First we eat, then we do everything else.

M.F.K. Fisher

Cold brew iced coffee in a glass

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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Chicken Carnitas Tacos

Carnitas-Style Chicken Tacos for Cinco de Mayo

Few words strike more fear into our gastronomic hearts than “boneless, skinless chicken breast” — notoriously dry and flavorless, it’s easy to overcook (and under-season) this lean, white meat. Fortunately, there is a really simple solution to this culinary conundrum: science. There are two main reasons that chicken breast ends up being less-than-tasty: The lack […]

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Lentils Two Ways

Intuitive Cooking and Lentils Two Ways

Cooking isn’t as difficult as we make it out to be. Nor is it as complicated as some overly detailed recipes lead us to believe. (I’ve actually seen a recipe that says, “Be sure to use a pan with a ¾-inch side height”. Really?! What happens if my pan has a 1-inch side height? Will […]

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How To Make Crispy Za’atar Kale Chips

We’ve created a new way to measure deliciousness in my house — I like to call it the ‘taste-test-then-face-test’ method (say that ten times fast)— and it works like this: I make something healthy to eat. I recruit an unsuspecting friend or family member. The unsuspecting friend or family member eats the healthy food. I observe […]

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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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