Main Dishes

Grilled Skirt Steak with Easy Mojo Sauce

This easy mojo sauce is a magic elixir, imparting whatever it touches with loads of flavor! Here it works its voodoo on skirt steak as both a marinade and a finishing sauce. The steak gets served with grilled peppers (although you can use any vegetables you like) and...

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Simple Baked Eggs Recipe: Spinach Baked Eggs

What do you make on those days when a.) you don't have a lot of time, but damn it, you want something delicious; or b.) you’re totally out of inspiration but can't face another pizza?  Answer: baked eggs! This simple baked eggs recipe comes together easily but feels...

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Homemade Chicken Soup (in Under an Hour!)

Hello, March. Why is it that every year I have such high hopes for you? I envision you in sunglasses and a little cute dress, but instead you arrive grumpy and gray, dressed in a tattered old coat with a trash bag full of germs and allergies. Pmphffff. This year...

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Breakfasts

Gluten Free Shortcakes with Roasted Strawberries & Rhubarb

These lightly sweetened gluten free shortcakes are almond-scented and supremely tender, perfect with roasted rhubarb, strawberries and billows of whipped cream! (New video below!) Summ, summ, summertime! These gluten free shortcakes are one of my favorite spring and...

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Simple Baked Eggs Recipe: Spinach Baked Eggs

What do you make on those days when a.) you don't have a lot of time, but damn it, you want something delicious; or b.) you’re totally out of inspiration but can't face another pizza?  Answer: baked eggs! This simple baked eggs recipe comes together easily but feels...

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Appetizers

Curried Sweet Potato Soup Bowls (Vegan)

You know how grain bowls are all the rage? Forget them. In the dead of winter, you need a soup bowl. What’s a soup bowl, you ask? Good question, since I just made it up. Basically, you take the same concept of a grain bowl, which layers grains with different flavors...

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Shrimp Winter Rolls (a.k.a. summer rolls dressed up for winter!)

Imagine a family of vibrant, crunchy shrimp summer rolls wearing warm, snuggly cashmere sweaters… (Is it a problem that I often envision my food as people?). These “winterized” summer rolls are filled with shrimp, carrots, beets, avocado, cilantro and mint, then...

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Butternut Squash Latke Cake (Gluten-Free)

You know how sometimes you taste something and it makes you dance? (Or maybe that’s just me?) This is one of those times! This crispy, sweet, giant butternut squash “latke” cake is my new favorite appetizer (or breakfast, lunch or dinner). It’s flavored with ginger...

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Soups

Homemade Chicken Soup (in Under an Hour!)

Hello, March. Why is it that every year I have such high hopes for you? I envision you in sunglasses and a little cute dress, but instead you arrive grumpy and gray, dressed in a tattered old coat with a trash bag full of germs and allergies. Pmphffff. This year...

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Curried Sweet Potato Soup Bowls (Vegan)

You know how grain bowls are all the rage? Forget them. In the dead of winter, you need a soup bowl. What’s a soup bowl, you ask? Good question, since I just made it up. Basically, you take the same concept of a grain bowl, which layers grains with different flavors...

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Creamy Tomato Soup

Tomato season might be coming to an end, but that doesn’t mean we won’t be slurping up this silky tomato soup for months to come. This creamy tomato soup comes together in minutes (right in the blender!) and is sophisticated as it is nostalgic. Soup season! Fall is...

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Salads

Quick Green Salad from Scratch: A Taste of France

With this technique for making a quick green salad, I guarantee you and your family will start eating more greens! Using only 5 ingredients and in just 5 minutes, you can whip up a killer green salad any night of the week without relying on bottled dressings. The...

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Grilled Eggplant Salad with Fennel, Feta & Mint

A few years ago we had friends over for dinner, and I assembled an ad hoc platter of grilled eggplant topped with a zippy shaved fennel salad, crumbled feta and a spatter of fresh mint. It was simple but unique, outshining the burgers and corn on our plates. I now make this grilled eggplant salad with fennel and feta several times a summer as a welcome departure from—or complement to—the predictable tomato salads and grilled vegetables that dress our table.…

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Rice Noodle Salad (Thai Style)

This cold rice noodle salad with crunchy cucumbers, summer squash, herbs, peanuts and chiles is refreshing and light—perfect for sultry summer evenings.

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Side dishes

Quick Green Salad from Scratch: A Taste of France

With this technique for making a quick green salad, I guarantee you and your family will start eating more greens! Using only 5 ingredients and in just 5 minutes, you can whip up a killer green salad any night of the week without relying on bottled dressings. The...

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Butternut Squash Latke Cake (Gluten-Free)

You know how sometimes you taste something and it makes you dance? (Or maybe that’s just me?) This is one of those times! This crispy, sweet, giant butternut squash “latke” cake is my new favorite appetizer (or breakfast, lunch or dinner). It’s flavored with ginger...

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Whipped Ricotta Crostini (a.k.a the easiest appetizer ever)

Let’s face it: appetizers are a pain in the a$$. That’s why these customizable, crowd-pleasing, creamy whipped ricotta crostini are a lifesaver. They take almost no thought and can even be made with the leftovers from your dinner last night (don’t worry, I won’t tell...

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Desserts

Gluten Free Shortcakes with Roasted Strawberries & Rhubarb

These lightly sweetened gluten free shortcakes are almond-scented and supremely tender, perfect with roasted rhubarb, strawberries and billows of whipped cream! (New video below!) Summ, summ, summertime! These gluten free shortcakes are one of my favorite spring and...

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Gluten Free Lemon Pudding Cake

This gluten free lemon pudding cake has a secret. It might look modest on the outside, but as you dive your spoon through the fluffy, cake-like layer on top, you encounter a sassy lemon sauce on the bottom. A dollop of whipped cream dresses things up and ties...

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Drinks

Superfood Smoothie Bowl

This sweet and creamy smoothie bowl is brimming with nutritional “superfoods,” including raw cacao powder, goji berries, seeds, nut butter and berries. It’s my go-to breakfast when I need to recharge or reboot, and it’s my foolproof way of slipping serious nutrition...

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Hot “Cacao”

As I write this, my steep driveway is turning into an ice hill worthy of Stochi lugers (as I post this, a few days later, rain is turning that ice into a gushing stream).  This winter’s been rough.  We’ve had more snow than I can remember.   Last week I was stuck inside with Ella for four consecutive days, marooned by a few feet of snow (and deserted by James, who has been furiously finishing up a film). …

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