Overnight oats are the best breakfast because they're easy to make, don't require cooking, and are a great vessel for other superfoods like nuts and fruit.Let's face it: most of us eat lunch in front of the computer and dinner in front of the Netflix machine (or is that just me?). Breakfast is an amazing opportunity to eat an energizing, nourishing meal (like these overnight oats with chia seeds!) - perhaps your only one that day.Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day for two reasons. First, practicing good habits leads to other good habits. Like you . . .
It's been exactly one week since this new chapter of my life began. After what easily qualifies as the longest week of my life, I'm happy to report that all my boxes are unpacked and I'm officially settled into my new place. Since I haven't yet had a chance to test or photograph new recipes, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to talk about my favorite food photography props, which are freshly reorganized in their new home.When I teach my food photography class at NGI, prop styling is always a hot topic among the students. Using the wrong props - or . . .
Although most of us know to eat oatmeal for breakfast and kale for lunch, snack time can still be a pitfall. The problem is that most designated snack foods are inherently unhealthy. Chips, crackers, granola bars, etc. tend to have high levels of saturated fat, added sugars, and chemicals we can't even pronounce. (For example, check out the ingredient label for a popular breakfast cereal that's marketed as 'healthy'. Scary, huh?) These are not even real food - rather, in the words of Michael Pollan, they're "edible food-like substances."When choosing healthy . . .
Instead of taking your family to a loud restaurant for yet another awkward outing (let's face it - we always find something to argue about), why not invite mom over for a lovingly prepared meal instead? Here, nine recipe ideas for a laid-back Mother's Day lunch chez toi. 1. Kale-Apple Salad with Parmesan Chips and Tahini Dressing - My go-to I'm-having-people-over salad 2. Goat Cheese and Caramelized Onion Crostini - All-time favorite hors d'oeuvre3. Bacon and Blue Cheese Savory Cake - A David Lebovitz favorite4. Moldovan Lazy Flatbreads with Herbs and . . .
Lox is the bacon of the seafood world. It makes practically any meal better - be it breakfast, lunch or dinner - which is why we love it so. Like pork belly, which had its moment in the early 2000's when David Chang launched Momofuku and turned pork buns into a cult favorite, lox is in the spotlight now, thanks to the revival of Jewish deli food by way of the Russ & Daughters Cafe expansion. I have a personal fondness for the Russ & Daughters brand (which you can read about here) and know they take serious pride in their house-made products. In their case, the . . .
Ever since adopting a mainly plant-based diet, I've nixed dairy milk from my fridge (except for the occasional Pão de Queijo or Challah-Banana Pudding hankering), replacing it with Silk non-dairy milks for oatmeal or cereal fixes. It was an okay substitute, but truthfully I would never sit down with a plate of cookies and a glass of store-bought nut milk. Since it contains some not-real-food chemicals to keep it fresh longer and help it stay homogenous, packaged nut milk takes on an odd flavor and undesirable viscous texture.Nevertheless, I continued buying . . .
A few weeks ago while we were out at dinner, a friend confessed that she ate a bag of candy for lunch that day (which gave yours truly only a mild heart attack). This led to a broader conversation about her eating habits and how she wants to eat more homemade meals but has trouble planning them - and frankly, doesn't enjoy cooking all that much.Of course, this story resonates with plenty of people, which explains why Seamless, and meal delivery services like Blue Apron, are so popular. Our conversation launched me into a shpeal about how weeknight cooking does . . .