zucchini pancakes

Zucchini Scallion Pancakes with Cucumber Yogurt Dip

These are the easiest and healthiest savory pancakes ever. I’ve been making them for dinner at least once a week since my mom first made them this past summer.  The basic recipe only requires four ingredients – one zucchini, one egg, a mere tablespoon of flour, and oil for frying. Then you can go crazy with add-ins! Scallions really boost the flavor, plus fresh herbs, crumbled cheese (think goat …

LuZucchini Scallion Pancakes with Cucumber Yogurt Dip
nectarine upside down mini cake

Mini Nectarine Upside-Down Cakes

Around this time last year, Adam said, “I need you to make me something to impress my date with.” Wait, what?? “But it’s gotta be something she’ll believe I made.” Insert skeptical face here… After brainstorming for a bit, I decided some mini peach upside-down cakes would be cute, not too fancy but still impressive, and most importantly, mighty tasty. I …

LuMini Nectarine Upside-Down Cakes
apple crisp

Deerfield Apple Crisp

For a proper throwback Thursday, I went back 16 years and stole this recipe from my boarding school. Ok not really, I found it online and tested it to make sure it was legit, and it totally is. Anyway, Deerfield Academy crisp is FAMOUS. When I say this is a tried and true recipe, I mean for four years, 600 of my classmates looked forward …

LuDeerfield Apple Crisp
josey baker bread

Josey Baker Bread and The Mill’s (In)famous $4 Toast

On my recent trip to San Francisco, I ate a lot of toast. Toast, you ask? I too was skeptical when Micah first suggested it. “You’ve never had toast like this before,” he promised. “Get ready for your mind to be TOAST-blown.” Nerd. Upon arriving at The Mill, we grabbed a loaf of Josey Baker’s country bread, a mix of whole wheat, …

LuJosey Baker Bread and The Mill’s (In)famous $4 Toast
asian panzanella salad

Asian Panzanella Salad

We do a really simple salad dressing in China: rice vinegar, toasted sesame oil, and coarse sugar. It seriously goes with everything – cold noodles, dumplings, baozi, cucumbers, tomatoes, cabbage, peanuts, scallion pancakes – seriously, everything! So why not put it on panzanella salad? You’ll need hearty whole wheat or whole grain country bread, cubed and pan fried in salted butter. Chop your veggies, whisk the dressing …

LuAsian Panzanella Salad
earl grey chocolate cake

Earl Grey Chocolate Cake

Thank you for all the birthday wishes, a phone call from Hong Kong, a Hello Kitty toaster and bandaids… a food photography book from Chompy, and beautiful bowls and chocolate from my roommate, who has impeccable taste. Special thanks to Liz for co-hosting a Betty Draper + Asian themed sunset picnic. Thanks to Max for bringing a foreigner all the way from the …

LuEarl Grey Chocolate Cake