Lemon-Herb Sardine Salad

Crunchy, savory, and bright lemon-herb sardine salad
Sometimes, a light dinner is in order. You need something crunchy, savory, but bright, that requires as little “cooking” as possible. This recipe for lemon-herb sardine salad fits the bill; an excellent combination of flavors, with capers, lemon zest, and dijon mustard gives this salad a very French flair.

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An egg baked in an avocado?! Best breakfast ever.
Do you have some leftover avocados lying around? First of all, that’s crazy, there is no such thing as a “leftover” avocado. They are prized jewels that should be the focal point of every meal. But if you made a big batch of guacamole for a potluck and have one or two extra, you can make a healthy, filling breakfast in under 30 minutes.

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Thai Fried Rice With a Bit of Spice

Every bite of this Thai Pork Fried Rice is bursting with sweet, sour, spicy, and umami flavors.
In order to deliver a recipe with a tongue-twister of a title, this post was brought to you by: assonance /ˈasənəns/ noun, “the repetition of the sound of a vowel or diphthong in nonrhyming stressed syllables near enough to each other for the echo to be discernible.” Your taste buds will get an even better workout than your tongue with this recipe for Thai pork fried rice.

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Oatmeal That’s a Real Meal

savory oatmeal
It’s time to examine how you’re treating oatmeal. That’s right, this quick breakfast deserves a bit more of your attention. With a poached egg and a few choice condiments, that bland bowl will become a savory, gourmet, Instagram-worthy brunch or breakfast in seconds. Here are a few options on permanent rotation in my kitchen:

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How To Cook a Steak Without Fear!

Nothing (NOTHING) has been more intimidating in my culinary adventures than learning to cook a steak. I’m not even talking about grilling, or marinating, or doing some impressive open-fire paleo stuff in a cutthroat competition. I’m just talking about cooking a nice hunk of beef, for myself, in a kitchen, on the stove. Cooking steak while inexperienced (CSWI) is intimidating for two reasons:

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In Case of Emergency… Spaghetti Carbonara

spaghetti carbonara
Picture this: it’s 3 p.m. on a Friday. You’ve had a hectic week, with no time to go to the grocery store. Your fridge resembles the Gobi Desert. In some masochistic slip of the tongue, you’ve invited a few friends to dinner at your place… and now you’ve got to feed four people. Oh, did I mention you have about 30 minutes to spare between arriving home and your guests showing up? WHAT DO YOU MAKE?!

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Put Some Hummus On It

Is your sandwich missing something? Boring grain bowl got ya down? Well, there is only one thing to do: put some hummus on it. You could call it a dip or a condiment, but I call it good with everything. So you’ve seen those $4 plastic rounds of hummus at the deli, right? You can spend about 75 cents and make something even more fresh and delicious. Today I am going to tell you how to make hummus in your own kitchen, and never have an underwhelming wrap or plate of veggies again. Continue reading “Put Some Hummus On It”

How to Poach an Egg

Poached Egg
Poaching an egg can seem like an intimidating task. A technique like this is hard to master when people tell you a million different ways to do it. But it doesn’t have to be that way; in fact, poaching eggs can be incredibly easy. If you follow this simple guide, you’ll be topping your salads and ramen with delicate poached eggs in no time.

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