• Strawberry Tiramisu

    In the kitchen of his family’s house in the hills not far from Florence, my boyfriend’s mother showed me one evening how to make tiramisu, which I’d tasted for the first time the week before at a trattoria. I didn’t speak a word of Italian at the time, but perhaps through some sort of magic language that all food lovers share, I got it – eggs, coffee, mascarpone, chocolate.

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    Strawberry Tiramisu
  • Red Rice, Black Beans and Green Chile

    Years ago, beans and rice was my go-to dinner — before I moved to France, before I learned about so many other flavors and techniques, and back when being vegan meant little more than this. I’d make a big batch and stuff it into a warmed up tortilla and call it done. Easy enough for when I was short on time and totally fast food.

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    Red Rice, Black Beans and Green Chile
  • Buckwheat Flatbread with Strawberries, Avocado + Herbs

    There are certain foods that always make me happy. Warm, homemade cookies. Ice cream with a bittersweet chocolate sauce poured on top. Flatbreads of any sort — pizza, pita, and naan.

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    Buckwheat Flatbread with Strawberries, Avocado + Herbs
  • French Tomato Tarts

    I’ve been on a big tomato kick this summer. I’ve eaten more bowls gazpacho and salmorejo than I can count, and I’ve made this tart only once, so I thought it was time to do it again before the tomatoes packed up and left for the season.

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    French Tomato Tarts
  • Strawberries, Summer Corn + Zucchini

    It’s not that I’m anti-dessert when it comes to strawberries — lord knows I’ve eaten my share of strawberry white chocolate ice cream and far too much strawberry compote with rhubarb on top of my yogurt — but I love experimenting with them in savory dishes, like this one.

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    Strawberries, Summer Corn + Zucchini

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