my time on Whole30

Whole30 recipes

For the record in case you don’t know how Whole30 goes, even though I’m technically all “done” and on Day 31, I’m really still on it. I’m in the reintroduction phase, which I now realize may be even more important than the first thirty days. But don’t let that scare you off. Even if for some crazy reason you skip the reintroduction and try to go back Continue reading

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Virgin Territory — behind the scenes

Virgin Territory photo shoot

I’ve been fortunate to work with some amazing authors in the past, and just when I didn’t think it could get much better, I received a fascinating proposal for a book by legendary Mediterranean food expert Nancy Harmon Jenkins a few years ago. This project was ambitious, a magnum opus of sorts — everything you need to know about olive oil Continue reading

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Jessica Merchant’s bacon, egg & avocado corn cakes


I’ve mentioned I’m a little obsessed with the breakfast recipes in Jessica Merchant’s awesome new cookbook, Seriously Delish, right? If I can put an egg on it, then I’m happy. Next up… Bacon, Egg and Avocado Corn Cakes. I managed to adapt this recipe to be gluten-free, which is really exciting for me. But honestly, there is a mistake in the recipe. And it’s my fault. I’m the editor after all.

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Breakfast Risotto from Seriously Delish by Jessica Merchant

Breakfast Risotto

It’s my favorite time of year, when the new Fall cookbooks start coming out. But this is no ordinary cookbook. I’ve had the immense pleasure of working with Jessica Merchant of How Sweet It Is for the past couple of years, and I’ve been drooling over this one ever since I first met her and read her book proposal for Seriously Delish. Well today is the day — the book is in stores everywhere, from Barnes & Noble to Amazon.

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behind the scenes with Marc Forgione and a giveaway

Marc Forgione photoshoot

Note this drawing is now closed. I’ve been counting the days until April 29th for a while now. The first cookbook by Iron Chef Marc Forgione (cleverly titled Marc Forgione) was a long time in the works. The photo shoot for example happened well over a year and a half ago. If you see the book in person, you’ll understand right away why this book took so long to produce. The Daily News calls it “epic,” and I’d have to agree. Continue reading

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