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passionate . quirky . silly . a food lover & life liver

Tahini sauce

We look upon the humble sesame seed as a microscopic garnish to sushi rolls and/or Asian dishes. But when roasted and ground, it’s magical and super versatile. I think tahini is drastically underrated. I’ve been known to eat peanut butter… Continue reading

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Super crunchy cucumber, carrot, & radish salad

Over the past year, my definition of salads has gone through a metamorphosis. I’m a purist, and I’ll happily consume tomatoes & lettuce dressed with olive oil, lemon or a good balsamic, and salt. But most of us stand still… Continue reading

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Smoked paprika brick chicken

A few weeks ago, I taught a cooking class and made lunch at a friend’s home for nine beautiful ladies. It was interactive, light, open, and such a BLAST. I find genuine joy in teaching others the simplicity of good… Continue reading

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What can I eat on the paleo diet?

People argue that we should be eating paleo because our ancestors ate that way. I’m talking the WAY back ancestors, like the cavemen in the caves who ran amongst herds and killed their prey with their hands, raaaawwwrrr. Well, I… Continue reading

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Basics Banter: the perfect protein sear

People think they need to go to a super fancy restaurant to get a desirable sear on their proteins. This is so false. Searing proteins is of the simplest things you could ever do at home but people don’t think… Continue reading

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Basics banter: How to roast vegetables

Fact: roasting vegetables is the best way to eat vegetables. Fact: as humans, we need to eat mountains of vegetables daily. Conclusion: we need to learn to roast vegetables and we need to get good at it now. It’s easy.… Continue reading

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Real talking sugar

Some people can take a bite of refined sugar, forget about it, and move on with their life. I am not one of these people. This past weekend, I went shopping with my mom at Target and she bought a… Continue reading

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The best ceviche ever

Leave it to Nobu Matsuhisa to come up with a close to perfect template for Peruvian ceviche. The man is a raw and cooked fish genius; there’s a reason that a meal at one of his restaurants will leave you… Continue reading

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Cherry tomato salad with oregano

There are lots of people that resist eating healthy. The idea of it is shunned in the brain. If you’re not accustomed to it, I get how a plate of fries or cupcakes or breaded fried stuff would make someone… Continue reading

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Cauliflower steaks with cauliflower puree

Maya Angelou died last week. I’m sure you know. She was a writer, poet, and straight up inspiration. You know that, too. You might not know she was also a great cook. She was. She knew what was up. Last… Continue reading

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