Rachel Crawford

Rachel is a lover of vegetables and an avid home cook. She has catered parties, participated in cook-offs, hosted elaborate supper clubs, and volunteered with Slow Food teaching elementary school kids about seasonal food and how to cook. Recently, she left her full-time job as a branding consultant to spend more time in the kitchen. Her personal blog, madeweekly.tumblr.com, focuses on one seasonal ingredient every week, with a new recipe each day. She can also be found on kitchensurfing.com, a new site that allows anyone to search for and hire personal chefs online. Rachel studied acting at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and has lived in New York, NY for almost 12 years, which means she can officially call herself a New Yorker.

Chai Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins

Chai Spiced Sweet Potato Muffins

Sweet potato has such a mild flavor that it’s really providing the moisture and texture in these muffins, while all the spices give them a kick.

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Red Pepper Baked Eggs

Red Pepper Baked Eggs

This recipe can be easily adjusted for any number of people, so it’s perfect for when you’re home alone or for when you’re hosting brunch.

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Zucchini Tahini Spread

Zucchini Tahini Spread

This would obviously work as a dip or a spread, but it is particularly nice on some toasted baguette as a late afternoon snack.

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Cumin Chard Chips

Cumin Chard Chips

If your chard is thicker and tougher, you may need to bake for a bit longer. Just take them out when the leaves are translucent and crisp.

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