Quick and Easy

Fried Rice with Cauliflower

I recently read this blog post about using sauteed, grated cauliflower as a healthier alternative to rice or couscous. I was intrigued because I absolutely love cauliflower and had never thought of grating it. However, I also like carbs with my meals, so I tried the technique for the first time in fried rice using [read more →]

Almost everything that is tomato based is comfort food to me, and that’s exactly what I was craving last night. I was in luck because the folks at Tuttorosso tomatoes recently send me a gift basket of canned tomatoes to try out and review. Now that I’m unemployed and working with a much stricter food [read more →]

I know it’s cliché, but one of my favorite things about fall is eating all things pumpkin. I’ve experimented with different versions of pumpkin pasta sauce over the years, and this version might just be my best yet. I used evaporated milk to get a little creaminess without having to use heavy cream. I also [read more →]

Sometimes the simplest foods are the best. Matt and I were blown away by the kale salad we tried at City House in Nashville, and our recreation of it has been in our repertoire ever since. The original salad of kale and thinly sliced radishes was dressed with lemon juice and olive oil, and topped [read more →]

Coconut Date Balls

Marathon training has made me extra snacky lately, so I’ve been looking for healthy things that I can have on hand or bring to work when hunger strikes. Enter the Daily Garnish’s Coconut Date Balls. They might not look like much in the pictures, but I highly recommend you give them a try. The recipe [read more →]

Shiitake Mushroom and Onion Frittata

Meal planning for Matt and me lately has consisted of buying dozens (that’s right, dozens) of eggs and a variety of vegetables, and sort of winging it every night. As a result, we make a lot of frittatas. We usually use Marco Canora’s zucchini frittata recipe from his book Salt to Taste as a guide, [read more →]

Feeling inspired from our New Hampshire trip last weekend, I told myself I wasn’t going to stress out over the little things this week. One thing I tend to over-stress about: weekday meals. Now, I love to cook, but I often accidentally make elaborate food plans on weekdays, which I really don’t have time for [read more →]

Quick and Easy Garlic Shrimp

Garlic shrimp are one of my favorite Spanish tapas, and have become sort of a go-to dish for me. I can hardly call this a “recipe”; it’s more of a cooking method that is incredibly easy and basically fool-proof. I grew up eating garlic shrimp as a tapa, and my mom and I to this [read more →]

I have always loved a good panzanella salad, but it was one I had at Marlow & Sons in Brooklyn last summer that really blew me away. The crunchy bread and juicy tomatoes were topped with a perfectly runny poached egg. I know tomatoes aren’t quite in season yet, but I am getting impatient. I [read more →]

I know what you’re thinking. Savory oatmeal? Let me explain. I’m really not a sweet breakfast person. I usually have an egg sandwich, or a regular sandwich even. Sometimes I’ll just eat leftovers from the night before. Oatmeal? Not so much. I go through phases where I try to get myself to like it. It’s [read more →]

I’ve been wanting to make peanut noodles for awhile now, but Matt always eats all the peanut butter I can’t seem to keep peanut butter in the house. It was my lucky day yesterday when I noticed that there was actually some left in the bottom of the jar. I started with a recipe from [read more →]

Linguine with Asparagus and Mushrooms

We clearly needed to have some pasta the night before the 5K. Carb loading is key, right? Katie, Matt, and I got a late start after picking up our bib numbers at the Boston Marathon expo and stopping for a couple of drinks downtown, so we picked up some fresh pasta and veggies from Dave’s. [read more →]

Not everyone knows this, but I staged at Bondir for a few months last Spring. “Staging” – a word I didn’t know until I started – basically means working for free at a restaurant. Chefs usually stage as a “try-out” for a position, or to simply get a little experience at a top-notch restaurant. As [read more →]

Smoked Salmon Deviled Eggs

I kind of went all out with Easter food this year, or at least what I consider Easter food (what, people don’t make paella on Easter?) :). I made lamb on Saturday night and the paella on Sunday, along with some appetizers for both days. I wasn’t going to go an Easter without having deviled [read more →]

The Perfect Fried Egg

If you’ve read my blog posts lately, you know I love a good runny egg yolk on just about anything. My typical cooking methods for cooking runny eggs are poaching, cooking over-easy, and now sous vide. I was never very good at frying an egg sunny-side up. Is it just me, or is it really [read more →]

After a week of working from home – which included food at Dali, Journeyman, and of course our truffle feast (plus the two days of truffle dishes we had with the leftover truffle) – I was actually looking forward to some healthy eating this week. I came across these black bean and goat cheese quesadillas [read more →]

Salted Chocolate Sandwiches

These salted chocolate sandwiches were our impromptu dessert on Valentine’s Day. Matt originally got the idea from Zingerman’s Guide to Good Eating and makes it whenever we have some chocolate and bread laying around the apartment. The chocolate gets all rich and melty between the crispy slices of buttered bread. He always finishes it with [read more →]

This was probably my favorite course of the night, but how can anything compete with fresh spaghetti with truffles, lots of butter, and cheese?? It’s almost unfair how good it was. I picked up some fresh spaghetti from Dave’s Fresh Pasta to make things easy. The rest of the ingredients were simple: the truffle (obviously), [read more →]

This dish was a result of not really feeling like grocery shopping on Sunday night. We had some brussels sprouts and fresno chilis in the fridge. Between that and our ridiculous pasta supply, we had the makings of a good meal! As an ode to my first ever blog post, I added some pine nuts. [read more →]

Now that my vacation is over, I’m back on the road for work again. I flew to DC on Monday morning and was looking for something fast, healthy and comforting to make after work. It’s not too often that I come across a recipe that is both healthy AND comforting, but Martha Rose Shulman’s recipe [read more →]

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