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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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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Wild Blueberry Lemon Spritzer

This Wild Blueberry Lemon Spritzer is a healthy drink that comes together quickly and is perfect for entertaining. Happy Monday! I wanted to start off by letting you know I’ll be taking over the Wyman’s of Maine Instagram account this week to help promote their #ResolutionRebound campaign. I definitely need to refocus on healthier eating; Jeff’s out of town and I have been going a bit overboard on the junk food. I also let myself fall out of the habit

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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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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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Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecans and Cranberries

Roasted Butternut Squash with Maple Pecans & Cranberries is a wonderful, light dish that’s healthy, filling and flavorful. Aside from salads, roasting is almost always the best way to enjoy vegetables. It crisps up the exterior and enhances the flavors through caramelization. It’s also a nice “set it and forget it” option if you’re preparing other components of a meal.

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Freekeh Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Pears

This Freekeh Salad with Sweet Potatoes and Pears is a healthy, seasonal side dish or lunch! It’s incredibly frustrating when I have a ton of work to do and my body won’t cooperate. I’ve been sick for almost 6 weeks now and it’s really getting in the way of everything! I feel overwhelmed by my to-do list which seems to be growing by the minute while this silly cough keeps me up at night and makes me sluggish all day. It’s

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