pasta · vegetables

Lemony Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potato Ravioli with Bourbon Brown Butter

My Natural Chef program has turned my fascination with cooking and recipe writing into a full blown obsession. I used to only think about food in my spare time, now my “working” time I’m actually SUPPOSED to be thinking about food. This is awesome. In addition to my own experimentation, I’m learning from some of… Continue reading Lemony Goat Cheese Stuffed Sweet Potato Ravioli with Bourbon Brown Butter

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Beet & Heirloom Tomato Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

My first box from Imperfect Produce showed up today! Fortuitously, I was already planning to work from home (read: mess around in my kitchen all day). The beets went straight from box to cutting board to oven in the span of 7 minutes after I brought the box inside. Followed very closely by a beautiful yellow… Continue reading Beet & Heirloom Tomato Salad with Roasted Chickpeas

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Beet Quinoa with Nectarine, Feta & Sweet Corn

The coolest piece of junk mail was waiting for me in my mailbox this afternoon. It was a promotional card for a company called “Imperfect Produce” that ships ugly fruits and veggies to your door that would otherwise be thrown away by grocery stores. The produce is 30-50% cheaper than grocery stores! I’ll be their… Continue reading Beet Quinoa with Nectarine, Feta & Sweet Corn

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Day 5: Confetti Lentils with a Fried Egg & Braised Leeks

I haven’t exactly been “by the book” on this cleanse, and tonight was no exception. The protein paired with the confetti lentils was lamb shank, which would have been delicious, but I’ve decided to forfeit red meat during this process. Bonus – I love fried eggs in strange places. Somehow a leek ended up in… Continue reading Day 5: Confetti Lentils with a Fried Egg & Braised Leeks

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Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate & Pecans in Tahini Maple Dressing

Is it just me or are persimmons the new kale? I see them everywhere. I know they’re in season but they’re at every stand at the farmer’s market, grocery store, restaurant menu, Pinterest page. This is the first season I’ve really embraced persimmons. I had an incident with an unripe Hachiya persimmon a couple years… Continue reading Roasted Butternut Squash with Pomegranate & Pecans in Tahini Maple Dressing

pasta · vegetables

Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas, Feta & Arugula

Here’s an example of how not to ease into the week: Invite work to dinner and engage in lengthy conversations about furniture placement, budgets and timelines. Regardless of how dry our conversation sounds, I enjoyed every bite of the meal we shared.  I’ve embraced spaghetti squash in a big way this season. It’s so easy,… Continue reading Spaghetti Squash with Chickpeas, Feta & Arugula

soup · super foods · vegetables

Roasted Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup with Turmeric & Curry

It has been an uncharacteristically warm November in San Francisco. Sunny, 60’s… I’m not complaining, but it won’t hold me back from making soup. In these weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, I try to sneak in my veggie-full meals while I can. If Thanksgiving was one meal on one day, that’d be one thing. But… Continue reading Roasted Carrot & Sweet Potato Soup with Turmeric & Curry