halloumi “sliders” with zesty strawberry salad and chopped pistachio

I recently started taking Adeline with me to the grocery store – she’d been a few times previously but only as a young baby and “pre-covid.” Now, when we enter any grocery store she lets out a loud “yeah!” and proceeds to clap and smile at everyone. I don’t know if it’s because she spent […]

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rainbow vegan spring rolls with 5 ingredient “peanut” dipping sauce

My friend Kaitlin brought me dinner right after I had Adeline, and even though those early newborn days are blurry memory, I remember two important things from her visit. First, she gave me a heartfelt encouragement of “you can do this/yes, you will shower again someday” and second, she brought her fabulous homemade spring rolls. […]

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herby spring salad with watermelon radish, avocado, snow peas, and feta

Just like clockwork, when spring started showing itself around the Pacific Northwest, something akin to an alarm went off in my head saying, “it’s time to obsess over a springy salad.” I’ll be generous and say my “internal alert” was attributed to the arrival of fresh spring produce, rather than, ahem, the impending doom of […]

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overnight croissant french toast bake

This is truly the easiest breakfast to throw together the night before. Simply tear up the croissants right into your baking dish, mix them with milk and eggs, and let it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Forty-five minutes before you want to eat, pop the dish in the oven. This will be my new go-to […]

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roasted squash, cambozola, and caramelized onion flatbread with lemony greens

I wish I could poll all of you and ask, “what is the difference between pizza and flatbread?” The official answer, from my unofficial google research, is that pizza is made with yeasted dough, whereas flatbread is sans yeast (hence, the name flatbread). However, I think many of you might agree with me that the […]

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vegetarian gravy

Vegetarian gravy. It’s not just for the vegetarians, I promise. I love being able to have gravy without the hassle of cooking meat. Let’s be honest, most of us wouldn’t turn down gravy in any form, especially with potatoes (and spooned over everything else on our dinner plate, because #Merica). But ultimately, the best reason […]

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roasted rosemary leaf potatoes

I usually try to write something short, witty, and tantalizing to kick off my posts, but right now I’d like to pause my usual banter and acknowledge that this year has been hard, and the holidays coming up will be unlike any year before. Many states are locking down again, for good reasons, and our […]

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smoky shakshuka with feta

If you had asked me a few years ago if I like shakshuka, I would have given you an ambivalent, “not-that-into-it” answer. But then I went camping with some friends and my friend Erika brought a skillet of shakshuka to heat over the fire for dinner. We tore a loaf of fresh bread into chunks […]

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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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