• 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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  • FIG ALMOND TAHINI CALCIUM BITES

      These bring figs, tahini, and almonds into a calcium packed delight.  I made them for the London trip this last week.  In the UK, we don’t have Lara Bars, so I thought I was going to make a poor man’s Lara bar.  I was pleasantly surprised at how these turned out on the first

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  • JUMPIN’ MONKEY ENERGY BITES

    I didn’t intend to post these Jumpin’ Monkey Bites on the site- they were just a random Instagram post but considering the feedback I got from emails, Instagram, and Facebook I thought I’d share the recipes here as well.  Someday I’ll update the photos and make it all look very pretty for you. When I

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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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  • 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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