jalapeño and bacon corn chowder

I used to think that I did not like chowder because the only chowders I had ever tried were full of clams. Unsolicited fact about me: the only mollusk I am on good terms with is the scallop. They are delectable. But back to chowder… I can’t remember when I first tried a “non-clam” chowder, […]

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Bánh mì with pickled vegetables and sriracha mayonnaise

Traveling through Vietnam has been a fantastic experience for the senses. We have seen incredible vistas, inhaled some delicious and not so delicious smells, and eaten our way through every city (of course). Our schedules currently revolve around coffee, breakfast, more Vietnamese coffee, lunch, afternoon snacks, happy hour, dinner, and post-dinner dessert or drinks.  We’ve […]

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Falafel with tzatziki sauce

I remember the first time I ever made falafel. Our friends brought over all the ingredients; we blended them together in our food processor, rolled and fried away, and could not stop eating them. I like to think of falafel as fried savory donut holes that count as dinner. But if fried donut holes don’t […]

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Whole30 pulled pork lettuce wraps with sesame ginger sauce

I won’t lie to you. Most of the time I’d rather have my wraps or burritos blanketed in fluffy tortillas, pita, or anything resembling carbs. But not in this case. These pork wraps are majestically happy and full of flavor just as they are. Plus, you can eat them guilt-free, knowing that you basically had […]

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Whole30 Pad Thai

Bravo to those of you in the throes of Whole30. It’s not easy! And if you aren’t doing Whole30, then chances are you know someone who is. The other day I asked Patrick what he wanted for dinner and he requested this Whole30 Pad Thai. We aren’t even doing Whole30 right now (not to rub […]

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the ultimate Thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese sandwich

The only crime you can commit with Thanksgiving leftovers is to let them go to waste. I am pretty sure the two most common thoughts going through people’s mind the day after Thanksgiving are, “what Christmas album should I play?” and “how can I get away with eating more than my share of the Thanksgiving […]

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cauliflower, farro, and onion galette

I’d eat this for the crust alone, but thankfully this is the package deal. There is not much more that I need in life than a buttery, flaky crust filled with savory deliciousness. I was originally inspired to make this galette from a recipe by Deb Perelman. She makes a “casserole” (it’s not really a […]

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rosemary and thyme whole roasted chicken

We all rotate through our “go-to” meals, and I’m adding this one to my list. If you’re in need of fall dinner inspiration, look no further. This whole roasted chicken is easy enough for a weeknight or impressive enough for a diner party. I’m not sure which I enjoy more, the mouthwatering smells coming from […]

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corn and zucchini end of summer salad

After a few failed attempts at a zucchini and farro salad I decided to scrap the whole idea and try something completely different. I ditched the farro, added halloumi, basil, corn, and tomato, and basically the only thing that carried over was the zucchini.  I ended up loving this salad so much that the thought […]

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Hawaiian pulled pork pizza

Up until now I’ve always rejected “Hawaiian” pizzas. Canadian bacon (aka wanna-be bacon) and I have never gotten along and therefore I never eat Canadian bacon and pineapple pizza, which is 99.9% of the Hawaiian pizzas on any given menu. Finally, though, I changed my tune. I guess the combination of homemade dough + slow […]

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