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Kale, Apple, and Ginger Smoothie

Today is the day – I finally start school! I’m weirdly nervous even though all I really have to do on the first day is show up. As much as I enjoyed my long break, I definitely thrive on routine so I’m happy to get started. Lately, I’ve been trying to make green smoothies part [read more →]

Smashed White Bean and Avocado Sandwich

It’s a little embarrassing how many recipes I pin on Pinterest and how few of those I actually make. I’m trying to change that. I’ve been in sort of a cooking rut this month, so I finally turned to my Pinterest boards for some inspiration last week. I was looking for some easy and cheap [read more →]

Ever since we visited San Street, an Asian street food truck in Ann Arbor, MI, Matt and I have been wanting to recreate their spicy tofu buns. It was an actually very simple combination of fried tofu, scallions, and cucumber. The key was the sauce on the tofu, which was a Korean fermented chili paste [read more →]

My parents always made lamb curry with leftover roasted lamb. As good as a beautifully roasted leg of lamb is on Easter, I can’t help but look forward to the lamb curry to follow. I had almost forgotten about this recipe since we’ve sort of abandoned our Easter lamb tradition in the past few years. [read more →]

Vietnamese Pork Summer Rolls

Vietnamese summer rolls are one of my all-time favorite dishes. I don’t know if it’s the fresh flavor of the mint and cilantro, the springy texture when you bite into the rice paper, or the decadent peanut dipping sauce, but I can’t think of a much better appetizer on a hot summer day. The other [read more →]

Summer Rolls

I absolutely love Vietnamese summer rolls, so last weekend I decided to learn how to make them myself to get my fix. I find that a lot of places make them too far ahead of time (I’m looking at you, Whole Foods); by the time they come to me, the rice paper loses the nice [read more →]

Gazpacho with Smoked Paprika Croutons

I‘ve been making a lot of gazpacho this summer to make the most out of tomato season. In the past, I’ve made it the very traditional way with stale bread to thicken the soup, but we had a huge heirloom tomato from my neighbor’s garden last week that was so good that I just pureed [read more →]

I was contemplating breakfast on my walk home from the gym the other morning and started craving smoked salmon. I had to stick with my standard ham sandwich breakfast that morning (yeah, I eat lunch food for breakfast), but I went to the grocery store after work and crafted this smoked salmon and goat cheese [read more →]

While it may not feel like it in Chicago quite yet, SPRING is officially here. Among other things, this means that it’s time to bring on the warm weather food! I like to get a lot of my cooking for the week done on Sunday night because – despite what it might seem like – [read more →]

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