Recipes

MEXICAN STYLE CHICKEN AND SWEETCORN STEW

On my YouTube channel today I collaborated with the lovely Donal Skehan where we traded some of our favorite recipes. He shared this deliciously simple soup that takes under 20 minutes to put together. For more recipes like this one, make sure to check out his website. If you don’t make your own chicken stock for this recipe be sure […]
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NO CHURN ICE CREAM

Most “No Churn” ice cream recipes involve stirring the ice cream every twenty minutes or so until smooth – which is honestly almost as annoying as buying an ice cream maker. But this one, inspired by a vintage recipe I came across, is perfectly spoonable, without any fuss at all. Seriously. No stirring, no churning, just mix together these ingredients, […]
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SMOKED SALMON PLATTER

This isn’t a recipe, but it is a good idea.  You can lay everything out on a platter hours before mealtime, hold it in the fridge, and look like a hero when breakfast rolls around.  The combination of rich smoked salmon with briny capers, peppery red onion, and some tangy freshly herbed cream cheese may not be original, but it […]
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ROASTED VEGETABLES WITH PEPITA PESTO

Roasted vegetables could be a meal in itself for me. The sugars caramelize, the texture becomes tender, the flavors intensify and deepen – it’s perfect. A huge part of cooking is finding balance in flavors, and sometimes that means adding a pop of contrast. With these round, deep flavors, a punctuation of brightness is a welcome addition. Pumpkin seed pesto is a slight twist […]
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MARY-GARITA

Want the brunch refreshment of a bloody mary with the laid back afternoon vibes of a margarita? You’re in luck then, because I give you, the Marygarita.  Bloody Maria’s are no new thing, but I love the sweet / tart lime punch in a margarita especially with tequila, so I took my favorite aspects of each drink and combined them […]
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COCONUT MILK SHRIMP RISOTTO WITH KALE PESTO

Before Eat, Pray, Love, there was Now, Voyager: the ultimate “finding yourself” story starring the never boring Bette Davis.  The title of the film (or rather, the book the film is based on) is from Walt Whitman’s The Untold Want: The untold want by life and land ne’er granted, Now, voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find. It’s puzzling […]
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GREEN THAI WRAPS

Thai cuisine has that enviably sexy blend of spicy, sweet, and tart all at once, plus a little umami just to keep it interesting.  The flavors are never muddled, always vibrant and purposeful.  What a lovely palette to choose from! For these wraps, I kept it simple.  You can add anything you like to it, practically, and if you don’t […]
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STRAWBERRY ROSE SMOOTHIE

Remember how milk always came in three flavors? Plain, chocolate, and strawberry? Well, this is inspired by that adorably sweet pink drink that was one of my favorites growing up. As an adult, I’m trying not to indulge in my childhood love of sugar + dye, so here is a healthy option, loaded with fresh strawberries, immune boosting raw honey, […]
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THREE INGREDIENT PARTY SNACKS

To me, the holidays are when I get to dust off my cocktail dress, slip on my party shoes, and hover around the buffet double fisting snacks. I love snacks. I also hate snacks, because I eat so many of them thoughtlessly, only to struggle into my same cocktail dress the following weekend, the the zipper jamming on my holly […]
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MISH MISH COCKTAIL

I’ve picked up quite a few phrases from my best girlfriend Christie, but “mish mish” has to be my favorite.  First off, it is just so fun to say.  Secondly, it’s a term of endearment for cats, similar in the way we would say “here kitty, kitty.”  And thirdly, it means apricot.  Is there anything more darling than calling neighborhood […]
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