Me and pizza go way back. I've lived in various parts of New York City for the past 13 years, including Brooklyn for 4 of them. New York has basically every kind of pizza you can imagine - from your classic slice joint to artisanal thin crust. From Roman pies by the inch, to surprisingly … Continue reading Za’atar Pies are Mediterranean Pizza
Meatballs, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. You bring together all of my favorite flavors in a tight little package. You have a crispy exterior with a juicy, meaty interior. And your name perfectly describes what you are. Meatballs are another dish that I love to cook on a lazy Sunday. … Continue reading Full Flavored Meatballs
MUSTARD ALERT! MUSTARD ALEEEEEEEERT! [ Airhorn noises ] I recently had an epiphany and I wanted to share it with the world. I'm pretty fascinated by scrambled eggs. How can something that's so simple, lead to such contentious fighting over the right way to prepare it? Some people always add cream, others say that's forbidden. … Continue reading Dijon Scrambled Eggs!!
Decadence, thy name is salmon. In the world of reasonably priced fish, salmon is king. And as king, it lords over lesser subjects like cod and tilapia. Salmon doesn't need spices and rubs to bring it flavor like other, petty fishes do. No...salmon stands apart, goddamn delicious on its own. It has just the right … Continue reading Soy-Dijon Baked Salmon loves you
I'm into soup. Really into it. My love for soup isn't conditional. It's not just for bisques or just for stews. It isn't just for chicken noodle soup when I'm feeling down. No, my love for soup runs deep. I've waited in line for well over an hour to get some killer Ramen. I've checked … Continue reading Potato Leek Soup, and so can you!
Baked ziti is just the best. I'm a big fan of any recipe that consists of take a bunch of delicious, cheesy stuff, throw it into a casserole dish aaaaaaaaaaand bake. Baked ziti is pretty much the best culmination of this idea. Toss some pasta, a bit of sauce and as much cheese as money … Continue reading Better Know a Ziti
If you've ever read a food blog, watched a cooking show or read any of my other posts, you've heard the term umami tossed around. Umami, simply put, is another word for savory. There have always been four basic tastes, which can be detected by the taste buds on our tongue. These classic tastes are … Continue reading Secret Umami
If you're like me (don't deny it tubby) then you'd probably like to lose a few pounds. But if you're also like me, you're not reeeaaally looking to change much to do it. No life-altering diet changes, no cutting out your favorite foods and drinks, but if there's a healthy option that's still delicious - … Continue reading Macro bowls with macro flavor
It's the weekend, you're waking up with at least a partial hangover, and are looking for breakfast to heal you. You look in the fridge and there's a little of this, a little of that. Some eggs, a slice or two of bacon, half an onion and maybe a leftover potato. Perfect, you think! You've … Continue reading Breakfast hash, brought to you by science!
There's no nice way to say it, no way to sugarcoat it, you need to own a pressure cooker. OK I guess that was pretty nice...but still do it! For the longest time I thought of a pressure cooker as a nice to have, but by no means a necessity in the kitchen. "Braise beef … Continue reading Vegan risotto? Yup, Umami bomb!