Tuesday Tastings

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

Tuesday Tastings :: Coconut Carrot Soup

I’ve finally faced the facts that I, for one, cannot live on liquids alone (sayonara, juice cleanse!)… but I do think there’s something to be said about giving our bodies a digestive break and tapping into the healing properties of a liquid meal once in a while. Of course, when temps are as chilly as… read more

Tuesday Tastings :: Nutty Vegan Granola Bars

I cooked a lot over the holidays, and I even took photos of a few things I thought I might share with you guys (Christmas morning sticky buns, braised short ribs, and other such decadence.) But alas, they’ll have to wait for another day, because I am just over overindulgence right now, and really feel like I can’t… read more

Tuesday Tastings :: Pumpkin & Gingersnap Pie

Are you more of a pumpkin, pecan or apple pie kinda gal? (and yes, “all of the above” is a totally acceptable answer.) Although I wouldn’t pass up any of them if offered, pumpkin pie (which to me is the pure essence of fall) is probably my most eagerly anticipated item on the Thanksgiving menu. And… read more

Tuesday Tastings :: Golden Beet & Grape Salad

Let’s face it: salad’s can be brimming-with-flavor; the perfect vessels for creative ingredient combinations… or they can be, well, just salads. I consider it a personal challenge to make mine the former, and I truly believe that an interesting salad can be a show-stopping first-course on the holiday table. For the “Snowed-In Dinner Party” we threw with… read more