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Category Archives: The Balanced Diet
I was planning on only having one post this week due to the Thanksgiving craziness. But after a miserable excursion outside this morning and a procrastination-induced fridge purging session, I decided to prioritize using my random leftovers and warming myself up over doing real work. The fact that I could watch The Voice while cooking only factored in slightly. Just a bit.
I have a round-up of my favorite healthy ways to use up Thanksgiving leftovers coming to you tomorrow. But in the mean time, I’m adding this Asian-y turkey noodle soup to the mix. Sure, I may have used the dregs of a rotisserie chicken from my fridge, but it’s the same concept.… Continue Reading
It’s been a long time since I developed a frittata recipe, which is strange, since it was one of the first things my mother taught me how to make. This might have been her latent yenta kicking in. A frittata was the first thing she made my father. It wasn’t exactly on purpose – more of an act of cooking resourcefulness in a bachelor kitchen that reeked of desperation. But she still made an effort to pass along this key to a man’s heart. And though I would never dream of making a frittata on a first cooking date, you could say that it was a useful gateway dish – one that would lead me to other less humble meals and give me the skills to woo the opposite sex through their stomachs.… Continue Reading
Turnips are not my favorite vegetable. They’re a little bit too watery and bitter for my palette. But every year when Food Network Fall Fest turnip week rolls around, I try to find ways to love them. Last year, it was via a rustic hash and this post about other bittersweet, non-turnipy things…like break-ups.
Since I’m supposed to be talking about turnips here, and my last turnip recipe was almost exactly a year ago to the day, I went back and read my post. And it got me thinking not at all about turnips. So I’m going to roll with that…
I’ve always hated going back and rereading my diary entries.… Continue Reading
The food blog universe seems to lose their sh*% the second pumpkin season rolls around. Which happens pretty much the first day of fall.
I like hopping on the bandwagon as much as the next blogger. But I’m usually too lazy to wrestle with a whole pumpkin, even though these wedges might just be God’s gift to my stomach. It seems counter-intuitive to wait all year long for gourd season only to crack open a few cans of organic pumpkin. But what can I say…it’s just so easy.
This recipe comes at a perfect time because I am running around like a mad woman this week and have little room in my schedule to do much cooking that doesn’t involve throwing a bunch of ingredients in a pot and calling it a meal.… Continue Reading
One of the best and worst parts of my apartment is that it sits right above a very trashy Mexican restaurant.
I always wonder how they manage to keep business afloat if a margarita only costs $3, which by New York City standards, is practically free. But then as I’m laying awake at night–pondering the meaning of life and how much I hate the smell of other people’s cigarette smoke, which is wafting in through my window from the 10 people outside the Mexican restaurant shouting their conversation at each other—I realize that this establishment is here to stay.
I’ve only been inside the Mexican restaurant a few times, and never before the hour of 2am.… Continue Reading
Sometimes I feel guilty when I go out to eat. In New York, you inevitably end up dropping $40+ on dinner, and I know I could singlehandedly feed the whole table in my apartment for less. But so long as the food is worth it, I usually walk away feeling pretty inspired.
One of the best meals I’ve recently had out on the town was at Nightingale 9 in Carroll Gardens. I’ve been a longtime fan of the down home Southern brunch at Seersucker down the street. So I was curious to see what the same chef was doing with Vietnamese street food.… Continue Reading