spring panzanella with asparagus and burrata

One of our goals this spring has been to eat enough asparagus that we won’t miss it when it is no longer in season. And, so far, so good. Normally I’d be horrified to find asparagus-gone-bad in the back of the veggie drawer. However, yesterday I was a bit relieved that the asparagus I discovered […]

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grapefruit spritzer with rosemary-ginger syrup

To answer the burning question in your mind, this cocktail can be made with or without alcohol and tastes delicious either way. Whew! I’m glad we got that out of the way. I remember a definite point in time several years ago that I had to switch up my dinner party game. Instead of wine […]

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balsamic portobello burgers with roasted garlic goat cheese and caramelized onions

Alternative (aka meatless) burgers are so hip right now. I would know, because I live in Seattle where everyone and their dog are on a special eating plan.  But, I won’t judge you if you won’t judge me, a self-proclaimed almost-vegetarian-except-for-bacon (and sometimes chicken or turkey if it’s humanely pasture raised organic blah blah blah). You […]

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chai spiced steel-cut oats

My friend Amy has been reminding me for years about the chai-spiced oatmeal we had once in college. I do not blame her though-it was really good (thank you, Kyle). I made a mental note to get creative with my spice cabinet and write down a basic recipe to send to her. It has only taken […]

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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. Even though this milkshake is technically […]

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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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spicy garlic deviled eggs

As cliché as making deviled eggs for Easter brunch might seem, I don’t hear anyone complaining. Deviled eggs are always the first dish to disappear at the church potluck. Or maybe that is just my perception because Patrick can miraculously eat his weight in deviled eggs and ask for more, please and thank you. There […]

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creamy chicken enchiladas

I am going to be blasphemous for a minute and say that this is my favorite enchilada recipe. I know what you’re thinking. As if authentic enchiladas weren’t filling and comfort-food-y enough to begin with, now you have gone and made them inauthentic and over-the-top rich and creamy. Well, it is not my fault. I […]

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buttermilk biscuits

Baking scares me just a little… ok quite a lot. Do one tiny thing incorrectly and you end up with Frisbee discs and hockey pucks instead of pancakes and biscuits. My formal baking education amounts to Paul Hollywood’s narrative on The Great British Baking show (I may have binge watched all three seasons in the […]

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St. Patrick’s spicy cilantro moscow mule

I have the perfect solution for a fun St. Patrick’s day that does not involve hoards of bros in Irish bars, tacky green costumes, or getting a vodka-cran spilled all over your new shirt. There is no rule that says you have to go out and party on St. Patrick’s day (I am talking to all of you […]

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