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About thegrizzlykitchen

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

Zucchini with almond pesto

A zucchini shift has happened in my life: it’s one of my favorite vegetables. I didn’t used to be a fan. I thought it was a weird, spotted cucumber with a little nub on its end. Freaky. But it’s so… Continue reading

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Super spicy carrot & chickpea tagine

From time to time, I do detrimental things completely aware of their unfavorable end result. In the moment right before the action is committed, there’s a shiny glimmer of hope that maybe, this ONE time out of a million, things… Continue reading

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Flourless chocolate hazelnut cake

2013 ate me alive. This should have come as no surprise, as 13 carries major bad vibesfor me. It began with yay! my dreams continue to come into fruition! my life is sooooooo glamourous! Apparently, I didn’t get the memo… Continue reading

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Vinaigrette // recipe illustration

I’ve recently emerged from a funk with the vigor of swamp thing. It wasn’t a jovial funk, where silky beats coated my eardrums as I bopped my afro-laden head. I definitely wasn’t in fancy cheese world with funky fragrances wafted… Continue reading

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Oven roasted cherry tomatoes

I used to want everything in the world, lots of it, and all at once. I longed to watch all of the movies ever made, and binge-watch tv shows endlessly. (Sidenote: am I the only person that gets overwhelmed at… Continue reading

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All purpose lemon & herb seafood marinade

There is this fish market near my house where the people are warm and real, and the fish is out of this world. It doesn’t leave me wanting much else from a food establishment. Being that the fish is far… Continue reading

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Baked ratatouille

I must preface this post by explaining my SIX MONTH (!) absence. It’s not like I’ve been at home twiddling my thumbs in bed, watching reruns of Cheaters, eating cake pops, and sporting a permanent dark chocolate mustache. Although that… Continue reading

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Cornmeal & guava thumbprint cookies

I get like…intensely intrigued by things. SUCKED into quirky worlds where then I physically can’t stop staring at these little wonders. I picture tiny lego men that have made my eyeballs their home, constantly on the hunt for something random.… Continue reading

Discussion 2 Comments Category Cookies, Desserts

Chocolate krantz cakes

Our lives are currently characterized by sheer abundance. Of food. Cars. Money. People. Lovers. Friends. Restaurants. Malls. Music. Socks. Hangers. Books. Dutch ovens. Spatulas. Deodorants. Planners. Pillows. Rings.Choice. If you pause for a sec and contemplate this, our minds are… Continue reading

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Speculoos

Am I the only one that thought of the now somewhat forgotten Delta airline as glitzy and prototypical? Its pristine flight attendants were gracious: yes, as a matter of fact I would like some water please and when you do… Continue reading

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