Hearty McQueen Family Scones

Advertisements In the wide world of baked goods, maybe one sweet treat in every twenty is worth baking (or eating!) again. Oftentimes, we bakers cover our “sins” in sugar, which easily becomes the dominant flavor in whatever we are creating. While it is true that this often has crowd-pleasing results, what we gain in popularityContinue reading “Hearty McQueen Family Scones”

Coriander-Crusted Tuna Steak With Coconut Rice and Quick Pickles

Advertisements One thing I have truly loved about exploring the South is venturing into local butcher shops. One can find anything from alligator and frog legs to bacon, boxes of cow, and lamb. It was with great self-restraint that I passed up the pricey swordfish in favor of the slightly-more-economical tuna steaks. If you’ve neverContinue reading “Coriander-Crusted Tuna Steak With Coconut Rice and Quick Pickles”

Spicy Briny Farro Salad

Advertisements There’s nothing like the grounding, refreshing experience of eating fresh herbs. Add some briny olives and texturally-pleasing, plump farro grains to the mix and you’ve got the beginnings of this simple salad. Inspired by a Bon Appetit recipe, this easy dish comes together in minutes and feels nourishing, tastes interesting, and is infinitely riff-able.Continue reading “Spicy Briny Farro Salad”

Sweet Baked Yam With Tahini, Cilantro, and Pepitas

Advertisements As the fall and winter months steal over the calendar, baked yams similarly creep into my meal plans as the year’s darkness and chill cause cravings for sugar and fat. This is not to say I don’t find an excuse to eat sweet potato fries all year…but since the trend to replace yams withContinue reading “Sweet Baked Yam With Tahini, Cilantro, and Pepitas”

Thai-Inspired Kefir Water (Tibicos) Mocktail

Advertisements During the indulgence of the holidays, do yourself a favor and add a kefir water mocktail to the rotation of boozed up eggnog and spiked hot chocolate. Not only is this choice better for your liver, but it boosts your gut health (which is especially crucial when  eating hard to process foods) and mayContinue reading “Thai-Inspired Kefir Water (Tibicos) Mocktail”

Creamy Pumpkin Pasta (V)

Advertisements Picture this: you’ve just found the most perfect recipe for homemade pumpkin pie. You’ve cleared you schedule, cleaned your kitchen, purchased the ingredients…and now all there is left to do is bake. You begin adding ingredients to the mixing bowl with precision and care until you come to the pinnacle moment that gives yourContinue reading “Creamy Pumpkin Pasta (V)”

No-Fuss Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls

Advertisements Let’s face it–some sourdough recipes are anything but no-fuss. On the coattails of sourdough’s great, quarantine-inspired resurgence, many bread lovers with lofty aspirations of achieving the perfect loaf have come to the same conclusion: working with sourdough can be kind of hard. It’s not that caring for a starter poses an insurmountable challenge. IfContinue reading “No-Fuss Sourdough Cinnamon Rolls”

Cranberry Orange Sablés

Advertisements Any fellow cranberry junkies out there? (It’s okay to raise your hand, this is a safe space…!) Consuming cranberries is my favorite way to maintain basic urinary health while boosting my immune system. Drinking a glass of unsweetened cranberry juice is like absorbing pure vitality; even the shocking taste is bracing, like taking aContinue reading “Cranberry Orange Sablés”


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