Fennel Salad with Lemon Ricotta

Looking to brighten your day? Best way to do that is in the kitchen. This Fennel Salad actually combines TWO recipes – meaning you could serve your whipped ricotta as just a dip, or you could serve your fennel salad without the whipped ricotta – but together, it’s a complex and composed dish bursting withContinue reading “Fennel Salad with Lemon Ricotta”

Fried Onion + Mushroom Egg Salad

Eggs are one of the few items I can’t find at the stores right now, so when my kids INSISTED on hard-boiled eggs and didn’t eat them there was NO WAY they were going to waste. And since I have fridge full of every grocery I could possible think of – it was time toContinue reading “Fried Onion + Mushroom Egg Salad”

Lemon Ravioli (a la Misi)

When I went to Misi in Brooklyn we ordered the “sheep’s milk ricotta filled occhi, bottarga, lemon,” cleaned the plate in about 5 seconds, and then proceeded to do the same thing 2 more times. It was, and remains, one of my favorite pasta dishes ever. Simple but BRIGHT!!! It was like these little “occhis”Continue reading “Lemon Ravioli (a la Misi)”

Head of the Class

We eat A LOT of cauliflower in my house. It’s a vegetable my husband and my daughters actually enjoy so it’s often on repeat, and often just roasted florets with coconut oil, salt and pepper. So it was time to tackle the WHOLE ROASTED CAULIFLOWER trend. My concern? Getting the flavor to permeate throughout theContinue reading “Head of the Class”

Green Curry Tofu

I feel like fashion bloggers always show their ZARA hauls and I should do the same thing for Whole Foods. I love food shopping, I love picking my own produce, I love talking to the people at the fish counter about their recommendations, and I love seeing the new products at my local Whole Foods.Continue reading “Green Curry Tofu”

A Dollop of Tzatziki

SHOPPING LIST: cabbage, red onion, garlic, salt, pepper, ginger powder, tzatziki This was so good. And yet another example of cooking on the fly. I knew I was going to cook some cabbage, of course, but I wanted something heartier, richer. I was probably hungover and looking to make healthy decisions but needed a littleContinue reading “A Dollop of Tzatziki”

Whole Eggplant Parm

Many moons ago, my girlfriend Dana introduced me to the magical restaurant that is Via Carota. And on special that day was their eggplant parmesan. Crafted from an entire eggplant, almost like an eggplant gratin, and so soft and sumptuous you could eat it with a spoon. I set out on a mission to reverseContinue reading “Whole Eggplant Parm”

Dill-icious Cucumber Salad

I am writing this recipe in honor of my 96-year-old Great Grandmother, “Nanny G,” who always stocks her fridge with old school cucumber salad upon my arrival in Florida. She likes to “zhuzh” up the deli-bought version, but, as always, I was convinced I could make it even better from scratch. That is all I’mContinue reading “Dill-icious Cucumber Salad”

An Ode to Cabbage

This really should have been my inaugural post considering that cabbage, without exaggerating, is one of my favorite foods; but the truth is – it normally doesn’t look this GORGEOUS!!! A close friend of mine got me into cabbage a long time ago as part of a vegetable stir-fry that she often made, and throughContinue reading “An Ode to Cabbage”