Sichuan Party Mix

We started yesterday with sweet, and move on to spicy today with this savory and tongue-tingling Sichuan Party Mix. Check out Darcie's post for a little backstory involving her days in Shanghai, which provided the inspiration for this terrific recipe! For a roundup of all of our Advent Calendar … Continue reading

Let’s Prime the Pumps

As I mentioned in my last post, I'm doing the Primal Blueprint 21-Day Challenge this month, and it's going really well! I've cooked more in three days than I usually do in a week and everything's been healthy and delicious, not to mention economical with all of the leftovers. And while I didn’t … Continue reading

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere

Last weekend, I had the opportunity to shoot some promotional photos for the new cookbook, The Ultimate Beer Lover's Happy Hour, which is out today! The author is John Schlimm, whose three vegan cookbooks I've been lucky enough to photograph (The Tipsy Vegan, Grilling Vegan Style and The Cheesy … Continue reading

Field to Feast: More Carrots

We have Dorie Greenspan to thank for this recipe dish idea. See, as I was flipping through her brilliant cookbook Around My French Table, the recipe that opens the salads chapter caught my eye. It was so minimal as to be more of a suggestion than a recipe, so I decided it must be perfect. It's … Continue reading
Chocolate-Drizzled Pecan Macaroons

Day 8, Macaroons

For our Save the Date wedding cards, Gil and I originally wanted something along the lines of, "A Cajun Mennonite and a Jew walk into a bar..." Upon further reflection, we decided fielding questions or hearing the end of the joke from a couple hundred people while we were planning a wedding in … Continue reading