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Ratatouille Pizza

Ratatouille Pizza

I have been putting off this post for a while simply because I wasn’t sure HOW to start a post after months of radio silence. I thought about updating everyone on what I’ve been up to, but if you’re reading this, you probably already know. But in case you don’t, or need a refresher (there...
Roma Eggs

Roma Eggs

 I’m taking a break from my meat-free week to post a recipe that Kylin and I made a couple months ago- enjoy! I love eggs. Fried, scrambled, poached, omletted (?)- for breakfast, lunch or dinner. They are such a simple, versatile kitchen staple that I feel like I always have some on hand- in case a...
Chicken Tortilla Soup on the Go

Chicken Tortilla Soup on the Go

Working lunch My office doesn’t have a kitchen. Instead, we have a microwave/mini fridge combo right in my office, which can cause problems ( I could drink diet coke all day without ever having to get up, thanks to the magic of chairs on wheels). What it also means is that, as far as office...
Low-Fat Meatloaf

Low-Fat Meatloaf

  I have been going back and forth on how to label this recipe- I almost didn’t want to call it “low-fat.” I mean, that is the name of the original recipe and I suppose it is technically low-fat. But to me, low-fat implies a sad, limp egg whites with turkey bacon kind of situation....
Eggplant Parmesean

Eggplant Parmesean

It’s been a long winter, guys. People keep saying, “No, Marshall, it hasn’t. It didn’t even really snow.” Fair point. But. That doesn’t mean that the not-snowing, not-super-cold winter doesn’t drag on. I’m getting sick of the darkness, for one, and getting sick of wearing hose to work every day, and I’m sick of the...
Beef Tacos

Beef Tacos

My friend Maureen once locked herself into her own apartment because she was so excited to get home and make tacos. She didn’t realize what she’d done until she was rushing out the door to work the next morning and realized she couldn’t open the door- unable to get in touch with her super, she...
Crepes

Crepes

This is my new go-to easy dinner- simple ingredients that somehow make a totally unique dish, a big up-grade from my normal “crap I have no food” meal- pasta with olive oil, parmesan, and red pepper flakes. You know, the meal you make right before pay day, or when your fridge is empty (often, for me,...
The Barefoot Contessa's Macaroni and Cheese

The Barefoot Contessa’s Macaroni and Cheese

I love all food. I mean that, I really do. I get excited talking about Waffle House. I also get really really excited talking about my upcoming trip to Per Se. I can think of few things more divine than a pizza cooked in a brick wood-fired oven, with a crispy-chewy crust drizzled with world-class...
Chicken Salad

Chicken Salad

Food is a funny thing. It is a vital biological necessity, already hugely important to our existence, and yet we manage to make it even more central to our lives- we attach emotions, rituals, and memories to food. The act of cooking a dish is pregnant with meaning- whether it is a holiday dinner ora...
Easy Paella

Easy Paella

I’ve been reading The Table Comes First: Family, France, and the Meaning of Food, and it has made me feel like a lonely 20-something, often eating alone at desks and by computers. One of my new year’s resolutions is to try to dine with people more- not just shove food down our gullets in the...
Apple, Leek, and Cheddar Hand Pies

Apple, Leek, and Cheddar Hand Pies

After posting pretty much exclusively from Cook’s Illustrated recipes, I pushed myself to find a new recipe from a different source when I made dinner for my mom and sister over Christmas. This recipe was first posted on The Kitchn as an example of a meal that can be eaten on-the-go (think of the hand pie as a...
Sloppy Joe

Sloppy Joe

I would like to start off this post by saying that mushrooms are pure, unmitigated evil. They are vile and taste like dirt and have creepy, wrinkly undersides, and they killed Babar’s father. I would like to then say that this recipe contains mushrooms. As a non-mushroom eater, I can give you my word and...