In this episode: we explore minimalism in the kitchen with Melissa Coleman of the website The Faux Martha, graphic designer and self-proclaimed minimalist. Plus how to design a meal, an easy weeknight dinner, and cleaning out that spice drawer.


Fried Eggs with Bulgur and Spinach (with VIDEO) (A Couple Cooks)


Simplify your kitchen in the new year (Mark Bittman via New York Times)


Melissa Coleman is The Faux Martha

Her top minimalist recipes:

Balsamic Pasta using this vinaigrette

Amazing Soba Bowl

Chickpea Indian Bowl

Quick Summer Pasta

Baked Oatmeal

The Faux Martha on Instagram


How to design a meal (by Jeanine Donofrio of Love and Lemons, on A Couple Cooks)


The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing


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