First we eat, then we do everything else.

M.F.K. Fisher

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Simple Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Zoodles of zucchini, swoodles of sweet potato, toodles of turnip, and more: food-lovers everywhere are creating oodles and oodles of long, bouncy noodles — spiral-cut from colorful vegetables! And, it’s no wonder: whether you cook them gently and top them with pesto for a carb-free pasta dinner or crunch on them raw in a refreshing […]

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Mango Salsa

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salsa

Here’s your quick fix for just about any summer cooking conundrum — make salsa. This sweet-and-spicy condiment has been known to bring many bland, lifeless, and/or overcooked foods back from the dead (it’s super juicy and super flavorful!) and it has bailed many of us out of that awkward “I-forgot-that-I-promised-to-bring-something-to-your-barbecue-and-now-I’m-showing-up-empty-handed” situation (salsa is so easy […]

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Samoa Cream Pie

Girl Scout Cookie-Inspired Samoa Cream Pie

We had a bit of a Samoa situation this year (okay, in all fairness we have a bit of a Samoa situation every year but usually the situation involves little more than me wishing I hadn’t eaten all my Girl Scout cookies so quickly) — there was a bit of a mix-up with our order […]

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How to Make Cold Brew Iced Coffee at Home

I’m just going to come out and say what we’re all thinking: cold brew coffee is worth the extra money — except that it isn’t. Cold brew coffee is infinitely more delicious than coffee that’s been brewed with hot water and then poured over ice (In fact, that’s how it got the nickname ‘nectar of […]

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mint lemonade

In Search of the Abu Dhabi Lemon Mint

It wasn’t until I had been in Abu Dhabi for almost a full day that I truly realized just how far I had traveled to be there. It was just about to be 5:00 am and despite the fact that I had to be at a meeting in four hours, I hadn’t slept all night […]

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