Lemon Blueberry Loaf

Lemon Blueberry Loaf

On Friday Drew and I explored the Buford Highway Farmer’s Market and I cannot figure out why we have never been before. It’s like a few grocery stores rolled into one – different sections for Latin, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, and Asian foods and inexpensive spices. It’s not as massive as the DeKalb County Farmer’s Market…

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Turmeric Golden Tea

Turmeric Golden Tea

A little less than two months ago, Drew and I were in Paris, wandering jet-lagged around Montmartre and eating some shockingly good empanadas. I know it’s not what most people would choose for their first meal in Paris, but we were tired and it was beginning to rain and the tiny cafe looked so welcoming. Shortly after…

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Greek Orzo Chicken Soup

Greek Chicken Soup

I hope you had a restful and relaxing Christmas! Mine was filled with family, Star Wars, and food (these Chocolate Chip Peppermint Scones from Naturally Ella are the best!). I received The Year of Cozy by Adrianna Adarme as a gift and I am so excited to get started on some recipes and crafts. The…

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Red Curry Cauliflower

Red Curry Cauliflower is a simple vegetarian dish, bringing together delicious Thai flavors without obscure ingredients.

Merry Christmas friends! Can you believe Christmas is in three days? I feel slightly nervous thinking about a few last-minute gifts I have to pick up. But I’ve have evergreen candles burning practically nonstop over the past week and have no regrets. Another happy note, cauliflower and I have been friends for nearly a year now. I…

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Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash

Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash is a lovely vegetarian main dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas. It also makes a great vegetable side for non-vegetarians. To make it vegan, simply leave out the goat cheese.

I know they say you can’t judge a book by its cover (my great-grandmother’s recipe for potato stuffing is divine, but it will never win an award for prettiest Thanksgiving dish). And though I love to eat this Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash, a huge part of the recipe’s appeal lies in its beauty. It’s like a…

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Mexican Chocolate Atole

Mexican Chocolate Atole

I am embracing fall foods like pumpkin rooibos tea from Trader Joe’s, stuffed acorn squash, and the delicious chili cookoff at work today. And there’s one unique cold weather drink I want to introduce you to. Meet Atole. Atole is a Mexican hot drink made from ground field corn mixed with water to form a thick…

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Adobo Eggplant Quesadillas

Adobo Eggplant Quesadillas

Drew was skeptical when I mentioned that I was making eggplant quesadillas for lunch. I love eggplant and will eat it in almost any form but he’s just not a fan of the bitterness and spongy texture. But he’s requested them multiple times since that fateful lunch. I think eggplant is housed in a cheese and…

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BLT Bow Tie Pasta

BLT Bowtie Pasta

Ever wonder how one of America’s best-loved sandwiches became known as the BLT, as opposed to the LTB or some other variation? There isn’t really a strong consensus about it in the food history world. John Mariani hypothesizes this term evolved from diner/lunchroom slang: “Lunch counters have provided etymologists and linguists with one of the richest…

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Balsamic Fig Chicken Thighs with Polenta

Balsamic Fig Chicken with Polenta

Life has been really crazy lately. Before I share the recipe for my new favorite fall dish, here are some of my updates: I am starting my dream job next week. I’ll be working as a Research Assistant at Georgia Cares, an non-profit that coordinates services for youth victims of commercial sexual exploitation. I plan…

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Mujaddara

Mujaddara is Middle Eastern comfort food at its finest. It's an incredibly flavorful vegetarian dish made with lentils and rice. Omit the spiced mint yogurt to make it vegan!

I’ve had an intermittent mild cold and fever throughout the past 2 weeks, which has made working on Sweet Little Kitchen very difficult. Whenever my exhausted self gets home from work, I just want to plop my 99.6º body and sore throat on the couch to watch an episode of Gilmore Girls and drink a mug of…

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