Bread is my favorite food. In a hypothetical line-up of all indulgent foods, I would undoubtedly go for the breads first. I don't even know what about it I find so irresistible, but yet again, I will pin it on my Soviet upbringing.Like the French, and this is likely our only similarity, we used to buy fresh bread daily. The bread contained no preservatives so it went bad pretty quickly, and we never stored it in the fridge since we owned neither toaster nor microwave to revive it with later. The bread was often still warm when we brought it home from the bakery and . . .
This mushroom and pesto pasta is an easy weeknight-friendly recipe to satisfy your pasta cravings. It starts with a delicious homemade basil pesto, made with budget-friendly walnuts instead of the more traditional pricey pine nuts. Feel free to double this batch of pesto and keep it on hand for spreading on sandwiches or tossing with roasted vegetables like potatoes or carrots throughout the week. Pesto also freezes nicely, which is useful if you don't plan on using it up within a week.Next up are the mushrooms, which get nicely browned in both butter and olive . . .
It has been nine days since I last updated my blog and the reason is that I recently switched jobs. I had trouble adjusting to my previous nine-to-five, but since my new position is at a start-up, the hours are basically nine-to-question-mark, which is a whole new ball game. I don't mind putting in extra hours - I love my new job! - but I so don't want my blog to suffer. Hopefully after I get more used to the new schedule, I'll find a way to manage my time better and restore balance to my life.Anyway, let's talk about this sandwich, shall we?Simple chicken . . .
Up until the very recent past, I had little to no appreciation for tacos, for which I fully blame Taco Bell. But as time went on and more high end taco trucks and stands started popping up all over New York, my interest piqued. Turns out, the thin corn cakes known as tortillas are the perfect vessel for pretty much every kind of meat, fish, legume and vegetable imaginable. The inspiration for this particular recipe came from NY's Takumi Taco stand that I tried this winter at Brooklyn Flea. I was in awe of the Asian-Mexican influences of their curry beef tacos and knew . . .