Quinoa Risotto with Fava Beans + Avocado Cream

Quinoa Risotto with Fava Beans + Avocado Cream

It was a matter of weeks ago, I was in Peru, exploring the Andean landscape and discovering new foods like choclo and kiwicha. In the Sacred Valley, there are many crops, like quinoa, fava beans, corn, and many kinds of potatoes. I found a new appreciation for quinoa, as I tasted my way through many dishes using the grain in interesting ways. On the last day, at lunch, I ordered a quinoa risotto with local vegetables and pesto. It was so creamy and rich but also nourishing and bright and full of flavor, I knew I had to recreate it at home (but under the assumption it would not be as good :/ ) This is a variation on that meal...

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Homemade Mini Focaccia

Homemade Mini Focaccia

I posted these breads a while back on Instagram. Everyone seemed to love them so much and want the recipe, I decided to finally share it! This recipe is adapted from the Breaking Breads cookbook by Uri Scheft. I love this book so much. It’s full of delicious and inspiring breads, from savory to sweet, that can be done at home. This book takes you step by step how to make babka, or stuffed breads, or no-knead focaccia as you see here.

I am drawn to bread - its taste, texture, variety, and history. Each bread comes with a story...

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Whole Roasted Eggplant: Two Ways

Whole Roasted Eggplant: Two Ways

Happy Spring! I thought I’d share with you a delicious and quick recipe to celebrate the upcoming season. This is my whole roasted eggplant: two ways. This recipe actually came up the day before the big snowstorm a few weeks back. I had been at my grocery store picking up food to cook for the snow day and when saw these beautiful graffiti eggplant. Maybe I was drawn to these vegetables because of what they symbolize to me β€” summer, warmth, family, good cookingβ€” or maybe...

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Rainbow Buddha Bowl

Rainbow Buddha Bowl

After the first major snowstorm, seems like we are in the midst of winter. I woke up the other morning to a whiteout outside my window. White flurries dancing in the air and a white fog encapsulating the city. The day prior to the snowstorm was a warm 60 degrees, unusual for a northeast winter, but hey, it got me thinking about spring and that in almost a few weeks we’ll be in march, the month of the spring equinox.

I may be jumping too far in excitement, but...

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