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Category Archives: Salads

Here is the World | Festive Kale Salad

Here is the World | Festive Kale Salad

Two of our dearest friends, who live back in Michigan, had a baby this week. I was standing in the hallway in front of the heater in our apartment trying to get warm and passing the time by scrolling through Instagram, when I saw my second-ever photo of their new boy. He has a squishy little face […]

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The Little Orange Kitchen | Warm Chickpea Salad with Arugula

The Little Orange Kitchen | Warm Chickpea Salad with Arugula

My first solo apartment occupied the front right-hand corner of a stately purple house on the downtown edge of Grand Rapids’ historic Heritage Hill. I lived there when I started this blog, and I’ve surely mentioned it before. It was a special little place, after all. I moved in at the very beginning of 2010, just […]

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The Season of Kale with Tahini (Among Other Things)

The Season of Kale with Tahini (Among Other Things)

As many have picked up from the sudden proliferation of my mid-day Instagram posts, I no longer work at Good Eggs. Those of you in the Bay Area and following food news might have read about the round of layoffs and closures that happened in early August; I was among the crew let go. If […]

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With its grandeur | Tomato & Pickled Peach Salad with Labneh

With its grandeur | Tomato & Pickled Peach Salad with Labneh

I read Nigel Slater’s Notes from the Larder while eating my breakfast and wish desperately that my life looked more like his. He seems to live at a wonderfully slow and thoughtful pace, where there isn’t a plan for every moment and the surprise ripeness of backyard fruit can set the course for the day. Here, he is plucking damsons […]

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Obsessed with simplicity | Cucumber, Feta & Mint Salad

Obsessed with simplicity | Cucumber, Feta & Mint Salad

I am obsessed with the pursuit of simplicity. I love simple meals, advanced planning and an empty inbox. I just re-tidied my home, Marie Kondo-style. The idea of a very simple life has me utterly captivated. Yet despite my efforts and preoccupation, the older I get, the harder this seems to achieve. I know why I crave […]

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