chai spiced steel-cut oats

My friend Amy has been reminding me for years about the chai-spiced oatmeal we had once in college. I do not blame her though-it was really good (thank you, Kyle). I made a mental note to get creative with my spice cabinet and write down a basic recipe to send to her. It has only taken […]

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superfood “milkshake”

I made this for the first time when I was doing Whole30 with Patrick and it’s been a recipe that stuck around ever since. That confession will probably get me excommunicated from the serious Whole30 community, but just remember that is how much I love you, my blog followers. Even though this milkshake is technically […]

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spicy garlic deviled eggs

As cliché as making deviled eggs for Easter brunch might seem, I don’t hear anyone complaining. Deviled eggs are always the first dish to disappear at the church potluck. Or maybe that is just my perception because Patrick can miraculously eat his weight in deviled eggs and ask for more, please and thank you. There […]

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buttermilk biscuits

Baking scares me just a little… ok quite a lot. Do one tiny thing incorrectly and you end up with Frisbee discs and hockey pucks instead of pancakes and biscuits. My formal baking education amounts to Paul Hollywood’s narrative on The Great British Baking show (I may have binge watched all three seasons in the […]

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truffled avocado toast

Avocado toast belongs to a sacred food category at our house. That would be the category “I can eat this everyday and not be upset about it.” It is one of those meals that I will make at home several days a week, then go out to brunch on the weekend and promptly order the […]

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Whole30: BLT breakfast salad

I often tell my vegetarian best friend, Liz, that I could probably give up all meat for the rest of my life except bacon. And caramelized pulled pork. And turkey burgers. Ok, ok, I would make a lousy vegetarian. I admit it. Perhaps that is why I can actually picture myself going 30 days on […]

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hazelnut granola

Ever since starting Dahlia Kitchen it has become quite obvious to me what are my most commonly used ingredients. Shredded coconut is high on the list, along with scallions, garlic, shallots, and a “tablespoon” (cough cough) of bourbon. So please forgive me for another recipe with shredded coconut. I couldn’t resist. At least I didn’t pour […]

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zucchini and sweet potato latkes

You can thank my dear friend Bobbie for inspiring this recipe. I had picked her up on my way to work and as soon as she hopped into the car I asked, “what in the world are you eating?” I her typical, easy-going (and slightly scattered) fashion she said, “Oh you know… it’s a latke. […]

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morning energizer smoothie

In order to behave like a considerate remotely decent human I need to start the day with some food and caffeine. Pronto. This is why I love this smoothie so much. A little bit of protein, caffeine, and a hint of tropical goes a long way to transform me from hangry to happy. At the very least

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