Recipes

FATTOUSH SALAD

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A traditional Levantine salad, Fattoush usually includes stale pita and sumac, a tart spice.  But in the interest of keeping it light, and not having to hunt down an ingredient like sumac, I kept it simple.  If you want a more authentic experience, add sumac and dried or fried pita chips; but as is, you have a fresh, bright salad, […]
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BEVERLY HILLS S’MORES

BEVERLY HILLS S'MORES // The Kitchy Kitchen
Summertime immediately conjures up images of the camp fire, jamborees, kumbaya echoing off the trail, and of course, scary stories being told over toasted marshmallows, sandwiched into s’mores. One of the creepiest campfire stories I’ve heard goes like this… It was a cold and rainy day in March. I went to Kristoff’s where I usually get my hair done but […]
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MARGARITA NIGHT

MARGARITA NIGHT // The Kitchy Kitchen
A good margarita is a thing of beauty. Bright, tart, a little sweet, a little salty and the perfect pairing with some tequila. I also love the idea of having an entire cocktail hour centered on different margaritas. Because of the sweet/tart balance, it’s so easy to adapt and play with the flavors. Fruit is a natural place to go […]
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HAND-PULLED COTTON CANDY

HAND-PULLED COTTON CANDY // The Kitchy Kitchen
Cotton candy, fairy floss, dragon’s beard, wool candy, and the less attractive sounding hair candy are all essentially the same thing: sugar broken down to fine, thin strands. I, like most people, don’t have the luxury of an at home cotton candy machine (SOME DAY! #GOALS), so when I teamed up with the adorable Cloe Lane of Bon Puf […], she […]
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BLACKBERRY BASIL SMASH

BLACKBERRY BASIL SMASH // The Kitchy Kitchen
I love a smash! Who doesn’t love a smash? They’re…smashing? Well, they’re awesome anyway. Some crushed ice, some citrus, a little sugar and whiskey – BOOM. I added some blackberries and basil for a bit of freshness,  but you could play around with any other fruit and fresh herb combination you like.  INGREDIENTS 7 fresh basil leaves 1 lemon half, […]
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PRESSED JUICERY GELATIN GUMMIES

PRESSED JUICERY GELATIN GUMMIES // The Kitchy Kitchen
What a fun, simple idea! The bright, fresh flavors in cold pressed juice make these jellies a modern twist on the jammier pate de fruit. The texture with these gummies is dense but yielding, thanks to the grass-fed gelatin. For a more intense gummy bear texture, add an extra tablespoon of gelatin. For a looser texture, use a tablespoon less. […]
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VANILLA COCONUT MILK

VANILLA COCONUT MILK // The Kitchy Kitchen
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, dairy 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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DOUBLE FRIED ARTICHOKE

DOUBLE FRIED ARTICHOKE // The Kitchy Kitchen
You can’t miss Da Giggetto because of the giant tower of artichokes at the door. Located on a Roman charming street in the former Jewish ghetto, this is the place for Carciofi alla Giudea – crisp on the outside, meltingly tender in the middle, pressed flower looking artichokes. It’s a local specialty, and so delicious.  The key is to fry […]
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ALMOND MADELEINES

ALMOND MADELEINES // The Kitchy Kitchen
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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