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About Salts Kitchen

I write. I eat. And I cook. I write about what I cook and eat. I love finding new foods, being inspired to make something I've never made, and most of all I love feeding other people things that they have never tried before. I like disproving myths about food and what it means to eat well, to eat healthy, often on a budget, and for some of us- to eat with a bunch of food allergies (and still eat well!).

Pancetta, Manchego and Caramelized Onion Biscuits

I’ve been working on a buckwheat biscuit recipe for quite some time now. I’ve had some successes and many, many fails. I thought I would have it all figured out by now but it’s still a toss up whether the … Continue reading

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Lemony Broccoli Soup (and garlicky too)

Best. Broccoli. Soup. Ever. I dropped by Springdale Farm on my way to work the other day and saw some beautiful broccoli I needed to have. That’s odd for one reason: I don’t particularly care for broccoli. But it looked so … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash and Cauliflower with Walnuts, Pomegranate, and Tahina

It’s been awhile. Quite awhile. I have a long list of recipes on post-its around the house but this one tops the list and is timely for this winter season. The proportion of vegetables can be varied according to your … Continue reading

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Green Pea Pesto

I sort of fell in love with this pesto. I found fresh English peas and needed to have them. I had tomatoes, cucumber, basil, and mint in the garden and I had recently found Bufala Mozzarella (the easiest for those … Continue reading

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Chestnut Cake

Hello chestnut cake. Who knew? Why don’t I see this everywhere, all the time? Talk about a lovely and naturally gluten free flour. My mother frequents a tiny, hole-in-the-wall, amazing Italian import store in Los Angeles called Guidi Marcello. Sometime … Continue reading

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Creamy Green Gazpacho with Queso Fresco and Toasted Pepitos

When I was 13 my mother took my sister to visit colleges. That was also the week of Spanish class presentations at my high school. With my mother and sister away from home, I came home with a “recipe” from … Continue reading

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Salt and Pepper Cocoa Shortbread

I created these a long while back and brought them along to a picnic. I forgot all about them but my 3rd base-playing friend, LB, did not. She reminded me of how much she loved those cookies several times over … Continue reading

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Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Olive Oil and Sea Salt

I have friends eating their way through their last week in Austin before a big move overseas. Some of their favorite things include dessert: particularly Lick Ice Cream. While I do love Lick, I can’t sample some of the favorites. … Continue reading

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Blackberry Lime Sour Cream Sherbet

This is my new favorite ice cream. I’ve mentioned the lactose free sour cream from Green Valley Organics before and how wonderful it is to cook with, right? It’s great because it’s not a “fake” substitute but rather the real … Continue reading

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Honey Ginger Almond Butter Stuffed Dates

I came across this recipe for Honey Ginger Almond Butter on Food52 and have made it several times already. I have a hefty jar of it in my fridge and my favorite thing to do is stuff the almond butter … Continue reading

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