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Making the Most of Leftovers

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Roasted Butternut Squash

Leftovers may sound like unwanted old food but moving leftovers from one meal to the next – slowly dwindling the stockpile – is a challenge and an art form in my kitchen. In fact, I don’t think I can imagine a day where I do not use some sort of leftover […]

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Pinto Bean Tostadas with Nopales and Eggs

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Pinto Bean Tostadas with Nopales and Eggs

Today’s post is a little different. Sure, there’s a recipe but this recipe is to help promote an organization that is near and dear to my heart: the Food Literacy Center. September is Food Literacy Month in the state of California. What does that meant, exactly? Well, as the Food Literacy […]

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Pear Custard Tart with Cinnamon

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Overhead shot of an 11" tart filled with pears, custard filling, and a sprinkle of cinnamon

Post sponsored by California Pear. See below for more details. It’s rare that I post dessert recipes but don’t be fooled, I love my desserts. This custard tart has been around for years and has made it’s way through all the seasons. However, this pear version is my favorite. Using slices […]

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Herby Hemp Sauce | Cooking Component

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Herby Hemp Sauce with Parsley, Basil, and Chives

I feel like the key to a solid, quick dinner is in the sauce. There are endless combinations of grains, beans, and vegetables once you get sauces involved. Plus, this is something my entire family can easily agree on: you can never had too many sauce ideas. Enter in this easy […]

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Harissa Tomato Salad with Farro and Pepitas

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Overhead, close-up shot of a harissa tomato salad made with cooked farro, fresh grape tomatoes, and green harissa.

I feel like when September hits, it’s easy to throw the idea of summer produce out for all the fall goodness that’s about to come our way. And yet, I find September to be one of the best months for tomatoes. The mature plants are still producing and the abundance is […]

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Cucumber Avocado Spring Rolls with Herbs

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Cucumber Avocado Spring Rolls with Herbs

This is a monumental moment for this little site: I’m posting a tofu recipe. Tofu, along with mushrooms, just haven’t been my thing. It’s completely a texture issue. I need crunch in my life and the slight spongy texture of mushrooms and tofu just didn’t work with my food views. However, […]

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Pan-Fried Pears with Honey and Ginger Einkorn

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Pan-Fried Pears with Honey and Ginger Einkorn

Post sponsored by California Pear. See below for more details. One of my favorite things is to make a breakfast that feels like it could easily double as dessert without being heavy on the sweetness. For example, I could eat these pan-fried pears everyday. They provide the perfect example when I […]

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Cucumber Sorghum Salad | Naturally Ella

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Cucumber Sorghum Salad

I never like to make cucumber salads the same way twice. I feel like cucumbers make for such a solid starting point. They aren’t overly powerful in the flavor department but they do come with a nice, refreshing crunch. Plus, I almost always have a couple of hand because my son […]