Spring Recipes

Baked Rhubarb Donuts

Well I just barely missed National Donut Day, but I’ll definitely be saving this recipe for next year. I got a pan for baking donuts a while back and have been meaning to put it to good use, this turned out to be the perfect recipe.  You can use any cake base to make baked donuts, but […]

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Fresh Strawberry Popsicles – 2 ways

I’ve been wanting to experiment with making my own popsicles for long time now but never had proper molds, until my birthday a few months ago.  Not only was I gifted 18 popsicle molds but also an amazing book on how to make them using fresh seasonal produce, called People’s Pops. To jump right in […]

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Whole Wheat Raspberry Rhubarb Scones

Ii started this recipe with an hour left before I had to walk out the door for improv practice, and somehow still pulled it off.  We had just gone berry picking that morning at Underwood Farms so there was a pound plus of fresh raspberries staring me down, with a few ants still crawling on them and […]

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Spring Veggie Frittata

I used to make a lot of quiches because they are really easy to make ahead of time for lunch leftovers and are a perfect catch-all for any veggies I have in your fridge.  But I realized that a frittata is basically a quiche without the crust – even lighter and easier to whip up! I made this one […]

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Roasted Rainbow Heirloom Carrots with Pesto

When these beautiful spring rainbow carrots showed up at the farmers’ market I was unsure how to showcase them.  I eat a lot of carrots but they are rarely the star of the recipe, so I needed to find a special way to highlight these beautiful shades all on their own. I first got the idea for roasting […]

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Roasted Zucchini and Fresh Rosemary Soup

When zucchini first appeared at the farmers market again this year (after a long an cold winter filled with seemingly endless root vegetables, oranges and kale) literally squealed with glee.  For some reason I could care less about summer squash all of last year, but as soon as they went out of season I got some serious […]

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Spring Fruit and Rosemary Oat Cobbler – On The Grill

Happy Memorial Day!  This recipe would be perfect if you’re celebrating today around the barbecue. After the winter, which is the season of lots and lots…and lots of oranges (maybe a few apples or pears) even once the weather warms up it takes a while for the good fruit to start coming back.  But when […]

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Carrot Top and Green Garlic Pesto

There are way too many misconceptions about vegetables out there that simply must be squashed.  Every week at the farmers’ market I cringe as people rip the tops off of their beets, carrots, turnips or radishes because, “these aren’t edible…right?”  Certain parts of veggies are perhaps more bitter than others, but that just means you need […]

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Simple Green Garlic Soup

When people see green garlic for the first time they usually seem so perplexed, asking things like, “What do I do with it?”  Well it’s not too much different than regular garlic, in fact if you let it dry it will become the type of garlic you find in the grocery store.  It’s a bit more […]

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Baby Potato Salad

Every year growing up my family would dye hard boiled eggs a few days before easter, then on sunday my mom would crack open all the leftover eggs to mash them up in a big bowl of potato salad.  These days I take my potato salad eggless and mayo-less, but that doesn’t means it can’t still be delicious! […]

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Light Potato Leek Soup

The skies have been overcast most days here, which is LA’s version of winter I guess.  On days like these only one thing comes to my mind: soup.  Whether the soup is accompanying dinner or my stomach is a little upset, it’s nice to reach for something lighter on the lighter side. This recipe is like this classic […]

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Curry Baked Broccoli and Cauliflower

When I find a dish that works its way into my routine – popping up on my dinner plate at least once or twice a week – I feel obligated to share it here.  Partly because it’s a recipe I’ve tested multiple times and know works, but also because it is usually pretty simple and always satisfying. […]

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Zucchini and Fresh Parsley Soup

I’ve recently been making soup out of all sorts of things, squash, kale, radish tops, spinach, green garlic, shallots, tomatoes.  You name it and I can make it into a soup.  Last week at the Echo Park farmers’ market I got a ton of zucchini for just that purpose.  It’s soft so it sautés easily and blends […]

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Carrot Garlic Soup

Well it’s still raining off and on here in LA, so I’m constantly in search of foods that will make me feel warm and cozy when the sky is dreary and gray.  I’ve posted a carrot soup before, but realized after the fact how complicated that recipe is.  This one requires no sautéing, just some […]

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