Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Thai Dipping Sauce

Let’s face it, some dishes are about the sauce. I never realized until I started following @itsmetinx (who I’m obsessed with) that some people are just like insane sauce/condiment enthusiasts. I am one of those people! Yes the tofu is an important, and delicious, part of this recipe, but it’s really the tangy AF umamiContinue reading “Sesame-Crusted Tofu with Thai Dipping Sauce”

Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts Salad

Our first Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad took time (I mean, we blanched the Brussels sprouts, after all) but this simpler approach is almost like the winterized ying to the first salad’s bright, summery yang. WHY? Chunks of blue cheese. Toasted Macadamia Nuts. This is the Brussels sprouts salad for when it’s cold out and yourContinue reading “Blue Cheese Brussels Sprouts Salad”

BASIC Lasagna

There’s a time and a place for everything, right? And sometimes we just don’t have time to make a béchamel and go crazy with our homemade lasagna – but that doesn’t mean it won’t be delicious. Here’s my simple tricks for the BEST basic lasagna. SHOPPING LIST: 2 boxes of lasagna noodles, 1 32 oz.Continue reading “BASIC Lasagna”

Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Tahini

Usually when we think of grilling we think of quick and easy. Grilling cauliflower steaks does NOT fall into the category of a quick fix, but roasting cauliflower in a conventional oven takes some time too. Whenever you chose to use this type of recipe, get your cauliflower started a good 15-20 minutes before youContinue reading “Grilled Cauliflower Steaks with Tahini”

Sautéed Sichuan String Beans

If you are like me, I feel like 90% of my purchases come from targeted Instagram ads at this point. My favorite thus far being the Sichuan Chili Crisp from FLY BY JING (although I haven’t tried the Momofuku version yet) . I could go on for days how often I use this sauce now,Continue reading “Sautéed Sichuan String Beans”

Jerk Halibut with Peach Salsa

In honor of me being back at home, back to focusing on cooking and writing, we’ll kick it back off with a little two-fer — everyone’s favorite! On one of my first trips to Jamaica I brought home Grace’s Jerk Seasoning to try to bring a little bit of Scotchie’s back to NYC. This stuffContinue reading “Jerk Halibut with Peach Salsa”

Macaroni Pie

In college my friend used to whip up his famous “macaroni and cheese” using milk, American cheese and angel hair pasta. So simple yet so satisfying. This is sort of an homage to that, but more so it’s just an interesting way of serving a spaghetti side-dish in a unique, sliced manner. I put myContinue reading “Macaroni Pie”

Ginger Scallion Cauliflower

If you follow my instagram @TheGluttoness you’ll know a couple of things – I have been addicted to my own Ginger Scallion Sauce and I’m always looking for an easy way to spice up my family’s favorite – roasted cauliflower. **Granted, I usually keep a plate of plain roasted cauliflower for the kids before IContinue reading “Ginger Scallion Cauliflower”

Macadamia Nut Pesto

Remember that incredible Blackberry Salad with the macadamia nuts?! Well I had some leftover macadamias and the ONLY good thing my house renters did was leave me a ton of fresh basil so it only seemed natural to riff on a classic pesto (which usually has pine nuts). SHOPPING LIST: fresh basil, macadamia nuts, choppedContinue reading “Macadamia Nut Pesto”

Fried Brussels Sprouts

All Brussels Sprouts are NOT created equally. You know what I mean. Sometimes you go to a restaurant and they are like CRACK. The Smith in NYC immediately comes to mind. My dad’s country club in Philadelphia, Green Valley, also knows what’s up with frying Brussels sprouts. We used to love going to his clubContinue reading “Fried Brussels Sprouts”