Posts by Hilah

5 Meals to Make this Week #11

jackfruit tinga

Number eleven! Meal plan heaven! That was a lame one, but nothing else rhymes with eleven except seven and that won’t work for obvious reasons. ūüėČ Anyway, let us celebrate the bounty of summer this week with lots of seasonal recipes like grilled corn, garlic green beans and fresh tomato gazpacho! Grilled Steak and Grilled…

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HHH026 Interview with J. Kenji Lopez-Alt | The Food Lab

I got to interview chef/scientist J. Kenji L√≥pez-Alt — mastermind behind The Food Lab¬†column on the Serious Eats site — about how he discovered cooking and his approach to finding optimal techniques. We discuss the best¬†(really)¬†way to cook a steak; dispute the idea that you should never refrigerate tomatoes; and why it might be best…

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Garlic Green Beans

garlic green beans

My favorite way to cook summer green beans: with buttloads¬†of garlic, cooked two ways! This garlic green beans uses the “professional chef” method of cooking green beans, meaning we blanch them first then sear in a skillet. I like this method for a couple of reasons: The texture of the green beans is a little…

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Week ten! Do it again! This week I’m going for even more healthy . . . because even the best-laid plans go awry. But you just have to get back on that horse and try again, right? Chicken Quinoa Broccoli Casserole Based on this week’s question on Facebook, everyone still loves casseroles. I was surprised.…

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HHH025 Interview with Laurel Kinney Personal Stylist

Laurel Kinney is the brainiac stylist behind my gorgeous wardrobe in all my promo photos and the photos in my Learn to Cook book. She’s a supportive¬†friend, a creative and successful entrepreneur, and she’s hilarious. So basically the whole package! ¬†In this interview with Laurel Kinney, we learn what is a personal stylist and wardrobe…

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Lentil Salad with Fresh Herbs

lentil salad

I call this “lentil tabouli” in my mind, but I know some purists out there would suck¬†my eyeballs out for saying that out loud. Which is why I’m calling it lentil salad here . . . but secretly to myself I’m singing “lentil tabouli, lentil tabouuuuuliiiiiii” all day long. It’s cause of all the herbs,…

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5 Meals to Make this Week #9

mushroom tacos

Week¬†nine! Have a good time! The fun never ends around here! Phew. We had a great July 4th weekend with friends visiting,¬†very nice meals at very nice restaurants, popcorn with our neighbors while we watched fireworks and enough pink wine to give us each a hangover for days. I’m also going to NYC in three…

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4th of July Recipes

This 4th of July also commemorates TWO years of us living in Los Angeles. We are finally — the last 6 months — really feeling like “home” here. It took longer than we expected, honestly; but I think we just weren’t being very realistic with our expectations, considering we moved with a baby, a business,…

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5 Meals to Make this Week #8

Week eight; let’s get straight! The last three weeks have been kind of a blur — especially when I try to remember what I’ve eaten. Chris was in Nicaragua for a week; my mom and grandma were visiting; Chris got back; we went to VidCon; my brother and sister-in-law are staying with us today; then…

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