Category: Recipe

letting go of excuses + my zero-waste portable breakfast solution (finally)

Almost exactly two years ago, I experienced a huge life change when I left the company at which I had spent the past nine years building my career to try my hand at HR technology. Not only did my role change pretty significantly, but I gave up my fairly easy (and definitely comfortable) commute for

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this week in our kitchen: crunchy broccolini with lemon and pecans + swordfish

I’m not sure I’ve ever enjoyed broccoli more than in this dish. Okay, technically it’s broccolini, but close enough. The only drawback to this recipe was that we had to use the oven on a nearly 100-degree day — but I can’t blame the recipe for an error on our part. What I loved about

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this week in our kitchen: salt-and-pepper shrimp with cucumber salad

My husband isn’t a big fan of repeat recipes (unless they’re of the curry or risotto varieties, which somehow get a pass) but I’m fairly certain I can talk him into working this one into the rotation a time or two. We appreciated how easy the recipe was to make and also how light and

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this week in our kitchen: grilled scallops with corn salad

I’m the type of person who shies away from hot (as in temperature) food when the temperature reaches anywhere around 85-degrees F and above. So, basically the last four weeks. (Seriously, I’m ready for winter.) During these situations, the thought of consuming something warm just doesn’t sound appetizing — at all. My husband thinks I’m

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this week in our kitchen: summer strawberry tart

I subscribe to three magazines: Bella Grace, Harvard Business Review and Real Simple. This list of thoughtfully curated and a quantity that is much reduced from my heyday of basically receiving any and all magazines that interested me, resulting in a lot of unread pages and waste (luckily, I was able to re-use + share these with coworkers by

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this week in our kitchen: bison burgers with onions two ways + watermelon feta salad

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it lately, but I’m a super lucky lady in that my husband basically does all of the cooking in our household. And, not only does he prepare the actual meals but he also creates a meal plan each week, complete with recipes and a shopping list. Not to say

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this week in our kitchen: sausage + leek + spinach quiche

Before I divulge the details of this yummy dish, I need to come clean on something: we made this recipe a month ago. Therefore, the post should really be called “this month in our kitchen.” Yes, I’m about four weeks late on this post, which seems to be the story of my life as of

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this week in our kitchen: polish hunter’s stew

I decided to go festive with my annual hosting of book club this year by serving a traditional Polish recipe — bigos (hunter’s stew) — a dish said to be close to 700-years old. The topic of the evening was The Lilac Girls (highly recommend), a WWII- era book taking place in America, Poland and France. During

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what I’m loving this week: squash, part two (and three)

In case you missed it a few weeks ago, I love squash. Squashy, squash, squash. (I’m really hoping you said that in your head with your best Ron Burgundy.) And so does my fiance — we love squash. Squashy, squash, squash. (Okay, that’s the last time — promise). So, to fulfill what has been an

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