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Current mood: Tacos

If you had to choose between being in great shape for the rest of your life or tacos, would you choose hard or soft tacos? Yep, I’m totally paraphrasing an Instagram post I saw with this deep question of the day here. Fortunately ...

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The New Fast Food: Wraps

Let’s talk life for a minute. The word “busy” has become one of the top five things people say when you innocently ask them “how are you doing?” (I’ve personally banned myself from responding with it, because I’ve decided I don’t like the ongoing ...

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Yes, you can make a healthy(!) creamy pasta dish

OMG. Pasta lovers, you may never want to eat anything else again. Consider yourself warned.

Let me explain something: most people don’t know this, but there was a time in my life where I was the physical incarnation of the “dairy queen.” ...

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This chocolate cake has some crazy secrets

I have a confession to make. I’m really not much of a baker. As someone who is a serial offender of trying to “break the rules” when it comes to making recipes, baking is far too strict for me, and my brave ...

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In The Name of Love: An Easy Romantic Superfood Menu

Whether you’re planning on celebrating Valentine’s Day or not, having a romantic menu you can prepare on demand is never a bad idea! In my opinion, there are two things that are the most important when putting this type of menu together. ...

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Add this to your hummus, immedietly

Hummus has about as many incarnations as blue jeans … and just like jeans, there’s always room for a little refresh/something new. Enter in fabulous hummus variation, number 19,861: harissa.

If you’re already versed in the world of harissa, I probably have to convince you ...

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New Year, New Yummy Salad

If only every day of the year could feel like the first few weeks of January: new, fresh, exciting, and on-track. And though this year has really started off with a bang, tucking me away the past couple weeks to finish some bigger-scale projects, this hasn’t stopped ...

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The superfood elixir your next cocktail needs

When it comes to cocktails, what’s old is often what’s new! So is the case with shrubs, which are a kind of ancient vinegar drink that can be thought of as a cousin of kombucha. Just as vinegar can serve as a ...

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Annual Tradition: Holiday Truffles

As I write this, I am snuggled up in an arm chair at my dad’s house, my comfiest sweatpants tucked into overly fluffy socks, while the scent of this morning’s waffles still lingers in the air. Looking out the window at the ...

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The sweet magic of persimmon cake

During the four years I lived in Portland in my 20’s, I called four different places home … the second of which was by far my favorite. What this studio lacked in size, it made up for in character. Sure, I may have had ...