Category: Recipes

Savory Oats

The idea of starting my morning off with something sweet like a bowl of cereal, sweetened yogurt, or maple syrup coated oats is enough to make me gag. I’m more of a savory kinda gal when it comes to most food. I will choose veggies […]

Cumin Garlic Sauerkraut

As you know from the Apricot Coleslaw post I have cabbage coming out of my ears over here in Pearltopia. What better to do with it than make sauerkraut?! Sauerkraut actually means sour cabbage. It gets the sour taste from the lactic acid produced when […]

Mashed Curry White Sweet Potatoes

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I am always preaching to people to not go grocery shopping when they are hungry or in a hurry and yesterday I failed to take my own advice. I was in a super hurry and instead of getting white potatoes I grabbed Jersey white sweet potatoes. I didn’t even notice it until I got home and saw the receipt that said “potato sweet white.” Uh, what? I had to Google what it is. For a full guide to the difference between sweet potatoes, yams, and the varieties of each check out this article from Marks Daily Apple. (more…)


Pulled Beef Tongue Stuffed Zucchini

Beef tongue, round two! Remember a few months ago when Sassy made Beef Tongue Tacos for her friends? She could not stop raving about how good the beef tongue was so of course I had to try it. Lucky for me I have a group of […]

Apricot Coleslaw

I have cabbage coming out my ears! Seriously. our CSA has been giving us multiple heads of cabbage for the last two weeks. It’s awesome, but just too much for two people. My roommate and I both hate to waste food. We would much rather see […]

Turmeric Thyme and Honey Baked Wings

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Turmeric Thyme and Honey Baked Chicken Wings

I have been craving chicken wings like crazy lately! Ordering chicken wings out is just not an option, I don’t want to eat anything that has been breaded and then deep fried in Evil Vegetable Oils so my craving went on for awhile. I finally picked up some free range chicken wings (notice how much smaller they are than the chicken wings on crack you get at a restaurant) and I couldn’t wait to get started.

Except when I did… I didn’t have any cumin. I was planning on making a sweet and spicy type wing with some fun spices but when the star of my show was missing I had to audible so I diverted my focus to turmeric. Turmeric is a herb plant in the ginger family that gets dried and ground into a bright orangey-yellow powder. It is most commonly used in curries and gives mustard is characteristic color. Traditional Chinese and Indian medicines utilize turmeric as an herbal medicine for anything from cancer to menstrual irregularities to arthritis to digestive disorders and seriously just about everything in between. It has also been widely studied for it’s anti-inflammatory properties and research has shown it’s benefit for your liver, kidneys, heart, and gut AND it works as an antioxidant. #wingsforthewin

Turmeric and Thyme Honey Baked Chicken Wings

Turmeric and Thyme Honey Baked Chicken Wings


  • 1 lbs (about 1 dozen small) chicken wings
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 2-3 T honey


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F
  2. Mix salt, pepper, garlic powder, chili powder, turmeric, and thyme in a small bowl
  3. Place wings in a large bowl and coat evenly with spice mixture
  4. Arrange wings on a lightly greased baking sheet
  5. Bake for 15 minutes, flip wings, bake for another 15 minutes
  6. Remove wings from oven and drizzle with honey
  7. Let sit for about 5 minutes for honey to warm
  8. Devour

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