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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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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pomegranate, pear, and gorgonzola salad

I was originally going to wait until January to post this recipe. You know, the month when the whole world decides to eat only nuts, green salads, and detox drinks made of lemon, cayenne, and the tears of their cravings. But this winter salad ended up being way too festive and pretty (and delicious) to […]

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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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heirloom caprese salad

The earth is exploding with tomatoes this time of year and the only decent thing to do is to haul yourself to a farmer’s market and buy some so they don’t go to waste. I do not have a garden (yes, I know I should), but if I did, I’d probably fill it entirely with […]

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jalapeño coleslaw

If you go around raving about coleslaw, eventually people will start looking at you strangely. Most people don’t quite understand how someone like myself could get so excited about coleslaw. But I don’t blame them because… it’s… coleslaw? The memories I have of coleslaw are along the lines of Costco tubs of rabbit food and, […]

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spring panzanella with asparagus and burrata

One of our goals this spring has been to eat enough asparagus that we won’t miss it when it is no longer in season. And, so far, so good. Normally I’d be horrified to find asparagus-gone-bad in the back of the veggie drawer. However, yesterday I was a bit relieved that the asparagus I discovered […]

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spring quinoa salad

If you are wondering what people in Seattle are talking about these days, it’s the never-ending rain and gloom. This winter and spring seem to be the grayest and grossest that I can remember. I cannot believe May is just around the corner because it feels as if we are stuck in February purgatory. I […]

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Chinese chicken salad

After a vacation do you ever feel that, upon your return, you need to detox the indulgence out of your body and eat only salad for a month? Almost every drive home from the airport for Patrick and I includes a conversation that goes something like this: Me: Are you hungry? Patrick: Are you hungry? […]

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Whole30: chicken, squash, and avocado bowl with lemon tahini dressing

Approximately this time every year I get an intense urge to sell our home and move to one of the following places: San Diego, Phoenix, Austin, or any of the Hawaiian Islands. I literally (channeling my best Chris Traeger voice) just googled “Austin temperature right now” and HELLO 83 degrees! It’s. Just. Not. Fair. It […]

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