Fennel and Cabbage Slaw

Fennel and Cabbage Slaw

It wasn’t until I started making slaw myself that I began to understand its merit. I never could get on board with mayo-drenched cabbage, but tossing fresh in-season vegetables together with zesty dressing makes for a flavorful, healthful slaw that is utterly addicting. As in I’m-eating-slaw-for-dinner, back-away-from-my-slaw, #slawfordays, I-can’t-get-no-slawtisfaction, we’re-getting-slawshed sort of addicting. I’m just going… 

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One-Pot Pasta Primavera

One-Pot Pasta Primavera

I’m totally a sucker for one-pot meals. I mean, fewer dishes? Less fuss and muss (whatever “muss” is)? I’m in. So when I saw one-pot pasta floating around Pinterest awhile back, I was intrigued. I made Martha Stewart’s version pretty much immediately, and I loved it. And, because I’m a food blogger and this is… 

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Spring Berry Salad with Lemon Verbena Vinaigrette

Recipe | Spring Berry Salad with Lemon Verbena Vinaigrette

We got back from Georgia on Monday night and I’m now ready for my next vacation. I think after you travel, you’re supposed to feel well-rested and satisfied, but traveling only makes me want to travel more. I spent most of the car ride home Googling hotels in Hawaii and the cost of airfare to… 

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Sriracha Snap Peas with Red Pepper Recipe

Recipe | Sriracha Snap Peas with Red Pepper

When I love a food, I love the heck out of it until I can’t stand to look at it anymore. A few years ago, I was on a sugar snap pea kick and I had them as a snack every afternoon, with hummus. For months and months, I’d eat them daily. Then one day,… 

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Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Almond Pesto Recipe

Recipe | Roasted Asparagus with Lemon-Almond Pesto

Did you know that April is the peak month for asparagus? And April is almost two-thirds over, so you should be freaking out right now and shutting down your computer and running to the store to buy asparagus. Go buy some asparagus! When I decided to make this recipe, I thought I’d try to grill… 

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Shiitake Panini with Roasted Asparagus Pesto Recipe

Recipe | Shiitake Panini with Roasted Asparagus Pesto

When I make asparagus, nine times out of ten, I roast it. Steamed asparagus is good and sautéed asparagus is better, but neither compare to roasted asparagus. Just like with cauliflower, roasting mellows the flavor of asparagus. It gets caramelized and tender and just perfect in every way. As soon as I saw spring asparagus… 

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A Guide to Spring Produce

A Guide to Spring Produce

In a few days, it will be the official start of spring. Spring brings with it longer days, warmer weather, and more sunshine, but for me, I’m most excited about the produce. I love winter squash and sweet potatoes (although I can’t say I’m a big fan of turnips and parsnips), but I’m so ready… 

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Brussels Sprout and Grape Galette Slice

Recipe | Brussels Sprout & Grape Galette

There are some things you shouldn’t say to a cook. You know what one of those things is? “Interesting…” That was what my husband said when I told him my idea for this recipe. “A Brussels Sprout & Grape Galette! Maybe with some walnuts too and a balsamic reduction. And Parmesan cheese!” I thought it… 

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Lemony Asparagus Risotto

Recipe | Lemony Asparagus Risotto

I really don’t understand how it’s already mid-April. How did this happen?! Over the weekend, I came to the realization that summer is right around the corner and I haven’t fully taken advantage of spring vegetable season. I’ve made Brussels sprouts once this spring. Once! And I’ve made a whopping two asparagus recipes. So I… 

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Thai Red Curry on Plate

Recipe | Thai Red Curry with Asparagus and Tofu

I love Thai food, but it’s very rare that I cook a Thai recipe and have it turn out right. Even when it’s good, it’s just slightly off. It always tastes like a pale imitation of real Thai food. It’s like when you go to a Chinese buffet and you get a slice of pizza… 

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Pesto Pizza

Recipe | Pesto Pizza with Roasted Red Peppers, Cremini Mushrooms & Asparagus

It’s no secret: I’m excited about spring. Super excited! While the weather and sunshine and longer days are nice, it’s the gardening that I’m really psyched about. Last summer was our first as homeowners and I was finally able to grow a variety of herbs to cook with mere steps from my kitchen. Oh yes,… 

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Farro Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Asparagus

Recipe | Farro Risotto with Wild Mushrooms and Asparagus

Even though I love risotto, I don’t cook it very often. It’s not that I find it complicated or that it doesn’t turn out well when I make it, it’s just that I’m lazy and easily distracted. Standing over a Dutch oven full of rice and broth for 40 minutes seems like some kind of… 

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