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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melon and feta salad with mint, chili, and lime

On warm summer nights the last thing I want is to melt away prepping food in a hot kitchen – especially 8 months pregnant. I love our 1950s Seattle home, but air conditioning? Yeah right. So here you go, this recipe checks the boxes for a fresh and easy summer dish that even your very […]

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hearty vegetarian protein bowls with garlic sesame peanut sauce

I’m not much of a “meal-prepper” at the moment. Sometimes I make enough dinner that there are leftovers for lunch the next day, but not much more than that. However, I’m sure I’ll change my tune when this baby arrives and putting real pants on or taking a shower suddenly becomes a grand achievement. I foresee […]

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crispy chickpea, avocado, and feta green salad with roasted jalapeño dressing

Leave it to a fresh green salad, a good spring-cleaning, and an intense garage purge to shake off the winter blues. It feels like the past few weeks have been a much needed restart after the snowiest February of my lifetime. I started making this salad when I discovered Sara Forte’s version – and over time […]

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shaved brussels sprout salad with vegan bacon crumble and chive-garlic dressing

Each December I intentionally post a new salad recipe—we all need a night off from eating Christmas cookies and drinking eggnog. But that doesn’t mean that eating a salad instead of holiday fare should be a tasteless chore. If I’ve learned one thing as an adult, it’s that superb salads are completely different from my […]

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kale salad with preserved lemon and a curry dressing

I swore I didn’t like kale until Deb Perelman posted a recipe for this salad; I tried it for the first time when my friend Erika brought it over for a fall diner party. It turns out Deb used to be in the same camp as I, the camp I labeled as, “everyone who likes […]

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curried chickpea sliders

I cannot resist a good sandwich or slider. Sometimes (ok, a lot of the time) I just crave a refreshing turkey, tuna, or chicken salad sandwich, with all the fixings. What is not to love? It’s basically one stop enjoyment of bread, cheese, avocado, and a savory filling. So, vegetarians and vegans, this recipe is […]

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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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