Recipes

FALAFEL SLIDERS

I did a cleanse recently through Renew Juicery, and my favorite part of it, other than the delicious juices, were the amazing falafel burgers. I love the bright, fresh flavors in falafel, and on a grain-free bun with chipotle tahini, it’s the perfect guilt free lunch. These are also fabulous party appetizers, as they’re about slider size. INGREDIENTS For 12 small […]
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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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ROSEMARY CHOCOLATE MOUSSE

Rosemary’s Baby is a classic horror film – but not for the reasons you’d imagine. Sure, it’s about a woman who is drugged by a coven of witches and then gives birth to the antichrist, but the real horror that unfolds on the screen is the story of a woman without autonomy, a woman who is manipulated into her circumstances, […]
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PINK DEVILED EGGS

It’s no secret that I love deviled eggs. To me, they’re the perfect hors d’euvres – small, savory, not too filling, and if done properly, bright and flavorful enough to awaken your tastebuds without overloading them. I also find them fabulously retro, but in a much more attractive way than jello salad or ambrosia. Adding a hot pink tint and […]
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LEMON POPPYSEED MINI BUNDTS

The bundt is such a strange throw-back cake. The classic shape has been popular in Jewish and Polish baking going back to the 19th century, but it took the 1966 Pillsbury bake off to make it a sensation. The “Tunnel of Fudge” cake was a runner up, and an instant hit – propelling the bundt pan (and it’s manufacturer – […]
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FROZEN GREYHOUNDS

This weekend, I whipped up these greyhounds on a whim and they were oh so simple to make. Even as a mocktail, this drink is business. It comes from the grapefruit simple syrup, made with the spent rinds, which has a lovely bitter bite. The best part? It’s only three ingredients! INGREDIENTS: For one cocktail 4 ounces fresh squeezed grapefruit […]
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CHEDDAR JALAPEÑO GREEN ONION DONUTS

These are my new favorite things. Savory donuts, easily baked, and full of spicy goodness.  The texture stays light and fluffy, so you can eat wayyyyyyy too many of these before you realize you’re a brunch monster.  I might even try making these with corn meal, as sort of an epic breakfast cornbread situation.  But until then, nom nom nom […]
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CHILI SHRIMP OVER BLACK RICE

Black rice has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor that is so delicious with heat and spice, so I decided to take it out of the southwestern realm and introduce some Thai flavors.  The tomatoes, ginger, chili, and shrimp are a natural pairing with the black rice.  Done in under 20 minutes, this is a perfect weeknight meal whether the […]
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CLASSIC CROQUE MONSIEUR WITH ROMAINE SALAD

I was prattling on about my love of Nancy Meyer’s films until my husband and his brother interrupted that they had never seen her movies. They had a vague memory of her movie posters, the stylish yet accessible while keeping it together/falling apart heroines, and those chirpy, bright soundtracks. I could understand them missing The Holiday or Something’s Gotta Give, […]
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PASSIONFRUIT LIME SPRITZER

My grandma used to have an epic passionfruit vine, fat with fruit. We’d collect the pockmarked nubs and shake them to see if they were ripe. The trick with passionfruit is that the uglier it is, the better it tastes. We’d collect buckets of them and my mom would scoop out the pulp on top of a pavlova. My sister, […]
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