Parsnip Fries with Sriracha-Spiked Ketchup

I see myself eating a ton of oven-roasted fries, especially the parsnip variety, when the weather turns colder in the fall. I love pulling a tray of hot, crispy fries out of my oven when there’s rain pouring down outside. There’s something about sitting in your kitchen and eating them warm, a good book in […]

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Summer Vegetable Tart

Was this supposed to be a healthy recipe blog? Did I tell you that? Did I say it? I’m sorry, that must have been a mistake.* I would be making and eating these tarts daily if I wasn’t afraid of running out of butter halfway into the recipe. This puff pastry tart celebrates the freshest summer vegetables. […]

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Fresh Blueberry Pie

Let’s talk about ugly pies. Specifically, how ugly pies are often the best pies. A few days ago, I made a raspberry rhubarb tart that turned out more green than the bright pink I was hoping for. But the flavor? It was spot-on. Take this pie, a personal summer favorite, with misshapen crust and dark, […]

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Mushroom Fried Black Rice

A week or so in, it finally feels like this blog has a home on the internet. Having your own domain, good hosting and a theme you like are such simple details, but they make the biggest difference. And while everything isn’t a hundred percent perfect yet, it’s approaching what I wanted it to be when […]

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Two Ingredient Banana-Chip Ice Cream

Haaappy Friday! Today I can honestly say that I’m psyched for the weekend. Bring on the sunshine, cool mornings, extra hours off from work, time with friends, and Skype chats with family. Bring on the end-of-summer jalapeños, fresh berries, and lemonade. Bring on the ice cream.  This banana ice cream has been all over the […]

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Spicy Lemon Chickpea Pita Pockets

It has been over a month since my last post. The one where I talked about eating healthier, less processed food. I imagined that as I tried to trade bad habits for better nutrition, I’d be posting on here more. But the opposite happened– I’ve barely posted at all. Today, I’m reviving this blog. Better […]

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Healthier Eggplant Parmagiana

I consider eggplant parmagiana to be the ultimate comfort food. I love the creamy richness of a pan-fried-then-oven-baked eggplant, combined with a crispy, oily crumb coat. Add red sauce, cheese, and a heaping plate of pasta and I’m in heaven. However, I made some big changes to what I eat recently, which I mentioned in this […]

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Hot Milk + Turmeric for a Sore Throat

It may seem strange to post a sore throat remedy during the first days of Spring. But just as I was beginning to enjoy the warmth and the extra hours of sunlight, I was hit by another bout of allergies. They’ve been acting up recently, and without rain to clear the air, this season has been […]

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Depression-Era Dark Chocolate Cake

This recipe dates back to the Great Depression, when resources were scarce and thrift was a way of life. It has gone by several names— “Crazy Cake,” “Wacky Cake,” and a few others. It’s a cake is made without eggs, milk, or butter. The ingredients list is full of pantry items, and cocoa is used […]

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