Food

  1. Weeknight Dinner Tricks

    Weeknight dinners can be so stressful. Are you with me? I found them to be sorta stressful when we had one kid. When we added two more, I began to question whether I’d ever eat a home-cooked dinner (for real) again. Browsing our recipes, you might think that we make fancy-pants dinners every night of Continue…

    I'd love to hear: what are your weeknight dinner tricks?

  2. ExclusiveHummus Masabacha

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    1 ½ cups of dried chickpeas (garbanzo beans) 1 tablespoon of baking soda 1 cup of tahini 3 garlic cloves, smashed with the side of a knife 3 tablespoons of freshly-squeezed lemon juice 1 teaspoon of salt plus more, to taste For garnish: pine nuts smoked sweet paprika harissa (optional: warning: hot!) Finely chopped parsley Continue…

  3. ExclusiveIsraeli-Style Couscous and Herb Salad

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    1 cup of Israeli couscous 4 tablespoons of olive oil 2 Persian cucumbers, diced 1 pint of cherry tomatoes, sliced in half ¼ cup of roughly chopped cilantro ¼ cup of thinly sliced green onion 1 tablespoon of roughly chopped mint Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil Continue…

  4. ExclusiveHoneyed Harissa Chicken Wings

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    2 tablespoons of harissa powder 1 clove of garlic, minced 3 tablespoons of olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons of honey 3 pounds of chicken wings, tips discarded and separated at the joint 1 tablespoon of parsley, roughly chopped salt, to taste 1. Whisk together harissa powder, garlic, olive oil, and honey in a medium-sized mixing Continue…

  5. ExclusiveElote Salad

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    3-4 ears of corn, removed from husks For the dressing: 1/4 cup of sour cream 3 tablespoons of mayonnaise 2 garlic cloves, finely minced 1/2 lime, juiced 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, plus more to taste For garnish: 3/4 cup of crumbled cotija cheese, for topping freshly ground pepper, to taste big handful of cilantro, Continue…

  6. ExclusiveStreet-Style Chicken Skewers with North Chinese Style Five Spice

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    2 large, boneless, skinless, chicken breasts 1 tablespoon of North Chinese Style Five Spice 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger 2 teaspoons of brown sugar 1 teaspoon of ground cumin 1 tablespoon of sesame oil 3 tablespoons of olive oil kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 1/2 tablespoon of sesame seeds, for garnish 1/2 Continue…

  7. ExclusiveCheesy Quesadillas with Mango Salsa

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    For the mango salsa: 1 mango, peeled and diced 1/2 jalapeno, cored, seeded, and finely minced 1 medium tomato, seeded and diced 1/3 cup of diced red onion 1 tablespoon of freshly-squeezed lime juice 1 tablespoon of olive oil salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste (optional) For the quesadillas: corn tortillas 8 ounces of Continue…

  8. Cinnamon Roasted Pears with Walnut Brittle

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with the California Walnut Board.  All words and opinions are our own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! This past weekend was the twins’ first birthday and to say that we felt like champions celebrating the milestone is an understatement. The Continue…

  9. Baked Applesauce Molasses Donuts

    Ah, relief. I’ve said it before: despite my undying love for summer,  often find it sort of overwhelming. There’s the self-imposed pressure  ‘to summer’ right. Thankfully, fall is all about relaxing and while I am sad to see the warm days and sunshine wane, I am strangely happy to have the pressure of summer lifted Continue…

  10. Our First Garden

    This is a sponsored post in partnership with Naked Juice and Wholesome Wave. All words and opinions are our own and we’re sharing this cause with you because we truly believe in its positive impact on our local and national community. Thank you for supporting the brands that help us do what we do! Coming Continue…

  11. Lentil Chili

    This post was created in partnership with Canadian Lentils. All opinions are my own. Thanks for supporting our sponsors, who help us do what we do!  Chili is one of those recipes that our family turns to over and over again. It’s a guaranteed crowd pleaser and a life saver because it can be thrown together quickly Continue…

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