preserved lemons

Who would have thought that nonchalantly stuffing lemons into a jar and letting them marinate in a brine of their own juices would yield a product that is positively magical. I’m sure a food scientist could explain to me the chemical process (though salt is “neutral” and lemon juice is acidic, so I’ve been informed […]

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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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vegan eggnog

Ahhh eggnog. It’s all things festive and comforting. But before you judge me for my vegan eggnog recipe, consider this. The eggnog “experience” is basically a mug of something heavy and creamy with a strong nutmeg flavor. So don’t knock the vegan version until you try it. If you find yourself in the “eggnog haters” […]

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vegan & gluten-free strawberry cheesecake bars

One half of me is hanging on for dear life to these last days of summer, and the other half of me is glaring at the trees in our neighborhood to WITHER YOUR LEAVES AND DIE ALREADY because fall is simply the best. It’s not even debatable. So, if you’re hanging on to summer, make […]

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camping food: cumin and curry popcorn

Whenever Patrick and I roll into a campsite, I secretly hope that little camp elves have prepared a glass of wine with cheese and crackers for me, and a cold beer with chips and salsa for Patrick. I have yet to find said elves, so for now I guess I will manage with the food […]

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vegan hot fudge sauce

This might be Dahlia Kitchen’s quickest recipe to date as this hot fudge sauce takes all of five minutes to prepare once you have the ingredients. And let’s be honest – on a hot summer day the last thing you want is to spend hours in a hot kitchen when you could be at the […]

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superfood “milkshake”

I made this for the first time when I was doing Whole30 with Patrick and it’s been a recipe that stuck around ever since. That confession will probably get me excommunicated from the serious Whole30 community, but just remember that is how much I love you, my blog followers and friends. Even though this milkshake […]

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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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truffled avocado toast

Avocado toast belongs to a sacred food category at our house. That would be the category “I can eat this everyday and not be upset about it.” It is one of those meals that I will make at home several days a week, then go out to brunch on the weekend and promptly order the […]

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Whole30: fruit bowl with coconut “whipped cream”

As I am writing this, it is Valentine’s Day and I cannot think of anything more annoying than making my favorite brownie recipe and not being allowed to eat even the tiniest bite. Of course, that was the self-assigned cooking task for this morning. Damn you, Whole30 diet. I did not make the brownies to […]

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