End of Summer, Lowkey Moroccan- Inspired Feast

I call this a lowkey feast because it comes together easily despite being composed of a good number of dishes and the prep work is separated over two days, meaning you don’t have to spend the precious last days of summer in the kitchen. What is all that beautiful food, you’re wondering?? Grilled Butternut Squash…

Walnut Butter with Dates & Vanilla

This post probably doesn’t need to exist. Making nut butters is so simple, intuitive even. But, I suppose, if I inspire even one person to make vs. buy then I’ve done my job. I’ve also got a post in the works that uses this walnut butter so I figured why not give it it’s own…

Cauliflower, Kale & Caraway Gratin with Smoked Tilapia

I’m really into experimenting with smoke lately. Or maybe I always have been; from lighting fires in my bedroom trashcan and melting all my barbie dolls, to smoking lots of pot in high school, and all the way to the present, where I’ve just added another variable. Smoking is kind of magical, an intangible ingredient that takes…

Chai Macarons with a Dark Chocolate Ganache

  I am undoubtedly a very lucky, very spoiled person. At times I’ve wondered if I’m even the most lucky. In true spoiled-person fashion, I’m rewarded for following through with my hobbies (particularly, Burton takes me out for a special treat whenever I work on my French every day for a week). Yep, getting rewarded…

Tomato Jam with Fermented Hot Sauce

This is the perfect storm of condiments. Reminiscent of a vampire: it’s complex, dark, rich and moody. I’m sure someone out there rolled their eyes at ‘tomato jam’, but it’d be contemptuous to call this ketchup. And that’s coming from someone so intrinsically bonded with ketchup it must be whatever that red stuff is running through my…

Quick-Pickled Red Onions

Pickling is transformative. It takes entirely ordinary ingredients and adds a new dimension to them. In today’s case, that ingredient is red onion. Unlike canning, pickling doesn’t require the food or container to be completely sterile beforehand (due to the low pH killing/prohibiting most bacteria. onions themselves are antimicrobial too!) The term pickle was procured from the…

Carrot Cake Pancakes with an Earl Grey Cream Cheese Drizzle

There’s not much to say about these that the pictures don’t cover. They’re delicious and, even better, decently good for you. They’re at least twice as tasty and healthy as their conventional forefathers. The use of almond flour isn’t forced like I see in many recipes, not a last-grasp attempt at replacing or using less grains. Instead…