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Shrimp Winter Rolls (a.k.a. summer rolls dressed up for winter!)

Imagine a family of vibrant, crunchy shrimp summer rolls wearing warm, snuggly cashmere sweaters… (Is it a problem that I often envision my food as people?). These “winterized” summer rolls are filled with shrimp, carrots, beets, avocado, cilantro and mint, then dipped into a thick and creamy peanut sauce that feels like a mink coat over a bikini. They’re a delicious and refreshing wintertime meal or appetizer, with just enough gusto to keep you satisfied.

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(My Kid Loves) Broccoli Pasta

It took six years for my kid to learn to like broccoli. It didn’t matter if it was roasted, steamed or pureed—from the time she could eat solid foods, Ella hated those little “green trees.” That is, until now. She officially loves this broccoli pasta, and I think you’re going to love it too. Read More

Spicy Shrimp and Greens over Grits

I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions. More accurately, I totally suck at keeping them. Two years ago my resolution was to unpack my paintbrushes and canvases, which I hadn’t touched in over five years, and which I still haven’t pulled out of storage. Last year I resolved to brush up on my French and even bought Rosetta Stone as impetus (thinking I’d have oh-so-much time during maternity leave, ha!), but the box is now in under two millimeters of dust on the corner of my desk (maybe I should resolve to clean more?). This year I decided to keep it easy. My resolution was to touch my husband more. Oh stop—you have such a dirty mind! Read More

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