Must love cats?…Well yes all of those, but also Must Love Brunch, this delightful post contains what I feel are the essentials to a great brunch and some places I loved in Brooklyn for weekend brunches. Brunch is a perfect meal, it’s for those weekend or holiday days you get to sleep past sunrise, enjoy a pampering morning, some company, good laughs and slowly passing time. I would always sleep late, resist the morning coffee since I was holding out … Continue reading Must Love Brunch
Sweet potatoes are my thing, I love all potatoes and starches… yuca fries, yes please. I like soft tender middles with a crispy shell. Sadly I am not a fan of double or triple fried fries as they seem to be all crunch and no soft potato inside. Most people when they think of sweet potatoes they think of the holidays, but my memories are a bit different. There was a place in the city that a few coworkers and … Continue reading Spiced Roasted and Grilled Sweet Potatoes
Last week I was gazing at desserts and remembered that phase in my life, I suddenly had the urge for sour cherries in a thick lemony sauce and stuffed into a flakey pie. I’m a big fan of crust, pie crust, pastry crust, puff pastry, I’m a carb lover, and for this reason I don’t always love pies. Don’t get me wrong, I love all the different fillings but I love the crust even more, I like pies that have … Continue reading Sour Cherry Lemon Hand Pies
You. Yes you! put down that box of pancake mix. That should not be allowed in the kitchen, even in case of emergencies. In case of emergencies make french toast for breakfast or just toast, please don’t make those baking soda tasting flapjacks… you will make me cry.
Happy 1st Day of Spring! Don’t you hear the birds singing and the see the cherry trees blossoming?! I think we all need something lighter to start the season. This white bean salad is not only easy peasy lemon squeezy but it is also very filling without feeling heavy.
A great lasagna is like a perfectly layered outfit. In both you have a great combination of layers that feel warm and cozy and at any point, if it’s too much for you, you can always omit a layer or heck you can always add more. Each layer may vary to your liking, maybe you want more cheese on the bottom and less on top, maybe you want all the meat on the bottom like a Shepard’s pie, maybe sauce … Continue reading Hearty Meat Lasagna
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I know not yet! But soon enough right? So soon that I bet people are already throwing back some stout and eating some corned beef and cabbage. Am I wrong? I doubt it. One traditional beverage consumed on that fun filled day is beer, but not just any beer, sometimes it’s green beer, sometimes a mix of whiskey and beer, but most times…it’s a tall cold and dark Guinness.
Let’s talk about Trader Joe’s. I know most of you know about the store and it’s culture, while others have not yet stepped foot into one. I have to admit, it is one of my favorite stores to get most of my groceries. It is also one of the stores I have missed dearly since my move. Not only because of a long list of food items and ingredients I used but also some seemingly simple around the house and … Continue reading Things I Love at Trader Joe’s and What to do with them Part 1
Pork tenderloin is a forgiving meat to deal with. It is always moist and succulent, even if you are busy washing dishes and forget when to take it out. Unlike a pork lion or pork chops, it is hard to mess up a tenderloin. With pork chops, if you are a few minutes late in taking them off the pan, grill or out of the oven, you are left with a leathery pork chop with a hard rubber texture.
Let me introduce you to our Valentine’s Day dinner of seared tuna! I know I’m posting this later than I wanted, but I had leftover egg whites on my mind before. Oh and I had this happy thought on my mind, our puff pastry pizza as the first one on this week’s my pie monday on serious eats! Exciting and I only hope it brings some more food loving people on my page, love you guys!
Sometimes in the midst of cooking and baking we are left with several egg whites, and it would be a shame to throw them away right? I always have a bit of a mental dilemma on what to do with any leftover egg whites, should I make something interesting or save them for another day…or simply fry them up into a quick omelette and call it a day. I’m going to help everyone, including myself, figure out this dilemma. I … Continue reading 10 Ways To Use Leftover Egg Whites
Chimichurri….chimi…churri sauce, I just like saying that word. Chimichurri is an Argentinean sauce that is mainly used as a condiment to steaks, it is almost like a pesto, and it is consumed throughout South America in several types of variations. Some may say that it is the steak sauce of Argentina, I can completely see that as this sauce is tangy, fresh, bursting with garlic and a bit spicy. I can see it on anything and everything. It’s super simple … Continue reading Grilled Salmon with Chimichurri Sauce