Tomato + Peach Panzanella Salad

tomato + peach panzanella salad

Happy summer, foodies! It’s been a very chaotic season for me, hence the sporadic postings. We have officially made the transition from Austin to Houston and I’m absolutely loving it so far. Don’t get me wrong, Austin will always be home and my favorite city in Texas, but this Houston! Talk about a food scene. I haven’t really been cooking much lately because a) moving is rough (where is my freaking immersion blender? for the love…) and b) so.many.good.restaurants! … 

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Dry Cured Pork Belly Carbonara

Dry Cured Pork Belly Carbonara

Over the past several weeks, Austin has experienced some exceptionally strange weather, as have many parts of the country. As the nonstop rain continues to saturate the thirsty earth, it also bestows a diminished sense of urgency for all of my normal to-dos in what would be a very chaotic month. When the weather is bleak, home becomes more of a place of refuge and rest. This pasta carbonara is the ideal dish to feed the soul on a cozy spring day like today. … 

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Berries with Lavender + Vanilla Bean Whipped Cream

lavender vanilla bean whipped creamHappy almost Mother’s Day to all the mamas out there! If you’re still pondering a menu to whip up for your mother on her day, think about adding a sweet finish to the meal with this ethereal lavender + vanilla bean whipped cream. Or, start her day off on a sweet note and dollop it over some fluffy buttermilk pancakes and fresh berries. No one deserves some special treatment more than a mother…. 

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Southwestern Stuffed Avocados with Lime Cilantro Crema

southwestern stuffed avocado

Dear foodie followers/friends,

How is everyone? I thought I would try something different by writing a post in letter format. Letter writing is such a sacred yet dissipating art and it’s a sad shame. There is a strange paradox that even in this ever-expanding blogosphere and social media realm where you can plug in anytime, anywhere with anyone, that authentic relationships and soul-hugging conversation seem more precious and difficult to come by…. 

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