Vegetarian

Eggplant, Pepper, and Tomato Salad

I was looking for something light and refreshing to go alongside the tortilla and mushrooms I made on Sunday. The Eggplant, Artichoke, Pepper, and Tomato Salad that I found in my favorite Spanish cookbook, The Foods and Wines of Spain by Penelope Casas, seemed a perfect way to squeeze in some of the last summer [read more →]

Spanish Tortilla

Where do I even begin with tortilla? It’s something that I grew up with and first learned to make from my dad years and years ago. It’s amazing to me that a combination of such humble ingredients – potato, onion, egg, and olive oil – can taste so spectacular. Everyone who makes Spanish tortilla probably [read more →]

Zucchini and Jalapeno Cornbread

I love making cornbread when I make chili, but I haven’t yet found a recipe that I’ve fallen in love with. This time, I went with this recipe from Bon Appetit for zucchini and jalapeno cornbread. The recipe calls for grated zucchini and an entire stick of butter, which is browned before adding to the [read more →]

Three Bean Chili

What I love about making chili is that it’s so easy to improvise. It turns out differently every time, but only gets better and better. I used three types of beans for this version – black, pinto, and kidney. The base consisted of cooked down onions, red bell pepper, and poblano pepper. A few chipotle [read more →]

Doubles

While brainstorming “tropical” things to cook for dinner on the night of the hurricane, Matt thought of a dish he had tried called Doubles. They’re a street food from Trinidad and Tobago that he described to me as spicy, curried chickpeas sandwiched between fried flatbreads and served with a variety of hot sauces and chutneys. [read more →]

Eggs In Purgatory

I’m not sure how the name Eggs in Purgatory came about, but it’s basically eggs baked in tomato sauce. It’s also my new favorite brunch dish. The dish is very basic and starts with a good tomato sauce. My go-to tomato sauce is the Rich Tomato Sauce from Marco Canora’s Salt to Taste. The recipe [read more →]

I had pretty much been through all of my standard food magazines last week, so I reluctantly picked up a copy of Martha Stewart Living at the airport. I was skeptical, but I got a pretty amazing recipe out of it: Pennoni pasta with grilled eggplant, burrata cheese, thai chilis, and mint. It looked pretty [read more →]

Grilled Scallions with Romesco Sauce

Spring onions with Romesco sauce is a popular Catalan combination. I couldn’t find spring onions at the store last weekend, so we did the same thing with scallions on the 4th of July. It turned out to be a great recipe for summer grilling. There are tons of recipes out there for Romesco. It’s typically [read more →]

Provençal White Bean Dip

I feel like I’ve kind of OD’d on hummus, so the Provençal White Bean Dip recipe on Serious Eats last week caught my eye. The addition of roasted garlic really takes this recipe to a whole new level. I also added a little bit of lemon juice to brighten the flavor a little bit. Aside [read more →]

Huevos Rancheros

Matt and I randomly had all of the makings of huevos rancheros sitting in the fridge last Sunday and – aside from getting some jalapeno in my eye* – it was one of the best impromptu brunches to ever happen! We bought this huge bag of masa flour to make tacos with homemade tortillas several [read more →]

Ribolitta

Marco Canora’s ribolitta is made with a type of kale called cavolo nero (aka black cabbage, or Lacinato) and served with lots of parmesan cheese and crusty bread. The recipe can be either made with a meat stock, or with water to make it vegetarian. It’s so comforting, but extremely healthy as well. I don’t [read more →]

Matt and I are huge fans of Marco Canora, his restaurant Hearth, and, mostly, his wine bar Terroir. Terroir is probably what I miss most about living in the East Village. Anyways, Matt bought his cookbook recently and has been making a lot of the things that we usually order at his restaurants. His tomato [read more →]

I talked about this brussels sprout salad that my friend Katie and I had at Hub 51 in Chicago in my very first blog post. For some reason, I thought to Google it the other day to see if there was a recipe for it online. Sure enough, I found it here and I made [read more →]

Crosnes

I stumbled across these funny little tubers called Crosnes at the Union Square Greenmarket last weekend. I grabbed a handful before even looking at the price ($20/lb – yikes!). I did a little bit of internet research and found out that they are a member of the mint family. They can be sautéed, fried, pickled, [read more →]

Plum Cake Tatin

I noticed that my mom had bought some prune plums last week that were ready to be eaten. I’ve seen Ina Garten make this Plum Cake Tatin on her show Barefoot Contessa many times (you know how Food Network likes it’s reruns), so I thought it would be the perfect thing to bring when we [read more →]

Gazpacho with Smoked Paprika Croutons

I‘ve been making a lot of gazpacho this summer to make the most out of tomato season. In the past, I’ve made it the very traditional way with stale bread to thicken the soup, but we had a huge heirloom tomato from my neighbor’s garden last week that was so good that I just pureed [read more →]

Gnocchi (and Football)

Matt was psyched for the first Patriots game of the season last Sunday and we had been talking about making homemade gnocchi for awhile, so we combined the two and made a day out of it. We slow-roasted some amazing tomatoes from my neighbor’s garden and pureed it into a sauce to go with the [read more →]

Smokey Spanish Potato and Egg Sandwich

I’ve decided to try out my luck again in another recipe contest – Mezzetta’s Make That Sandwich. I don’t want to get my hopes up because the huge cash prize has probably drawn tons of people, but I thought I’d share my recipe anyways. I think it’s pretty darn good! Smokey Spanish Potato and Egg [read more →]

Basil and Arugula Pesto

I picked up some beautiful basil at Green City Market yesterday and decided to make some pesto. If you’ve read any of my previous posts, you know I love to make a lot of something and freeze it for later, so that’s exactly what I did with my pesto: I saved a little bit for [read more →]

Garlic Roasted Asparagus

Roasting is my favorite way to cook asparagus. I make a lot of variations of this by adding things like balsamic or parmesan cheese, but here is my simple recipe for garlic roasted asparagus. Asparagus Garlic, roughly chopped (I used 4 cloves for about 1 and a half bunches of asparagus, but I change the [read more →]

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