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Recipes: Cardamom Carrot Cake with Orange Blossom Frosting

Today is my birthday and I’m officially into my 30’s. 31, to be exact. For years now, I’ve had this funny tradition of baking my own birthday cake, which some people laugh at but most end up loving when they get to eat the leftovers of my recipe testing efforts. This year, I made a carrot cake. This super-moist double-layer carrot cake is spiced with cardamom and covered in a homemade …

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Recipes: Blistered Green Beans with Preserved Lemon & Parsley + A Thanksgiving Guide 2019

I never thought I would say this, but I really missed cozy cold weather and the feel of the holidays. This year, my boyfriend and I are celebrating with my family. We’re all foodies with similar tastes and preferences, and can appreciate a good meal together – something I know is rare when it comes to those two words: family and holidays.

Over the years, I can’t tell you how many …

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Recipes: Tahini Hot Chocolate

It’s 18 degrees here in Oklahoma City and I’m sitting with a cat on my lap and a cup of this tahini hot chocolate at my desk. I’m back in my home where many of the recipes on this blog were created, photographed and shared through the years. It feels good to be back in a familiar place, with a kitchen just as I had left it, and two happy …

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Recipes: Chocolate Molasses Layer Cake with Marmalade & Candied Fennel Frosting

I turn 30 today – on the new moon of December 7th. The same new moon I was born on. Call it auspicious or significant, whatever planetary alignment it is, it’s brought a tangible feeling of freshness and excitement into greeting this new decade ahead of me.

I’d be lying if I said this transition was welcomed with ease. In fact, I spent much of 29 fretting about turning 30. I …

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Recipes: Autumn Farro Salad + A Thanksgiving Guide 2018

Happy Thanksgiving and holiday feasting season! I was on the mainland this fall and got to enjoy a few weeks of cozy sweater weather and cooked meals with my favorite autumn ingredients. I baked a lot. Tested new recipes, including this warm farro salad, and caught up on a few books and shows (I’m all about the Durrell’s in Corfu right now). After two years skipping winter for island weather, I forgot …

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Recipes: Nourishing Immunity Soup

A teacher of mine once said it’s a good thing when you’re being chiseled and polished by the challenges of life. If so, then the past month has carved new edges and facets into my being. Like a crystal with its many faces, when held to the light you can see the complexities that lie within, shaped by time and pressure. And when angled into the sun, sometimes all those …

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Recipes: Dandelion Latte

I’ve been in a continuous state of transience for the past two years, living part time in Kauai and Oklahoma and traveling in between. The last six months I’ve found myself in New Mexico, California, New York, England, Germany, Portugal, Singapore, Vietnam, Arizona, Oahu, Kauai and Oklahoma. I’m tired just typing that. And while I value my travel experiences and opportunities so much, I finally hit that point of craving …

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Recipes: Winter Vata Bowl

I’m very excited to share with you a new cookbook project I collaborated recently. Friends, Brendan Davidson and Maggie Harrsen of Good Water Farms in Montauk, invited me to contribute three seasonal Ayurvedic-inspired recipes to this gorgeous cookbook that features Brendan’s many micro greens. The Microgreens Cookbook appeals to health-conscious home chefs, gardeners and those looking to expand their interest in sustainable consumption, with a collection of mouthwatering …

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Recipes: Crispy Pan-Roasted Brussels sprouts + Thanksgiving Guide 2017

The holidays are here again and this means more time in the kitchen and around the table. For some, this is a favorite time of year. For others, it brings a pit of anxiety in the stomach thinking about travel, relatives, those awkward social situations and that food you might not really want to eat…I feel you! This year, rather than just a recipe guide, I wanted to create an …

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