blackened salmon with mango salsa

The salmon purists are probably yelling at me right now – and I get it. Freshly caught salmon tastes phenomenal all by itself, with just a sprinkling of celery salt and maybe some lemon juice. But we’ve been eating a lot of salmon this summer and I wanted to mix it up a little bit. […]

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halloumi “sliders” with zesty strawberry salad and chopped pistachio

I recently started taking Adeline with me to the grocery store – she’d been a few times previously but only as a young baby and “pre-covid.” Now, when we enter any grocery store she lets out a loud “yeah!” and proceeds to clap and smile at everyone. I don’t know if it’s because she spent […]

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rainbow vegan spring rolls with 5 ingredient “peanut” dipping sauce

My friend Kaitlin brought me dinner right after I had Adeline, and even though those early newborn days are blurry memory, I remember two important things from her visit. First, she gave me a heartfelt encouragement of “you can do this/yes, you will shower again someday” and second, she brought her fabulous homemade spring rolls. […]

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rhubarb compote and yogurt parfait

I hadn’t cooked very much with rhubarb until a couple years ago. I was in the produce aisle at the grocery store and a pile of stunningly beautiful, bright red rhubarb practically shouted at me to take it home. So I did. Least surprised was Patrick, as I’ve been known to occasionally buy things simply […]

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5 ingredient peanut butter snack dip

I’ve served this dip at quite a few baby showers and parties, and no matter how much effort I put into making cute cupcakes, mini sandwiches, or fancy skewers, this is, without exception, the most popular food item. The crazy part is that it only requires 5 ingredients (including salt) and 5 minutes to make, […]

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herby spring salad with watermelon radish, avocado, snow peas, and feta

Just like clockwork, when spring started showing itself around the Pacific Northwest, something akin to an alarm went off in my head saying, “it’s time to obsess over a springy salad.” I’ll be generous and say my “internal alert” was attributed to the arrival of fresh spring produce, rather than, ahem, the impending doom of […]

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vegetarian gravy

Vegetarian gravy. It’s not just for the vegetarians, I promise. I love being able to have gravy without the hassle of cooking meat. Let’s be honest, most of us wouldn’t turn down gravy in any form, especially with potatoes (and spooned over everything else on our dinner plate, because #Merica). But ultimately, the best reason […]

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roasted rosemary leaf potatoes

I usually try to write something short, witty, and tantalizing to kick off my posts, but right now I’d like to pause my usual banter and acknowledge that this year has been hard, and the holidays coming up will be unlike any year before. Many states are locking down again, for good reasons, and our […]

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smoky shakshuka with feta

If you had asked me a few years ago if I like shakshuka, I would have given you an ambivalent, “not-that-into-it” answer. But then I went camping with some friends and my friend Erika brought a skillet of shakshuka to heat over the fire for dinner. We tore a loaf of fresh bread into chunks […]

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