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Emma Mincks is a free spirit in her 20's with feminist leanings and a love of all things foodie. She graduated with a BA in English from Gonzaga University in 2008, where she studied abroad in London, and eventually made her way back to the Pacific Northwest after graduating with her MA in Literature from the University of New Mexico in 2011. She is excited to work as a freelance writer, editor, and tutor in Seattle, and is beginning a career with words. You can check out her local literary musings at the blog lookingforpemberley.com. If you have a Seattle charity or cultural event, restaurant, boutique, spa, or salon you would like covered on Miss A, please contact Emma at emma.mincks@gmail.com.

Hearty Vegan Fall Casserole Recipe


When looking for a hearty fall casserole that will satisfy your hunger for days but continue to be healthy and versatile, make sure to check out some recipes for vegan casseroles. Casseroles are always handy because they can last a week, providing meals for the single gal or to feed an entire group of […]

Seattle’s Kari Gran Launches New Eco-Skincare Line

Kari and TK.

Lip Whip, one of Gran’s most popular products (and my personal fave). Available in “Naked” or “Tinted” with peppermint or cinnamon-pimenta flavors, it’s $15 a jar. Yum!

I was invited to attend a media launch for Kari Gran Skincare products, also known as the new “little black dress of eco skincare.” Before going, […]

Dave Lieberman’s Hummus Dip Recipe


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Dave Lieberman’s Hummus Dip Makes 2 cups


2 (15-ounce) cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, or more as needed, plus more for garnish 1/2 lemon, juiced 2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh parsley leaves, plus more for garnish 2 cloves garlic, peeled 1 1/2 teaspoon salt […]

Tips For Hosting A Party

Woman entertaining a group of people

At one point in our lives, it seems like we are called upon to host for a larger gathering. Without the right preparation, a seemingly fun family reunion barbecue or a large backyard party can turn into a nightmare. When throwing a bash for larger groups, whether it be for the 4thof July or […]

Light And Healthy Summer Casseroles

Photo Credit: Eating Well

If you want to bring something unique, healthy, and filling to your next summer event, then I have a great idea for you. Casseroles are often considered to be a winter dish, but you when you make this light summer casserole, you will please everyone at your next potluck or barbeque. Although many people […]

Frank’s Oyster House And Champagne Parlor To Launch Weekend Brunch

Photo Credit: Sarah Penn via urbanspoon.com

Great news for Seattleites looking for more high style brunch options! Chef and Owner Felix Penn and General Manager and Owner Sarah Penn will expand the culinary offerings of Frank’s Oyster House & Champagne Parlor with Saturday and Sunday brunch service beginning June 9,2012.

The Chef de Cuisine, Kimberly Goheen, will […]

Cucina Fresca Gourmet Smoked Gruyere Mac And Cheese

Smoked Gruyere Mac and Cheese. Photo Credit: Cucina Fresca

Cucina Fresca, a Seattle-based natural prepared foods company, got its start as a small family business in Pike Place Market, serving the community wholesome and fresh comfort foods. When creating their line of fresh and frozen meals, they make sure that only the highest quality ingredients are included–and it shows. Recently, I had a […]

Summer Nights In The Village Free Concert Series At Suncadia


One of my favorite things to do in the summer is lounge outside and soak up the sun with some live music playing in the background. If you enjoy this as well, you will want to mark your calendars for a visit to Summer Nights in the Village at Suncadia, a year-round mountain resort […]

Healthy And Kid Friendly Spring Party Foods

Photo Credit: Baker Bettie

Planning and upcoming Mother’s Day or graduation party? Spring parties can be somewhat tricky to cook for, since the weather could be either cool or warm, and there are so many different events to plan for. It can be tough to find foods that will please all of your guests, appeal to a variety […]

Northwest Hope And Healing Fashion Show At Showbox In SODO

Photo Credit: Brian Kaznyik

If Seattle fashion is your thing, you will definitely want to attend the Style ’12, Northwest Hope & Healing’s 10th Annual Look Good, Feel Good, Do Good! Fashion Show Benefit this year at the Showbox in SODO. This is the 10th Annual Show, and it celebrates breast cancer survivors, supports local businesses, and is […]

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