Recipes

END OF SUMMER SALAD

Well, it’s here. Or I guess we’re a little past it.  It’s the end of summer.  Not that you can tell.  The afternoon sun still turns my car into an incubator, and the backs of my knees and small of my back are still uncomfortably damp after sitting at my desk all morning.  But, the sun is setting almost imperceptibly […]
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HOMEMADE ICE CREAM SANDWICHES

These are the ultimate make-ahead dessert. Bake some cookies, stick a little ice cream between them, and leave them in the freezer until you want to eat them. You can get extra credit for making your own ice cream, but in a pinch, I just buy my favorite flavors from the local ice cream shop. My favorite part are the […]
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PRESSED JUICERY GELATIN GUMMIES

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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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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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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DEEP DISH BRAMBLE BERRY PIE

Few things are better than a scoop of warm peak of season fruit pie with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. From the first bite to when you finish your plate, everything is good. This recipe is incredibly simple, and adapted from one of my favorite vintage cookbooks, The Pepperidge Farm Cookbook by Margaret Rudkin. Part memoir and cookbook, […]
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RISING SUN JUICE

I love this combination of carrot, coconut, orange, and a bit of spice. Slightly sweet, nicely balanced, it’s super thirst quenching and refreshing. This would also make a brilliant smoothie if you blended coconut meat in as well. Enjoy!  INGREDIENTS 2 carrots 1 inch piece fresh ginger 1 cup coconut water 1/2 orange, juiced 1 lime, juiced 1 pinch ground […]
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WATERMELON TOMATO GOAT CHEESE + CHILI SALAD

Watermelon is one of my all time favorite things. Sweet and crisp, juicy but never cloying, it’s quite possibly the perfect summer snack.  It wasn’t until recently that the whole “savory watermelon” thing occurred to me.  There’s pickled watermelon rind in the south, small chunks tucked away in spicy latin ceviches, and that feta salad that I’ve had at practically […]
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Blackberry Glazed Brown Butter Buttermilk Doughnuts

Baked doughtnuts strike me as the perfect compromise.  You get to have something cakey, delicious, and glazed, but hey…at least it’s not fried? At least in my world this is a super reasonable compromise.  The blackberry glaze on these doughnuts is the prettiest shade of rich pink, with an unexpected tart kick, making these the perfect doughnuts for the summertime.  […]
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