Garlicky Miso Cauliflower for Vegetarian Thanksgiving

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

garlicky miso cauliflower

I used to despise cauliflower. While my nine-year-old self was wearing neon colors and pigtails, this bland plant was hogging the dinner plate and killing my vibe. Cauliflower was mushy, beige, and downright gross (this coming from a kid who loved veggies and begged for seconds on salad).

Garlicky Miso Cauliflower

A couple decades later, I’ve come to terms with this winter-ridden ‘flower. Notably, I’ve mastered the art of marinating, and now I race my husband to the last piece of roasted veggies. The secret is in the sauce, and this marinade in particular is ridiculously simple yet flavorful. The dark red miso slams the umami gong and also adds a savory saltiness; meanwhile the mustard and honey provide tang, and the garlic and coriander offer herbaceous backup.

Garlicky Miso Cauliflower


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Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving – Sweet Links

Happy (early) Thanksgiving! Here are some awesome links that I’ve been loving:

  1. Reading about sisters, desert food, and happenin’s
  2. Geeking out over this and crying over this (don’t judge!)
  3. Cracking up at #GrapeGate
  4. Admiring #FeministHackerBarbie
  5. Drooling over Persimmon Bread (and Tembleque?)

Besides soaking up news and ideas, I’ve been while cracking up new recipes. Keep you posted for some tasty, holiday ideas! :)


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Classic Minestrone Soup with Carrot-Top Pesto

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Classic Minestrone Soup with Carrot-Top Pesto – Italy at Home

The whole milestone of marriage has been a blessing. Not only did I marry my best friend, but I did it in the company of everyone I love most in this world. It felt amazing to have all our family and friends there supporting us. That said – I have no pictures to show for it! Our photographer Robert did an amazing job, and you can bet I’ll share the goodness when he sends the photos our way. (Here’s a sneak peek!)

I did take mountains of pictures of the honeymoon. Something about not stressing out of whether the ceremony goes smoothly gave me a whole lotta free creative energy to snap pics, ha. Let’s just say I went photo-happy. If you’re not an Italia-phile, feel free to skip to the recipe goodness at the bottom. Otherwise, join me for the ride!



Thursday, October 16, 2014

Back in the Kitchen

Hi, y’all!

After the past couple weeks of getting married and exploring Italy, I am almost done sifting through photos and recipes to share. Hang tight!


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