Dinner

Daphne Oz’s Jerk Chicken and Sweet Potatoes

Editor’s note: Daphne Oz first captured our hearts with her inspiring cookbook, Relish, but it wasn’t until we featured her as part of our “Entertaining With” series that we officially wanted to sign up to be besties with the award-winning TV personality and chef. So when we got wind that Daphne’s new cookbook, The Happy Cook, was […]

Sheet Pan Roasted Chili-Orange Salmon with Garlic & Green Veggies

Does anyone else feel like these early fall weeks are possibly the most insane time of year? It seems like work, travel, social stuff, and kids activities all conspire with each other to happen at the exact same time in October, and in years past I’ve definitely allowed myself to become overwhelmed and just hope that […]

Spaghetti Squash Pasta with Goat Cheese, Arugula, & Bacon

You know when people say that a spaghetti squash pasta tastes “just like real pasta?” I hate to be the one to break the news, but usually, they’re kidding themselves. (It doesn’t help that, by the time you read this, I’ll be in Sicily eating all the pasta in sight… So I’m a little biased […]

The Prettiest Eggplant Dish Ever

Eggplants are one of my favorite things about end of summer produce — I always buy way too many at the store, and then… don’t really know what to do with them. That was before I discovered THIS incredible stuff-and-roast technique, shown in the video above. It’s the perfect party recipe because everyone can build their […]

Fall Quesadillas with Apple, Radicchio & Pomegranate

It always happens around September 1st, just like clockwork: I’m relishing the warm weather and wishing that summer would never end, when BAM! I feel a cool breeze and leaf through the September issues of all my mags, and suddenly I’m as obsessed with fall as this guy. Without a doubt, my favorite thing about this […]

Sriracha Honey Grilled Shrimp

From Bonni: “It gets so hot here in Texas that turning on the oven just heats up the whole house, so grilling is a summer must for me. This recipe works great with both grilled shrimp and grilled chicken, so feel free to choose one or offer both for dinner guests.” Read the full story […]

Mango & Coconut Soba Noodle Salad

I’ve made some version of this soba noodle and mango salad for the past few summers and, without fail, people go nuts over it. Full of thai flavors like lime, peanuts and a profusion of herbs, it’s really the crunchy coconut throughout the salad that takes it over the top and makes people stop and say, […]

Zucchini Lasagna With Vegan Ricotta

ed note: When my friend Jeanine first announced she was writing a cookbook based on her wildly popular food blog Love & Lemons, I knew it was destined to be a new fave. The beautiful end result features more than one hundred simple recipes that help you turn your farmers market finds into delicious meals. Today […]

Sweet Potato Poblano Soup

I’ve been a huge fan of Dr. Weil’s and his sage advice on wellness and nutrition for years, so I was thrilled when the restaurant he co-founded, True Food Kitchen, opened its doors in Austin a couple months ago. The menu is built around his anti-inflammatory approach to food, so I knew it would be […]

Almond-Mint Pesto Pasta

A few years ago, I went to a weeklong “bootcamp” at the Culinary Institute in Napa Valley (if you ever get the chance, it’s truly a bucket list experience.) While I was there, our instructor Chef John Ash demo’d how to make the best pesto ever, and I’ve been using his tips ever since. There […]

Zucchini Noodle Pesto Pasta (video!)

Have you guys experimented with zucchini noodles yet? If not, I highly recommend investing in a spiralizer to make the most delicious, guilt-free “pasta” dishes — and as the video above demonstrates, dinner comes together quicker than you can say “zoodle.” While zucchini will never truly be pasta, this zucchini noodle pesto pasta will still […]

Nori Hand Rolls

I love the idea of homemade sushi as much as the next girl, but in my experience, eating my own tightly rolled creations never tastes quite as satisfying as the fare served at my favorite Japanese restaurant. This version, however, is a different a story. These ahi tuna hand rolls are the opposite of labor intensive, […]

The Secret to the Best Grilled Chicken Ever

Ask any Austinite: Fresa’s is the place where you go to get the best chicken in town the world. You can order a half or a whole chargrilled bird at the cutest drive-thru window you’ve ever seen, and it comes wrapped in butcher paper with grilled onions and peppers, beans, rice, and warm corn tortillas so […]

Blackened Salmon and Blueberry Salad

Sarah Contrucci Smith of Ara Collective whipped us this dinner salad with an unexpected (and entirely delicious) combination of salmon and blueberries at her Valentine’s Day party this year. We couldn’t get enough of this light and healthy entree salad — see how Sarah served it at her Blue Valentine Girl’s Night here. photographed by […]

Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

I’ve been dying to share this recipe ever since we got back from Hawaii a couple months ago — there seems to be a poke bowl (pronounced “poh-ké”) on the menu at just about every restaurant in Maui, and since I sampled so many of them throughout the trip, it took me a little while […]