Spicy Cashew Butter Udon Noodles

Short on time? These Spicy Cashew Butter Udon Noodles come together in 10 minutes! How’s that for a quick meal?  My friend Shannon lives next to a Super H-Mart, and I get absolutely giddy every time we stop in. It’s a treasure trove of amazing ingredients, beauty products, and even food photography props. You can sit down for a quick meal of bibimbap. Dumpling samples are handed out by the frozen food section. They’re SO GOOD. I love dumplings. Did I mention

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Avocado Toast with Asparagus and White Beans

Avocado Toast with Asparagus and White Beans is both a healthy breakfast or lunch option, and it comes together very quickly! What more can you ask for? Insomnia has plagued me for years. I often struggle to fall asleep (and have tried every solution you could possibly suggest, trust me). There are phases of morning insomnia where I wake up at 4:30am and ultimately get out of bed, knowing it’s a lost cause as my brain races with random, disconnected thoughts. Some nights I never truly fall

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Shiitake Miso Mint Soba Noodles

Shiitake Sesame Mint Soba Noodles are a quick, flavorful dinner recipe, and a great way to make use of the mint growing in your garden. One of my favorite things about living in the DC metro area is an abundance of Asian markets and absolutely incredible hole-in-the-wall restaurants. I’ve never been quite sure why, but I take total advantage of it. Visiting these markets and trying new ingredients is something that never gets old (not to mention the beauty departments at larger

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Chorizo, Spinach and White Bean Soup + An Ode To My Local CSA, From The Farmer

You don’t want to miss this recipe for Chorizo, Spinach and White Bean Soup, full of locally-sourced ingredients courtesy of my CSA, From The Farmer! Spring is in the air, and soup weather is almost behind us. To be honest, I’ll eat soup all year unless it’s extremely hot and humid out. I actually find this chorizo, spinach and white bean soup to be a surprisingly light dinner. A large mug usually does the trick for me. It’s smokey, filling and

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Three-Cheese Naan Pizza with Arugula and Balsamic

This Three-Cheese Naan Pizza with Arugula and Balsamic is perfect as a party appetizer or a quick meal! Because I work in the food industry, I’m often asked “what’s your favorite food?” This question makes me cringe. Life is short, and there are many wonderful things to eat. I suppose if I put in some time and effort, I might be able to create a top 10 list? I’ve never attempted this, but I’m fairly certain pizza would receive a

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Baked Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese

This Baked Butternut Squash Macaroni and Cheese is perfect for holiday parties and any cozy winter meal! The holidays means different things to different people. One of the main focuses for me is the wonderful food. Preparing food is is way for me to express myself to friends and family, and I love sharing the flavors of the season with them. This baked butternut squash macaroni and cheese is everything I love about the autumn and winter months. It highlights seasonal produce,

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Teriyaki Drumsticks with Umami Rice

 Looking for a flavorful dinner that takes chicken to the next level? You need these Teriyaki Drumsticks with Umami Rice from Adventures in Chicken! Eva from Adventures in Cooking is one of my favorite food bloggers. I’ve been at this for a long time now, and I think she was one of the first people to inspire me to step up my game. Her food photography is absolutely stunning. Not only that, but the gal can cook. Seriously. She invited

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Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts

These spicy Kung Pao Brussels Sprouts are a tasty, vegetarian twist on a classic Chinese take-out dish. So! I have exciting news. If you’re local to the DC/MD/VA area, I will be speaking at The Metropolitan Cooking and Entertaining Show on Saturday, December 3rd. My session is all about Food Photography. Other presenters at the event include Jacques Pépin, Tom Colicchio, Carla Hall and Duff Goldman; I’m incredibly honored to be there. If you’ve been wanting to learn how I take my photos, please join me! I’d

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Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Pasta

Cheesy Spinach and Artichoke Pasta is a simple, comforting meal that comes together in less than 20 minutes. Only 6 ingredients! How did it get to be September already? I closed my eyes briefly to inhale everything I love about summer, and when I opened them up a moment later… autumn had arrived. I’m confused, but here we are. All of the sweet back to school photos my friends and family keep posting on Facebook lay to rest any doubts

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Sorghum, Orange and Asparagus Salad + a Review of My Darling Lemon Thyme’s Cookbook

This Sorghum, Orange and Asparagus Salad is perfect as a side dish. It can also be served in larger portions for a healthy, gluten-free, vegetarian meal! I am a collector of cookbooks, and am always looking for new ones to get my hands on. In addition to the recipes and photography, little details always bring my joy: the feel of the paper, the raised texted on the cover, and design elements such as font and color schemes. When Emma Galloway sent me a copy

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