This September, we’re going “Back to School”. Each week, I’ll be sharing a basic technique or kitchen how-to to help you tackle healthy cooking with confidence. This week, I’m showing you how to make perfectly fluffy brown rice (or any grain, really) every time.We’ve all been there: you decide to make some rice and cook it the same way you always do. Then you go to scoop some onto your plate and realize it’s too mushy/undercooked/overcooked/stuck to the bottom of the pot, etc. What did I do wrong this time, you think.Listen, don’t feel bad. This problem . . .
This September, we’re going “Back to School”. Each week, I’ll be sharing a basic technique or kitchen how-to to help you tackle healthy cooking with confidence. I’m kicking off the series by sharing my 13 must-have basic kitchen tools. (This post contains affiliate links.)As anyone who’s ever prepared a meal outside of their home will tell you, cooking without your favorite tools can be challenging. Dull knife? It’ll double the time you spend on vegetable prep. No non-stick skillet? You can say goodbye to cooking pancakes, eggs, or any other delicate . . .
This mujadara recipe is a classic Middle Eastern dish of cumin-scented brown rice and lentils with caramelized onions and garlicky yogurt.The only reason I know about Mujadara is because of my new friend, Ruba. I met Ruba in Syracuse at an art show organized by Rene’s grad school compatriots. She appeared to feel pretty out of place - which was perfect for me because I always feel out of place at art shows because despite having dated an artist for almost seven years, I still feel awkward AF at arty gatherings...So, I walked over and said hi. We started . . .
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 . . .