Category Archives: salad


i feel a little silly posting a recipe on how to make caprese but i didn’t discover it until 6 or 7 years ago so chances are there are still a few people out there who don’t know it exists yet. and of course i’m a bit biased and think my way of doing it is the best.

its been almost a week since i posted a recipe. yikes! i just went back to work this week after having almost 4 months of vacation so when i come home i’m lazy and exhausted from my long bike ride so anything coming from the kitchen (rather than pizza delivery or the bar across the street) is a miracle. that’s why i have had caprese 3 out of 7 days this week.

the other thing keeping recipes off this blog this week is the fear of having to clean up my kitchen to take photos. there are lots of blogs that have recently done “my kitchen in real life” bits, where their kitchen looks like the immaculate surfaces in my mom’s house and i really don’t believe that’s “real life”. that’s not how my kitchen rolls unless its once a week after we clean. most of the time i can shove things out of the camera frame, but not this week. that’s what sundays are for.

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sesame soy green beans with bell pepper

you’re going to kick yourself for not thinking of this first. it takes under ten minutes to prep and cook and it is deliciously simple.

however, i cannot take credit for this creation. a few years ago at the most meaty thanksgiving i have been to this was one of the only dishes i could eat, and i ate a ton of it. below is a rough recipe, though ratio is all you really need to know if you taste as you cook.

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avocado mango salad with cilantro dressing

this is my favorite salad in existence. i’m not much of a salad fan but when i shared this with folks at a restaurant i knew i had to have more. the salad is very basic. all you need to do is chop the vegetables, roast some pumpkin seeds, and throw some dressing together.

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