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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 […]

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Vegetable Burger with Curried Ketchup and Avocado

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Vegetable Burger with Curried Ketchup and Avocado

Post sponsored by Dr. Praegers. See below for more details. One of the things I’ve become really good at since having kid: lowering expectations. This hasn’t been easy because I’m always wanting to try new things, explore new places, and hand-make everything I can. Add a toddler to this mix and […]

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California Avocado Tomatillo Soup with Cumin

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California Avocado Tomatillo Soup

Post sponsored by California Avocados. See below for more details. One of the reasons I love living in a desert climate: cool evenings and mornings. Even when it gets to be hot during the days, most nights and mornings are cool (sweater weather cool). This means I’m still able to happily […]

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5 Tips for Vegetarian Lunches

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Romesco Potato Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

(Hey Everyone! I want you to give a warm welcome to Grace Kerfoot. Grace has studied nutrition and most recently was working as a cheesemonger. She’s also been helping me in the studio and I’m so happy to have her contributing a few posts in the coming months. I think it’s […]