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”

Parsley Salad on Repeat

SHOPPING LIST: 2 bunches parsley, 1 bunch dill, pine nuts, dried cranberries, feta cheese, stone ground mustard, apple cider vinegar, olive oil Have you ever tasted something and became instantly addicted? This is the story of me and this salad. And hopefully this will be your story too. The brightness of the herbs, the acidityContinue reading “Parsley Salad on Repeat”

Foolproof Ribs

Cooking ribs can be intimidating. It’s a huge hunk of meat. I get it. But this technique, quite similar to the Chicken Thighs 1 Million Ways recipe, is very simple; it just requires TIME. It’s also such an easy way to create an impressive and generous protein when catering for a dinner party or largerContinue reading “Foolproof Ribs”

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”

Just Wing it

I know what you’re thinking. It was super Super Bowl Sunday and WTF am I doing making chicken wings just a few days later? First off, our friend’s Super Bowl spread consisted of sushi and caviar (which I was super into but it didn’t scratch the itch) and secondly, I am a chicken wing fanatic.Continue reading “Just Wing it”

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”

The No Plan Chicken

Many nights I don’t have a plan. When I do my big shop on Mondays at Whole Foods I obviously come with some sort of a list, but I’m always persuaded to buy new products with no idea how I am going to utilize them – and by persuaded I mean they usually have aContinue reading “The No Plan Chicken”

Sheet Pan Dinners for Beginners

I follow a lot of cooking sites and if you asked me what some home-cooking trends are as of late, Sheet Pan Dinners would be at the top of the list. And something I’ve really been wanting to try. The idea of cooking an entire dinner on one pan with minimal clean-up sounds wonderful. TheContinue reading “Sheet Pan Dinners for Beginners”

The Secret Sauce.

If you can’t tell by now – I am a sauce person – or else this is the first post you’re reading. Either way, welcome 🙂 and let me tell you about one of my favorite sauces as of late – Siete Spicy Queso. This cashew queso is vegan (are you sensing a theme?) andContinue reading “The Secret Sauce.”

The Devil’s Shrimp

Saturday afternoon it started snowing and I immediately knew I wanted to make some sort of pasta for dinner. If there is one thing that is the absolute best in Hampton Bays – like better than anywhere else in the Hamptons or New York City even – it’s Cor-J Seafood. It’s simply the most honest,Continue reading “The Devil’s Shrimp”