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Preparation {overnight steel-cut oats & quinoa}

Preparation {overnight steel-cut oats & quinoa}

I’m pooped, y’all. Last semester was brutal both in terms of school and also personally—I lost my maternal avó (grandmother) in October, which shook me to my core. It still knocks the wind out of me. She was a phenomenal woman, and I miss her every day. Though the circumstances were devastating, getting home to the Bay … Continue reading

On Comfort, II {nonna’s figassa}

On Comfort, II {nonna’s figassa}

A year ago, getting out of a rough spot, I wrote about some things comfort is. Last week, I was back in a rough spot and in need of some good, old-fashioned comfort. I was was the most stressed I’ve been since arriving in A2, with end-of-semester assignments and tests, gnarly weather, and even petty stuff like my snow … Continue reading

Autumn Days {chai-spiced pumpkin butter}

Autumn Days {chai-spiced pumpkin butter}

Michigan fall, you guys. Oh man, what beautiful stuff! I went up north with some friends a few weeks ago for our fall break, up to Starvation Lake, and it was amazing seeing the fiery reds, sunny yellows, vibrant oranges, and even some awesome chartreuse. Even just in Ann Arbor, the colors have been amazing. … Continue reading

One Month In {sunday shakshuka}

One Month In {sunday shakshuka}

Hey, folks! I am a newly-minted Michigander, still getting settled into my new midwestern life. I have been loving my program, my cohort, and my house…and Ann Arbor has been a wonderful place to get to know! Happy, happy, joy, joy. You know the drill 🙂 Really, though, if you’re going to move to the midwest from … Continue reading

Killing Time I Don’t Have {maple & sea salt sunbutter}

Killing Time I Don’t Have {maple & sea salt sunbutter}

Often when I’m feeling overwhelmed, or pulled in multiple directions and with the least amount of free time, I find myself retreating to the kitchen to make things from scratch, more than just putting together a comforting pasta or churning out some tacos. I escape into pulling each basil leaf off the stem and mixing that up with other tasty … Continue reading

Easy Holiday Breakfast: Spinach and Mushroom Strata

Easy Holiday Breakfast: Spinach and Mushroom Strata

I love breakfast. So does my family, but you wouldn’t know it because “breakfast” is a bad word in my parents’ house (I can hear my mom yelling “Emily!” right now, to which I say “breakfastbreakfastbreakfast!”). Anyhow, I wanted my family to have a delicious and warm treat on Christmas morning since we’d all be … Continue reading