matcha tres leches cake

matcha tres leches cake

i usually make some sort of red, white, and blue dessert on the fourth of july. in the past i've made this hidden american flag cake and this star-shaped trifle with strawberries and blueberries. this year is different. i'm not feeling very patriotic. we have a president who has admitted — BOASTED — about committing sexual assault. [...]

breakfast burritos

breakfast burritos

i was just about ready to commit to cornell when george washington university came and swept me off my feet! i visited the school yesterday, and it truly seems to have everything i want. urban? check. cool people? check. financial aid? check. journalism school headed by the emmy-award winning, NPR- and CNN-seasoned frank sesno? i admittedly didn't know who [...]

spring risotto

spring risotto

everyone always laughs when i say i want to be a firefighter. i do, though! i know it's a super strenuous job (both physically and mentally), but i think it'd be incredibly rewarding. also it would be cool to live with all my firefighter friends and slide down poles and shout "mayday!mayday!" when there's an emergency. segue >>>>> today [...]

roasted sweet potatoes with figs, goat cheese, and balsamic reduction

roasted sweet potatoes with figs, goat cheese, and balsamic reduction

    the middle east has mastered cuisine in a way unparalleled by any other region. most dishes are extremely healthy, consisting of seasonal produce, fresh meat, local cheese, or a combination of the three. middle eastern flavors are vibrant, diverse, and loaded with character. no offense to france, but i would much rather go on a [...]

overnight oats

overnight oats

      i make these for my dad to eat as fuel before his weekly eighty mile bike rides (he's crazy). the jars are easy to grab in the morning, very customizable, and packed with carbs and protein to ensure long-lasting energy. oatmeal is perfect for athletes, but i think it should be a staple in [...]

spicy black bean sliders with swiss and guacamole

spicy black bean sliders with swiss and guacamole

this is for all the vegetarian dads out there! maybe you feel excluded by the other dads at neighborhood block parties, flipping burgers and wallowing in their own masculinity. or maybe you're just sick of eating frozen amy's burritos while the rest of the family dines on steak and potatoes. black beans, rice, and chipotle [...]

the best deviled eggs

makes two servings The first morning of Passover finds us scrounging for breadless breakfasts with growling stomachs. A fewleftover hardboiled eggs and some mayo are all that are needed for this light but flavorful dish. Don't let a lurking cat steal your smoked paprika.You won't be able to stop eating these!Ingredients2 hard boiled eggs (if you've never hard [...]

avocado hummus

  makes one servingIt's spring!Warm weather makes us do crazy things like combine hummus and avocado and lemon juice. It's messy. Deal with it. No food processor necessary!I cheated a bit given that I used pre-made hummus and crackers but sometimes you just gotta not finish your sentence and put a picture of lemon zest instead!anywayIngredientsheaping spoonful of [...]