acai bowls

It’s mid-July and finally warm enough in the Pacific Northwest to enjoy acai bowls. I experimented with this recipe about six months ago, and why on earth I decided to make frozen snacks in the dead of winter I’ll never know. Maybe it’s because I had warmer climates on the mind. Nevertheless, I was able […]

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sweet potato fries

I struggled for a few attempts at getting these fries the way I wanted – crispy, not soggy and sad. I wanted to be able to hold a fry upright and not have it bend over in the middle. I tried multiple types of orange fleshed sweet potatoes, multiple baking methods, and different methods of […]

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no-bake chocolate oat snack bites

If you are a fan of no-bake cookies, then these snack bites will likely be right up your alley. The main differences are these have hardly any sugar (just a bit of maple syrup), no boiling on the stove is required, and they contain a few healthier ingredients so we can get away with calling […]

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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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grilled zucchini “fries” with spicy honey mustard

A holiday weekend is just days away (at least in the US), and I’m betting this kicks off grilling season for many of you– FINALLY, am I right? Comfort food, we will see you in the fall. It’s time for burgers, caprese salads, fresh fruit, and practicing the art of “how many foods can I […]

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vegan green smoothie

Happy New Year! Whether you are eating differently because of a New Year’s resolution or just want to add extra greens into your diet, I’m hoping this recipe will fit nicely into your smoothie repertoire. I used to think that vegetable based smoothies were boring and reminiscent of grass, but I couldn’t have been more […]

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popcorn and Chex savory snack mix

Before you hate me for saying that “I’m not much of a candy person,“ let me inform you that I could sit down with an entire batch of this snack mix and eat it in one sitting. And if you looked into the bowl that once held the devoured snack mix, you wouldn’t see a […]

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goat cheese crostini with preserved lemon, honey, and smoked paprika

I won’t admit to you how many of these toasts I ate in the name of “recipe development.” Never mind that the recipe has only 5 ingredients (minus the salt)… I had to get the ratios “just right” and of course that meant making this over, and over, and over. I assembled a large platter […]

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serrano pico de gallo

Patrick and I live at different ends of the salsa spectrum. He is loyal to the smooth, almost soupy, and spicy salsas of the world. I, on the other hand, always prefer chunky pico de gallo (spicy of course), some of which are nearing salad territory. Shall we call pico de gallo deconstructed salsa? The […]

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