Goat Cheese Pistachio Cheesecake with Meyer Lemon Cream

Goat cheese cheesecake

Last year, we hosted my husband’s side for Easter Eve dinner. The celebration came to be because his parents had conflicting plans Easter night, when we usually gather for dinner, after a very filling brunch at my mom’s house. We’re both blessed and cursed to have both sides of our family live so close. Blessed to be able to see them whenever we please, but holidays often become a bit stressful. Rather than do what normal couples do and alternate each year, we attempt to do both. Splitting the Easter celebration between both Saturday and Sunday made it a dream. We had plenty of quality time with each side and didn’t feel rushed or overly stressed. So nice, that I proposed we do the same thing this year, what I hope becomes a family tradition.

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Saffron Poached Fish in Tomato-Coconut Broth

Saffron Poached Fish

I’m still trying to figure out this cooking fish thing. But sometimes in my experimentation I stumble across something awesome. It all began with my Vanilla Saffron Imports.

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8 Ideas for Easter Brunch Planning

I know, Easter is two days away. You have all these people coming over to celebrate. And you still have no idea what make. I hear you. I took today off, partly to prep, partly as a much-needed mental health day. I have a menu but have yet to shop or prep a single thing. And just to take some pressure off your shoulders, I’m in much worse shape than you. I’m cooking tomorrow.

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Homemade Almond Milk

Almond milk

It blows my mind that I haven’t posted about my obsession for homemade almond milk yet. I went through my archives. I looked. Maybe it accidentally got deleted? I don’t know. I just can’t believe I haven’t shared.

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Get wastED


If you haven’t heard, Blue Hill in New York City is going through some renovations this month. In the meantime, they’re hosting the pop-up, wastED. As the name suggests the restaurant focuses on the wasted cuts of meat and produce of the restaurant industry, giving them the spotlight and a life of their own. At some point during the meal, my husband uttered a very true statement. “You know we’re basically eating garbage…really expensive garbage.” He was absolutely right. Though I must stress, very DELICIOUS garbage.

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