curried cashew chicken salad

In COVID quarantine I’ve gone back to my midwest roots and rekindled my love for egg salad, chicken salad, and next on the list is jello salad (ok just kidding regarding the jello salad). I’ve tried variations on this chicken salad before, sometimes with raisins or dried currants (no thanks, but you go right ahead), […]

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turkey and mushroom lettuce wraps

The most common request I receive is for quicker, weeknight-friendly meals. This recipe is exactly that. It’s a “one pan” and leftover friendly dish (why not save yourself the trouble of making lunch the next day?). We eat these wraps on a regular basis, and sometimes I’ll change things up and make them into a […]

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pasta with roasted red pepper cream sauce

Someone please tell me if I’m missing out, but most years Patrick and I do not go out to dinner on Valentine’s day. We generally find ourselves at home or hanging out with friends. I’ll be honest, it gives me an excuse to make pasta for dinner and something indulgent and chocolate-y for dessert (like THIS […]

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roasted cauliflower soup

I had every intention of posting this recipe on the first day of fall, but like most things right now, our newborn’s needs trump nearly everything else. I’m fairly certain that baby spit up has touched every upholstered surface of our home, and I reached a new low this morning when I (knowingly) drank a […]

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spaetzle with a lemon, herb, and browned butter béchamel

I used to feel incredibly disappointed that I could not find spaetzle at the grocery stores I frequent, but I finally discovered that making my own spaetzle is an easy and (likely) a more delicious option. Of course, once I started making my own I stumbled upon a grocery store that does indeed sell spaetzle. […]

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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 (Fall of 2019) and putting real pants on or taking a shower suddenly becomes a grand […]

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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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caramelized pork ramen noodle soup

This is my ultimate dead-of-winter-comfort-food; one that my friends and family also love dearly. Though I will say, some of Seattle’s recent weather was positively spring-like. Quite the tease, actually. We all know that we are in for at least another month and a half of cold and grey weather. Regardless of whether that makes […]

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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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chicken pot pie

I’m breathing a sigh of relief because my chicken pot pie recipe has been in recipe purgatory for years (yes, you read that correctly) and I’m finally ready to share it with the world. What’s so complicated about pot pie? Absolutely nothing. I was down the endless rabbit hole of changing small recipe details here […]

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