My version of Instant Pot Moroccan-style Chicken Stew is slightly sweet, slightly spicy, and perfect for a night in on the couch. It’s not-so-secret ingredient is harissa, giving it a spicy kick and great depth of flavor. One of the things I’ve been working on lately is building up a solid pantry. Apartment living doesn’t […]
Tahini Chocolate Granola Bars
Tahini Chocolate Granola Bars are a great way to start your day or enjoy a healthier homemade treat on the go. Indulgent dark chocolate is combined with nutty tahini and crunchy almonds and millet for a great snack enjoyable all day long.
Have a great food story?
I love learning about the people behind the food we eat. I love hearing stories from all types — from a first-time food entrepreneur to a cranberry-cultivator-turned-business owner, and a teenager who loves to cook to the CEO of a classic American food brand. If you have an interesting food story or family tradition, I’d love to […]
Jalapeño Cheddar Chicken Sliders
With spicy jalapeños and cheddar cheese mixed right in, these chicken sliders will not disappoint and are are perfect for your next party or potluck.
Happy Near Year + Hoppin’ John
The Southern US has a lot of great food traditions, including Hoppin’ John. This straightforward dish of black-eyed peas, rice, and bacon eaten on New Year’s Day is thought to bring luck and prosperity into the year ahead. If nothing else, it is a warm bowl of comforting food after a night of New Year’s […]
My New Year’s Food Resolution
As I was packing up for the holidays, I did my requisite fridge clean-out. Even after making a concerted effort this week to eat as much of the perishable food we had on hand, I still threw out several items. Half a carton of strawberries, half a quart of milk, some leftover pasta that was […]
Avoiding Allergens and Trying New Things
When I first moved to New York City, I didn’t know anyone. I didn’t know where to eat lunch, the best place to buy sneakers, or which bodega had the best snacks. Luckily, my wonderful coworker Kate was there to help me out (and talk me into going to Buff Yoga).
DIY Holiday Gifts If You’re Short On Time or Money
If you are strapped for time or cash, consider taking a DIY approach to holiday gifts. Each of these took only a few minutes to put together, cost very little (most of the ingredients are probably in your pantry already), and didn’t depend on 2-day shipping. Bonus: They can all be completed in like, 5 […]
A Secret Recipe (+ cookie baking essentials!)
When my dad makes cookies, it is a production. Ingredients are mixed in the biggest bowls you can find (the stand mixer won’t help – it’s not nearly large enough), baking sheets and cooling racks occupy every flat surface in the kitchen, and excitement fills the air as a several-month supply of cookies comes out […]
The Best Cookbooks for the Foodies in Your Life
The modern bookshelf isn’t what it used to be. Though I still like holding a real book, the convenience of the Kindle means most of my books are digital. Recipes are readily available online, but the photos, recipes, and stories scattered throughout a cookbook lend themselves to thumbing though real pages. Heads up: This post […]