These savory corn pancakes, inspired by the current "breakfast all day" trend, are hearty and satisfying for any time of day.Are you guys as crazy about the "breakfast all day" trend as I am? I'm talking avocado toasts, yogurt bowls, savory porridges, breakfast salads, jammy eggs on everything... I mean, how can you not love this type of food? It's literally everything I want to eat, and if there wasn't already a book by that title, I'd probably set out to write it myself. Both NYC and LA are teeming with all-day cafes right now (see: Dimes, De Maria, and . . .
This easy Asian cucumber salad is a refreshing side dish made with just a few fridge door staples.This month marks one year since I moved to Syracuse. I remember back when I was still only considering the move, I was afraid that leaving NYC would be the death of me (OK, maybe not literally but pretty damn close). Nonetheless, I moved, didn’t die, and looking back on it today, I realize it’s one of the smartest things I’ve ever done.Granted, the first half of the year was miserable. I missed the energy of the city and the ability to take the train or walk . . .
Watch the video below to learn how to roast eggplant and see how easy it is to put together this middle eastern-inspired dish.I think we can all agree that eggplant is a polarizing vegetable. It's not your universally-loved tomato and, even in spite its raunchy emoji reputation, it still doesn't have the sex appeal of the fashionable avocado. But I would like to take a moment to prove all the eggplant-haters wrong. Hear me out...Many people steer clear of eggplant because it can be watery, bitter, greasy, and/or bland - and to be fair, these reasons are . . .
This summer farro salad is a great way to use up a bounty of fresh vegetables and greens.How do you approach dinner? Do you write out one of those Instagram-worthy meal plans for the week? (Go you!) Or just cook the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it all revolves around what vegetables are staring back at me when I open the fridge. Whether they’re seasonal beauties from the farmers market, something I miraculously grew in our garden (hallelujah, baby Jesus - I think I’m finally getting the hang of it), or whatever I got at Wegmans, the vegetables decide . . .
This summery potato salad without mayo is inspired by Kismet, a trendy all-day cafe in Los Angeles.Last spring, Rene got to spend the semester in an art residency in Los Angeles. While I wouldn’t want to conduct my relationship on a bicoastal basis again, visiting my boyfriend in LA in April was a fun perk. And all the amazing meals we had there definitely softened the blow of a long-distance relationship… well, as much as they could, anyway.LA has been overshadowing NYC as the country’s best food city for a while now and last spring, it really felt like it . . .
This soba noodle bowl is one of my go-to recipes for when Rene and I are in the mood for something Asian-ish and noodle-y, which is, roughly, most of the time.Apparently there is an old tradition in Japan of giving new neighbors soba noodles as a welcoming, “hope we get along!” kind of gift. Hikkoshi soba (moving soba) was a custom practiced from the 17th through the 19th century, when people often lived in communal dwellings and it was especially important that they didn’t hate each other.I learned this two weekends ago from my dad, while we were . . .
The two inherently great things about pasta are that anyone can cook it and everyone loves to eat it. Whether swirled with red sauce or dressed up in garlic, red pepper flakes, and broccoli rabe (my favorite), there’s really no wrong way to eat it. The only downside is that it’s traditionally confined to table-chair-and-fork situations. Until now, that is: enter the spaghetti pancake.This crispy spaghetti pancake recipe liberates pasta from the context of seated dining and turns it into a fun finger food for cocktail parties, picnics, or even an after school snack . . .