Recipes

Chocolate Spiced Pear Cake with Cream Cheese Filling

October 23, 2016
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This is not the most beautiful cake I’ve ever made. It may not be Pinterest-worthy or inspire a thousand “likes”. It’s no tart dressed up for the prom (see what I did there…tart…get it…oh never mind…). The cake is rich with dark chocolate, and fragrant with spices and sweet pears that remind me of a cool […]

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Roasted Chicken Thighs with Berbere Spice and Orange

October 1, 2016
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If you read my recent post comparing the meal kit services of Home Chef and Blue Apron, you might have noticed that one of the most enjoyable perks of using these companies was being able to learn about and try new ingredients and cooking methods without much investment. One of my favorite home chef meals […]

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Roasted Garbanzo Beans with Rosemary and Garlic

July 4, 2016
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Happy Summer! Here’s a dish that’s so simple it can be prepped and cooked within 15 minutes, and eaten at any temperature. It works as well for a crowd as it does for a simple weeknight side dish. There’s really not much a of a recipe, but I love the story behind it so I’ll […]

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A Month of Meal Kit Menus; Home Chef vs. Blue Apron

June 20, 2016
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I’ve been feeling uninspired lately, when it comes to cooking dinner during the week. I work full time and a have a heinous commute (1.5-2 hours each way) at least 3 days a week. Some days I’m away from home 13+ hours and by the time I get home the last thing I want to do […]

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Pan Roasted Salmon with Pinot Noir Cherry Sauce

May 23, 2016
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You may think, “Red wine with fish? Isn’t that a no-no?” Not in this case. Salmon is a fish with robust flavor and it stands up well to a red wine, especially the light bodied fruity notes of Pinot Noir. Most of the wild salmon sold in the US comes from the Pacific Northwest which […]

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Chicken Salad with Olives and Dijon Yogurt Dressing

February 23, 2016
Chicken Salad with Olives and Dijon Yogurt Dressing

It’s February. Have you given up on your New Year’s resolutions already? If your answer was, “I gave up on on January 3rd”, you are not alone. I’ve stopped making resolutions all together because they were always the same; eat healthier, exercise more, lose weight, stop eating brownies (see how well that worked?). I can […]

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