There was an article last week in the NY Times called “The ‘Busy’ Trap” that I thought was perfectly insightful.  Now, a week later, it’s just sort of haunting me.  The author wrote: “Busyness serves as a kind of existential reassurance, a hedge against emptiness; obviously your life cannot possibly be silly or trivial …

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You know how movies that feature a handful of A-list celebrities are almost always a flop? It makes sense – no one can shine when everyone is great. Food really isn’t like that though. I’m not saying that you should add white chocolate to Babaganoush because you love chocolate and you love eggplant and you …

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I love group efforts.  Whether it’s a fire engine barreling through a busy street after all the cars have dutifully moved aside or its a group of six people squished at a cafe table offering to share computer chargers just to make life easier, I get emotional.  Sometimes I get a little weepy, but I’m …

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This is not a post about blood oranges. And no meyer lemon was harmed in the making of this dish. No bee pollen was purchased, no bizarr-o flour was milled, and no oak-tarnished wooden knives were wielded. This is a recipe for da people! Made with all that normal crap in your fridge and cooked …

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Enough with the rules. Enough with order. Enough with predictability. Sometimes, you have to shout out to the world, “I’m gonna put sour cream in my chocolate cake! I’m gonna put fennel in my ice cream! And I’m gonna make some damn mini frittatas in a damn mini muffin tin and they’re gonna be cute and …

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It was clockwork. January 1st hit and my spam transformed from SF deals to 7-day detox diets, 2-day slim down plans, and instructions for “clean eating” in 2013. But this is not a post about New Years Resolutions. This salad doesn’t have anything to do with the frozen fudge squares on my lap or the …

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If these were my grandma’s latkes, they would be cooked in butter, stuffed with raisins, sprinkled with saffron, and actually made out of rice. They would be hard and crunchy and she wouldn’t call them “latkes”, she would call them “tah-diq” (meaning, “bottom of the pot” and referring to the unbearably addictive mold of intentionally …

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3 things that make my life easier: 1. Pre-cooked lentils from Trader Joe’s 2. Having a favorite dressing on hand at all times (mine is the lemon & garlic dressing from Sol Food in San Rafael) 3. Adam Everyone should get an Adam. No really though, everyone should get a favorite dressing that is light …

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Sometimes we need a break from the things we love so that when we come back to them we remember how amazing they make us feel (#soclicheithurts). Since finishing my first year of law school, entering hardcore wedding planning mode, and “enjoying” my bridal diet, I have really neglected my blog. But really, who wants …

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I apologize in advance for ruining your diet. I made these for a “healthy” dessert last night when I was craving something chocolatey. Coconut’s a fruit, right?  Although individually they are not enough to ruin your diet, not being able to control yourself after eating just one might be. Ice cold balls of chewy coconut …

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