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Bowl of squash soup with pepita seeds
Instant Pot, Soup, Stew, & Chili

Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup

My version of Instant Pot Butternut Squash Soup gets some extra heat from red pepper flakes and hot peppers and great depth of flavor from cumin and turmeric.  I actually love cold weather. Breathing in chilly air, wearing cozy sweaters, and expanding my scarf collection are some of my favorite things. Colder weather means it’s […]

Breakfast & Brunch

Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie

If you ever find yourself with some overripe bananas, try this quick and easy Peanut Butter Banana Smoothie — ready in a snap! Summer in my Brooklyn 4th floor walk-up can be a little… warm. An old building means no central air, and the layout of our place makes cooling the whole apartment with window […]

Noodles, Salad, Weeknight Dinners

Cold Peanut Noodle Salad

This refreshing cold peanut noodle salad is perfect for a weeknight. Enjoy alone or top with grilled chicken or shrimp! When I first saw the spiralizing trend, I was skeptical. A bowl full of zucchini, no matter how delicious, is not the same as a bowl of spaghetti. However, there’s no food law saying that […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Salad

Stone Fruit Salad

Summertime means stone fruits are in season! This easy and versatile stone fruit salad recipe is a true celebration of the season’s best fruits. Heads up: This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you decide to purchase any items, I may make a commission at no cost to you. I only endorse products […]

Condiments & Sauces

Easy Pickled Shallots

A jar of pickled shallots in the fridge can be a great staple. They add a bright, acidic pop to just about anything. Salads, sandwiches, grain bowls — you name it, there’s a place for a pickled shallot. Heads up: This post contains affiliate links, which means that if you decide to purchase any items, […]

smashed cucumber salad

Smashed Cucumber Salad

Okay, I’ll admit it. I never used to like cucumbers. They always seem boring, flavorless, and a waste of a vegetable. I am here to admit I was wrong. This smashed cucumber salad is crisp, refreshing, and the perfect side dish for the summertime. Heads up: This post contains affiliate links, which means that if […]

Everything Bagel Panzanella
Breakfast & Brunch, Salad

Everything Bagel Panzanella

I have loved bagels for as long as I can remember. They are chewy, convenient, and the perfect vessel for cream cheese. Though these rings of doughy goodness have been in my life for a while, it wasn’t until I moved to New York City that I truly understood “Bagel Culture”. The debate about whether […]


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I was not a friend of Anthony Bourdain – I never even met him. But his death is hitting me harder than any celebrity death I’ve experienced to date. I read Kitchen Confidential in my last semester of college. Those last few months of school were a strange and confusing time – I was about […]