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September 2017

kitchen secrets/ vegetarian

the 3-ingredient secret to delicious sauces: soffrito

Coming at you today with a real killer. Seriously, this will crank your food up a couple of notches. You’ll have everyone asking you what your secret is. Soffrito! So basically, soffrito is a combination of onion, celery and carrot that is frequently used in Italian food. In France they call it mirepoix, and there are tons of other variations too. You may well have heard of the “holy trinity”…

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dessert/ ice cream

pandan ice cream sundaes with coconut chocolate sauce

I don’t know about you guys, but personally, I could spend a whole day in an Asian supermarket. Despite the fact that I cannot read any Asian languages. I actually quite like the fact that sometimes when I buy things, it’s a bit of a mystery and process of discovery. Last week I popped into an Asian store in Dallas after we grabbed some Vietnamese food for lunch. The fresh…

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drinks

blackberry thyme tequila smash cocktails

So things have been pretty busy here. We just got back from an amazing weekend in Austin, more on that later this week! I can’t wait to share all my restaurant recommendations with you guys. We truly had some insanely good food while we were there. Just thinking about it is making me hungry. I whipped up these blackberry thyme tequila smash cocktails late last week. They were the perfect little…

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drinks

vegan pumpkin spice turmeric lattes

Happy Humpday everyone! Today I’m bringing you a slightly less guilty way to get your PSL (pumpkin spice latte, for those not in the know) fix! If you saw my pumpkin spice carrot cake, you’ll know I did promise a pumpkin spice latte this week. So I came through for you, because I know that the pumpkin cravings are getting stronger as the temperatures drop and the leaves begin to…

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baking

pumpkin spice carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

Sorry for being MIA the last few days guys! My boyfriend just finished up his dissertation so we took a little time out to relax and celebrate. And in true celebratory fashion, I bring you cake! Pumpkin spice carrot cake with cream cheese frosting to be precise! I dived head first into fall aka pumpkin spice season and made this little beauty for you. It’s pumpkin, spice and everything nice.…

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comfort food/ main dishes

cozy risotto with roasted butternut squash, blue cheese and sage

Ok, ok. Enough with the desperately trying to hold on to summer. It is officially FALL and time to get COZY! So I made risotto for you. Literally the most “fall” thing ever, loaded with comforting, sweet roasted butternut squash, creamy blue cheese and crispy sage leaves. Vegetarian food never tasted so good. You might actually forget that meat at meal times was ever a thing after you try this.…

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dessert/ ice cream

fruity pebbles condensed milk ice cream sandwiches

Guuuuys, I have been dying to share these with you all weekend but it was a busy one! How was your weekend? Hopefully filled with fun times, good memories and some delicious eats! Everyone keeps saying summer is officially over, but it’s never too late for ice cream sandwiches, amirite?! The first time I ever had an ice cream sandwich was in Venice Beach, CA. It was only my second…

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drinks

cherry syrup two ways: bourbon cherry sour

Yes, I know it’s September but there are definitely still cherries and berries in the stores so it’s definitely still summer! A couple of weeks ago we visited some picturesque lakes in Montana and Idaho, so obviously I brought a bag full of cherries all the way back with me. Because apparently the North West has a thing for cherry season, so I happily indulged. If you read the last post,…

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