spiced buttermilk waffles with maple mascarpone whipped cream

I wouldn’t blame you for thinking that these waffles are merely a vessel for the maple mascarpone whipped cream – but that is simply not the case. Waffles are the queens of brunch food, and I don’t need to explain to you how much better they taste with some fall spices. And if it feels […]

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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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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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melon and feta salad with mint, chili, and lime

On warm summer nights the last thing I want is to melt away prepping food in a hot kitchen – especially 8 months pregnant. I love our 1950s Seattle home, but air conditioning? Yeah right. So here you go, this recipe checks the boxes for a fresh and easy summer dish that even your very […]

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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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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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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 and putting real pants on or taking a shower suddenly becomes a grand achievement. I foresee […]

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mocha smoothie + announcement

We’ve all experienced rushed or, dare I say, frantic mornings where time to make both coffee and breakfast is non-existent. For Patrick and I, coffee usually wins out in that situation. Fortunately, there are ways to have both in one fell swoop, like a smoothie, though I still recommend eating “real food” for breakfast whenever […]

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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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simple avocado citrus salad

By the end (or nearing end) of winter I’ve usually established a craving for fresh summer fruit, but berries and nectarines will evade me a few months more. I recently rekindled my love for oranges after being sick with influenza- I used to think of oranges as a bit mundane, their purpose being for juicing […]

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