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quinoa tabbouleh

i think it’s finally safe to say that summer’s come. it’s been deliciously warm the past few days & my body has officially switched from craving warm, hearty, heavier meals to craving cold, zesty, lighter ones. tonight’s dinner fit the … Continue reading

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chicken salad with tarragon

i know it’s not quite summer yet, but i was hit hard this week by a craving for chicken salad. it’s the quintessential summer dish–light, yet filling, with the delectable crunch of green onions & celery. i also like the … Continue reading

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spinach salad with pears, grapes, blue cheese & pistachios

i’ve been trying to eat more greens, but i always feel so uninspired when it comes to making salads. after resurrecting an old college fav–the signature salad from cosi–for a takeout dinner last week, i knew what would be in … Continue reading

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potato wedges with garlic salt & paprika

so honestly this is the easiest, laziest recipe ever. i’m refraining from buying groceries until the end of the weekend since i’ll be out of town for most of it. anyway, i found a potato in the bottom of my … Continue reading

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roasted cauliflower with saffron, green olives & cranberries

in the latest of a series of decisions that suggest i should have an electric collar around my  neck that shocks me whenever i’m within a mile of an anthropologie store, i bought the book plenty by yotam ottolenghi (among other … Continue reading

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garlic butter breadsticks

i’m the oldest of six kids, so ever since i was little, i’ve thrived in chaotic, bustling environments. my siblings are my best friends & it’s awesome because anywhere we go, we make our own fun. moving to madison was … Continue reading

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arugula salad with pomegranate, avocado & blood oranges

lazy was last saturday’s theme song. after getting up early (hate), donning a suit (double-hate), eating breakfast with an apron on (yes, that’s how much i trust my ability to eat without dropping something on myself) & driving to milwaukee … Continue reading

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green bean & heirloom tomato caprese salad

this salad begins with the mystery of the missing buffalo mozzarella.  tuesday afternoon i made a trip to whole foods to get some items i couldn’t find at trader joe’s. i left with a single bag of groceries in one … Continue reading

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fattoush salad with radishes, cherry tomatoes & lemon-sumac dressing

this is a traditional arabic salad that we eat often in my family. it’s really very simple to make & quite flavorful, using ingredients unique to your average american palate. you can always add feta if you’re looking for more … Continue reading

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roasted red potatoes with lemon, sage & truffle oil

you know what they say: “haters they gonna hate & potatoes, they gonna potate.” okay, so they don’t really say that, but i actually didn’t make it up myself (unfortunately). i saw it on pinterest, which is where i’ve been … Continue reading

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