Oxtail Stew

Oxtail Stew

This is one of my favorite dishes that my mother cooks — I always request it when she visits me in NYC.  Oxtail stew is so rich and hearty, and can be very simple to cook, especially if you use Lipton® Recipe Secrets® Onion Soup Mix like my mother does.  Perhaps one day I will … Continue reading

Mushroom Duxelles Sliders

Mushroom Duxelle Sliders

When preparing the menu for our “Gourmet Game Day,” I was psyched to make sliders.  It should be noted that I had never made sliders before — I had never cooked regular-sized burgers for that matter.  Also, I am not any kind of burger connoisseur as many of my male friends are, but I do appreciate … Continue reading

Leek Tops Mac and Cheese

Leek Top Mac & Cheese

One of my new favorite vegetables are leeks, which we started picking up after seeing them at the farmers’ market (in season September to December).  Leeks look a bit like scallions on steroids, but the taste is a lot milder than its pungent onion relatives, with a hint of sweetness.  Most recipes only call for … Continue reading

Salmon with Caramelized Leeks and Carrots

Salmon with Caramelized Leeks

The simplest fish dish ever!  Quick, easy, elegant and delicious — great attributes for any meal.  We had some leftover leeks from making the Fish Cooked in Paper recipe and so I decided to try another fish recipe using leeks that I found via AllRecipes.com.  I love caramelizing vegetables — it kicks your basic sautéing … Continue reading

Fish Cooked in Paper

baked fish

This recipe is also inspired by The Essential Mediterranean Cookbook. I was craving fish because I wanted something light after a Sunday night meat marathon at Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. The recipe seemed simple and healthy, so I decided to try it. I tried two different fish — the Wild Pacific Dover and Turbot. The former was … Continue reading

Whole Roasted Chicken

Whole Roasted Chicken

Natalya and I are huge fans of buying whole rotisserie chickens from the grocery store, especially when we are feeling too lazy to cook.  Sometimes we will incorporate the rotisserie chicken as part of a full meal, but more often we end up just picking at it as a quick snack.  One day, we were … Continue reading

Lemon-Dill Halibut

Lemon-Dill Halibut

It was a Sunday evening and Natalya and I were embarking on another complex series of recipes from Kei (Harissa Salsa with Housemade Ricotta bruschetta and preparing the brine for Roasted Chicken).  We knew it was probably going to take hours for those recipes and we would still need a main dish for dinner.  I … Continue reading

Pollo alla Diavola

finished pollo alla diavola with spicy cherry peppers

I was reading my boss’s Men’s Health magazine at work and came across this recipe which seemed fast, healthy, and tasty. I copied it and decided to try it out during the week, because the preparation and cooking time are not too daunting to necessitate a weekend. Traditional Pollo alla Diavola, or the “devil’s-style chicken,” … Continue reading

Poached Salmon

poached salmon on a bed of dill, parsley and lemon

Jen and I have been on a greasy, MSG-ridden (yet delicious) Asian food binge for a few weeks, so we decided to cook something a little more healthy for lunch this week. Enter… poached salmon. You boil it, so how can it possibly be anything but healthy?! Jen perused poached salmon recipes on Allrecipes.com and … Continue reading

Chicken Chow Mein

chicken chow mein

Chow Mein 炒面 is a Chinese stir-fried noodle dish that is typically served in two ways: steamed or crispy style.  The latter version is also known as Hong Kong style in Western cultures, and it is one of my favorite Chinese dishes.  In order to get the perfect crispness of these thin noodles, you must … Continue reading

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