roasted cauliflower vegan tacos with cilantro lime crema

Cinco de Mayo Recipe: Veggie Tacos + Cilantro Lime Crema

If I could eat one type of food for the rest of my life, it would be Mexican. Aside from an ant egg gordita in Tulum, I’ve never met a south-of-the-border dish that I didn’t love! The more time I spend around Ivan and his family, the greater my appreciation for the variety of flavors […]

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sparkling spring spritz cocktail with passionfruit and thyme

Spring Spritz Cocktail with Pear and Thyme

Even though I share cocktail recipes here on the blog and on Instagram pretty regularly, I actually drink very little. We’re talking a few sips of a mimosa at brunch, once a month at the most! But there’s one category of cocktail that I cannot resist and always finish to the last drop, and that’s the […]

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sweet laurel cookbook alfajores recipe

Alfajores Cookie Recipe (Grain Free) with No-Refined-Sugar Caramel

Baking is one of my longest standing hobbies. My parents have a photo of me covered head-to-toe in bread dough, baking with my dad when I was two! And while I’ll always have a soft spot for  ooey-goey traditional sweets, I love having a roster of healthy baking recipes in my back pocket too. (Case […]

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Ultimate Easy Risotto with Shallot and Creme Fraiche

I’m writing this post from Chicago, where I’m spending the next few days for a housewares trade show. The moment I stepped off the plane I was hit with an icy blast of air reminding me that LA sunshine aside, most of the country is very much still in the grip of winter! It seems […]

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avocado chocolate mousse

Valentine’s Day Dessert: Avocado Chocolate Mousse

What’s your take on Valentine’s Day? When I was a kid, it was second only to Christmas in my book. I adored everything about it, from the pink-and-red color scheme to the crafts with heart stickers and lace doilies, and from the chalky candy hearts to the classroom parties with cupcakes and homemade mailboxes. These […]

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Seasonal Winter Fennel Salad with Pear + Ricotta

Every January I find my curiosity in the kitchen reinvigorated. The start of a new year feels like a natural time to test out recipes and find interesting ways to prepare old favorites. Lately I’ve been experimenting with fresh takes on seasonal winter veggies, with fennel being one of my frequent go-to’s because it’s versatile, […]

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Sopa de Lima Recipe: A Light + Warming Winter Soup

If I had to choose one category of food to live on for the rest of my life, it would definitely be soup. I’ve already eaten it three times this week, and it’s only Thursday! I especially crave it after the holidays, since it’s a warming comforting winter meal that also packs a major punch […]

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Mulled Gin Cider: A Warming Winter Cocktail Recipe for a Crowd!

I’m writing this blog post at the airport in Houston, where we have a short layover en route from Toronto to LA. We had the most wonderful time celebrating Christmas with my family, and although it didn’t snow as I’d hoped it would, I still feel as though I got a hearty dose of winter to […]

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Gift Guide: Last Minute Foodie Finds

We’re down to the wire for holiday shopping! I still have a few last gifty goodies to pick up, because it always seems that no matter how organized I’ve been, it’s impossible to cover all my bases in advance! My go-to’s this late in the game are almost always food related, because a) who doesn’t […]

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Warm + Elegant Holiday Table Setting Inspiration

Can you believe that Christmas is only five days away? This holiday season has flown by even faster than in previous years, and I’ve barely checked any fun traditions from my usual December revelries. (Granted, we’ve been dealing with a fair bit of heavy emotional stuff in the wake of the miscarriage, so our minds […]

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Holiday Dessert Recipe: The Easiest Christmas Cake!

The title of this post is ‘holiday dessert’, but honestly this cake is so much more! It’s a ‘holiday breakfast, add a side of scrambled eggs’ kinda cake. It’s a ‘holiday snack with an eggnog latte’ kinda cake. It’s a ‘holiday every time I pass through the kitchen open the fridge to grab another bite’ […]

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How to Make a Cheese Board Two Ways for the Holidays!

I never miss an opportunity to throw together a cheese board for a party! They’re fast and fun to make and they always please a crowd—and they’re a cost effective way to satisfy a lot of people at once, too. Plus the energy of communal enjoyment that they create is the perfect icebreaker for any gathering […]

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