curried chickpea sliders

I cannot resist a good sandwich or slider. Sometimes (ok, a lot of the time) I just crave a refreshing turkey, tuna, or chicken salad sandwich, with all the fixings. What is not to love? It’s basically one stop enjoyment of bread, cheese, avocado, and a savory filling. So, vegetarians and vegans, this recipe is […]

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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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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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mushroom, corn, and brussels sprout pasta with truffled breadcrumbs

Whenever Patrick and I eat out (usually while traveling) I am always on the hunt for recipe inspiration. I’ll even stoop so low as to take photos of menus (just for idea inspiration, of course), and promptly forget said photo until months later I have a moment of recall. Next ensues a frantic search through […]

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baked halibut with shallots and capers

Watch out- my head might have grown a size or two because I’ve been nailing it at the halibut game, if I can be so bold. However, a little bit of well-placed confidence is welcome, because no one wants to splurge on fresh, wild caught halibut and cook it incorrectly. In that unfortunate situation, you […]

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halloumi and black bean tacos

I had good intentions of posting this recipe before the cinco de mayo celebrations a few days ago, but I’m only going to halfway apologize because do we really need a once-a-year inauthentic holiday to give us an excuse to make tacos? I should hope not. You might remember when I posted my camping taco recipe […]

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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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shallot and mushroom eggs en cocotte

I initially shied away from making eggs en cocotte because I was convinced that the only way I wanted to eat eggs was very softly scrambled with lots of butter. I am happy to report that I was undeniably wrong; and I can’t believe it took me this long to make what I now call […]

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jalapeño and bacon corn chowder

I used to think that I did not like chowder because the only chowders I had ever tried were full of clams. Unsolicited fact about me: the only mollusk I am on good terms with is the scallop. They are delectable. But back to chowder… I can’t remember when I first tried a “non-clam” chowder, […]

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Bánh mì with pickled vegetables and sriracha mayonnaise

Traveling through Vietnam has been a fantastic experience for the senses. We have seen incredible vistas, inhaled some delicious and not so delicious smells, and eaten our way through every city (of course). Our schedules currently revolve around coffee, breakfast, more Vietnamese coffee, lunch, afternoon snacks, happy hour, dinner, and post-dinner dessert or drinks.  We’ve […]

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