Recipes

SPICY STRAWBERRY MARGARITAS

Spicy margaritas and strawberry margaritas are two of my favorite cocktails – especially when they’re freshly made and not too sweet. So when I ordered a spicy strawberry mezcal cocktail in Mexico City during my recent trip, it hit me that I had never tried combining those two perfect things before. Inspired by that fresh, tart, barely sweet, and mildly […]
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SUMMER CROSTINI

There’s still a bit of summer left (unless you’re already back-to-school!) which means the farmer’s market is a little more spectacular than usual. At the start of the season there’s an amazing cross section of spring/summer, and those odd outliers that pop up much too early or cling on for dear life through the seasons. I was planning on re-making […]
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MY FAVORITE EASY FOURTH OF JULY APPETIZERS

Whether you’re looking for something poolside and simple or a more elegant appetizer situation, these three recipes have you covered. I love July 4th, and to me, this is definitely a holiday you want to spend outside watching fireworks rather than inside prepping plates of appetizers. So I put together three of my favorite go-to appetizers (they’re either ridiculously simple […]
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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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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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