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Heidi Swanson's Cucumber Salad | A Sweet Spoonful

Heidi Swanson’s Cucumber Salad

You often hear how women begin to nest towards the end of pregnancy. This looks different for different people — some staying up late at night finishing painting projects, others buying new furniture, stocking the freezer or spending time on the nursery. Next week I’ll be entering the third trimester and I’ve been thinking a […]

Stuffed Shells with Fennel and Radicchio | A Sweet Spoonful

Stuffed Shells with Fennel and Radicchio

I’d heard from many friends that buying a house wasn’t for the faint of heart. But I always shrugged it off, figuring I probably kept better files or was more organized and, really, how hard could it be? Well, I’ve started (and stopped) writing this post a good fifteen times which may indicate something. BUT! […]

Kale Power Salad with Sunflower Crumble | A Sweet Spoonful

Kale Power Salad with Sunflower Crumble (+ Winter Links)

Hearty winter salad featuring snappy fennel, cabbage and bits of apple — all cloaked in a lemony dressing and topped with a pretty awesome Sunflower Crumble.

Butternut Squash Lasagna with Sage Tofu Ricotta | A Sweet Spoonful

Butternut Squash Lasagna with Sage Tofu Ricotta

We recently had our favorite day of married life yet. When I tell you what it consisted of, you may worry or chuckle. Sundays used to be sacred in our house in the sense that it was our one day off together. We’d often read the paper, get a slice of quiche at Cafe Besalu, […]

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Moroccan Bean and Noodle Soup (Harira)

Morocco is a country full of color, noise, bustle. It’s a vibrant, bold, beautiful country and just so happens to be the one place I’ve had a hard time explaining to people when they ask how our time there was. In many ways, it’s different from most places I’ve traveled because there aren’t a lot […]

Chunky Gazpacho / A Sweet Spoonful

Still Hanging On

I call this time of the year, this month of September, the “bridge month.” When I made pies for a living, I called themĀ “bridge desserts,” those slices of jammy sweets that’d have one foot definitively in fall and the other stubbornly in summer. That’s always how I feel come September: eagerly anticipating the changing light […]

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Homemade Ricotta: The Food of Summer

Homemade Ricotta

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Our Summer Dinners

In the introduction to the Summer chapter of my cookbook Whole Grain Mornings, I talked about my approach to summer cooking — how it should be easy and effortless. How ironic it is that with all of the beautiful produce and fruit in the markets, summer meals are usually the ones that feel the most […]

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Committing, With Lentils

Recipe for a warm, French lentil salad

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The In Between Time

  This year in particular, it seems to be a race to transition from fall to winter and start thinking about gingerbread and gifts and holiday travel — when really we just got home from Thanksgiving a few days ago. Regardless, we’re feeling it here too: this afternoon we’ll head out to buy our tree […]

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