Lentil Soup Recipe

If you feel like you need a bit of a detox after Thanksgiving weekend, then this lentil soup recipe is probably just what you need. I followed this Barefoot Contessa recipe exactly, though I cut it in half since hers makes ten servings which seemed like a little much for just Justin and me – though to be honest I ate…
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the best dip/sauce EVER

I’m barely being dramatic when I say that this Romesco inspired sauce is the best thing ever. There used to be a little company at our local farmers’ market that sold this kind of sauce, but they seem to have disappeared so I decided that I needed to take things into my own hands. This sauce (or dip) is creamy and fresh…
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Nicoise Salad Recipe

Nicoise salads are one of my favorite things to make during the summer (or during a very hot spring like we’re having) when I feel like something light, healthy, and easy for lunch or dinner. I usually make mine with traditional packed tuna (good quality tuna, either Italian or Spanish) but decided to switch things up the other day and…
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best roast chicken

I love roast chicken, and it’s become a bit of a tradition in our house to make it on Sunday nights. After trying quite a few recipes (and a fair amount of trial and error) I can confidently say that the very best, easiest roast chicken recipe out there is Ina Garten’s aptly named Perfect Roast Chicken. The instructions are…
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tequila cocktail recipe

I love the idea of making cocktails at home and actually even took a cocktail making class not too long ago, but whenever I attempt to make one I just end up with a huge mess, a not very good drink, and a lot of wasted time. That being said, this tequila based cocktail doesn’t require any fancy tools or…
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unboring rice recipes

As I type this post there’s a monkey just a few feet away staring at me/plotting something. I’m sitting on the porch of our hotel room on Palawan Island in The Philippines, where Justin and I have been for the last few days (follow along on instagram if you want) and monkeys are everywhere. They’re cute looking but kind of scary…
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