Quick Recipes

Quick recipes often become my favorites. They are the ones I revisit most often, the ones that have a tendency to become staples. I’m a believer that just because a recipe comes together quickly, doesn’t mean it's less special or delicious.

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Making Homemade Tortillas is Simple, plus Five Ways to Boost Them

Making Homemade Tortillas is Simple, plus Five Ways to Boost Them

A taco night game-changer, and so so so fast and easy.

Chocolate Puddle Cookies

Chocolate Puddle Cookies

I came across a cookie when I visited Portland, it was a crackle-edged puddle of chocolate with a texture that made me think of the collision between a soft meringue and a fudgy brownie.

Cucumber Gin Slush

Cucumber Gin Slush

A blended, gin-spiked cucumber slushy for the hottest of days. They're refreshing, easy-drinking, with a kiss of limoncello.

Vegetarian Lunch Ideas: One Sauce / Three Lunches

Vegetarian Lunch Ideas: One Sauce / Three Lunches

Lunchbox magic - a post and video about taking one favorite tomato sauce, and working it into three different lunches.

Golden Beet Hummus

Golden Beet Hummus

A lightened-up hummus - reining in the tahini and oil a bit. Billowy and smooth, it's a boosted hummus for everyday, all-day w/ golden beets, turmeric, and chickpeas.

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Weeknight Ponzu Pasta

Weeknight Ponzu Pasta

All things green in a quick, weeknight pasta option. It's feel-good food that won't weigh you down - ponzu dressing, green vegetables, and the pasta of your choice.

Lentil Polenta Casserole

Lentil Polenta Casserole

If you've got these two components, and you have five minutes, you can get a dinner like this in the oven, pronto.

An Exceptional Salad with an Unusual Coconut Oil Dressing

An Exceptional Salad with an Unusual Coconut Oil Dressing

Coconut oil dressing was just one of the brilliant ideas that jumped out at me from the pages of Julia Sherman's new Salad For President cookbook.

Homemade Tarragon Soda

Homemade Tarragon Soda

A recipe for homemade tarragon soda, and a long list of other ways you can put the tarragon syrup to use.

Quick-ish Ricotta Dumplings in Tomato Broth

Quick-ish Ricotta Dumplings in Tomato Broth

A happy-making bowl of quick dumplings (made with potsticker wrappers!) filled with pesto-boosted ricotta cheese. Ladled with a simple five-minute tomato broth.

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