Seafood

Long time no talk! I guess I fell out of the blogging routine over the past few months… Life has been busy, but great. My nutrition program has been flying by and I’ll be applying to dietetic internships before I know it. While I think this blog will always be primarily a food and recipes [read more →]

Sweet Potato Salmon Cakes with Tzatziki

So, school is pretty amazing so far. It’s crazy to finally take classes that I actually find interesting…which probably should have been a hint to me in my undergrad days, but I guess you live and you learn. I literally have a class on the science of food and cooking, with a weekly lab that [read more →]

I got too busy with school this week to even write about what we got in our CSA, and that’s a shame because we got some great stuff. Fresh peas, broccoli, beets, swiss chard, kohlrabi, fennel, summer squash, garlic scapes, dill, and, thankfully, not too much lettuce. Somehow, we made it through almost all of [read more →]

As much as I love grapefruits, they’re not something I usually think to buy. My grandmother used to have a grapefruit tree in her backyard in Florida, and most grapefruits I’ve had since just haven’t lived up. (Does that make me a grapefruit snob?) When they were on sale last week at Whole foods, though, [read more →]

Marinated Shrimp and Artichokes

Since I’ve started doing some catering, I’ve had fun going back to some of the old recipes my parents used to entertain with. One of mom’s favorite party appetizers is marinated shrimp and artichokes. It’s incredibly easy to throw together and completely make-ahead. And – I swear – people literally hover over it at parties. [read more →]

Spicy Cajun Shrimp

For Matt (and probably everyone else in Boston), the Super Bowl may as well not be happening this year. I’m not even a big football fan, but I was definitely shouting at the tv the other weekend… Still, I love making football food. I’m sure we’ll still watch the game, but we’ll need some good [read more →]

Up until last weekend, the only time I had ever tried olive oil poached salmon was several years ago (2008?) at a restaurant in Philadelphia. The preparation shocked me…in a good way: it looked raw, but was warm and buttery in texture. It was incredible. I don’t know how I kept in my memory so [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 →]

Not unlike most weekends these days, Matt and I had recently had weekend plans to cook some ramps. Last Spring I decided my favorite use of ramps was in this ramp and mushroom hash – or creamed ramps, as I like to call it – from the New York Times. Matt and I both agreed [read more →]

Making a paella has turned into an Easter tradition in my family. I don’t know when or how it came about. All I know is I look forward to it every year. Our Easter Sunday this year included Katie and Matt (who had just taken an overnight bus back from New York…he’s a trouper). We [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 →]

I’ve been itching to try my new sous vide machine with fish. Worried that a delicate white fish might fall apart too much, I went with some salmon fillets for the first attempt. They came out beautifully, and the cooking process is foolproof! I just love creamy sides with my salmon, so I made some [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 →]

Black Spaghetti with Shrimp and Chorizo

My mom recently came back from a three week trip to Spain. The trip was to chaperone a school trip, but she was luckily able to spend a lot of time with a lot of family friends who live in Madrid. Her friend Nieves sent her back with, among other things, a package of squid [read more →]

Thai Curry Mussels

Thai curry mussels are popping up on menus all over the place these days, but I feel like I’m always disappointed when I order them. They’re never spicy enough! Last weekend I made my own using some panang curry paste and coconut milk. I probably would have normally used red curry paste, but I had [read more →]

My mom picked up some amazingly fresh cod and Portuguese corn bread from the fish store on Friday night. After wrestling with what to make, I pan roasted the cod and concocted a seafood bisque inspired cream sauce to go with it. I started the sauce with pancetta, shallots, and garlic, and then used a [read more →]

I realize that this is yet another post about a tomato recipe, but Matt had a huge bag of them in his apartment that needed to be used last weekend. His fault! I also wanted to use the Zingerman’s Marash pepper flakes he got me from his trip home to Ann Arbor the prevous weekend: [read more →]

I’m back! Given that I’m kind of a LOST freak, I thought it fitting to start back up by blogging about the LOST-themed food I made for the premiere. I stretched the theme a little to make it a good excuse to buy some sushi-grade fish, so I made some Tuna Poke and Hamachi Carpaccio. [read more →]

My family and I usually feel like different flavors the night after Thanksgiving (too soon for straight-up leftovers!). We started off thinking that we’d make my grandmother’s turkey croquettes with our Thanksgiving leftovers, and this turned into a little tapas night. We made some clams, spicy limas with chorizo, and patatas allioli to go with [read more →]

Sole Meuniere

Having recently read Julia Child’s memoir and seen “Julie & Julia”, I have been wanting a good excuse to make Sole Meuniere. For those who haven’t seen the movie, Sole Meuniere was Julia’s first meal when she moved to France and what inspired her to learn French cooking. I thought it was the perfect meal [read more →]

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