Tag Archives : dinner

Pesto Pine Nut Pizza


Before I get into this Pesto Pine Nut Pizza (and how much I love alliteration), let’s just talk about pesto, shall we?   There is a lot of hub bub about grinding your homemade pesto in a mortar and pestle instead of using a food processor to sort the situation out quickly. I’m here to tell you it’s fine either…

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Burrata Squash Blossom Beer-Crusted Pizza


You guys, I just started a bi-weekly show with the feedfeed called SPLURGE and I’m so excited about it! Each month will be themed (the theme for July is yeast-based treats) and will deal with both sweet and savory baked recipes. This recipe was for my first episode, which I will link to as soon as it is up on…

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Strawberry Freekah Salad With Pistachio-Crusted Goat Cheese


Guys, you need to get on the freekah bandwagon. It’s delicious. I was skeptical. I mean REALLY skeptical. But it’s amazing. When it comes to salads, I need them loaded. I mean, I need every flipping bite teeming with taste and texture. We have that here. Right now. With this salad. We start with a base of freekah. Then we…

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Meal Planning | week two


For those of you joining us, this is our second week of meal planning (read the first one here). The goal of these posts is to make your mid-week planning, cooking + eating easier. Maybe a little bit healthier? It will contain a collection of my recipes + links off to others. My back went out this week (miserable) so this week’s…

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Pour Me a Martini Pizza


I realize we’re not officially in summer, but it’s here at our house. The kids have been out of school for several weeks and it’s a revelation. The lightness and joy that has descended upon our home is nothing short of bliss. Pure, peaceful, bliss. We’re going to bed late and sleeping in. We’re eating quesadillas, playing legos in the living…

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Cauliflower Soup with Crispy Bacon, Mustard-Potato Croutons + Lemon-Chive Oil


cauliflower soup with crispy bacon, roasted mustard-potato croutons + lemon-chive oil Let’s get a couple of things out of the way real quick. First, there is a dairy free option to this cauliflower soup, see below. Second, there is a vegetarian option, also see below. Third, this cauliflower soup is EASY. It was born out of my current obsession with…

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Mexican Tomatillo Soup


| mexican tomatillo soup | I know, I’ve been on a MAJOR sweet bender. Please forgive me. I hear from my friends that they want more quick, savory dinners, so this is for you…just in time for Cinco de Mayo. And it’s healthy. And quick. Did I say that already? It’s ticking all the boxes on the type of meal I…

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Harissa Turkey Sliders + Feta-Harissa Secret Sauce


harissa turkey sliders + feta-harissa secret sauce Hi. How’s it going? Last month I was posting three times a week and this month I’m all, yawn, stretch, roll over and nap. This recipe has been tested and photographed for weeks. Just sitting around, looking pretty, waiting for its call time. I love harissa. But you know that, right? We’re pretty…

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Chorizo Beer Chili


Around Christmas I was talking (that’s code for wine tasting) with my cousin and I mentioned my weekend pancake recipe. She asked if I had weekday pancakes too. I think she was making fun of me. I don’t joke about pancakes. Nobody should. So I replied (rather proudly, I might add): OF COURSE I DO. Don’t you? Doesn’t everyone? I mean…

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Carnitas + Cheesy Black Bean Enchiladas


carnitas +  cheesy black bean  enchiladas  { you’re actually getting two meals…whaaa? } Keep reading for the world’s best carnitas and, because I’m modest, the world’s best enchiladas. This should actually be two posts. But, I’m moving a little slow this week and consolidation makes total sense here. There are a couple of things happening at my house. First, I’m obsessed…

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Cashew + Spicy Tofu Stir-Fry


I’m sure any card-carrying Chinese person would look at this recipe and call it straight-from-the-motherland Chinese food. No hippie around, just Chinese. I’m adding the hippie part because this reminds me of something I would have eaten at a Dead show.  This feels vaguely familiar and was probably eaten in the back of a Volkswagen Bus. Can you picture it? I wouldn’t call myself…

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White Girl Mexican Soup


White Girl Mexican Soup { i’m having an affair } What’s that? An affair you say? It’s not nearly as titillating…my current love is my slow cooker. Steamy stuff, I know. My slow cooker has been sitting, completely ignored and dusty in the back of the hallway closet. He burned me not quite a decade ago. I was making spaghetti and meatballs and thought…

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{ let’s take a culinary journey }


middle eastern kebabs + lemony kale quinoa tabbouleh + yogurt sauce Mouth watering yet? I came up with this concoction in early summer. It was one of those things that I couldn’t stop making and then I totally burned out on it. I just revisited this gem recently and I don’t know why I stopped making it. It gets better and…

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Beer Crust Pizza


You ever have one of those moments where you could not be happier? Filled up with goodness and love and everything that is great in your life? I was having that moment last night and my daughter said, ‘Why are you so happy?’ I told her I could go back to being the psychotic hormonal crazy lady I was a week ago, if she’d…

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{ summer tomato goodness }


{ fresh tomato crostata } Three years ago I started with two raised planter beds for veggies and I ushered in this growing season with nine. That’s right, nine. I had visions of bed after bed of tomatoes. More tomatoes than I could possible eat or can. And then I went seed shopping. I was so compelled by tomatillos and…

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