Pan-Seared Yellowfin Tuna

This is going to be a short post because high quality tuna steaks do not require much work. Yesterday, hubby and I bought a nice red tuna steak from Nick at Fish Tales (not cheap!). Our Korean buddy Sam down the street told my husband and I to just slice it raw after marinating it in…

Portuguese Kale and Chourico Soup

Yes! I’m alive! Well, I should feel bad about the lack of blogging this summer but I was away for most of the time mooching off my amazing mom’s cooking. Nothing like a home cooked meal that just miraculously appears in front of you. And dishes? Try having a dishwasher. After eating I rinse the…

Chicken on a Spinach Bed with a few Hot Dates

Nice title, huh? This is a quick dinner I whipped up tonight that is really healthy and flavorful. I was inspired by a meal I had at Park Slope’s Thistle Hill Tavern. Check out their entree Duck Leg Confit. It was delicious, but also expensive. I wanted to cook chicken tonight for some protein and…

Poached Eggs

It’s a rare thing that human beings can be neatly divvied up into two categories. But occasionally, situations arise where you either ARE, or you AREN’T. Runny eggs are just such a situation.

Nectarine Wrapped in Prosciutto with Pasta

The weather is getting warmer and spring is officially here. 85 degrees in Boston in March is a cause for celebration. I made this once last summer and to me it is the perfect dish for warm weather. For some reason the nectarine with the salty prosciutto creates an amazing flavor, like an entirely different…

Fluffy Whole Wheat Pancakes

I’m back! The honeymoon in Vermont was wonderful and involved much culinary delight. Phil and I usually camp when we vacation, so a resort and spa experience was a fabulous change of pace. But it turns out that rest and relaxation can sometimes come at a heavy price…i.e. the numbers on the bathroom scale.

Salmon al Cartoccio

Giada De Laurentiis is awesome and not just because she is beautiful, family-oriented and Italian. She makes food regular people will cook. Don’t get me wrong, I love Ina Garten and the like, but sometimes they use ingredients that I just don’t have, like ground ginger or fresh figs. It’s not even that I can’t…

Cajun Catfish

When I was a kid I used to swim in a catfish infested pond. Those giant beasts would come up out of the murk below and suck the air near me, looking for food. It was terrifying. I always expected to feel the sting of their whiskers, but never did. I like catfish a lot…

Tomato and Mozzarella Eggs

I’m pretty particular when it comes to breakfast. I believe that everyone should eat it, every single day. And if you don’t eat the right stuff, you’re setting yourself up for a day of low energy and snack attacks. So make it a priority to eat a good breakfast every single day.

Simple Salsa

Sometimes, it’s really, really simple. This salsa recipe comes to you from my uncle Paul, who farms the 160 acre Foggy Meadow Farm in Benson, VT. I’m pretty sure he won’t mind me sharing this with you.

Oh, a bushel and a peck..

It’s autumn, and you’re an overzealous New Englander. Sure, you can buy apples at the store a half mile down the street, but you’ve decided to drive an hour north and pay five times on the dollar for apples you have to pick yourself. Because it’s fun! It’s festive! And now you have a bushel…

Sesame Salmon

Fish is good for you and you should eat it more often. That’s really all there is to it. The hubby and I cook swordfish and tilapia often, the former when we feel like indulging. Price-wise salmon is a good in-between and extremely healthy.

Eggplant and Tomato Ziti with Mozzarella and Mint Garnish

It doesn’t happen often, but this past weekend my sister and I had the opportunity to cook dinner together in my kitchen. She’s visiting home for the weekend, and acting as Matron of Honor extraordinaire for me. She suggested a recipe she’s previously posted on her Fusion. Here is what we whipped up together: