These braised baby new potatoes are tender, melt-in-your-mouth, dead-easy to make and versatile in so many ways. I love to make these braised baby new potatoes and serve as a side dish with chicken, or as part of a nicoise salad, with a fried egg on top, or on their own as a snack.
This recipe for a miso chicken and rice soup uses pantry basics to create a nourishing, warming, healthy soup. With ginger, miso, rice, and chicken broth, you can have an easy soup for 6-8 people ready in less than an hour.
This easy, healthy chickpea salad is a great vegetarian lunch option! Inspired by fattoush, but omitting the croutons, this chickpea, tomato, and cucumber salad is endlessly scalable, perfect for meal-prep or anytime you need a quick healthy lunch or snack.
This lemon and leek soup is inspired by avgolemono, a Greek lemon-egg soup that is light-tasting yet hearty and filling. In the wintertime, this avgolemono recipe is perfect for when you feel a little scratch in the back of your throat – the citrus is refreshing and the addition of egg to the broth makes… Continue reading Lemon, Leek, and White Bean Soup
This recipe for plum jam has no pectin and very little sugar. It’s also a small batch of jam, and requires no special equipment. It just uses one weird trick! Using only six or seven plums, a bit of powdered sugar, you can make this plum jam in no time. This is a looser-set jam… Continue reading Plum Jam – Easy Recipe with No Pectin
Everyone needs a backup, quick to throw together, homemade dip recipe in their repertoire. This easy yogurt dip served with cucumbers makes use of ingredients you already have, and is completely foolproof. This dip is like a deconstructed tzatziki dip – so simple and easy. You should make this homemade yogurt dip anytime you have… Continue reading Easy Yogurt Dip – Pantry Recipe for Homemade Dip
If you’re like me, you’re always trying to maximize the produce and food that you bought at the farmer’s market or grocery store. i hate wasting food and especially hate throwing out rotted food that i never even used! it feels so wasteful! so, to mitigate food waste, here is a roundup of hacks to… Continue reading 21 Hacks to Make Food Last Longer
This is a roasted chicken recipe scaled down for two, with only 3 ingredients – chicken legs, buttermilk, and salt. While buttermilk is normally associated with fried chicken, here it is a tenderizing, marinating force for dark meat chicken. This buttermilk roast chicken for two is an easy, healthy weeknight dinner.
This is a recipe for mini orange-olive oil cake that is gluten free and dairy free. Using the whole orange and olive oil, these mini cakes are tender, moist, and not too sweet. What I also love is that they use the whole orange, peel and all, so it’s a low waste recipe! Try these… Continue reading Gluten-Free Orange Mini Cakes
If you’re interested in whittling down your kitchen into a Capsule Kitchen, but don’t know where to start – here is a 21-day challenge where each day you take on 1 mini-task to streamline and declutter your kitchen. This Capsule Kitchen challenge is the *perfect* way to do some cleaning in the near year, spring cleaning,… Continue reading The 21-day Capsule Kitchen Challenge
If you’re curious about minimalism and find yourself always digging around your kitchen to find that *one thing* – consider starting a Capsule Kitchen. It’s like a capsule wardrobe, but for your kitchen – keeping only the hardiest, workhorse-y, useful kitchen utensils in your house and donating or recycling the gadgets/pots/pans that are taking up… Continue reading How to start building your capsule kitchen
This homemade roasted applesauce recipe is a sophisticated take on an apple compote/applesauce with the addition of onion and thyme.
Here’s a recipe for roasted garlic hummus that will make it so you never have to buy hummus again. Roasting garlic in the oven, and then using your Instant Pot to pressure cook the beans, and combining it with really good tahini and olive oil makes this homemade hummus recipe totally attainable.
I’ve always been curvy, and always known it. While never overweight, I was always acutely aware of being “thick” and never quite appreciated the strength of my body. Dieting has been a part of my life since high school, when I remember going to Weight Watchers with my mom in the pursuit of losing 10… Continue reading Why I’m embracing intuitive eating
Here is a recipe for how to make labneh- a Middle Eastern strained yogurt/cheese. Also known as strained yogurt, Greek yogurt, yogurt cheese, sack yogurt, labaneh or suzma yogurt. Labneh is yogurt that has been strained to remove most of its whey, resulting in a thicker consistency than unstrained yogurt. It’s sooo easy to make,… Continue reading How to Make Labneh at Home
I have some fun non-food-related news – I got engaged! here are the photos from this special moment that happened in late August. Bryan proposed next to the Manhattan bridge at golden hour. it was a pretty great Brooklyn engagement photo shoot. all photos were taken by quyn duong!
This is a guest post from my BFF, Ibby Hartley, a Venice, CA-based fashion designer and self-taught expert on natural beauty! Ibby provides recipes for all-natural and safe beauty regimes like face masks, hair rinses, and dry brushing techniques. Check out her story on how she learned about natural beauty, and enjoy her recipes for… Continue reading Natural Beauty with Ibby Hartley
Have you ever wondered how bakers on Instagram make a naked cake with flowers – those fancy layer cakes with flowers and just the right amount of frosting? You can make your own cake completely from scratch…. or you could just… not. I’m not above using a boxed cake mix for making layer cakes and… Continue reading Upgrade a Boxed Cake Mix Into a Fancy Naked Cake
I want to share a product with you that has REALLY helped me: CAPBeauty Daily Hit. This is my review of CAP Beauty Daily Hit – if you read nothing else in this post – I love this product, I think so highly of it, and I couldn’t recommend it enough. (And this is not #spon at… Continue reading Review of CAP Beauty Daily Hit
Here’s an easy spring pasta recipe idea – linguine with bacon, peas, and egg, with parsley and lemon zest on top. It comes together in 20 minutes!
Here’s a recipe savory oatmeal recipe made with bone broth, onion, oats, and topped with bacon and Parmesan. This savory oatmeal recipe is super delicious for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Here’s a recipe for carrots and a pesto made out of carrot tops. This is a very light and healthy recipe for carrots that is perfect for springtime.
Here is a ginger fried rice recipe that you could make with either regular rice, or cauliflower rice. It’s fragrant, tasty, and perfect with an egg on top!
This homemade pickled red onions recipe is a staple recipe you should make regularly at home. It comes together so quickly and pickled red onions are the perfect condiment to anything fatty or umami that needs something acidic to cut the flavor. This homemade pickled red onions recipe is something you probably see on top… Continue reading Homemade Pickled Red Onions