Kelly & Kristin at dinner du jour


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What are your staples?
We both keep a well-stocked pantry so that we always have the basics on hand if we need to whip up a quick pasta dinner or a cake, but some things you’ll never find us without are chickpeas, quinoa, coconut milk, pickles and extra-dry vermouth (a great substitute for white wine in most recipes).

What are your indulgences?
Truffle oil, artisan cheeses, Nutella and good-quality chocolate.

What can’t you live without?
Espresso (we each have a Baby Gaggia espresso machine) and Maldon sea salt.

What is past its use-by-date?
Some jam from Kelly’s grandma, herbal tea, a jar of curry paste and a dusty bottle of malt vinegar.

What is your pantry craving?
Kelly wants vanilla beans and Kristin hankers after canned chipotles in adobo sauce.

About Kelly & Kristin:
Kelly and Kristin write the blog dinnerdujour from their bases in the US and Ireland. Both are self-taught home cooks who believe in feeding their families well with fresh, seasonal and wholesome ingredients. They are both working moms, so even though they love to cook and bake, they also know what it’s like to have to get a tasty, nutritious dinner on the table in a hurry at the end of a long day.

Kelly is an attorney, practising in the areas of immigration and employment law. Her son (3) and daughter (1) keep her busy, balanced and constantly amused. Kristin is a freelance editor specialising in cookbooks and educational textbooks. She has a daughter (5) and son (2) who love to help out in the kitchen and garden.