Month: June 2013

Favorite Fruit Salad

Sweet, summery, and based on the bounty of the season. I would eat this fruit salad with every meal if I could, but it pairs especially well with my Better […]

A Better Burger

Most of my lessons about cooking, I learned from my dad. Some of my earliest memories involve working with my dad in the kitchen, keeping watch over a pan of […]

Zucchini “Pasta” with Shrimp and Creamy Avocado Basil Sauce

Similar to recipes made using spaghetti squash, a vegetable takes the place of pasta in this dish for a fresh, healthy, and flavorful meal. Zucchini, a summer staple currently at […]

Creamy Dreamy Green Smoothie

Ever since I won a Magic Bullet at the senior all-night party following my high school graduation, my family has become quite the smoothie specialists. Bananas, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, mangoes, […]

Nutella-Stuffed Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies with Sea Salt

I present to you perfection, in the form of a cookie. (As if you couldn't already tell from the title) Soft, chewy, melt-in-your mouth chocolate chip cookies, nuanced with the […]

Peanut Noodles with Bok Choy and Edamame

My family rarely orders take-out, but when we do, it’s usually Thai. It’s just hard to argue with a good peanut sauce. I made these noodles the other night, though, […]

Sweet and Spicy Salmon Kebabs

Being from the Pacific Northwest, I love salmon. While on a camping trip with my second-grade Girl Scout troop, my fellow scouts and I encountered a group of salmon swimming […]

Banana Breakfast Sandwiches

On a recent visit to my hometown of Chicago, Illinois, I spent a night at my grandparents’ house in the suburbs. My grandfather is usually the master of all breakfast-related […]

Baked Bruschetta Bread

What better way to begin my blog than with an actual starter? Despite every new innovation from Apple, my favorite apps are still the ones that come before my entree. […]


They say when life hands you lemons, make lemonade. But why stop at lemonade? Welcome to Zest, a collection of happy, healthy recipes that are fun to make and even […]

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