Monthly Archives : March 2015

baby kale + avocado + goat cheese + roasted chicken + Champagne vinaigrette salad


baby kale + avocado + goat cheese + roasted chicken + Champagne vinaigrette salad { dinner tonight } I was going to call this a Shut Up & Eat post, but, truth be told, Gavin wouldn’t touch this salad. Stella, on the other hand, would eat it like a wrestler trying to make the next weight class. However, here’s how…

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{ lemon + greens + chicken spring pasta }


lemon + greens + chicken spring pasta { shut up & eat } I was so excited for St. Patrick’s Day that I published my { corned beef + hash } at the start of the month…weeks early. It was a premature post. What can I say? I was a little excited. Now I’m suffering from blog-posting-dysfunction. I just couldn’t…

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Straight-Up Honky Kung Pao Chicken


For this kung pao chicken post, we’re going to pretend I never lived in China. What you’re about to witness is west-coast, quick, weeknight kung pao chicken. There isn’t much authentic happening here. If we were hanging in Mainland China together and we ordered kung pao chicken it would be a completely different experience. We’re talking Sichuan peppercorns that numb your tongue. It’s intoxicating.…

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{ da bomb dark chocolate + tart cherry cookie }


da bomb dark chocolate + tart cherry cookie { no really, this is it } I’ve talked about OCD before. A lot. Maybe too much? I’ll have to analyze that more later. There are all different types of OCD. There is the meticulous OCD person that can’t leave an empty cup on the coffee table or a dust bunny in…

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{ quinoa + turkey burgers }


quinoa + turkey burgers { shut up and eat } I was raised on an endless array of sayings that started with ‘shut up and eat’, lingered on ‘pull your head out of your ass’ and ended with: ‘go play on the freeway.’ This makes me giggle. To some, this could all seem a bit hostile. It was actually quite…

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{ salted caramel + brown butter stacked blondie-brownies }


salted caramel + brown butter stacked blondie-brownies { the defibrillator } Well, I’m done. I think I can put up the Closed – On Vacation sign and head to Kauai for a couple of weeks. When Saveur Magazine opened up their Blog Award nominations this week I wanted to search my photos for something that was really representative of the…

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Corned Beef Hash


corned beef hash {it’s a two-fer } I like meat. I don’t think that’s a secret. This little beauty happens to be one of my most favorite meat-centric meals of the year. It’s lingering right next to Thanksgiving turkey and flirting with Easter ham. I don’t quite understand why this is happening just once a year, do you? We need to work…

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