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Simple Roasted Baby Carrots

Simple Roasted Baby Carrots

I no doubt get my best recipe inspirations from trips to farmers markets or early morning strolls in my garden. There’s something about finding an ingredient that’s fresh at its peak that makes me so excited to get cooking. With my garden still dormant for […]

Southern Italian Stuffed Meatballs

Southern Italian Stuffed Meatballs

Picture this: you’re in southern Italy, cooking the rustic food of the region for an entire week. You have fresh, homemade pasta with every meal. Crisp olive oil and the best late summer vegetables abound. You’re not vegetarian, but you’re also not a voracious carnivore. […]

Moroccan Couscous Salad

Moroccan Couscous Salad

Sometimes when I’m coming up with a recipe to share with you guys, I’m trying really hard to make it exactly as close to inspiration for the recipe as possible. Like, ahem, my love letter to Khao Soi a few days ago. But sometimes I’m […]

Khao Soi – Northern Thai Curry

Khao Soi – Northern Thai Curry

Guys, I’ve been holding out on you. I have been trying to perfect my at home Khao Soi recipe for the past three years. And about a month ago, I did it. First, I have to find some way to convey to you my deep […]

Root Vegetable Gratin

Root Vegetable Gratin

We can thank the French for a lot of wonderful culinary things – the baguette, steak frites, vin chaud, French onion soup, alllll the fromage, croissants, the list goes on and on. And somewhere up on that list is the gratin. Anything gratinée, or au gratin […]

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

Blood Orange Upside Down Cake

I’m having a little bit of a love affair with winter citrus lately and in particular blood oranges. I just can’t resist the jewel toned beauties, and I’ve been lately eyeing some stunning blood orange desserts on Pinterest. Blood orange loaf cake, blood orange cheesecake, […]

Travel Guide:  What to do in Ica, Peru

Travel Guide: What to do in Ica, Peru

When you think of Peru as a country, cuisine, and culture I’m betting a few things spring into your mind almost immediately: Machu Picchu, the Incas, lomo saltado, ceviche, alpacas, etc. Be honest, how’d I do? My guess is that you’re less likely to associate […]

Classic Pisco Sour

Classic Pisco Sour

Pisco isn’t a liquor that’s on most people’s radars if you live outside of South America. It’s a grape brandy that’s made in Chile and Peru, and in Peru it’s used to make the national drink: a classic Pisco Sour. Pisco Sours are everything you […]

Broiled Citrus with Honey & Hazelnuts

Broiled Citrus with Honey & Hazelnuts

Sometimes in the middle of cold and dreary winter, you just need something bright and happy and just a little bit fancy to brighten your mornings. Winter citrus is bountiful right now, and broiled winter citrus is juuuust the little extra something you need. Sweet […]

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

Vietnamese Fresh Spring Rolls

It’s pretty easy to fall in love with fresh spring rolls, especially if you’re only used to eating deep fried spring rolls or egg rolls. Fresh spring rolls are made with rice paper that’s either fresh or moistened so that it’s pliable. It’s a little […]