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fish presents

September 23rd, 2014

There’s a fairly long list of foods I wouldn’t eat growing up. Ok, I should say very long list, but luckily I got over most of my pickiness when I reached my 20′s (I’m a late bloomer when it comes to food). Liking fish however, took me over 30 years to really enjoy.

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butternut squash ravioli with brown butter, corn + sage

October 4th, 2013

Do you ever you have those moments when you frantically whip up dinner from scraps in you fridge? That’s how this little number came about… After scrapping plans for a dinner out, I scrambled to find something to make, I quickly remembered that I’d just picked up some butternut squash ravioli at the farmers market. With something like butternut squash ravioli, you can’t just toss some sauce on it and call it dinner. Luckily a peek in my crisper revealed two ears of corn and some sage-hallelujah! I got to work whipping up the toppings, the whole time keeping my fingers crossed that it would be as good I imagined it would be.

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white pizza with arugula, parmesan, lemon, & ricotta

September 18th, 2013

Say hello to my new favorite pizza. I’m going to admit something to you—when it comes to dinnertime, I’ve got about 3 things I make every week and mix them up just enough to not go crazy. We’ve got tacos, pasta of some sort, and pizza. I know what you’re thinking, she so healthy! Jokes aside, I’ve been feeling uninspired in the kitchen. And then I did something crazy—I looked at my vast assortment of cookbooks (honestly, there is no reason I should ever make the same thing twice with all these recipes at hand, but alas, I do). I remembered one that I picked up shortly after I found out I was pregnant, Dinner: A Love Story by Jenny Rosenstrach. It’s all about making delicious meals for your family to share but also ones that don’t take so much time to make that you actually miss out on the family time. Since rediscovering it on my shelf this past weekend, I’ve made two recipes, both of which have been delicious, but this one—white pizza with arugula, Parmesan, lemon, and ricotta is downright magical. The antithesis of boring, this pizza is full of flavor and anything but ordinary.

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mushroom quinoa casserole

March 11th, 2013

Oh goodness—it’s been a long time my friends! I’ve been in a bit of a food rut and it’s totally bumming me out. Does that ever happen to you? I just can’t seem to get inspired to get in the kitchen. I feel like my passion got misplaced in our move or something and I just need to find it again. I have faith that I will, but if you have any tips on how to find it again, please send them my way! One of the few things that’s gotten me in the kitchen is this oh-so-good mushroom quinoa casserole—both Aaron and I actually crave it. It’s earthy and nourishing with a hint of spice to jazz things up, plus it makes enough that there are leftovers for the next days lunch—woohoo!

My friend Dana served this to us soon after arriving to San Francisco and I think all four of us went back for thirds—it’s that good. I’ve since made it twice at home, making a few tweaks here and there. It’s a pretty adaptable dish—you can switch out the spices, the original called for tarragon, I swapped it for red pepper flakes, or toss in a few more veggies like kale and it’ll still be great. Whatever you do, just give it a chance, it’s a keeper.

Speaking of, do you have any favorite casseroles? With a baby due to arrive in our house in two weeks (!!) I’d love to freeze a few dishes so we can just pop them in the oven without even thinking about it.

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puffy corn pancakes with tomato + blackberry sauce

September 6th, 2012

In summers past I’ve really embraced corn, and more specifically corncakes. I mean, what’s not to like about savory pancakes? They get a little caramelized on the outside and when topped with fresh salsa, they are my definition of a perfect summer meal. Somehow, up until this week, I had yet to make a batch this year. Luckily a few weeks ago Melissa Clark wrote a piece on the paper about puffy corn pancakes with blackberry sauce that reminded me how much I love corn cakes. The thing is, her recipe sounded even easier than mine—instead of spooning out individual pancakes, all the batter is poured into one pan or dish and baked to create a slightly eggy, dutch babyesque corn pancake. Quite frankly, my stomach started growling and I just couldn’t resist, and thank goodness I didn’t because these puffy corn pancakes are a perfect little last hurrah and remind me why they I love this time of year.

As I’ve mentioned in other posts I’ve been away more weekends than usual this summer, which means I’ve missed out on enjoying some of my favorite market treasures like heirloom tomatoes. Feeling deprived, I picked up some little gems at the grocery and decided to add them to the blackberry sauce. The tomatoes add a tangy contrast to the slightly sweet blackberry sauce that worked perfectly over the corn cakes.

Whether or not you’ve been slow to embrace summer like I have or have simply run out recipes to make with all the corn, I urge you to give this recipe a try. It’s the perfect combination of easy, delicious, and a pick-me-up for the taste buds. I think you’re going to love it.

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spring pizza

May 9th, 2012

I have a few go-to things that I make for dinner each week—something in a tortilla and something on pizza dough. The tortillas and dough really act as a vehicle for whatever I have in the fridge at the moment, usually some sort of meat and a bunch of veggies. This pizza grew out of one of those evenings where I just threw a bunch of stuff on a pizza and it was so good that I actually made sure I had these exact ingredients ready the next week. Asparagus, shallots, bacon and goat cheese on a whole wheat pizza dough—yeah, we may have had it again last night.

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lentils with mint + poblano pesto

March 20th, 2012

Friends, lets talk about lentils. In my mind up until a few days ago lentils were pretty low on the list of things I’d want to have for lunch (or any meal for that matter). You see, my picky stereotyping of foods still pops up every now and then. I was stuck on the idea that lentils were gross. Well, maybe not gross, but just unappealing and boring. Then I had lentils at one of the places that continually opens my mind to new foods, Romans (owned by the fine folks of Marlow & Sons who are also working on a super cool project) and holy cow! Lentils are amazing! You guys, I’ve been missing out my entire life! So I have some making up to do. I quickly got to work making my first lentil recipe at home.

I started out by searching for some recipes online and found one over on 101 cookbooks that made my mouth water, which is always a good sign. Always one to wander a bit when I’m in the kitchen, I ended up creating a lentil salad that is super simple and a bit more paired down that the original recipe.

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tomato + sweet corn pie

August 1st, 2011

When I first heard about tomato pie—not pizza, but actual pie— it nearly stopped me in my tracks. What a brilliant idea! I mean, I love pie and I love tomatoes, why hadn’t I ever thought of that? So this weekend, when I saw tables of tomatoes, I picked up a little quart of yellow cherry tomatoes with one thing in mind… pie! As I was packing my bags full of other veggies, I got to thinking that a little corn might be a nice addition to my savory pie. And that’s how my tomato + sweet corn pie was born.

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