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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Dutch baby with lemon-basil maple syrup

It took Patrick a second to register what I meant when I said I wanted to make Dutch babies last weekend. For the record, he is not Dutch. And obviously I meant Dutch baby pancakes. I am embarrassed to admit it had been months since I made one, as it’s one of my faaaaavorite breakfast […]

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Falafel with tzatziki sauce

I remember the first time I ever made falafel. Our friends brought over all the ingredients; we blended them together in our food processor, rolled and fried away, and could not stop eating them. I like to think of falafel as fried savory donut holes that count as dinner. But if fried donut holes don’t […]

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Spicy Bloody Mary

Congratulations to those of you wrapping up your January Whole30, or your “dry January”, or your self-proclaimed month of eating leaves and detox drinks. In honor of your dieting accomplishments I made you a celebratory cocktail! And then I drank said cocktail, because a) it’s delicious, and b) I was home alone with two Bloody […]

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Whole30 pulled pork lettuce wraps with sesame ginger sauce

I won’t lie to you. Most of the time I’d rather have my wraps or burritos blanketed in fluffy tortillas, pita, or anything resembling carbs. But not in this case. These pork wraps are majestically happy and full of flavor just as they are. Plus, you can eat them guilt-free, knowing that you basically had […]

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