I’ve been trying to keep my weeknight cooking easy but filled with variety this winter. I hate getting into food ruts. This shrimp fried rice is the perfect midweek dinner that’s super quick, easy to execute, and definitely filling. Plus, its a fun way to use shrimp and the rice is chock full of friedContinue reading “fried rice | weeknight dinner.”
My mum, sister, myself, and a friend hit the road to Washington, D.C. last Friday to stand in solidarity with all women and people of color to protest our president. And being the road warriors we are, I knew we’d need warm sustenance. So I took a stab at making homemade cup of noodles. AllContinue reading “homemade | cup of noodles.”
I’m mad about making breakfast sandwiches. I never eat them myself–I’m strictly a seeded toast and coffee gal, with a very occasional English egg to go with. But, Sean really loves any egg based breakfast and sandwiches are fast and fufilling and I always have ingredients on hand. This one is avocado, jack cheese, twoContinue reading “breakfast | egg.”
This Chicken Gyro Salad by Smitten Kitchen was a perfect weeknight meal on the back porch. I added feta for my own flair with this recipe–and the tzatziki was bomb. Please make this.
Jared Flood’s new book is a dream. As if my obsession with Brooklyn Tweed yarns and patterns could get any stronger, enter Woolens. If you haven’t grabbed a copy, please do. It was a great pairing for a fish vera cruz weeknight dinner on the back porch. The recipe is from America’s Test Kitchen BestContinue reading “woolens x weeknight dinner.”
I love making homemade dog treats for my pups. Please make these homemade peanut butter bacon biscuits for the canine in your life. You–and they!–won’t regret it.
The other week, I made this really simple dinner courtesy Smitten Kitchen. I love the genius way you freeze the fresh tortellini and then cook them like pot stickers–first browning them in oil over a hissing pan, and then finishing them with a quick steam. Genius. The mint, fresh squeezed lemon juice, and dollop ofContinue reading “pea, prosciutto | pasta.”
I’m a big fan of fresh salsas of all kinds–tomato, pineapple. But, I also like “restaurant style” salsas. The kind served on the table with a basket of warm chips at your local no frills Mexican restaurant. I’ve started making it at home on occasion. Here’s how I do it: 1 can of diced tomatoes,Continue reading “salsa.”
The doc’s favorite dessert is classic New York style cheese cake with sugary, sticky fresh strawberry topping. So for his birthday this past April, I decided to take a stab at making one homemade, with a fresh strawberry jam on top. He said it came out perfect. I wouldn’t know. I don’t eat cheesecake. ButContinue reading “cheese cake.”
Weather is warming and so that means lots of fresh seafood from where I sit. Enter my homemade ceviche, which is good with any seafood most fresh where you get it. This one was shrimp just because it can be a traditional seafood to use and it appeared most fresh. I include lime juice, cilantro,Continue reading “ceviche.”
One of the easiest–and most delicious–weeknight dinners I’ve made in a long while. You barely have to do anything, the fennel, potatoes and carrots are deliciously lemony, and the chicken thighs are fall off the bone moist. I’m adding this to my regular rotation. Grab the recipe here.
For chicken and biscuits in yesterday’s crazy all day downpour that begs for comfort foods and tucking in and staying in. This recipe has a decent number of steps, but is relatively easy to make, and creates A TON, so I always reserve some with unbaked biscuits on top for the freezer. Then you haveContinue reading “parsley biscuits.”