• Drinks
  • Loquat Mule

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    The loquat, an intriguing specimen of a fruit. Small, fuzzy, full of glossy dark seeds. They take a bit of work to consume. Rinse very well, remove the skin (if you want to), remove the seeds, and the reward is sweet. To me it’s a delightful fusion of a peach and some citrusy notes. Very […]

  • Sweets
  • Chewy Coconut, Ginger, & Thai Basil Cookies

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    We all have moments in our life where we find it necessary to summon great courage. Usually these moments occur when we face some seemingly insurmountable task or when faced with something that terrifies us. I often am surprised with myself when one of these moments arises. I’m tougher than I give myself credit for. […]

  • Healthy
  • Asian Kale Salad with Soy Sesame Dressing

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    You may have notices a slight shift in some of my posts lately, both here and on Instagram. Gone are the back-to-back gluttonous, indulgent dishes I gravitate towards and here and there you’ll find a smattering of health-conscious meals. Don’t panic! I still have my wits about me. I’m not moving away from all things […]

  • Healthy
  • Parmesan, Lemon, & Garlic Roasted Cauliflower

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    Simple, delicious, and barely made it through the photo shoot. It’s funny how combining a few, simple ingredients can create some of the most flavorful, and memorable dishes. These vibrant roasted cauliflower florets won me over before I even took them out of the oven! The scent of roasted garlic, parmesan cheese, roasted lemons emanating […]

  • Drinks
  • Peach & Basil, Vanilla Vodka Mojitos

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    As the heat from The Valley begins to rise and intrude upon my senses, I find myself craving languid afternoons punctuated by boozy beverages. The heat inspires indolence and indulgence. I move towards that which is effortless, in attempts to stay cool and conserve energy. The heat is my nemesis. Though, I’ll allow that as […]

  • Drinks
  • Cucumber Fresca Cocktail

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    Cucumbers have quickly become one of my favorite things to juice. Crisp and refreshing, cucumber juice is nice chilled on its own, mixed into homemade lemonade, or—my personal favorite—as the star ingredient of a cocktail. I made a very simple cocktail to pair with my Chipotle BBQ Tacos this week. Cucumber juice, jalapeño and mint […]