Category Archives: Spring

On Hiatus | Lemon + Orange Blossom Olive Oil Cake

  I’m in the final stretch now.  My feet are kicked up far more than they are on the ground and my favorite pastime is lying partially reclined watching my (almost full-term) baby boy roll and wiggle around happily under my shirt  — especially after a sweet treat like this one. Yes, it’s fair to […]


Daydreaming :: Tropical Chia Breakfast Pudding

“We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers. They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter’s evening. Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them; nurse them through bad days till they bring them to […]


Nostalgia :: Midnight Black Bean Soup + Lime Crema

Growing up in San Diego, at least with my circle of friends, Cinco de Mayo was a big occasion. Truthfully, anything that prompted the consumption of beer with lime, by the beach, was reason to celebrate.  If said beer happened to arrive in a frosty metal bucket, well, all the better. Here’s my adult homage […]


Herbed Chicken + Pea Shoot Salad with Tangerine-Honey Vinaigrette

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  The humble pea shoot seems to garner a great deal of affection.   We recently asked our readers how they like to prepare these delicate tendrils and found ourselves flooded with response.  From a quick sauté with olive oil and garlic to studding a fluffy frittata, people seem to adore this ultra-sweet first taste […]


Farmers’ Market Quinoa Salad + Lemon-Pistachio Vinaigrette

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After just finishing a rigorous spring cleanse last week, this hearty farmers’ market-inspired salad is my reward. Truth be told, I really wanted a cheeseburger.  Or two.  But, my rational side got the best of me and this is my (delicious) compromise. The epitome of authenticity, each ingredient was prepared simply.  When tossed with this […]

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