Recipes

Summer watermelon “cake”

I stumbled across this idea on Pinterest and at first thought, “What a mean trick.” Imagine cutting into what you think is an epic cake, but it happens to be fruit. That’s like the house that hands out toothbrushes on halloween. But then, in the middle of summer when I was baking in stuffy kitchen, I thought of this “cake” […]
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BRISKET BAHN MI BURGER

The Bahn Mi is one of my favorite sandwiches.  Rich grilled meat topped with fresh vegetables, surrounded by a French loaf with mayo and hot sauce – beautiful.  So why not take these same flavors and try them with a burger?  I love the fattiness of brisket with the fresh, crisp flavors of raw carrot, cucumber, and cilantro.  Enjoy! HOW […]
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SANGRIA BLANCA

Here’s one of my favorites recipes from my cookbook, The Kitchy Kitchen: sangria blanca! The juicy white peaches and nectarines, along with the strawberries and subtle rose syrup, make this drink a celebration of summer, as the success of the whole thing hinges on the ripeness of the ingredients. I used a torrontes (a South American varietal) instead of a […]
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ROSEWATER GLAZED BROWN BUTTER MADELEINES

Madeleines have a bit of a reputation.  The ideal has been outlined so specifically, it’s hard to imagine topping it:  No sooner had the warm liquid mixed with the crumbs touched my palate than a shudder ran through me and I stopped, intent upon the extraordinary thing that was happening to me. An exquisite pleasure had invaded my senses, something […]
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VEGAN SUSHI

I looooooooove sushi. Love it. But since I’m well into my second trimester, I can’t enjoy classic sushi as often as I’d like. So instead of depressing choices like chicken teriyaki sushi rolls, I looked to vegan options that offer similar textures and colors as my favorite fish. All of these look adorable and taste even better. My favorite is […]
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MOM’S COFFEE CAKE

Growing up, this cake was a constant on our kitchen counter. My mom made it practically every week, and I would have a giant slice with a big glass of milk after school. It was one of the most well worn pages from The Silver Palate Cookbook, and is still a family favorite (my brother Henry had it as his […]
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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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VEGAN + GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE CAKE WITH COCONUT WHIPPED CREAM

Gluten Free/Vegan baking can conjure up images of cardboard dry cakes and “buttercream” interpretations that simply don’t come close to the real thing.  And here’s the reason why: You can’t replace butter. Trying to recreate ingredients leads to hyped up expectations and definitely some disappointments.  You know what works? Using great ingredients that have a ton of flavor. That way, […]
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SIMPLE BERRY SMOOTHIE BOWL

INGREDIENTS Makes 1 bowl 3 frozen bananas 1/2 cup frozen blueberries 1/2 cup raspberries 1 cup almondmilk 3 medjool dates, pits removed DIRECTIONS Blend until smooth. Make sure it is thick & creamy. Liquid to solid ratio is very important here! TOPPINGS 1/2 sliced fresh banana 1 tablespoon goji berries 1 tablespoon flax seeds 1 tablespoon chia seeds 1 teaspoon […]
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RAW CARROT SALAD

Texture is one of the most transformative aspects of an ingredient. Make it tender by slow cooking and concentrating the sugars, frying until crisp until savory and crunchy, or serving thin and raw with a clean, fresh snap. Today, I’m going with the latter, keeping the carrot salad light and spoonable. The balance of heat with creamy yogurt with the […]
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