Monthly Archives : February 2016

tahini brownies with black + tan sesame sprinkles


| tahini brownies with black + tan sesame sprinkles | I think the masses out there are going to be divided on these tahini brownies. Not by the taste, but the sound of it. I think half of you are going to say, ‘Hell to the NO!’ And I think the other half are going to say, ‘I love tahini…

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GF Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies


gluten free brown butter chocolate chip cookies { calling all gluten-free betches } I worked long and hard for this recipe. For you. All for you. Frankly, I’m exhausted. But it was worth it. Because this isn’t a ‘good for a gluten-free cookie’ kinda cookie. This is a damn good cookie. And, to my gluten-free sisters and brothers out there, take…

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{ double chocolate + banana superfood granola }


double chocolate + banana granola { a chocolate-y superfood party } I love granola. I love to grab a handful to nosh on when I’m hungry. I like to make acai bowls at home for a quick meal. And nothing beats a bowl of granola with cut bananas and milk. I like almond milk in my granola. Don’t know why.…

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pecan-crusted goat cheese + braised chicken salad with blood orange tahini dressing


 pecan-crusted goat cheese + braised chicken salad with blood orange tahini dressing When I create salads I think a lot about taste and appearance. I want there to be lots of color, so it looks exciting. I want it to be seasonal, so that everything is as fresh and as vibrant as it will ever be. And as I bite into it, I…

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Fluffy Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes


Fluffy Whole-Wheat Buttermilk Pancakes { pancake day } I received my Canyon Ranch cookbook as a gift from either my mom or sister, back in early 2000. I love it. It’s the cookbook that introduced me to the power of bread flour + whole-wheat flour in baking. I like things that taste good…so this actually isn’t inspired by health or being virtuous,…

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{ loaded aloha cookies }


loaded aloha cookies | studded with chocolate, coconut, macadamia nuts | + | frosted flakes | I was dreaming of this cookie for quite some time. It all started with thoughts of Frosted Flakes. Hawaii jumped onto the scene by way of shredded coconut and chopped macadamia nuts. Yes. Perfect. Not sad about that. My biggest struggle with this cookie was the name: Stoner Cookies,…

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{ braised datil chicken with olives + oranges }


braised datil chicken with olives + oranges { shut up and eat } This was one of those recipes that sneaks up and just kinda happens. I had a friend over, it was around Christmas, late afternoon, and we were testing my pomegranate cocktail. I was like, could you pleasseee do me this favor and she was like FINE, I’ll come…

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Lazy White-Girl Asian Buns


They say you can take the white girl outta China, but you can’t get China outta the white girl. I’m kidding…I don’t think anyone is saying that. But it’s a fact. Having spent three years living in China, I get very excited for certain food, drinks, rituals and holidays that are indigenous to that completely crazy place. It’s like I’m a…

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