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Pan Roasted Artichokes with Mint and Capers

Have you ever thought about the first person that dared eat an oyster? Or what about that first person who tried a mushroom and prayed that it wasn’t poisonous? I am not sure why but I think a lot about these people. Probably because I spend a lot of time prepping food and thoughts like these just pop into my head. Like why do we eat arugula but eating dandelion greens (until recently) has been avoided? Or who thought that if you blanch stinging nettles, which literally sting you when you pick them, they would be the most delicious pizza topping? This burning question is especially relevant when it comes to artichokes. Have you ever seen an artichoke plant? They are scary pre-historic bushes and if the artichoke is not picked in time it turns into this crazy gorgeous purple blossom that looks like it could eat you ( a la the man-eating plant in Little Shops of Horrors). Also the plant is so tough that people literally can make furniture out if it. So who in the world was the crazy person to dig deep inside that prickly center and figure out there was deliciousness in there? How did they know if you steam the center and then douse it with butter and serve with a lemon aioli that tastiness awaits? Who? Who? I need to know!

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Raw Cauliflower Rice Bowl

 I am pretty sure that there is no one out there that loves carbs more than me. Pizzas, bagels, bread - basically any kind of carb is totally my jam. But being around food all day long and trying to rein it in a little bit when I am at home, I find myself making salads. The same old boring salad. So in an attempt to kick it up a notch I threw in some raw cauliflower to trick myself into thinking I was eating rice when it was cauliflower. And it worked! Here is my

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Nutella Ice Cream

Is it safe to say that summer is upon us? I always consider summer Memorial Day to Labor Day. 3 months of sunshine, outdoor eating and lots of travel. Bring it on. You know what goes well with summer? Ice cream. Loads and loads of ice cream. Sadly eggs and I are not really getting along these days so I can’t have real ice cream. (I know it is horrible) But that is not going to stop me. I decided to recreate one of my favorite frozen treats I used to eat all the time in SF and make it egg free so I can eat it. My secret ingredient, coconut milk. You may think Nutella ice cream is going to taste all hippie dippie with coconut milk,  but it might just make you forget any ice cream that came before it. Consider yourself warned.

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