• Chipotle Grilled Peach Flatbread

    Smoky, spicy, sweet, filling- but light all at the same time.  This chipotle grilled peach flatbread is quick and simple, but still looks fancy pants.  It is inspired by a flatbread from Los Angeles that I gave a resounding kick in the pants with the chipotle vinaigrette.  I like spice, so there is quite a

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  • Vietnamese Chicken Salad

    You are likely wondering what you should do with the leftover rotisserie chicken that is in your fridge. Yesterday was chicken, roast potatoes, and salad.  What can you eat today that will use up your leftovers without completely repeating the flavors?  If you are thinking, “Perhaps a Vietnamese Chicken Salad?” then you beat me to the punch.

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  • PADMA’S SPICY CUCUMBER POMEGRANATE SALAD

    THE BACKGROUND Padma, my stepmom, is the kindest woman I know.  I don’t mean that in a flippant superlative that simply means, she’s really, really kind.  She is LITERALLY the kindest woman I know.  She and my mom were close friends.  When I was a kid, I thought it was cool, but a little weird

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  • REAL DEAL MEDITERRANEAN SALAD LOW FODMAP EDITION

    I call this the Real Deal Mediterranean Salad because the first words my taste tester who just returned from a 2-year stay in Jerusalem said was “That’s the real deal!”  Actually, to be honest, his first words were “That is fantastic.”  THEN he made the real deal comment.  I was trying to be humble, but let’s

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  • MEXICAN CHICKEN SOUP

    You are probably thinking- ENOUGH WITH THE SOUPS ALREADY!!  I get it, I totally do, but it has been for a good reason. Ever since I moved to the UK, I haven’t had a working oven AND the current stove I have only has one working hob.  I KNOW!  So, believe me, I’m just as over

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  • SOUTHWEST CHICKPEA SALAD

    I wanted to give a preemptive nod to radish season with this recipe.  Why so early?  A- Because I love radishes and this is my blog so I totally get to, and B- because they are starting to brighten up the produce section already with their deep, saturated pinky pops.   The chill and crunch

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  • POTATO CORN CHOWDER

    This soup is hands-down my husband’s favorite thing I make.  My two year old loves it too.  Poor thing, though- sometimes I push the boundaries a bit much and throw in more adobo sauce than I should.  Last time I made it she had to kinda suck the air in between her teeth to cool

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  • MOROCCAN VEGETABLE STEW

      Los Angeles has so many ethnicities (and with it languages and flavors) packed into it’s city borders, you may think that a Moroccan stew is an influence of all that went on back home.  In actuality, however, the inspiration comes from this very Atlantic-wrapped tiny isle. The first week of our officially living in the UK,

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