These brown butter blueberry almond tea cakes are gluten-free, not that you’d know it! Sweet and juicy, they are the perfect morning or mid-afternoon pick-me-up.

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brown butter blueberry almond tea cakes

You didn’t think I would hold out on you did I?

We’re best friends.

I would never.

Let’s talk brunch!

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Velvety smooth and sweet carrot, squash, and coriander soup gets spiced up with a crunchy harissa chickpea topping.
carrot, squash, and coriander soup with crunchy harissa chickpeas

Truth: occasionally I use condiments as weapons.

Case in point:

“DON’T MAKE ME SPICE THIS” – a war cry commonly heard coming from my kitchen as I stand in front of a bubbling pot of something or other, hand poised directly over it with a bottle of sriracha or a 1/2 cup measure of harissa.

Armed and ready.

To pour.

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downton abbey brunch

1. I’m not sure if I mentioned this, but one of my New Year’s resolutions is to HOST MORE THINGS. So this past weekend I had my friends over for brunch! It was (supposed to be) Downton Abbey inspired (more on that on Friday), and I would definitely call it a success.

2. And by success I mean that I didn’t burn the apartment down in the process.

3. However, you should really know that five minutes before everyone was supposed to be there, I still hadn’t showered and I bribed enlisted the.boy to help me in exchange for his very own tea cake. And then I kicked him out. So classy.

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A comforting (but healthy!) cardamom-spiced butternut squash gratin with kale and toasted almonds – creamy crunchy and totally delicious.

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cardamom-spiced butternut squash and kale gratin

When trying to figure out what to make for dinner feels like the sequel to Goldilocks and the Three Bears.

Every recipe has too much of this, doesn’t use up enough of that, and requires a trip to the grocery store for an ingredient that is only sold in 12 pound bottles that may just take you the better part of a decade to use up.

Welcome to EVERY.SINGLE.NIGHT. Or, at least one night a week, but still. That’s one night too many.

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Pistachios (aka THE SKINNY NUT) are the perfect snack! High in protein and fiber, they pack a whole lot of nutrition, and are especially delicious when eaten alongside a bowl of grapefruit, honey, and Greek yogurt.


honey grapefruit, yogurt, and pistachios

SNACK ATTACK.

And how to cope when it hits.

This is one of life’s greatest quandaries.

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