Pumpkin Granola with Pecans and Cranberries

Pumpkin Granola is perfect as a breakfast or snack! It’s full of healthy ingredients with fall flavors we all crave, as well as a hint of sweetness from maple syrup. I’ve been on a granola kick recently. I found one that I’m obsessed with (I discuss it in my crispy baked tofu post). Once I start repeatedly purchasing a product I know I can easily prepare myself, it’s time to reevaluate. I have several granola recipes on the blog already, such

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Crispy Baked Tofu with Broccoli

This Crispy Baked Tofu with Broccoli is a wonderful, vegetarian sheet pan meal that can easily be made vegan and gluten-free with a few basic modifications. Keep reading to get the recipe and learn more about my local delivery CSA, From The Farmer! I’ve written before that I love tofu and wish naysayers would give it a chance, so I’m hesitant to be redundant. However, I’m going to say it again because this is serious business! This crispy baked tofu

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How To Make Perfect Hummus: Everything You Need To Know

This is an incredibly smooth, creamy hummus recipe that can be prepared using either chickpeas or white beans! Homemade hummus is one of my absolute favorite snacks. It’s fantastic with toasted pita or vegetables, and I love using it as a sandwich condiment. For years I thought I wasn’t a fan; it turns out I actually don’t care for store brands (which I find to have an unusual aftertaste). These days I always have fresh hummus in the fridge. After

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My Favorite Guacamole + How To Keep It Fresh

Learn how to make perfect guacamole that will stay fresh and bright green for days! Guacamole is one of my absolute favorite snacks.  For quite some time now, I’ve been wanting to get back to basics. I’m always hesitant… does the internet really need another guacamole recipe? Of course not. However, while this site is full of more unique recipe combinations I’ve pulled together over the years, I’d like to widen my selection of kitchen staples as well as basic tutorials and guides.

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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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All-Purpose Tomato Sauce

This all-purpose tomato sauce is perfect for pasta, on pizza, or as a base for other sauces and stews.  Free time is in short supply these days. It always seems like there’s so much to do and little to no spare time for any of us. “I don’t have enough time for that,” is what most people says when they see my recipes. I get it. Not everyone enjoys spending time in the kitchen like I do, and even if they want to,

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Shiitake Miso Mint Soba Noodles

Shiitake Miso 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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Tahini Date Pistachio Granola

This Tahini Date Pistachio Granola is a healthy, flavorful breakfast! It also mades a perfect midday snack. Late night snacking has always been an issue for me. Unfortunately, cereal is my favorite evening indulgence, so I don’t keep it in the house anymore. I’m not sure what it is about a bowl filled with milk and crunchy-turning-mushy things, but it just feels so right at 9pm. The one exception to the rule is homemade granola. For whatever reason, I can keep

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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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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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