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Farro Salad with Arugula and Chickpeas

I usually go out for dinner at least one night during the weekend but this weekend, I cooked the whole time. It’s okay, though, because this farro salad with radish and parm was worth it. I made the salad Saturday … Continue reading

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Campanelle with Roasted Cauliflower

This pasta was the product of improvisation and last minute decisions. I find that some of my best choices come from there. I knew I wanted to use a head of cauliflower that I bought at the farmers’ market over … Continue reading

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Tomato Bread Soup with Croutons

The first winter I lived in D.C., I ate soup almost everyday for lunch. It was quick, it was cheap, and it was warming. The place that sold it was right across from my office, so I’d walk over, grab … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Panzanella

This panzanella is the best salad I’ve ever made. I know it sounds like I’m exaggerating but I’m not. To me, the best salad is one that makes you forget that you’re eating salad. This panzanella accomplishes that. Sweet, colorful … Continue reading

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Heirloom Tomato Tart with Roasted Corn and Basil

This is one of those dinners that looks super intimidating to make but is actually really easy. All you need is an oven and puff pastry. You’ll also need tomatoes, basil, corn, ricotta, and cotija, but I’ll get to that … Continue reading

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Papparadelle with Goat Cheese Sauce and Roasted Corn and Tomatoes

One of my favorite things to do is to walk into a farmers’ market and create a recipe on the spot. On Saturday, I knew that I wanted to eat pasta for dinner but I wasn’t sure what I wanted … Continue reading

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Pizza Break: Union Loafers

I’ve been hearing about Union Loafers’ pizza since I moved back to St. Louis. So last Friday night, I decided to check it out. I got there early because Union Loafers doesn’t take reservations. When I arrived at 5:15 (they open … Continue reading

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