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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Salted Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Shortbread

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Do you want to know a secret? I’ve never been a very confident baker. When I was in high school, I could handle boxed brownie mix and plain homemade sugar cookies, but that was about it. When I went to college, I tried making more unique homemade baked goods, but I quickly shied away after a…

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Restaurant-Style Salsa

Restaurant-Style Salsa

I recently read a great post by David Lebovitz that challenged some of my current food blogging paradigms. I’ve always cared about developing quality blog posts, but I’ve felt a tension between producing new content and producing exceptional content. And all too often, I’ve fallen into the belief that a large volume of decent content is better than…

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Zucchini and Spinach Quesadillas

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When I think of Mexican food, I don’t think of zucchini. But after having these zucchini and spinach-filled quesadillas, I think it’s here to stay in my Tex Mex food repertoire. I never thought of cumin and zucchini as a natural paring, but after putting them together in these quesadillas, it’s became clear to me that they are…

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Rosemary Roasted Almonds

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I made these wonderful Rosemary Roasted Almonds for my friend Kelsey’s couple’s shower last weekend. It was so fun to celebrate her and her fiancé Airam before they head back to Hong Kong for 6 months before returning to the U.S. to get married around Christmas. Even though I miss my far-off friends, the distance makes eventually…

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Caribbean Pineapple Tofu + Pigeon Pea Rice

Caribbean Pineapple Tofu + Pigeon Pea Rice

Okay, I know I’ve been posting a huge number of tropical, coconutty recipes lately (like this and that). But I love these tropical recipes and they make my heart so happy. I hate the relentless summer heat, but I sure do love seasonal summer food. This Caribbean Pineapple Tofu features pan-fried tofu with a sweet and…

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Coconut Lime Bread

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This Coconut Lime Bread is one of my favorite recipes of all time. It’s pretty enough to impress company and is a perfect snack to take on the go. And the best part? It still manages to be incredibly delicious with only 1/2 cup of sugar (I’ve found most snack-y quick bread recipes use 1…

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Ahi Tuna Burgers

Ahi Tuna Burger

Hey friends! I hope you all had a great 4th of July weekend. I was kind of sick throughout the weekend so I didn’t get to do as much work for SLK as I had hoped. But I did have some delicious lunch and wine at Montaluce Winery in Dahlonega on Friday. If any of…

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Berry and Goat Cheese Dessert Pizza

Berry and Goat Cheese Dessert Pizza - a quick and beautiful summertime dessert!

When I think of 4th of July desserts, the first thing that comes to mind is the ubiquitous 4th of July Poke Cake.  It was a staple of my childhood. Thanksgiving and Christmas brought great food, but the striped poke cake was one of my favorite seasonal desserts. Now the years have come and gone, and though…

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