Tuesday Tastings

Tuesday Tastings :: Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

A Chinese chicken salad is one of those things that if I spot it on a restaurant menu, I’ll probably order it. There’s something about the crunchy cabbage, creamy avocado and bright taste of cilantro that makes it one of my favorite flavor combinations. I’ve had my go-to version that I’ve made at home for… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Build-Your-Own Tartines

There’s this adorable French bistro in Austin called Blue Dahlia, and I love to meet friends there for a late lunch or a glass of wine to sample a couple of their tartines. Since this month is all about getting outside and soaking up the spring sunshine, we’ve had picnics on the brain: which foods… read more


Tuesday Tastings: Curried Cauliflower & Chickpeas

My friend Anne and I spent an inordinate amount of time discussing our love for it… my friend Kim and I both brought it to the same book club potluck (how embarrassing! It all got eaten though.) It’s not often that the humble cauliflower could be considered “buzz-worthy,” but it seems that the roasted cauliflower &… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Hazelnut & Raspberry Éclairs

I’ll never forget my first trip to Paris. I was eighteen, and my mom and I celebrated my high school graduation with a dream trip where we meandered through Claude Monet’s waterlilies, strolled along the Seine, gazed at Picassos, and of course, sampled as much French food as one could possibly taste in the span… read more


Cinnamon Sugar Doughnuts with Chef Callie

Since we’re devoting the month of March to loving our hometowns, we thought it would be fun to invite a couple of the local chefs we love to stop by our studio kitchen and school us on one amazing dish that represents Austin. First up? Callie Speer, pastry chef extraordinaire at Swift’s Attic and fun, sexy… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Super Healthy Migas

Can we start this post with an informal survey? I’m dying to know: how many of you have never had migas? It was such a normal weekend breakfast for us growing up — my dad standing at the stove crunching up the tortilla chips to toss into scrambled eggs — that I sometimes forget it’s… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Toasted Coconut & Almond Granola

I’m always a fan of a salty-sweet combo, which is probably why I can eat granola by the handful and often find myself gravitating towards it when afternoon munchies strike. As much as I love it, I think that granola might be one of the most deceptively calorie and fat-laden foods around — I mean,… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Buttermilk Heart Pancakes

We usually ditch the fancy restaurant on Valentine’s Day in favor of a cozy dinner at home, prepared together with an open bottle of good bubbly and Chet Baker on repeat. Besides, in some ways breakfast is the most romantic meal of the day… or perhaps for the morning-after? In any case, I’ll be making these… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Black Quinoa Chopped Salad

I’ve got to admit that my weekend stomach bug put a bit of a hiccup in my recent detox efforts — there’s just something about being in recovery mode that makes me want to eat nothing but slice after slice of buttered toast (hello, gluten!) Thankfully, I’m back in the saddle and loving the taste… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Barley Risotto with Root Vegetables

Today’s installment of Tuesday Tastings is brought to us by the fabulous Liz McAvoy — foodie, fashion lover and author of What Dress Code?. Since we’re all about healthy eating and fresh starts this month, we knew we could turn to the lifelong pescatarian for a resolution-friendly recipe that’s also hearty and delicious. From Liz: Risotto… read more