Category Archives: Feeding Friends

Chinese Five Spice Roasted Peking Chicken For Christmakkah

Chinese Five Spice Roasted Peking Chicken | Gluten-Free, Healthy | Peking Duck Style Lettuce Wraps with Scallions

I made this Peking chicken a few weeks ago as part of a premature Christmakkah dinner for a few of my blogger friends.

I’ve been craving a get together with some of my favorite virtual amigos for a long time now. But it seems I’m not quite as good at getting people over to my offline home. Luckily, the potluck I helped Dana Cowin put together for her cookbook helped inspire me to make good on seeing some of these lovely ladies in person more often.

I still weirdly get nervous cooking for other food people. But after doing so for Dana, Deb, Amanda and Merrill, I kind of got over it.… Continue Reading

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Feeding Friends: Gluten-Free Crab Cakes with Pretzel Crust (and a Cookbook Giveaway!)

gluten-free crab cakes with pretzel crust | the best baltimore crab cakes - super easy

This summer, I had big plans to finally cross crab cakes off my list of things to gluten-free-ify. In preparation, I scoured the interwebs and virtually devoured many classic Maryland crab cake recipes, which use a much higher ratio of crabmeat to breadcrumbs than the usual hockey pucks at TGI Fridays. But making that simple crumb replacement seemed too easy. So without a more clever solution, I put gluten-free crab cakes back on the shelf and, instead, satisfied my cravings for creamy, indulgent shellfish with this dip.

But earlier this fall, I found my answer flipping through my friend Silvana Nardone’s new cookbook.… Continue Reading

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Feeding Friends: Honey Roasted Carrots with Thyme

Sweet roasted carrots recipe cooked with honey and thyme. easy and delicious.

Last month I was out in the Hamptons for a wedding and got to do a little farm stand hopping on my way back to town. I love visiting summer hot spots in the off-season, especially places like Long Island which, when all the scene-iness is removed, is so full of local magic.

My friend Sarah took me to one of her favorite spots, Fair View Farms in Bridgehampton. We got to visit their pumpkin patch, shoot corn husks out of a massive launcher, and fill up our baskets with a boatload of carrots.

I might have overlooked these beauties in favor of the four beautiful eggplant varieties (some which eventually became this), but Sarah told me that she’d been making honey roasted carrots all fall that were sweet as candy.… Continue Reading

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Feeding Friends: Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Radicchio, Egg Mimosa, and Bacon Vinaigrette

Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad with Radicchio, Egg Mimosa, and Bacon Vinaigrette

I get a lot of cookbooks that come through Feed Me Phoebe headquarters, especially come fall when it seems like everyone and their mother, and therefore the Kardasians and their mother, release their perfectly polished recipes on the page. For the record, I am not complaining! And Kris K, if you’re out there somewhere, I would love an opportunity to see what you and your ghostwriter have been feeding Kimye.

One of my favorite cookbooks from this season is Bitter: A Taste of the World’s Most Dangerous Flavor, With Recipes. Not only is it beautifully written and shot, but Jennifer McLagen highlights some of my favorite vegetables that I had not necessarily lumped into the category of bitter.… Continue Reading

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Feeding Friends: Blistered Shishito Peppers with Sumac Salt

Grilled Shishito Peppers Recipe in a Cast Iron Skillet  with Sumac Salt

The first time I ate blistered shishito peppers was at Sushi Samba circa 2001. It was one of the few venues that dragged me and my high school friends below 14th street, and that’s because it was one of the few venues that would look from my fake Michigan driver’s license to my Theory tube top and not laugh in my face.

Before trying our luck ordering green apple saketinis like the best of the brace-faced Carrie Bradshaw wannabes, we would order a few nibbles for the table, including these peppers. While shishito peppers are now just as commonplace as edamame on menus, at the time this was a revelation.… Continue Reading

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Meatless Monday: Vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie with Lentils and Mushrooms

Vegetarian Shepherd's Pie with Lentils and Mushrooms | Gluten-Free + Vegan | Irish Pub Food

Last week, despite my jetlag from Jackson Hole, I spent my Monday preparing vegetarian shepherd’s pie and playing hostess. Usually, the idea of getting friends together over good food is enough to motivate me beyond the worst post-wedding weekend fatigue. And this gathering was extra energizing in that the occasion was not just that I had 10 types of casseroles to test that day, but to raise money for a good cause.

A few months ago I was asked to help spread the word about Lauren Bush Lauren’s new FEED Supper initiative. Over the course of one month, leading up to World Food Day on October 16th, the initiative is trying to raise money for 1 million meals.… Continue Reading

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Feeding Friends: Healthy Trail Mix with Chia Seeds, Almonds, and Cranberries

Healthy Trail Mix Recipe with Chia and Pumpkin Seeds, Almonds, Cranberries and Dark Chocolate | Gluten-Free Snacks

Last year around Labor Day, you may remember a smattering of instagram pictures that included homemade friendship bracelets, temporary peace sign tattoos, sweaty neon crop tops, and a lot of bug juice in the woods. Well, I decided to double down again this year and attend what is now an official entity: Camp No Counselors.

Here’s a little taste of what happened at camp last time. Unfortunately, I’m currently sitting in the woods trying to live down either the shame or awesomeness of last night’s talent show performance, so I can’t give you the full details just yet on what transpired over this holiday weekend.… Continue Reading

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Feeding Friends: Grilled Lamb Kebabs with Lebanese Fresh Tomato Salsa

Grilled Marinated Lamb Kebabs with Zucchini and Lebonese Fresh Tomato Salsa | Easy Healthy Recipe

While most food items tend to look prettier in food magazines than they ever do when prepared in my kitchen, there are a few dishes that take the cake (expertly styled with self-tanning spray, of course). I’ve intimately come to realize that skewers and kebabs are at the top of this list.

Usually on Martha’s Vineyard, my mother and I cave to my dad’s pescatarian ways and put our cravings for Kobe hot dogs and roast chicken on the back burner…at least until lunch the next day. But since Charlie was coming to visit, I figured it was as good a time as any to indulge in our carne cravings.… Continue Reading

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