Sweet Potato with Aduki Beans and Green Pepper

An old roommate of mine (see Why I Heart NYC) used to make this, or something similar, all the time. She’d throw a poked sweet potato into the microwave for 8 minutes, and… Continue reading

Easy Bean Dip

I’m convinced this dip can be made with any bean, as the original recipe from Lemons and Anchovies called for cannelini beans, but all I had was pinto. I realized last minute that… Continue reading

Football Avocado Deviled Eggs

I wanted to make some fun party food in honor of the Super Bowl. I got the idea for these from Cute Foods for Kids – they have 26 different football-shaped food ideas!… Continue reading

Mushroom Radicchio Rosemary Bake

This was originally a lasagne recipe from Kitchen Culinaire but I wanted to make it gluten free so I ended up using curly rice pasta and just mixing it all together. I also… Continue reading

Kitchen Sink Smoothie

Smoothies are amazingly versatile. Skip the ice, add in protein, fat, and veggies, and they can be dinner!! Fruit will cover the taste of almost anything – especially bananas – so add in… Continue reading

Sweet Potato, Cabbage, and Black Bean Soup with Almond Butter

This is probably the best thing I’ve made in a while!! And thank goodness because it made a TON!!! It was gluten-free, vegan, and yet totally filling and satisfying. My roommate described it… Continue reading

Fried Tofu and Cabbage with Peanut Sauce

This recipe from Tall Grass Kitchen was simple and delicious: a protein, a vegetable, a grain, and a sauce. I kept all the basic elements the same, and just made the following changes:… Continue reading

Lamb Ragu over Homemade Egg Noodles

This is another dish I made with my mom. We had originally wanted to make a short-rib ragu, come to find out that the shortest recipe I could find still takes a full… Continue reading

Roasted Fennel and White Bean Dip

Last year when I visited my mom in Minneapolis, we planned a dinner party and I proposed several options for each course. This dip, from Food 52 was overlooked then, but I’m so… Continue reading

Baked Eggs in Tomato or Ham Cups

A friend of mine had posted a picture on Instagram of what looked like an egg in a cupcake wrapper made out of ham – so beautiful and delicious looking! And then I… Continue reading