Winterfresh Salad with Roasted Sunchokes

Winterfresh Salad with Roasted Sunchokes Recipe on Mostess.co.

Circa-midwinter, after all the holiday cheer, I usually want to hunker down with chunk of bread pudding, a steaming bowl of stew, and as many simple cakes as my oven will fit. But, this January, I’ve been doing an elimination diet to diagnose any hidden food allergies, which has stolen my trusty sidekicks away. This means no cheese, no eggs, no sugar, no prosciutto, no lemons.

So what’s a comfort-food-loving girl to do? It turns out that eating healthily in the winter doesn’t just have to be a bowl of quinoa topped with beans and half an avocado (though, that’ll do on most days). Sometimes, it’s nice to forget winter entirely and make something light, crisp, refreshing—and dare I say it?—summery. Continue reading →

How to Decorate Sugar Cookies (Plus Your Essential Toolkit!)

Easy Holiday Sugar Cookie Decorating Ideas from Mostess.co

Decorating sugar cookies is one of my favorite holiday activities. I love sitting down for an afternoon of icing and sprinkles. Once you have your batch of sugar cookies ready to decorate, it’s time for the fun part. Choose from three icing recipes (based on what you already have in your pantry) and set up your toolkit for cookie success. Let’s get started! Continue reading →

Easy Holiday Sugar Cookie Recipe and Tips

Classic holiday sugar cookie recipe

Happy holidays, Mostess readers! I’m excited to share the results of my three-year obsession with perfecting the sugar cookie. It’s a long post, because I wanted to share all my tips and techniques for success. If you are well-versed in Sugarcookiedom and “just want the recipe already!” then skip on down to the bottom of the post. For novices and baking nerds alike, read on. Continue reading →

Spiced Carrot Coconut Soup

spiced coconut carrot soup recipe

In December, when I am loading up on cookies and single-handedly demolishing the cheese plate at holiday parties, I find my usual balance of healthy meals and sweets tipping towards sugar overload.

Not to mention, the extra sugar makes me susceptible to the first virus that sweeps through the city. So, why wait for January’s resolutions? You can cook a healthy and delicious recipe with immunity-boosting qualities tonight.  Continue reading →

How to Make Perfect 6-Minute Soft-Boiled Eggs

How to make perfect 6-minute soft-boiled eggs on toast on Mostess.co

I come from a family that loves citing new studies to rationalize behaviors. Red wines are high in antioxidants so go for that refill! Blueberries are a superfood so load up on the muffins! Any new report can be twisted to support what we want.

So, when my dad alerted me to a recent study reporting that eating a high-protein breakfast will “reduce food cravings throughout the day and boost dopamine,” I was more than ready to justify my morning egg habit. But, it turns out the reasons for eating a protein-packed breakfast (read: high in fat) are actually legit. Continue reading →