Author Archive | Claire

Honey & Earl Grey Soufflé

  Home from college these past few months, I’ve had a little extra time on my hands and as a result, I got caught up in the drama of the summer. No, not Taylor and Kanye, not the Olympics –the Great British Baking Show. For those of you who didn’t watch (though really, what else […]

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Long Time No See

So as you can see I’ve taken a few days off (and by a few I mean a solid 511 since my last measly post in February, 2015). Don’t worry, nothing terrible happened between now and then to prompt such an impromptu hiatus. Let’s see, in that time I graduated from high school, worked at […]

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Spanish Omelette

This omelette or tortilla was my vegetarian staple in Spain, a land of proud omnivores. I was fortunate enough, during my visit this past summer to Barcelona, to take a cooking course, and learn first hand how to master this dish. Since returning to this side of the pond, this tortilla remains one of my […]

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Sweet Potato Curry Soup

This soup was served with a huge sigh of relief. This soup is easy on the eyes (if I may say so myself) but the bigger success was my managing to correctly use the blender! Last time I attempted this feat, I found myself scrubbing orange soup off the walls, windows, vents, my dogs, etc.…it wasn’t […]

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Avocado Grilled Cheese

Happy 2015! Nothing rings in the New Year like the sandwich that never goes out of style. Acting as both guest and caterer this holiday season, this dish emerged as my new favorite—lunch to warm you up on a bleak winter day or doubling as finger-food appetizers at a party. In either scenario, this panini […]

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Poached Eggs

For me, no weekend breakfast/brunch is complete without a perfectly poached egg. When not acting in the main role, poached eggs are also an easy way to add color and protein to a salad, soup, or even pasta. Poached eggs require a gentle touch, and therefore can be a tad finicky (trust me, I had […]

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Quinoa Minestrone

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I was lucky enough to spend mine with my wonderful family in Canada—11 people, 5 dogs, and 3 inches of snow. I’ve never been much of a turkey gal, but the tried-and-true veggie sides are right up my alley. While I bide my time between leftovers and […]

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20-Minute Vegetable Broth

A common misconception is that a good broth takes loads of time, but this recipe saves time and money without compromising on flavor. Vegetable broth is also highly customizable; I add ginger and lemongrass for Asian-inspired soups (see my Ginger Noodle soup, coming soon!) or opt for savory herbs in a minestrone (see my Quinoa […]

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Kale Pesto

I’m not going to lie; I too was subject to the kale fanaticism. I sampled my fair share of kale chips, wore my “Oh KALE yeah” t-shirt with pride, and even blended it into a smoothie or two. I sympathize with those worn out by the “super food kale” craze, but this recipe is too […]

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