Part comfort, part Sunday morning this chicken pot pie flavored with an untraditional tomato based sauce and topped with a tender biscuit topping studded with green olives can be on the table in less than an hour. If you want to serve it for valentines -hello bloody mary valentine!- but don’t have heart shaped cutouts […]
Fried Chicken & Pickled Green Tomato Relish Quesadillas I don’t know if I would have survived my twenties without quesadillas. They were the first food I made for myself on a regular basis and the first meal I remember making with a friend. I’ve forgotten so much but all these years later I still remember […]
Harissa Chicken Lettuce Wraps with spicy cucumber salad Lettuce wraps are one of those meals that when I remember to make them make me wonder why I’m not eating these things all the time. There is something inherently satisfying about protein wrapped in lettuce, satisfaction in the taste and texture department with a bit of […]
Earthy flavorful buckwheat crêpes generously filled with chicken, mushrooms, and a tangy crème sauce. Simple and satisfying, savory crêpes are the answer to what’s for dinner tonight. In the high praise words of my father “I like these. These are flavors I’ve never had before” Really, that’s high praise, other people equivalent to Oprah’s audience […]
Rich leftover challah bread soaked in a savory chili cumin batter and fried to golden perfection. Top all that with ham, chicken, cheese, and avocado for an open face sandwich that dreams are made of. Leftovers are opportunities tucked into Tupperware, a chance to create something new from the scraps and snacks of meals past. […]
The chicken: crisp flavorful skin, tender fall off the bone meat. The red cabbage: bright, cheery, and full of antioxidants- like a velvet painting of a sunset if velvet paintings were tangy tasty. Three minutes of prep. Paleo, if that’s your thing. Simple and easy and ready in 40 minutes, if that’s your thing.
This creamy, substantial and satisfying pasta reminds me of the early nineties, of summers spent in Maine working and playing in a way that seemed so effortless at twenty-three and exhausts me just contemplating now. This heap of green on a plate reminds me of the lecture I gave a customer who complained that his pesto […]
May. Suddenly spring veering toward summer. A garden to plant. Warm sunny days and days where the weather changes every ten minutes. And two weeks where nothing went as planned. Not in the kitchen and not out in the real world. Nothing earth shatteringly good or bad just not as planned.
What is it about Macaroni and Cheese? It’s my happy food. My ‘it’s all better now’ snack. My ‘I can’t decided what to make for dinner’ dinner. I even like the vegan variety which, in truth, tastes nothing at all like mac and cheese but is still comforting just in its similarity. I don’t remember eating […]
Crispy Oven Baken Chicken with Apple Cider Vinegar Glazed Collard Greens and Homemade Biscuits There’s some shaking and some baking going on around here. But even though we’re rockin’ you can come a knockin’!