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Peanut Chicken Wings

Peanut Chicken Wings

Posted in Starters & Sides Tagged with ,

I’ve never been a big fan of chicken wings. They are one of those foods impossible to enjoy in public without feeling a bit embarrassed. Between the plastic bib and moist towelettes, I just can’t

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Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Brown Rice Crispy Treats

Brown Rice Crispy Treats

Posted in Cookies Tagged with ,

Resolutions are contagious even if you haven’t made any promises of your own. Yesterday I made cauliflower pizza crust instead of my regular gluten-filled dough, and in the last few days, I’ve been feeling weird

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Ingredients
  • 3 cups puffed brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup shelled salted pistachios
  • 1/4 cup white chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1-1/2 ounces bittersweet chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt
Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie

Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie

Posted in Cakes, Pies & Tarts Tagged with , ,

It’s absolutely impossible not to think about pie this time of year. No dessert seems more appropriate as Thanksgiving approaches. Pie is not something that I bake that often, but when I do I am

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Ingredients
  • For dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup ice water
Peanut and Jelly Blondies

Peanut and Jelly Blondies

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Our three-year-old just started preschool, and with the move from daycare to real school, comes a packed lunch. When I was a kid my mom packed a peanut butter & jelly sandwich, carrots (I only

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Tin Roof Ice Cream

Tin Roof Ice Cream

Posted in Frozen Treats Tagged with ,

I’m kind of a kitchen hoarder. Whether it’s pots, pans, or gadgets, I have a hard time getting rid of things because no matter how small the chance is that I will use something, I

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Rainbow Carrot Salad

Rainbow Carrot Salad

Posted in Salads Tagged with , ,

My closet and my pantry have two very different color schemes.  On one extreme: I am an interior designer who works at an architecture firm. I tend to stick to the unofficial uniform of black

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Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 rainbow carrots, peeled
  • 1/4 cup chopped salted roasted pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives
Pasta with Baby Greens, Beans and Walnuts

Pasta with Baby Greens, Beans and Walnuts

Posted in Mains Tagged with , ,

For my usual weeknight pasta, I like to keep things simple with spaghetti, even though, I admit, it can be a bit boring. When I stick to my routine, I don’t add to my random noodle

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Ingredients
  • 12 ounces short pasta (farfalle, rotelle, fusilli, orecchiette, penne)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1-15 ounce can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/3 cup roughly chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 ounce grated Parmesan plus shaved Parmesan for serving
  • Zest of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
Cherry Cashew Bars

Cherry Cashew Bars

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My purse is pretty much a travelling pantry. At any moment you can find an apple, crackers, toast and even a waffle buried in the bottom of my bag. Part of the reason for the

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