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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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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Spinach and Brussel Leaf Sauté

Spinach and Brussel Leaf Sauté

I remember the first time I realized vegetables could be delicious. It was at some point when I was in high school and my mom had just purchased a Cooking Light cookbook. She made several vegetable recipes that were incredibly tasty and glazed with simple combinations of things like soy sauce, browned butter, and maple syrup. They were…

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Coconut Banana Oatmeal

Coconut Banana Oatmeal

This recipe for Coconut Banana Oatmeal was inspired by a delicious breakfast I had during our trip to Vancouver. I was craving oatmeal and was so intrigued by the coconut milk, dark chocolate and cinnamon toppings that I ordered it and just picked the banana slices off (why can’t I eat banana? it’s connected to a latex…

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Whole Wheat Penne with Kale and White Beans

Whole Wheat Penne with Kale and White Beans

This recipe for Whole Wheat Penne with Kale and White Beans was inspired by ATK’s newly-published The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook. I updated the recipe by increasing the amount of red pepper flakes to make it a bit spicier and opted to add a larger amount of freshly grated parmesan cheese in the bean sauce to make it…

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Watermelon Lemonade

Watermelon Lemonade

This Watermelon Lemonade is tart and fruity – a perfect sweet drink for a hot summer day. This was the first time I’ve made homemade lemonade, and I can confidently say that it is 100x better than canned or powdered lemonade. My favorite part of making this recipe was smelling the watermelon juice – it reminds me of…

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Muffins

Whole Wheat Strawberry Muffins

I’m not too much of a breakfast person. I never have been and I probably never will be. It has nothing to do with breakfast foods themselves (I looove brinner). Just the fact that I move more like a slug and less like a person before 8am. But, even though I struggle to down a piece…

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