Recipes

SWEET PEA PISTACHIO GAZPACHO

I have a complicated relationship with puns.  I might groan and roll my eyes, but secretly, I kind of love them. This soup is a pun.  I was having dinner with my friend Yayo and his mom at Jason Neroni’s awesome restaurant, Superba, enjoying his delicious pea gazpacho, and Spanish vocab came up.  Yayo is from Hermosillo, and, as you’d […]
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DRIED APRICOT + MASCARPONE TART

I love recipes like this. It looks super fancy, but is actually pretty simple, and once you know how to make it, you can create a million different tarts. It’s like this: Braised dried fruit + whipped mascarpone (or other sweet cheese) + shortbread crust. So imagine this: Braised dried cherries + whipped cream cheese + chocolate shortbread crust  Or… […]
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SPICY ROASTED PINEAPPLE LEMON/LIMEADE

There are a lot of different ways to come up with a recipe.  You can try to replicate one you try at a restaurant, or give a group of ingredients you love a difference spin (For instance, I dare you to find a scenario where Caprese doesn’t work: pasta, sandwiches, alone, it’s always awesome), or sometimes you treat it like […]
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FOURTH OF JULY CHERRY + BLUEBERRY FLAG PIE

We’ve all seen flag cakes before. Honestly, I’ve made two, and loved eating them. But, the world seems divided into cake people and pie people (after much soul searching, I think I may be a cake person. Frosting is just too damn enticing), and pie seems like a much more American choice than cake for the Fourth of July. To […]
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BURRATA WITH STONEFRUIT + CHILI + MINT

Burrata is one of my favorite things. It’s up there with brown butter. Basically, if it’s in a dish, it’s somehow improving it, and I must eat it. During the summer, I love pairing this fresh, creamy cheese with bright stone fruit. The acid in the peaches, plums, and nectarines are a fantastic counterpoint to the cheese’s mild sweetness, and […]
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GRILLED AVOCADO WITH MANGO SALSA

Even though guacamole is a summer staple, avocados are in their peak season through fall.  And what better way to give cold weather the boot, than gorging yourself on grilled, bright, fresh flavors?  And if you don’t feel like heating up the grill, mixing the avocado with the mango salsa makes a killer guacamole. INGREDIENTS For 6 1 mango, chopped […]
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APPLE MINT SANGRIA

I feel like mint gets a bad rap as a flavor, but it’s one of my favorites.  It’s not just a garnish, or something intended for an ice cream cone; mint can be earthy, mint can be subtle, mint can be everything you thought it couldn’t, because the herb mint is so so sooooo different than mint flavoring. Imagine the […]
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CUCUMBER MELON SALAD

This is the salad equivalent to frozen grapes: super refreshing, your last chance against a hot summer day. The cool fruit combined with refreshing mint is enough, but with a bright honey/lime combo and some habanero, it’s exactly what you need when you’re sweating buckets. This works with literally ANY other fruit, by the way, so get creative with it!  […]
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PINK LEMONADE PINK PEPPERCORN SORBET

One of my favorite characters ever is Maggie Prescott; Editor extraordinaire of the fictional Quality Magazine, from the film Funny Face.  If you haven’t seen it, see it.  Like, now. What are you doing? Go to iTunes or whatever and download it! She starts the number “Think Pink” in typical Maggie style: she has decided to publish an entire issue […]
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