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Flaky Buttery Biscuit BLT Sliders

Have you guys ever heard of hygge? It’s the Danish word for cozy, but it’s also so much more: it’s feeling, a mood, a warm mug filled with your favorite tea on a rainy day, tucked under a fluffy blanket with your favorite person. Hygge is taking a regular everyday occurrence and infusing it with […]

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Fingers crossed. OMG. OMG. I won? [faints]

Congrats to all the winners and nominees!

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Friday Finds: 10.16.15

Did you guys have an awesome week? I absolutely did! Last weekend, Mike and I had the best time hanging with Alana and her man, Moses. We spent our time making dim sum and even though there was an incident with an iPhone and the hot tub, a good time was had by all. I […]

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Roasted Pumpkin and Sage Grilled Cheese

I had some leftover roast pumpkin in the fridge, and since it’s grilled cheese season, the only right thing to do was sandwich it between layers grilled crisp buttered bread with sage, mozzarella, and a fried egg. This sandwich has everything right going for it: the earthiness of the sage plays well with the sweet […]

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Cauliflower Hash Brown Breakfast Sandwich

Cauliflower is a magical vegetable. It’s delicious as is – especially roasted – and, just like broccoli, it can be made into a multitude of other shapes. Here, I shaped cauliflower into what I think of as the classic hash brown patty: a slightly rounded rectangle.

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Dan Dan Zucchini Noodle Soup

Every time I make zoodles, I turn to Mike and say, “we really should eat more zoodles.” I’m a huge zucchini fan, regardless of how it’s cooked, but turn them into noodles and I’m a zucchini monster. Zoodles are delicious no matter what, but I think they’re especially good in this Japanese inspired take on dan […]

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Spinach Mozzarella Grilled Cheese on Pretzel Bread

Guys, it’s grilled cheese season. Technically, grilled cheese doesn’t need a season, but if it had one, this would be it: crisp chilly air and sunny short days. The perfect weather for crunchy bread and warm gooey cheese. Spinach and mozzarella go together like, well, spinach and mozzarella. They happen to be one of my […]

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LA’s Eggslut: Mashed Potatoes, Soft Coddled Egg and Toast

I have a thing for breakfast foods. It’s kind of ironic though, because I don’t really eat breakfast on a regular basis. I’m more of a start my day with coffee kind of person. I hardly ever take the time to make myself a meal before diving into whatever it is that needs to get […]

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Friday Finds: 10.02.15

Happy October! I am so ready for cozy sweaters, bunny slippers, and ALL the fall food. I’m super excited to be getting into heavier fare. I love salads, but I love casseroles, stews, and soups even more. I know the header photo is of me in a skirt and bare legs, but Southern California weather be […]

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BLT Fried Rice Recipe

Fried rice – is there anything better? I love how you can take innocent, singular ingredients and turn them into so much more. It’s funny how much regular, plain rice can change from being fluffy and slightly sticky, to crisp, intensely flavored and moreish. It’s absolutely one of my favorite things to make and eat. […]

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Miso Tuna Salad

The funny thing about mayo is: like many other now tasty to me foodstuffs, I used to dislike it. It probably didn’t help that the first memory I have of it is on warm bologna sandwiches where it was gloopy and just plain weird. I think the first time I started liking mayo was when it was […]

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Miso Dijon Green Bean Mushroom Salad

Have you ever seen something random that totally restores your sense of wonder in the world? Something like: a double rainbow, a bushel of ears-not-up-yet corgis, or maybe even a truck filled to the brim with green beans? I saw the last one on a recent road trip and Mike kindly tried to keep alongside while I snapped […]

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Honey Jalapeno Tofu Nuggets

September has always been my favorite month (I’ve mentioned it before, I’m sure), not just because it’s my birthday month, but because it’s back-to-school. It’s been many years since I’ve been back-to-school but I still love that crisp autumn air, brand new notebooks, freshly sharpened pencils, and the feeling that this (school) year, anything will […]

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