sweet potato and zucchini pancakes with smoked salmon and crème fraîche

I’m cheating a little bit – this isn’t exactly a new recipe. It is a long needed remake of my sweet potato and zucchini latkes, which were delicious but never held together as much as I wanted. Reworking this recipe over and over in quarantine had me asking the question, “at what point does a […]

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vegan tropical smoothie

I’ll be honest, what I really want to eat right now is a vat of macaroni and cheese, not a smoothie. But for myself and many others, January has evolved to be just as much of a mental reset as it is a dietary cleanse. I acknowledge that diet culture is damaging and body shaming […]

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spiced buttermilk waffles with maple mascarpone whipped cream

I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that these waffles are merely a vessel for the maple mascarpone whipped cream – but that is simply not the case. Waffles are the queens of brunch food, and I don’t need to explain to you how much better they taste with some fall spices. And if it feels […]

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The Adeline: a celebratory champagne cocktail

On August 26th, Patrick and I welcomed (a couple weeks early) our daughter Adeline into the world! We couldn’t be happier or more sleep deprived or more confused about what day of the week it is (though I hear that today is Labor Day, and from now onward I’m going to think of it in […]

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bruschetta with heirloom tomato, mozzarella, and herbs

It should be a crime to waste tomatoes during their peak season – so if you find yourself in possession of fresh tomatoes nearing overripe-ness, promise me you’ll do something about it. I know this recipe calls for heirloom tomatoes but really any decent variety will work, as long as they are fresh and ripe. […]

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cold brew + cold brew concoctions

Cold brew is the coffee drink of summer. Or, in our house, the year round coffee drink of choice. To be fair, I love my stovetop espresso, but Patrick and I are the crazy people who will drink iced cold brew even in the dead of winter. We’ve been single handedly funding Trader Joes through our […]

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simple avocado citrus salad

By the end (or nearing end) of winter I’ve usually established a craving for fresh summer fruit, but berries and nectarines will evade me a few months more. I recently rekindled my love for oranges after being sick with influenza- I used to think of oranges as a bit mundane, their purpose being for juicing […]

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vegan green smoothie

Happy New Year! Whether you are eating differently because of a New Year’s resolution or just want to add extra greens into your diet, I’m hoping this recipe will fit nicely into your smoothie repertoire. I used to think that vegetable based smoothies were boring and reminiscent of grass, but I couldn’t have been more […]

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stone fruit salad with cardamom and crème fraîche

Peaches, nectarines, plums, cherries, and the rest of the stone fruit family are showing off right now. It’s as if summer is presenting a lavish peace offering on its way out… “Sorry, I have to leave soon, but here is a parting gift.” I remember one particular summer evening as a child- I found out […]

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goat cheese crostini with preserved lemon, honey, and smoked paprika

I won’t admit to you how many of these toasts I ate in the name of “recipe development.” Never mind that the recipe has only 5 ingredients (minus the salt)… I had to get the ratios “just right” and of course that meant making this over, and over, and over. I assembled a large platter […]

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