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GREEN THAI WRAPS

Thai cuisine has that enviably sexy blend of spicy, sweet, and tart all at once, plus a little umami just to keep it interesting.  The flavors are never muddled, always vibrant and purposeful.  What a lovely palette to choose from! For these wraps, I kept it simple.  You can add anything you like to it, practically, and if you don’t […]
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GREEN GODDESS SALAD + DRESSING

Green Goddess Dressing, though considered a token of late 1970’s cuisine, is actually from the 20’s.  You can tell because of the abundance of tarragon, anchovies and mayonnaise.  The only thing that doesn’t feel 1920’s about it is the absence of a hard boiled egg.  I swear 90% of recipes from the 1920s involve a hard boiled egg. A digression! […]
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MEXICAN STYLE CHICKEN AND SWEETCORN STEW

On my YouTube channel today I collaborated with the lovely Donal Skehan where we traded some of our favorite recipes. He shared this deliciously simple soup that takes under 20 minutes to put together. For more recipes like this one, make sure to check out his website. If you don’t make your own chicken stock for this recipe be sure […]
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CITRUS FENNEL TAHINI SALAD

I love creamy dressings. They can take a meh salad and make it feel practically decadent – ok, not really, but definitely more substantive at least. Tahini, for the uninitiated, is a sesame puree that you’ll find in a lot of sauces in the middle east, like hummus.  It’s delicious, and adds a lovely warmth and creaminess to anything it’s […]
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SALAD BINGO

Salad fatigue is a thing, people. I try to eat leafy greens often, but coming up with new ideas for serving them can be a challenge. Then it occurred to me that every salad I whip together has more or less the same five elements (greens, protein, nuts, veggies, dressing). So here’s a helpful little grid with some of my […]
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VEGAN SUSHI

I looooooooove sushi. Love it. But since I’m well into my second trimester, I can’t enjoy classic sushi as often as I’d like. So instead of depressing choices like chicken teriyaki sushi rolls, I looked to vegan options that offer similar textures and colors as my favorite fish. All of these look adorable and taste even better. My favorite is […]
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AVOCADO AIOLI

Food should be nourishing and delicious. It sounds simple, right? With sweets especially, it can be so hard to find treats that are as good to eat as they are for you. My friend Laurel, the baker behind the grain-free and refined-sugar-free (and sometimes vegan) goodness known as Sweet Laurel Bakery, has shared some of her simplest and most satisfying […]
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AVOCADO + JALAPENO OVER SUSHI RICE

Simple pleasures, right? Growing up in LA, sushi, next to tacos and perhaps, to a lesser extent, the French Dip, is our culinary mascot. The best sushi is scattered across Little Tokyo, Sawtelle, and the valley, with a lot of mediocre rolls in between. Everyone focusses on the fish when it comes to what makes perfect sushi, which is understandable, […]
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AVOCADO TOAST

It’s almost silly to have a post dedicated to Avocado Toast. It’s so pervasive out here. It’s on every cafe menu, pops up on everyone’s Instagram feed, it’s practically omnipotent. But unlike cronuts or sweets with bacon in them, this is of a protected status. Simple things hardly ever go out of style, and avocado toast is equivalent to a […]
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BURRITO BOWL

I love customizable lunches, and a burrito bowl is one of the easiest to whip up. A little brown rice, your favorite salsa, some leftovers and you’ve got an awesome and easy meal.  For this version, I made roasted yams that I had to make twice…because I ate the entire first batch while hovering around the kitchen. I love roasted […]
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