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I’m sure you’re all too busy today slowly roasting turkey and gnawing on your arm trying not to inhale the crispy bits of stuffing on the edges of the pan to be visiting me here. I hope that your holiday dinner today is delicious and that, like mine, it begins at 2pm and involves a houseful of family.
Despite the fact that we have upwards of 40 people at the Lapine Thanksgiving every year, we always have tons of leftovers. We’re Jews, after all.
If you wind up in the same boat today, and that boat includes 4 pounds of white meat turkey, I have a week’s worth of healthy (ish) recipes that will help transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into something worth gobbling again.… Continue Reading
There’s no better time to say thanks and give back than Thanksgiving. I get all mushy when I think about how thankful I am for all of you readers who have stuck with me throughout the journey of FMP and supported me with your comments and feedback. As always, I am going to try to express my gratitude in the form of schwag.
Wusthof is my favorite brand for good quality moderately priced knives. Their tools take up 90 percent of my magnetic knife strip, and they’ve lasted me pretty much entire tenure as a food writer without a problem. So, in honor of all the turkey that will be roasted and sliced to perfection, one of you lucky ones will get a brand new carving set to put to work next year around this time.… Continue Reading
People are always asking me how I ended up in the food biz. Sometimes my answer is simply: boredom. I was so starved for creativity during my first corporate job that I ended up starting a blog on the side to feel some sort of purpose and re-find my sanity. But now that I’m pounding the pavement trying to build a business out of my love for food, hustling freelance work from wherever I can get it, the more important question to ask is why I love to cook.
It’s funny, because I got my start in the professional cooking world in the least professional of settings – quite literally, in my 6 x 4 square foot kitchen, feeding friends from a pot of chili with a measuring cup instead of a ladle.… Continue Reading
Birthdays are a bit of a bummer for the gluten-free foodie, as you cannot always quite literally have your cake and eat it too. Since mine is tomorrow, I thought I’d put together a list of great GF cakes from my archives and around the web. I’m not the biggest baker, as you know, so I’ve yet to conquer the ultimate birthday cake in my kitchen. But I’m looking forward to other treats tomorrow, like kimchi and bibimbop.
It’s been a while since my birthday fell on a weekend, so it’s been an on-going tradition with my fellow self or fun-employed friends to take the day off and go on an ethnic food adventure.… Continue Reading
It’s been a while since I threw some schwag your way! But my birthday is coming up, so I wanted to get my karma in the right place. (This year in lieu of gifts, I’ll be asking for presents.)
Come fall, everyone seems to be entertaining. I myself am having 9 girls over for dinner tonight and realize that the only plates I have 9 of are dessert-sized. Which, when you’re entertaining people in a studio apartment at a coffee table, is not necessarily a bad thing.
That said, I think most of us would benefit from a few complete adult-esque pieces.… Continue Reading
I’ve had such a blast shooting the new Healthination cooking show Gluten-Free Tasty. And I’m very excited to finally be able to share the first few episodes with you! The videos for these almond pancakes and my favorite crispy flounder can be found here.
Also see below for a few behind the scenes shots of me on set. There are four more episodes to come…so stay tuned!
Human slate. Easily amused host.
First shot of the day. Trying to look alive.