Hash Brown with Turkey Gravy

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We hope you had some time to rest and some time to spend with loved ones and we hope it was spent with amazing food.

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I’ve currently got a bit of the post Thanksgiving blues. Soon it won’t be acceptable to spend my day in sweatpants and eat plates of turkey and pies. My favorite holiday is over and my stash of leftovers is quickly diminishing. Before I gobble everything up, I want to share a quick breakfast recipe with you that involves Thanksgiving leftovers. Continue reading

Butternut Squash Soup

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Without getting too wordy about this, let me just say that it’s been a long week but I’ve had some time to think and keeping silent now seems impossible and irresponsible. I feel disconnected from my country and home at the moment. I worry for myself, my family, my friends, and people across this divided country. I don’t know what the next four years will be like, but I am hopeful. Maybe this is the wakeup call we all needed.

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Zucchini Leek Fritters

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I am officially in hoodie and thick sweatpants mode and I love it. It’s like being wrapped by a thick reliable pillow 24/7. Good lounge wear is like the understanding boyfriend I never had. My gray hoodie and pajama bottoms are simultaneously my Netflix and cooking uniform. When in doubt, wear neutral colors.

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With my cooking uniform on, it finally feels cool enough that standing next to a pan of hot oil before frying up something crispy actually sounds appealing. Besides, my thick gray uniform keeps the sizzling oil away from my skin. Netflix/food uniform/PJs/cooking armor – check it. Continue reading

Stuffed Ricotta Squash Blossoms

Stuffed Squash Blossoms

I don’t think I’ve been this excited about a new recipe in a long time. Don’t get me wrong, I love all my babies but this one is really something special.

Cheesy Squash Blossoms

I started being more conscious of my health and what I ate three summers ago – this is when I started running and finally decided to check out the farmers’ market. I don’t want to be dramatic here but it was life changing and it has been an ongoing journey since. Continue reading

Peach Watermelon Caprese

Peach Watermelon Caprese

I’m calling it – I’ve officially melted into the hot concrete in the hot city streets of Boston. I am frying like an egg and for the first time in my life, I don’t like that egg. Figuratively speaking. I’d be a weird little egg, especially fried.

All yolks aside, this heat wave is not doing me any favors. I can not run in this weather. It’s impossible to breathe and move around in this humidity. And like a true Bostonian, I know I’ll complain about the cold and wish for summer in just a few short months. By the way, I am not sorry for that yolk joke – I’m quite proud of it actually. This heat wave is not taking away my funnies.

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