White Shakshuka

WhiteShakshuka1 What happens when someone abandons their blog for two months and then makes a meek attempt to creep back in and pretend they were never gone? You just go with it, okay? Also, what happens when someone still tries to make a 2014 year review happen at the end of January 2015? You give them a second strike and hope that their white shakshuka recipe can make up for the unforgivable sins that are about to be committed.  Continue reading

Avocado Egg Rolls with Tamarind Honey Dipping Sauce

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My feelings towards the Cheesecake Factory have always been apathetic at best, slightly resentful at worst. We go way back, the CF and I. In high school I happened to be a frequent  patron of the establishment. Young and highly impressionable, I was in awe of their ability to offer 36 different flavors of cheesecake. Sometimes, I had to hold myself back from pressing my nose against the glass and ever so softly whispering, “I’ll have one of each.” Continue reading

Pear, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad

Pear, Arugula and Goat Cheese Salad

Over the course of my not very eventful life, I have developed a very invaluable useless skill. So while I don’t often toot my own horn, please excuse me while I do. I am really good at ordering food at restaurants. Who cares? I care! I finally found something that I am good at, something I can be proud of. Continue reading

Pumpkin Muffins with White Chocolate Cream Cheese

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Forgive me for saying this, but pumpkins are currently having a moment. I know, I KNOW, this has been happening for a while now and maybe I’ve only started to notice this now because I haven’t been living stateside for over five years. What’s important to focus on is that there is no ignoring the pumpkin and my mixed feelings about its quick rise to fame. Continue reading

Bacon, Cheddar and Scallion Scones

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When you’re doing something that most people advise you not to do, things can get a little tiring. Sort of like swimming against a current, you spend most of your energy doing your best to stay afloat. Inevitably, the current will overtake you, and when that happens, it’s good to take a step back and see if the path you’re swimming on is really all that you had hoped for. Continue reading