Cooking with Swiss Chard – 2 Recipes in 1

Facing down the possibilty that fresh produce may be in short supply in the coming weeks I’ve been stocking up on hearty vegetables that have a longer shelf like kale and Swiss chard. I’m also thinking about creative ways to waste less food in the kitchen. I worked with Equal Parts on these two recipes…

A build your own grain bowl to get you to spring

I’m just back from a week vacation in Southern California and while I really appreciated a week of eating out and the break from cooking, I’m very happy to be back in my own kitchen. Unseasonably warm temperatures in Brooklyn the past couple of days have felt like a spring tease and have me craving…

A Super Bowl spread without the guilt

For many, the end of January signifies relief as we’ve made it through a month dedicated to resolutions, self improvement, goal setting, or quitting one vice or another. Hopefully our efforts have spurred new habits and genuine commitment to an overall healthier lifestyle. Yet just as soon as January passes, February comes along and throws…

When winter’s got you down, try this Carrot Ginger Soup

I started to feel a little under the weather today, that chill to your bone where you can never quite warm up. Craving soup I decided to try this this Carrot Ginger Soup from Love and Lemons which instantly turned the carrots which immediately turned the sad looking carrots in my fridge into something surprising…

Chocolaty Chunk Coconut Banana Bread

Everyone needs a go-to chocolate banana bread recipe. It’s the number one requested dessert in our house so I am always looking to improve upon my recipe. A bunch of overly ripe bananas called for another go at it this morning. I stumbled upon this irresistable looking recipe from Half Baked Harvest swapping butter or…

Company Turkey Chili with Butternut Squash

The Super Bowl is around the corner and while I’m not a football fan I love an excuse to throw a party. One of my favorite one pot winter dishes to make and serve for a group is chili. It’s easy, doesn’t really require a recipe and guests can customize with their own toppings. I’ve…

Time to reclaim breakfast – no recipes required

Breakfast is one of those meals that can easily be overlooked. For many people it’s just about convenience, grabbing handfuls of cereal or a yogurt as you’re rushing yourself or kids out the door. Even even worse it can become picking at office treats, regretting you didn’t take the time earlier in the morning to…

A Taste of Mexico City with Kids

You could say that Mexico City is having a bit of a moment right now, after spending the past five days eating and exploring our way through the city with our kids I understand why. We decided somewhat last minute to book a trip over Christmas, looking for a place none of us had been…

What’s Cooking this Hanukkah

For the past several years we have hosted an annual Hanukkah party/gift exchange. This is one of those holidays that is meant for grazing, we’re starting out early on a Sunday afternoon which just calls for a casual spread, the centerpiece being a big appetizing board (see inspiration below). I’m also brining brisket back on…