Guest Post: Scallops with Carrot Ambrosia and Winter Pesto

Seared Scallops with Carrot and Pesto from Shut Up and Cook

With Christmas already over (how did that happen?!) and new years fast approaching, it’s a busy time of year for all of us. Now add into the mix the fact that four of my best friends are visiting from the States (!!!!!!!) and we’ve got me in pure roadrunner mode. Fortunately, I have great friends to step in and give me a hand – like Erina from Shut up and Cook! The Attainable Gourmet. (You may recall that I did a guest post over there not too long ago.) It’s perfect since the friends visiting went to college with Erina and I – it all feels very full circle. Anyway, Erina has brought us some amazing looking scallops to ring in the new year, which is perfect since scallops are one of the foods I miss most from home! Without further ado, I give you Erina:

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Guest Post: Orecchiette with Leeks and a Leek Blog Hop

Orecchiette with Leeks and Ricotta and a Leek Blog Hop

Today I’m doing a guest post over at Shut Up and Cook: The Attainable Gourmet, and I hope you’ll stop by and check it out. Besides the recipe for orecchiette with leeks and ricotta (yes, it’s as good as it sounds and easy as can be!), Erina’s blog is just a joy to explore. I’ve known Erina since college, when she was one of the stars of the all female a cappella group, The Accents. After graduation she moved out West to Seattle, where she’s been ever since, making her mark on the city. Last time I was in town (it’s been a few years now…) we met up for happy hour wine and appetizers and had a blast. We’ve since become cross-continental pen pals, sharing scores of emails back and forth about food, blogging, and careers in food. Continue reading “Guest Post: Orecchiette with Leeks and a Leek Blog Hop”

Guest Post: Honey-Pistachio Granola and a Honey Blog Hop

Happy Friday! Today I am guest posting over at 84th & 3rd while the lovely JJ travels the world. I know that she likes to eat healthy, so I’ve made some easy and flavorful honey-pistachio granola that’s sure to brighten your morning. JJ is one of those bright and warm people that I’ve “met” through blogging, and who I hope to catch up with in person some day (our mutual stomping ground is New York City, and I’m confident that our globe hopping will eventually intersect there). If you’re not familiar with JJ and her gorgeous, inspiring blog head over there now. Also, if you want this enticing recipe (it makes a great diy holiday gift too!) you’re going to have to take a peek there. But then come back for the blog hop!

Honey Pistachio Granola

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Guest Post: Strawberry Mint Corn Bread from Cafe Terra

Today I have a wonderful treat for you: A guest post from one of my favorite blogs, Cafe Terra Blog. By day Terra is a food safety auditor who travels around the country checking up on kitchens from high end restaurants to jails. She has an amazing resource on her blog called the Food Safety Corner, where you can ask her any nagging questions you have, like at what temperature butter should be stored. And, of course, there’s also the amazing food on Terra’s blog. Watermelon Lime Sorbet, Gluten Free Ice Cream Sandwiches, Lime Posset with Strawberry Gelee – I swear every one of her recipes is better than the last! Today she’s sharing an inspiring recipe that I can’t wait to try. I’ll let Terra take it from here:

Hi everybody my name is Terra from CafeTerraBlog, a site where there is a recipe for everyone! I enjoy creating new recipes, and sharing old family favorites. If you have not had a chance to stop by my site, please come on over and say hi! When I was trying to decide what to make, I was inspired by a visit to a local farmers market. Who doesn’t like fresh AND local treats, right?

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Guest Post: Collard Slaw from Everyday Maven

I have a special treat for you today! This gorgeous collard slaw is care of Alyssa from Everyday Maven. If you haven’t checked out her beautiful blog, head over there right now. Alyssa’s focus is on healthy recipes (in particular Weight Watchers-friendly) that are also delicious, and she absolutely succeeds. Her dishes are always fresh, light, and absolutely tempting. Alyssa, take it away:

Hi Everyone! You may remember me from a couple of weeks ago when Katherine graciously guest posted on my blog Everyday Maven. She shared her deliciously simple and elegant Zucchini, Ricotta and Mint Appetizers. If you missed them, you must go check it out ASAP.

Collard Slaw from Everyday Maven

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Yoga and Flavored Water for a Move in Progress

Today I have something exciting and a little different for you. A guest post by one of my very best friends and all time favorite yoga teachers, Alex Phelan, with some correlating recipe inspiration from me. Alex and I first met over 10 years ago when we studied abroad together in India, sharing a room, a host mother, and lots of adventures. Since then she’s returned to India to live and now, back in New York, is one of the most talented yoga teachers I have ever encountered. I’m no yogi, but I do try to practice at least once a week and I’ve had my fair share of yoga instructors over the years. I’m not joking when I say that Alex is my all time favorite teacher, and not just because we’re friends. Rather than giving vague instructions, Alex is able to explain things in a way that makes sense, and her soft touch is enough to put any askew muscles in the right place.

Alex does yoga

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Guest Post: Pita and a Bread Blog Hop

Do you have an irrational fear of yeast? Well, it’s time to get over it! See, the yeast does all the work so you don’t have to worry about the kitchen science behind it. As long as it’s fairly fresh, it will do its job. And once you get over that, the whole wide world of baking opens up to you. The Focaccia I made recently is an amazing introduction to making bread and using yeast. This pita is another. Which is why I was excited to finally tackle it when Anuradha from the amazing blog Baker Street asked me to guest post for her Bread 101 series. If you are somehow not familiar with Baker Street, head over there and check it out right now! She posts the most incredible baked goods, including her popular “Muffin Monday” series.

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Guest Post: Fattoush Salad


I have a special treat for you today! Actually, two special treats. I don’t think I’ve done this in the history of my blog, but today I will be double posting. I may have, er, double booked myself slightly. First up is this fattoush salad recipe and a guest post over at the wonderful Ang Sarap. If you haven’t visited Raymund’s incredible blog, then I highly recommend you head over there right now. Originally from the Philippines and living in New Zealand, Raymund makes wonderful, inspiring recipes from around the world. He’s introduced me to many new dishes, and I always love his spin on familiar ones. It doesn’t hurt that his photography is stunning as well!


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Guest Post: Zucchini with Ricotta and Mint and a Mint Blog Hop

I love Fridays, don’t you?! Today is particularly special because not only do I have my weekly blog hop for you, but I am also guest posting over at Everyday Maven! If you don’t know Alyssa of Everyday Maven then you are missing out on some seriously simple, healthy, delicious recipes (yes, she hits the nail on the head with all three!). She’s a total sweetheart, a great blogger friend, and I don’t think I’ve met a recipe of hers that I don’t want to make. Yesterday I shared a recipe for zucchini, ricotta, and mint appetizers presented in two different ways over at her blog.

Zucchini with Mint and Ricotta

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Guest Post: Fish Tacos

I am very happy to be guest posting at My Jerusalem Kitchen today. If you haven’t visited Lauren’s blog, then head over there right now and check it out! She has all kinds of delicious, often Mediterannean-inspired recipes that I know you’ll love. Lauren lived in Jerusalem for two years before moving back to San Francisco to attend law school. We met virtually through our blogs and began corresponding by email before we realized that we had met in real life before! Apparently we sat next to each other at a restaurant in Jerusalem last year where Lauren was celebrating her birthday. We even shared a birthday shot, care of the bartender. Small world indeed!

Fish Tacos

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