Peaches and Cream: A Healthy Version

I love peaches. Just the word "peaches" makes me think of summer orchards in the country, full of plump, sweet peaches, ready to be picked and eaten. I consider myself one lucky girl when it comes to peaches, since I live in Georgia and near South ...more

5 Ways to Make Quick Pickles

As Alton Brown says, “If you’ll just take a little time to learn a few basic procedures, not only the whole produce section, but the whole world, will be your pickle … and good eats.” It’s true: Quick pickles all sort of follow a pattern. You’ll be ...more

How to Make the Perfect Cobb Salad

Many of the fresh summer veggies that are usually spilling off my kitchen counter at this time of year have yet to make an appearance, because it's been so darn cool this summer (at least where I live!). But has that stopped me from creating ...more

5 Healthy Breakfasts You'll Love

Do you hate eating breakfast? Then don’t come over to my house. This meal will often have me making 12 servings of oatmeal, two or three dozen eggs, three loaves of whole-grain bread, a one-kilo tub of yogurt, or 24 whole-grain waffles, plus ...more

3 Ways to Transform Traditional Pesto

One of the most simple, delicious sauces is a classic pesto. Traditionally, pesto genovese, which is named after its originating home in Genoa, Italy, is a simple sauce made from nuts, cheese, garlic, basil, olive oil, and salt. While pine nuts are ...more

How to Chop an Onion Resentfully

1. Stare at onion. Realize how much you hate cutting onions. They make you cry, but not the reason normal people cry....more
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One-Pan "Practical Pork Chops" in Half an Hour

So, what's so practical about this pork chop recipe? Well, it incorporates all my favorite flavors to combine with pork (apples, onions, mustard, honey) in one roasting tray. It's also easy, takes about half an hour to make, and there's only one pan to wash up—what could be more practical than that? ...more
Truth is...I never say no to a pork chop! I'll be adding this to my list... Thank you!more

6 Blogs With Pie Recipes That Will Inspire You to Bake

Whether you're looking for new ideas for the last of the summer fruit or looking forward to fall flavors like pumpkin and apple, follow these blogs for creative new ideas, no-fail techniques, and well-tested recipes for the pies of your dreams. ...more
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New York City and Brooklyn Dining

Just got back from a covert trip to New York. It was so top-secret that even I didn’t know about it. The trip happened in a flash and I barely got to see anyone ....more

Smoky Barbecue Chili with Vegan Sour Cream

Okay FINE. It’s fall. I get it ....more

Oven-Baked Naan Bread

I originally made this Oven-Baked Naan Bread to go with that One-Pot Chickpea Coconut Curry, but now I just can’t stop making this bread. Do you blame me? It’s like a family thing – we all love this bread ....more

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chunk Muffins

I had an event in New York City that I wore non-yoga pants for, which is totally unlike me. ...more

Evil Eye Cherry Cupcakes

Moist vanilla cupcakes with a hint of almond, poked with cherry Jell-O, and topped with cream cheese frosting and gummy evil eyes! Evil Eye Cherry Cupcakes will make a fun and delicious sweet addition to your Halloween table. If you’ve been reading here for awhile [or you know me even just a little tiny bit], you probably already know that I love love love Halloween ....more

REVIEW | Fonda Lola

What better way to start (or finish) a night than with some tequila and tacos?Fonda Lola offers that, and much more in their relatively new establishment on the West Queen West strip. Nestled between Liberty Village and Little Portugal, Fonda Lola stands out thanks to their “Mexican-with-a-Twist” dishes – made from locally sourced ingredients – and creative drinks that will leave you asking for more, por favór!...more

Curry Pork and Green Beans Stir Fry

Pork and green bean red curry stir fry is an aromatic and appetizing dish that goes well with steamed rice. The dish is simple, healthy, and great for a quick dinner or a packed lunch. The pork is tender and moist, with a piquant and tangy flavor ....more

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Rough morning today because I woke up grumpy and crabby for no apparent reason. ...more

Thai Chicken Stew

For the first time in my life, I fell asleep sitting up. That was Monday night. Until now it had been an easy pregnancy, but at twenty-three weeks I am, as the Brits say, absolutely shattered ....more

Pumpkin Peanut Curry

For many there is still a lot of...more