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copycat Cava bowls

I went to Cava and I thought… I can make that. So I did! Here are my copycat Cava bowls. Cava sells Mediterranean inspired “Greens + Grains Bowls” and Pita Wraps. Think… a (slightly) healthier version of the Chipotle-style build-your-own fast casual dining. This culinary adventure was a little labor intensive because the entire concept revolves around a delicious assortment of dips, spreads, sauces, toppings, mains– so there were quite

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spaghetti and meatballs

I feel like everyone needs a staple Spaghetti and Meatballs recipe in their repertoire.  just a simple recipe to fall back on that is always satisfying, and is endlessly customizable. watch the recipe here ricotta instead of milk? sure. a blend of veal, pork, and beef– or any combination of the three? why not. parmesan or pecorino romano? whatever you want. dairy-free? go crazy.  but I always like to understand

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french onion phyllo tart

imagine, if you will, a deconstructed french onion soup.  ordering your groceries online (instacart, etc) means that sometimes substitutions are made on your behalf. phyllo tart instead of puff pastry (that will go on to sit in the freezer for months because I have never ever used phyllo dough in my life). two bags of sweet yellow onions instead of two individual sweet yellow onions. this tart came together as

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banana bread with whipped honey butter

the only banana bread I care about is the “banana bread with whipped honey butter and maldon salt” at Great White, a restaurant here in Los Angeles. so naturally, I set out to recreate it. this banana bread isnt overly sweet, taking into consideration the powdered sugar dusting and whipped honey butter it comes dressed in. a little sprinkle of maldon salt at the end perfectly balances it out. you

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