2016: A Year in Review

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It’s been quite a long and productive year for me and for a Savory Planet. Here’s some stats to put it all in perspective: Age: 27 Job changes: 1 Countries visited: 4 New American cities visited: New Orleans Bucket list activities done: 2 Blog posts published: 35 Photography skills gained: countless Most difficult meal prepared: stuffed […]

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Almond Thumbprint Cookies

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These melt-in-your-mouth cookies are the epitome of holiday indulgence. Buttery, nutty, with smooth preserves and chewy texture, they have it all. Let me start off by saying that I do not bake cookies – I’m just not a cookie person, not to mention the caloric havoc they wreak. So when undertaking this task, for the […]

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Puff Pastry Apple Roses

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These are an Internet sensation, so it’s not like I made this creative recipe myself…at all. I did test out using green apples vs. red apples, and of course, red apples are more impressive visually. Please, I beg you, do not use Red Delicious. You can use anything but. Try Roma, Gala, Braeburn, really anything […]

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Louie’s BBQ Pit – West New York

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Let’s be honest – good BBQ is hard to get…especially up here on the east coast, in New Jersey. I happened upon Louie’s BBQ Pit for a reunion for a travel group I went to Peru with, or Mountain Warriors, as we like to call ourselves. Part of that group happens to include the awesome […]

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Roasted Tomato Tart with Herbed Ricotta and Goat Cheese

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This is a wonderfully-balanced, flavorful, yet delicate savory tart. If you know me, you know I am obsessed with tomatoes…that’s an understatement. I finally purchased myself a tart pan – now my baking arsenal is complete – and decided to break it in with this tart. The recipe inspiration came from this recipe. Yes, it’s […]

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Sushi Nakazawa – A Purist Menu of Incredible Fish

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You may have heard of Nakazawa from the infamous Jiro Dreams of Sushi documentary on Netflix. He is one of Jiro’s numbered apprentices who has opened his own gig in New York, lucky for us. For those of you who’ve never heard of any of these people Jiro Ono is a Japanese chef who has […]

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