My Everyday Smoothie

My Everyday Smoothie

I’m aware that a lot of the food I post on this blog is not congruent with the overall image I project to the world. Every time I post an indulgent recipe, I get at least one comment from a reader asking how I stay so thin. Good genes are certainly at play here, but it’s also due to a lot of hard work and an overall consciousness about what I put into my body. For every cookie I consume, theres 2 servings of leafy greens right behind it. In addition, I make sure to get plenty of exercise, and when I don’t, I notice a big difference in how I look and feel. 

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Crispy + Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Crispy + Chewy Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I will never, ever, ever get sick of chocolate chip cookies, and I’m pretty sure the rest of the world agrees. They’re the be all end all of cookies. We don’t need anything else as long as we have really good CCC’s in our lives. Crispy, chewy, chocolatey, sweet and just a little bit salty. Italians have their pasta, the French have their pastries, Mexicans have salsas and we Americans get to claim chocolate cookies as our own. That’s totally something to be proud of.

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Rhubarb Almond Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Rhubarb Almond Cake with Bourbon Whipped Cream

Rhubarb is a relatively new phenomenon in my life. I didn’t grow up eating it, and when I tried it as a teen, I was definitely not impressed. Years later, I was captivated by rhubarb’s wild popularity in the food world, so I gave it another shot. This time, I didn’t hate it, but I found it perplexing. Sour, stringy and very vegetabley. I just couldn’t wrap my head around it, even though I wanted to.

The following year, I gave rhubarb another go. This time, something clicked. I roasted it with strawberries, vanilla and bourbon, and after one bite, I was hooked. Fast forward two years later to today, and I am deeply involved in a passionate rhubarb love affair.

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Celery Root Remoulade (Video!) + An AMAZING French Culinary Vacation Giveaway!

Celery Root Remoulade (Video!) + An AMAZING French Culinary Vacation Giveaway!
 

 
Celery root remoulade can best be described as a fancy French cousin of cole slaw. I first fell in love with remoulade when I lived in Louisiana, but it wasn’t until recently that I realized the Cajun version is a lot different than the classic. French remoulade is much more subtle, and is typically tossed with crisp celery root and served as a salad.
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Cheesy Corn + Poblano Rice Casserole (Video!)

Cheesy Corn + Poblano Rice Casserole

My posting schedule is currently all out of whack, but I couldn’t let the weekend slip by without dropping this killer recipe for Cheesy Corn + Poblano Rice Casserole. It’s the perfect side to serve up at a Mexican fiesta because it’s super tasty and feeds a crowd, plus, it’s really good at soaking up booze to help prevent hangovers. I can’t stress how important that second part is, especially when holidays like Cinco de Mayo happen to fall on a weekday.

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