Greek Fennel Bake

I am so into this recipe. I was staring at two bulbs of fennel and for the sake of being creative, I didn’t just slice it up with lemon juice, olive oil, salt and parmesan for my usual simple salad. I wanted to roast it and I wanted it to be cheesy and thus theContinue reading “Greek Fennel Bake”

Pistachio Gremolata

What a gorgeous green bowl of goodness! I had a beautiful piece of fresh striped bass from Out of the Blue and wanted to give it a little more love than simply grilling it. The kids were snacking on pistachios so I had another one of my AH HA! moments – gremolata! But to keepContinue reading “Pistachio Gremolata”

Grilled Radicchio Salad

Not going to lie, very much missing Via Carota right now. I love their grilled raddichio, amongst basically everything else of the menu. Theirs is definitely much oilier than this, but Via Carota can get away with that. Typing this I’m thinking I should find a way to re-create the griddled Scamorza so stay tuned.Continue reading “Grilled Radicchio Salad”

ChickPea Chicken Parm

Chicken parm should be chicken parm – and using chickpea crumbs as a breading certainly doesn’t sound exciting – but Passover is here and this picture looked so pretty and it actually turned out DELICIOUS – like I ate it for the next three days hot, cold, whatever. Gluten free or not, this was aContinue reading “ChickPea Chicken Parm”

World’s Best Charoset

I said it, and I mean it. Last night I’m eating the haroset and thinking “why do I only make this once a year?” Then I’m thinking – “why am I eating this for dinner when I REALLY should be eating this over vanilla ice cream!?” But then I’m googling – Is ice cream kosherContinue reading “World’s Best Charoset”

Triple Sesame Green Beans

I’ve never cooked much with bamboo shoots, but when I was looking for canned goods – outside of your usual suspects like corn, chickpeas, baked beans, etc. – I saw these Native Forest Organic Bamboo Shoots and threw a bunch of them in my cart. Combine that with a newfound appreciation for tahini – thanksContinue reading “Triple Sesame Green Beans”

Turkey Soup for the Soul

I am a Thanksgiving fanatic. I always head to my childhood home the Tuesday before Thanksgiving to get my turkey in my homemade brine for at least 36-48 hours. I have turkey anxiety every year. I’ve always found it very stressful – I want it to be PERFECT! – and for that reason I onlyContinue reading “Turkey Soup for the Soul”

Cauliflower Carbonara

A lot of Rome inspiration these days. My favorite carbonara on Earth also is located in the great city of Rome at Maccheroni. I think it’s just fun to reminisce about foregone days of traveling right now. I got the idea for doing this Cauliflower Carbonara when I had a leftover package of bacon andContinue reading “Cauliflower Carbonara”

Peanut Butter Braised Cabbage

Check this out! At this point you know I’m one of these cabbage obsessed weirdos, so when this Caramelized Cabbage recipe went viral (in my world) I knew I wanted to try my hand at slow-roasted cabbage this way. I took a decidedly Asian twist, choosing my make my own quick *and spicy* peanut sauceContinue reading “Peanut Butter Braised Cabbage”

Green Pea Pesto Penne with Roasted Artichokes

Artichokes are such a great canned item to keep in your pantry. I love a fresh steamed artichoke, a little lemon aioli to dip the leaves into, but canned artichokes in general are such an awesome product since getting to the heart of a fresh artichoke is simply a pain in the ass. I haveContinue reading “Green Pea Pesto Penne with Roasted Artichokes”