miscellaneous

pop! goes my summer: paloma popsicles

pop! goes my summer: paloma popsicles

July 3rd, 2015

We’re baa-aack! I’ve been dreaming (literally) of popsicles all this long winter long – and I’m super excited that summer is officially here, along with a whole summer’s worth of pops to share! More booze! More stripes! And I’m kicking things off with these pretty Paloma pops! I had my first Paloma here a few years ago, […]

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on the infatuation. and cereal doughnuts. and reading the fine print.

on the infatuation. and cereal doughnuts. and reading the fine print.

May 21st, 2015

A few months ago my friend Deirdre tagged me in a Facebook post announcing a contest she thought I should enter – The Infatuation Bake Sale. Entries were to be submitted via Instagram, and twenty four bakers would be selected to create their winning desserts for the day of the sale. All proceeds from ticket sales would […]

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pop! goes my summer: striped creamsicle popsicles!

#WhereFunBegins #SunnyD #ad

May 19th, 2015

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhereFunBegins #CollectiveBias I know – it’s not quite summer yet. But here in New York we have skipped right over spring, experiencing hot, muggy, August-like days. And I’m loving it. The Siberia-winter we just finished did us ALL […]

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balls, bites & bars: toasted coconut bars

balls, bites & bars: toasted coconut bars

May 14th, 2015

So one thing I’ve noticed about these raw/energy/protein balls/bites/bars is that they tend to start tasting a bit “the same” after a while. Same chewy texture. Same sweet taste. Same. So when I came across these beauties I had a feeling I’d be in for something “different”: And, in a word: yes. Though I’m just […]

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d.i.y.: chocolate sprinkles

d.i.y.: chocolate sprinkles

April 16th, 2015

If you were to ask me what I thought my most “popular” post was, I’d probably reply with one I was particularly proud of. Either because of the photography (like the M&M truffles), the recipe (like the French macarons), or both (like the Milk Bar birthday layer cake). What I would have NOT said was “Oh, […]

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“keen” on quinoa: nut and cherry bars

"keen" on quinoa: nut and cherry bars

April 3rd, 2015

This is “sort” of a mash-up of my quinoa and “balls, bites & bars” series. Except these bars – though vegan and flourless – are baked, not raw. Whatever – they are awesome and the perfect way to end this quinoa series (and provide a perfect Passover snack!). I came across these bars in a […]

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“keen” on quinoa: stuffed peppers

"keen" on quinoa: stuffed peppers

March 20th, 2015

See? I told you I would use it cooked! I’d never made stuffed peppers before, though they’ve always held an appeal to me – for presentation value alone they seemed worth a try. And then I came across this recipe – using not only quinoa (cooked!), but beans, corn, cheeses and lots of spices – […]

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“keen” on quinoa: toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

"keen" on quinoa: toasted coconut quinoa & oats cereal

March 13th, 2015

Do you see where this is going? This is only my second quinoa post, yet both recipes use it uncooked. For someone who doesn’t like the taste of cooked quinoa, I have to admit that something magically delicious happens when it’s toasted. And this cereal is a perfect example. I LOVE everything about this cereal. […]

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halloween “in the house”: vampire teeth!

vampire teeth

October 21st, 2014

I love these: And while I wouldn’t call anything involving mini marshmallows “healthy”, it is Halloween after all – and at least you’ve got apples and nut butter, no? This would work just as well with Nutella or speculoos (homemade if you’re feeling it) too. Boo! Vampire “Teeth” (makes 8; may be doubled or tripled) […]

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favor-“ette”: the easiest way to peel a mango

easiest way to peel a mango

August 12th, 2014

You’re doing it wrong. Peeling mangoes, that is. Is it me, or are mangoes one of the more annoying fruits to prep? First, you’ve got that awkwardly shaped, gigantic pit to contend with. And then there’s the peel – I can never seem to find just the right tool to use to get as much […]

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