I’m obsessed with labneh. Obsessed. I literally find a way to put it in/on anything. To me, it’s everything I love about yogurt, cream cheese, and crème fraiche. I love to add a spoonful to my salads, or enjoy it as a snack with fruit and honey, or with chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, and fresh herbs.
Allow me to introduce you to my house cocktail, the Rosemary Paloma. It’s a refreshing summer drink featuring my booze of choice: tequila. Besides being delicious and easy to make, what I love about it is that it’s not too sweet. The rosemary simple syrup adds a subtle savory note to this citrusy cocktail.
Banana Walnut Quinoa Muffins
Healthyish is, as far as I’m concerned, the best way to do healthy. Yes, these muffins are made with butter and sugar, but also quinoa and walnuts, which makes them healthy neutral. Right? It’s like in Downward Dog when you draw the greater trochanters back, and then you draw the lesser trochanters back, and you create this dynamic balance. This play of opposing forces is totally unique to each body and each practitioner, and can only be understood through direct experience.
Arugula Salad with Pears, Blue Cheese, Dates, and Walnuts
This little salad holds a special place in my heart. My best friend, Estelle, made it for me the last time I visited her in London, and I immediately fell in love; it’s the perfect balance of salty, sweet, crunchy, creamy, and bitter. What I love most about this salad, though, is how much it reminds me of Estelle—of that evening in London, watching her in the kitchen chopping and mixing; sitting on her couch eating dinner with a bottle of wine; watching Bridesmaids (her favorite movie) and trying not to spit out our food!