Vanilla RumChata Milkshake

If you like horchata, you will LOVE this Vanilla RumChata Milkshake. It has a unique flavor that someone told me reminds them of Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal. I’m always in the mood for a boozy milkshake, and this one is a favorite. If you’re looking for RumChata recipes, you have some to the right place! It feels like only yesterday that I first shared my love of horchata, as well as a recipe for my own homemade version with cardamom. In

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Strawberry Granola Yogurt Popsicles

You’re going to love this recipe for Strawberry Granola Yogurt Popsicles. They’re an easy, healthy snack (or dessert) with only a few ingredients and just the right amount of sweetness. Simply blend, freeze and serve!  Sometimes the world throws unexpected curve balls at you. After initially planning to spend my summer revamping this site, I had to redirect my attention elsewhere. Between several trips out of town, an unexpected and amazing new freelance gig at The Washington Post (stay tuned

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Asparagus Egg Tart

This asparagus egg tart comes together quickly with only 5 simple ingredients, and is perfect for spring and summer gatherings! A simple puff pastry tart is one of my favorite ways to highlight ingredients. The subtle buttery flavor and pleasant flaky texture of puff is a great way to showcase vegetables, fruits, and cheeses as well as heartier ingredients like eggs and meats. Best of all: it’s widely available, easy to work with, and bakes up in a hot second.

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Roasted Strawberries and Clotted Cream Ice Cream

If you love homemade ice cream, you need to try this Roasted Strawberries and Clotted Cream Ice Cream. Refreshing and flavorful! Strawberries and cream are a perfect combination. Think about it. On one side you have fresh, sweet, fragrant, vibrant, juicy berries. Contrast that against the rich, buttery, milky sweetness of cream. What a dynamic! Put these two ingredients together and you’ve got the building blocks for endless dessert creations. When I recently saw clotted cream at the grocery store, I

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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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Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Asiago and Lemon

Pasta Salad with Asparagus, Asiago and Lemon is a light, seasonal side dish. Serve it at a barbecue or alongside a simple springtime dinner. I find a lot of pasta salads to be overly heavy for my taste. Pasta is already heavy enough on its own, you know? Adding things like Italian dressing or mayonnaise don’t have much appeal to me. I do, however, enjoy serving up simple pasta salads such as this one, with lemon and olive oil-based dressings.

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Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream

Love ice cream but don’t have an ice cream maker? No problem! Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream is a healthy, vegan, sugar free dessert that can be prepared without an ice cream machine! It comes together in no time and it one of my favorite guilt-free desserts.  I can’t believe I’m about to write this but… it’s snowing outside right now. The end of March has arrived and the temperatures have finally been starting to improve. I even wore my

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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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Tomato Feta Egg Tart

This Tomato Feta Egg Tart is perfect as an appetizer, side dish, or even for breakfast. It’s beautiful and incredibly delicious. I mentioned recently how food waste has been weighing heavily on my mind. The fact that more than one-third of all food produced globally is wasted or spoiled, while there are people down the road from me living in food deserts who can’t afford to put a meal on the table is insane. INSANE. It’s been causing me to make changes. Small

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Brandied Cherry Jam

This Brandied Cherry Jam is easy and quick to prepare, and it tastes absolutely sinful on biscuits and scones. Perfect for Sunday brunch! Between travel and cookbook edits, my life is feeling scattered and rushed at the moment. I’m not posting new content as frequently as I’d like. I actually prepared and photographed numerous recipes before heading off for my recent trip to Europe. I just haven’t posted them. I’ve never shared the mindset of some of my fellow bloggers, who feel it’s important to post on

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