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Lebneh Honey Blueberry Tart with an Almond Cardamom Crust


Lebneh Honey Blueberry Tart with an Almond Cardamom Crust //

I don’t consider myself an anti-social person but I despise talking on the phone. When my phone rings it’s like this thing goes off inside of me and I’m like. “AHH! Someone’s calling!” I usually press ignore. And then feel guilty about it. Except when it’s my mom. But that’s because I actually like talking to her for 2 hours about nothing – who else will listen to my rants, melt-downs, gossip?

I’ve been without a car for the last 24-hours (it’s in the shop – normal maintenance) and it’s forced me to explore delivery options. And man, the best thing ever invented is the whole online-delivery-option. No phone call required! No screaming over the phone trying to spell your name and address! No talking to people on the phone–it’s great. Life is good.

I ate 3/4 of a whole pizza to myself with a Mexican coke and a slice of this tart for dessert. Delivery cheap pizza with a fancy tart. The best Tuesday night ever.

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Granola Blueberry Muffins

Breakfast, Scones & Muffins

Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day, but despite my heavy addiction to pancakes, (which you’ll find here, here…and here) I hardly ever make them during the workweek. I’d much rather opt for sleep than wake up early to prepare a full breakfast. Instead, I usually just make myself a blueberry smoothie which takes less than 5 minutes. But as it’s recently been damp, chilly and rainy in LA, a cold smoothie simply does not sound appealing.

I always gaze at the marble loafs and sugary-coated scones at Starbucks and dream of eating them, but having a sugar rush first thing in the morning isn’t what I want. So, to hit the spot, I’ve moved my attention to something just as healthy as my smoothie, but with less sugar than the marble loafs I lust over—Granola Blueberry Muffins. Surprisingly they’re just as flavorful and easy to make.

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Olive Oil Blueberry Pancakes

Breakfast, Pancakes


Butter and pancakes seem to go together like, umm…me, chocolate ice cream and midnight. No? Well, you get my point. They simply make sense together. So when I came across this pancake recipe using olive oil instead of butter I was intrigued, but waaaay skeptical.

Caroline and I have already given up butter when it comes to making eggs…but pancakes? Hadn’t even considered it. But I’m an easy going person—I went with it. When I carefully measured out the olive oil and added it to the batter, I thought to myself, Man, that seems like a lot of olive oil, but hey, that’s the recipe. What the heck do I know? But then I double-checked the recipe and realized I totally botched it. I almost had a little crisis, which I have quite often in the kitchen.


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Blueberry Scones

Breakfast, Scones & Muffins


It’s “June Gloom” in LA, and while most people spend complaining about it being cold, hazy and foggy outside, I wake up excited about it. I mean, LA is sunny EVERDAY so I welcome to change. In fact, the dreary weather actually makes me really happy. True fact: When I was a kid living in Ft. Lauderdale, I used to turn the air conditioning really low so I had a reason to curl up in a blanket and sip hot tea. I like being cozy. Whatevs.


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