Real Deal Summer Water

REAL DEAL SUMMER WATER + FLOWER FEAST LA.

This is all I ever want to drink. This (ahem) real deal summer water came together in the kitchen of a gorgeous estate in the Hollywood Hills a few weeks ago when I was prepping for our Flower FEAST LA…
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Pamela's Apple Blackberry Breakfast Crisp

PAMELA’S APPLE-BLACKBERRY BREAKFAST CRISP.

A few weeks ago, I spent an evening on a panel with Pamela Salzman, author of Kitchen Matters (and responsible for this very apple-blackberry crisp), and Phoebe Lapine, author of The Wellness Project. The gracious Suzanne Hall, editor-in-chief of The Chalkboard…
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Fattoush Dip from The Savvy Cook

IZY’S FATTOUSH DIP.

As I dove headfirst into the process of writing and researching cookbooks over the past two years, I became keenly aware of just exactly how I use them—and how I don’t. Here’s the truth: I typically draw inspiration from them,…
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Lavender Bedtime Milk

LAVENDER BEDTIME MILK + 30 SCREENLESS NIGHTS.

This is a liquid lullaby. Because I’m bone-deep tired right now. Because I’m in need of hardcore rest. Because the first six months of 2017 have turned me upside down and wrung me out dry. First there was death (someone…
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Cardamom Lime Cantaloupe Granita

CARDAMOM LIME CANTALOUPE GRANITA.

One of the questions that arises most often when I tell people about the Kale & Caramel cookbook’s blend of food and storytelling—and, in particular, its stories of death and grieving—is why? Why write about death and food? Why talk about grief and…
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Vegan Banana Pudding Pops

VEGAN BANANA PUDDING POPS.

Popsicle Week has arrived, my friends, and not a moment too soon. It’s been sweltering in California, and this veritable food holiday couldn’t be better timed—who isn’t ready for a popsicle-shaped 4th of July, replete with sticky-sweet icy juices flowing?…
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Lavender Peach Ice Cream

LAVENDER PEACH ICE CREAM.

The first thing I notice, always, is the air. It lands differently on my skin here—heavier, weighty with humidity and ocean and the scent of weather that changes in an instant. In my five minute walk from the open-air baggage claim to the…
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