

  17. Posted September 13, 2012 at 3:14 pm | Permalink

    Ukelyptus – You and I are one in the same, hummusaholics.

  18. Posted February 1, 2013 at 1:00 am | Permalink

    Hi! I love your blog! The subscribe button aint working though :( And welcome to South Africa! :)

  19. Posted March 13, 2013 at 7:11 pm | Permalink

    Oh my goodness–your lemon pancakes were soooooo good! I made mine with whole wheat flour and it was awesome! Thanks for sharing–my girls loved it too (although my 4 yr old daughter said they were a little too tart & needed more sugar and could I make her her chocolate chip pancakes next time….) I loved it just how I made them. Can’t wait to make it for my husband! Thanks!

  20. Posted March 20, 2013 at 6:19 am | Permalink

    Dulce – Glad you liked them. They are a favorite around here. My daughter is 8 now but when she was 4 she may have said the same thing. I think even to this day she would pick chocolate chip over lemon if given a choice. Though she does love lemon ice cream so who knows?

  21. Holly Nilsson
    Posted May 6, 2013 at 10:36 am | Permalink

    Hi Ryan, Can you send me an email. I need to get in touch with you…

    Thanks! :)

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