Glazed Meatloaves {Beef + Kale + Cheddar...

Kale and Cheddar Meatloaf-7

Yes, it's (still) the height of summer, and yes, I am posting about meatloaf. I love "comfort food" every day of the year, red hot blazing sun and 300% humidity be darned. What I don't need during the summer is my oven pumping away for an hour or more. These individual meatloaves take much less time to bake - only 20 minutes - and more surface … Keep Reading

Chicken Shawarma

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One of my favorite "street foods" is Chicken Shawarma. I love the thinly sliced bits of robustly flavored meat, wrapped in a warm pita or served on a bed of vegetables or rice. Traditional Chicken Shawarma is made on a large rotisserie, which I just can't replicate in my kitchen. It also is comprised of mystery pieces of chicken and seasoned … Keep Reading

Kale and Spinach Greek Yogurt Dip

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Spinach dip is always a fan favorite. And when I found Trader Joe's Reduced-Guilt Spinach and Kale Greek Yogurt Dip, I thought I had found a little plastic bucket of heaven. The ingredient list is actually pretty natural on that product - you know how I dislike extra "filler" ingredients. I could sit down and eat this dip with crackers and veggies … Keep Reading

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies {Coconut ...

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Coconut Oil Cookies-8

I find that when I wait too long to post a recipe after making it, there are holes in my cooking memory. Was it in the oven for 13 or 16 minutes? How many servings did it make (= how many did I eat during the photo shoot)? Did I end up halving the nutmeg? Etc. Let's just say I didn't mind having to make this recipe a few times to fill in the … Keep Reading

Happy Birthday Nora!

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A very special lady turned 21 on Saturday! Please meet Nora, my Development Associate ~ Intern ~ Millennial Culture Coach ~ Recipe Namer ~ Cooking Class Assistant and Trivia Buff ~ Occasional Taste-Tester ~ All-Around Favorite College Student. And yes, that is how I recommend she document the last year of her life on her resume. I have … Keep Reading

Ga’s Easy Blueberry Coffee Cake

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Another family favorite! Does your family have some recipes that they have just come to expect at family events? The dish that, when the person who usually makes it arrives at the gathering, you hug and say hello, but reeeeally you're checking their hands to make sure they brought it? Share those dishes in the comments! It's so fun to see … Keep Reading

New Venture: Cooking Classes!

Prequel Culinary Education

I have been hinting that good things were on the horizon, and I am SO EXCITED to announce the launch of this venture! Prequel is a new innovative concept in Washington DC that describes themselves as a "Megaplex for Foodies." I'm in! Prequel asked if I would be interested in teaching cooking classes. I laughed, thinking about the advanced … Keep Reading

Lox, Red Onion, and Dill Savory Scones

Savory Salmon Scones-4

Happy Birthday Dad! For your birthday, I am announcing to the Internets: I LIKE LOX! * I have not always liked smoked salmon, a.k.a. lox. But after a few salmon and avocado sushi rolls, I realized that I was actually eating, and loving, something really quite similar. This is not unlike an epiphany I had toward the end of college; that is, … Keep Reading

Chicken Chorizo Breakfast Tacos or Lettu...

Chicken Chorizo Lettuce Cups-2

Looking to spice up breakfast this weekend? Chicken Chorizo Tacos it is. Looking for something lighter? Use egg whites and butter lettuce for fresh, crisp lettuce cups instead. No real recipe here, just some steps to follow and ingredients to compile. This post is inspired by a brunch I had recently from the gluten-free menu at Firefly in … Keep Reading