Crab Salad Rice Bowl

Crab Salad Rice Bowl
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Alone time is something I relish. I’m not a recluse by any stretch of the imagination. I enjoy socializing and I am not a complete homebody. But I do enjoy the opportunity to blast music and cook for myself and only myself. I love cooking for other people but preparing a meal exactly the way I like it without other people’s expectations or palettes weighing in is true self-care. Today’s Crab Salad Rice Bowl is the meal I make for myself when I am alone. Now, I’ve prettied it up a bit for the blog but don’t let its looks fool you. This recipe is so simple, you could make it in your sleep. 

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Smoked Trout Croquettes with Beet Labneh

Smoked Trout Croquettes with Beet Labneh
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Well, I guess it’s time to call it – I am a croquette addict. I can’t stop making them, eating them, thinking about them. What I love best about them is their versatility. They can take on just about any flavor profile you care to impose on them. They have a place in multiple cuisines, so it is well within the limits of “authenticity” to use far-from-home flavors and ingredients. The croquette, croquetas, korokke, etc. is truly a blank canvas ripe for creativity and adventure. Okay, maybe I’m overselling the croquette as a whole. But I am confident I am not overselling these Smoked Trout Croquettes with Beet Labneh. These beauties are a bright spot in the already gleaming croquette genre. So let’s make them!

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Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Tonnato Sauce

Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Tonnato Sauce
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The holidays are here and the Internet is a buzz with turkeys, prime ribs, and sides of salmon. Grand large format proteins dressed to the nines and fit for a queen. But while I love a good slice of glistening ham, I am truly here for the sides. I’m the type of person who needs to be talked out of a third helping of potato salad at a summer BBQ, reminded of a turkey leg’s existence at Thanksgiving, and yes, at Christmas I have been known to focus a little too intently on mashed potatoes. So it makes perfect sense that I would kick off my holiday content with a side dish. And what a side dish it is! These Smashed Brussels Sprouts with Tonnato sauce are poised to steal the whole damn show. 

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Green Cod Rice Skillet

Green Cod Rice Skillet
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The holidays are here and we have a lot of feasting ahead of us. And while I love cheeseboards, nog, and roast beast as much as the next person, I must admit I find it a little daunting. It’s no surprise I enjoy food quite a lot and rich food at that. But I do like a bit of balance. You can OD on decadence. That’s why, between bites of brie, I like to create moments of lightness. And today’s Green Cod Rice Skillet is one of those moments. Bonus – it’s also a tidy one-pot 30-minute meal, which is a very welcome change from the endless banquets this season demands of us. So without further ado, let’s put this dish together. 

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