May 252010
 
Brown-Sugar Cinnamon Roasted Bananas with Toasted Walnuts

The dessert I made for the Lost party was also tropically inspired.  It looked fancy but was actually the easiest dessert EVER and I was able to prepare basically the whole thing in one commercial break. And who doesn’t love a caramelized banana?  I bet Hurley does.  Maybe a few too many.  Seriously, how did [read more…]

May 252010
 
Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple and Red Pepper

In honor of the much anticipated (and slightly disappointing) Lost finale last night, and because I like any reason to throw a dinner party, I got together with one of my favorite cooking buddies and planned a Lost-themed menu.  Although we ended up opting for wine over my cocktail idea called “Sun and Jin” (made [read more…]

May 212010
 
Balsamic-Herb Roasted Tofu

When I decided to start this blog, I also decided that I’d venture out side of my cooking bubble.  The bubble involved a lot of chicken, fish, and veggies, but not a whole lot else.  So for my first experience cooking tofu, I enlisted my friend Amanda, ex-roommate and tofu connoisseur.  We chose a whole [read more…]

May 182010
 
Best Pasta Salad and other Picnic delights

There are few things better than a picnic.  To just lay around on the ground for hours with good food and good friends on a beautiful day is just about my favorite thing to do.  So I decided to kick off the picnic season (yeah, it’s a season) by making some awesome sandwiches and trying [read more…]

May 122010
 
Chicken Cacciatore

About a week ago, my life improved drastically.  It was in the 70’s every day and I began to remember all the incredible things that come along with spring in New York:  picnics in central park, jogs along the river, brunches outside, sundresses, and walking everywhere because there’s no reason to get in a cab. [read more…]

May 102010
 
Mustard Roasted "Cool" Potatoes

I have a resolution for this spring and summer, and so I’m professing it here to all of you so I’ll be forced to stick to it.  At least once every 2 weeks, I vow to go to the farmers market in union square, and pick out some sort of local, organic produce that I [read more…]

May 052010
 
Chili-Honey Glazed Salmon with Tomatillo Salsa

To some, Cinco de Mayo is a holiday commemorating the Mexican army’s unlikely victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 (thanks Wikipedia). But to me, it’s an excuse to eat Mexican food, drink margaritas, and maybe even sport a festive sombrero. I know that might sound ignorant, but I’m hoping you’ll [read more…]