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Orange-Spiced Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

by White on Rice Couple March 24, 2014
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Lately we have been gardening fools.  Geeked out over little projects and springtime plantings. Our souls feeling rejuvenated as the garden warms from its wintertime laziness. Yes even here in So Cal the garden goes a bit mellow during the chillier months.

We’ll shoot with a client in our studio from 7 until 4 and then come home and stretch out every last ounce of daylight in the garden with the birds, bugs and plants. Sometimes working even longer with the help of our headlamps. »

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One Pot Stovetop Creamy Kale Mac and Cheese

by White on Rice Couple March 21, 2014
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Yes, adding kale can justify mac and cheese being “healthier”, can’t it? Please say yes because that’s what my conscience was telling me when I wanted to combine two of my top 25 foods all in one pot. Perhaps I’m making up lost time as a kid when all I wanted to eat was mac and cheese, but instead I was fed a healthy diet of fresh fish, greens and rice. Oh, the “trauma” of eating fresh homemade food during childhood.

Please, let me explain.»

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Blood Orange Gin and Tonic

by White on Rice Couple March 18, 2014
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We swear it wasn’t intentional to be missing from the blog for five weeks and return with booze. In fact, we had this recipe ready to share about seven weeks ago but a few things got in the way and blog life kinda came to a screeching halt. And secondly, we missed you all and want to let you know it feels good to be back. So this blood orange gin and tonic is indeed, a celebration to what lies ahead.

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Meyer Lemon Magic Custard Cake for Breakfast

by White on Rice Couple February 11, 2014
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The Winter Olympics are here and we’re trying our hardest to sneak in as much spectator time as possible, on television, that is. There’s so much that we love about the Olympics, but it’s the personal stories that make watching the events so special. We all have our dreams to pursue and to see someone be able to live their personal dream by just being in the Olympics is so inspiring.

It’s hard to not be drawn to each Olympians personal commitment and story to »

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Blood Orange Buttermilk Pound Cake

by White on Rice Couple February 3, 2014
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It’s always around this time of year that we begin swimming in citrus and every meal (and drink!) has some splash of fragrant juice. You can call it a garden obsession, but we’re not far from being finished. Last week we planted another (our third) blood orange tree and it wasn’t in-celebration to grow more, but rather, to replace one blood orange tree that had completely died on us.

So this blog post has mixed emotions, both sadness for losing a beloved tree and joy »

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Juicy Asian Oven Roasted Pulled Pork for Sliders, Pasta or Rice.

by White on Rice Couple January 28, 2014
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This is the unabashed, meat-lovers edition of pork. Apologies if the photo is an abrupt, in-your-face visual of juicy and saucy pork in its entirety. In fact, there’s no scattering of pretty garnish nor greens nor linen-pretty. It’s a delicious and amazing pulled pork dish and that’s pretty much all we wanted to share with you. Sometimes it’s more effective to just past all the words and give you a taste of the recipe as soon as possible.

The pulled pork is so amazing, we »

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Crispy Baked Beet Green Chips

by White on Rice Couple January 20, 2014
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We had a full day of green eating a few weeks ago and it doesn’t seem to stop. When we cooked up mustard greens we also made a batch of beet green chips as a test. This test turned out to be a nice surprise and worthy of sharing, so here’s what we have to say: Don’t waste those beet greens, crisp them into chips. That’s what we did when our garden beet roots are still to young to harvest but we have so many »

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Dragon Fruit, The Pups & Signing in SF

by White on Rice Couple January 17, 2014
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The weather can’t decide what it wants to do in January. Well, at least on our end of the world that is. As we’re watching the news of blizzards and people using their front porch as a back up freezer in some parts of the country, we’re bathing in 87 degrees over here.

Yes, over here, in our part of California, we’re wondering if turning on our air conditioning in mid-January is wrong. Or worse yet, we’re seeing blooms on our volunteer tomato plants AND »

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Pork and KimChi Noodle Stir Fry

by White on Rice Couple January 13, 2014
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It was last month that we photographed an assignment that involved way too many quinoa recipes. How many exactly? Let’s just say that we were blinded by quinoa grains and couldn’t stomach another bite of anything whole grain. It was an assignment that could have benefited our personal health, unlike some chocolate and cocktail shoots we’ve been working on lately. But after the 8th recipe test and shot, we were hankering to go back to shooting and eating chocolate.

Don’t get us wrong cause we »

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Garlicky Winter Greens and Chickpea Salad

by White on Rice Couple January 6, 2014
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Before we left on our crazy seven week Bountiful book tour and jet down to Southern Australia, we took a look at our dormant and sleepy garden. And then we sighed, wondering if it’s too early to try to seed for Winter veggies. It’s usually during end of October to beginning of December that the garden takes a bow and begins her dormant period. She’s been busy all summer with our a few hundred pounds of fruit and a load of tomatoes.

It’s a much »

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Refreshing and Light Sesame Cucumber Carrot Salad

by White on Rice Couple January 2, 2014
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It’s this time of year that everyone around us seems to be sharing lists of resolutions and aspirations of what their vision of 2014 could be. For us? We’ll just say that instead of listing-out resolutions, we started off New Years Day with a big batch of yummy fried chicken and some extra sips of proseco. That’s how we roll, as of late, by enjoying things that make us happy, even if it includes delicious moments of crispy chicken skin and a drink. Or Two.»

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Pomegranate Gin Cocktail to Celebrate all of 2013

by White on Rice Couple December 30, 2013
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When the first few days of 2013 passed, we knew it was going to be a big year and a year of many firsts. We love diving into “firsts” because the excitement of wondering what’s going to happen is thrilling.  Our first cookbook, Bountiful, was going to be released in October and back in January 2013, it felt like a long road away. Before we knew it, we were on the road visiting so many of you in some of our favorite cities.  Can’t believe »

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Joy to Your World & Ginger Molasses Dark Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

by White on Rice Couple December 24, 2013
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Wishing lots of joy to your world today and for the rest of this holiday season. We’re envious of your winter wonderland scenes filled with fluffy-cold snow. And we’re sure you might be a little jealous of our warm, sunny days at the beach. But the best part of all the different ways that we enjoy our holidays is that we get to experience one another’s joy through blogging. Where ever you are, we wish you lots of joy and love in your end »

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Ricotta Hotcakes Recipe: Stories & Video from Australia Trip

by White on Rice Couple December 19, 2013
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We thought we were just going to eat our way through Australia when the amazing folks at Tourism Australia, Air New Zealand and Go Mighty, offered us an experience to die for. There were many questions that floated in our bewildered heads as to why were were invited to visit the food and wine regions of Australia. First of all, we didn’t know that there was  Australia’s incredible local food culture and second, what did we do to deserve the invite?  For what-ever reasons why we were »

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Chocolate, Berry and Cream Cheese Danish

by White on Rice Couple December 16, 2013
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Rarely do I ever watch television. Call me a tv-hermit, but between the newspaper, the internet and twitter, I seem to be caught up with everything that I need to know.

Then there was the straight 12 hours I sat on a flight from Australia to Los Angeles that forced me to either sleep (which wasn’t all that easy) or stare at the blank tv screen in front of me. I felt helpless, sleepless and restless. Reading wasn’t so much of an option because I »

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Asparagus Bacon Spring Rolls Tapas Party: a Collaboration with West Elm

by White on Rice Couple December 13, 2013
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When thinking of all the reasons why we love the holidays so much, a million thoughts come to mind. And when we think of the reasons what makes the holidays so stressful, a few pop up to the surface. But avoiding the crazy shopping malls pretty much alleviates all the stress already. Maybe we’re getting old, but as the years go by, our holidays become so much less stressful and quite honestly, so much more enjoyable.

Bye bye to all the fancy holiday gatherings we »

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BBQ Turkey Pizza with Your Leftover Thanksgiving Turkey

by White on Rice Couple November 29, 2013
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We’ve been there, done that, eaten it and cooked it. Post Thankgiving always included a lunch of leftover turkey-something.

Sandwiches, spring rolls, quesedillas and turkey soup were our automatic go-to-gotta-eat-up-all-this-turkey dishes. This year, we’re committed to making something different that didn’t involve the turkey to be sandwiched in between something or simmered in broth.

We’ve broken all tradition and are making bbq turkey pizza. Why not? Everyone loves a bbq chicken pizza, so it seems perfect to do one with turkey. Let’s get rid of »

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Mustard Parsley Dressing

by White on Rice Couple November 21, 2013
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Now everyone, don’t bum-rush to the kitchen all at once now because I know you’re super excited about another brussels sprouts recipe. Or at least I’m hoping you’re as hungry and excited as I am. And if you’re not, you’re probably one of the brussels sprouts haters that can’t stand to re-live those terrible toddler moments when your parents force-fed you boiled brussels sprouts. Am I right? or am I right?

Because of all you brussels-sprouts-haters, I’ve made it a life long mission to keep »

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Sausage Potatoes au Gratin

by White on Rice Couple November 18, 2013
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Every year, two big batches of Todd’s famous potatoes au gratin makes it way to our Thanksgiving table. It’s one of those dishes that the whole family is religiously (and hopelessly) in love with. All these eaters ask about the potatoes au gratin first, before anyone ever asks about the turkey. Regardless of how much decadent, calorie-laden, decadent goodness hides behind every serving, there’s rarely ever much left over. It’s occasions like these that when it comes to calorie-conversation, we all say, “who cares?”

That’s »

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Bourbon Dark Chocolate Crack Cookies Recipe

by White on Rice Couple November 14, 2013
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There are cookies, and then there are bad-ass cookies. Ones that are nearly impossible to mindlessly eat. After the first bite, they stop you and make you take a look at what it was you just sunk your teeth into. These are one of those.

A deliciously, rich chocolate and bourbon rifted cookie. A chocolate cookie with a little swagger.

This little bad boy is originally inspired by a cookie from David Lebovitz’s amazing Ready for Dessert. We’ve been smitten with his recipe for quite »

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