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Gazpacho

I’ve been trying to figure out what has incepted the gazpacho theme in my brain. At first it was Jen wanting to try something new. So I did by making White Gazpacho. Then I thought it was probably the fact that it is summer and thus the season for chilled soups. But I think ultimately … Continue reading

50 Shades of Dinner

What do Memorial Day Weekend in NYC and 50 Shades of Grey have in common? They are both hot and sweaty, that’s one. New Yorkers flee to Central Park to disrobe to their bikinis and get some much needed Vitamin D. And in the book, rumor has it there is fleeing and disrobing, but not … Continue reading

Sarabeth’s Tribeca, NYC

Sarabeth’s Tribeca Chef: Lee Scheffler Cuisine: American Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: Mains $17-36, Appetizers $9-15 Phone: 212-966-0421 Address: 339 Greenwich Street, NY, NY 10013 Hours: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Afternoon Tea Sarabeth’s, a popular weekend brunch spot, has several outposts throughout Manhattan. I have been to the Central Park South one before to enjoy a hearty … Continue reading

Bubby’s, NYC

Bubby’s Chef: Ron Silver Cuisine: Traditional American Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $20-30 per person Phone: 212-219-0666 Address: 120 Hudson Street, NY, NY 10013 Bubby’s was probably the first restaurant recommendation given to us when we moved to Tribeca. It is a neighborhood staple and crowds line up in any weather to grub its hearty brunches. It … Continue reading

Baked Falafels

The first time I made falafels years ago, I had fried them in a skillet with a little oil.  While I love that pan-fried crisp texture, I very much prefer the baked version nowadays.  For my friend’s Mediterranean-themed dinner, I decided to recreate my favorite falafel sandwich from Crisp called the “Crisp Mediterranean” which is … Continue reading

Sun-Dried Tomato Spread

Crisp is one of my favorite lunch delivery spots and I crave their delicious falafel sandwiches all the time at work.  Even though the delivery times can be unbelievably slow, I am always willing to wait that hour for their signature falafel sandwiches, especially the “Crisp Mediterranean” which is served with eggplant, sun-dried tomato spread, … Continue reading

Baba Ghanoush

We first made baba ghanoush a few weeks ago for a Mediterranean-themed dinner my friend was hosting, and we were amazed how simple it was to make.  The next time I went grocery shopping, I stocked up on eggplants as I knew we’d be making this deliciously creamy dip again. We originally followed this recipe … Continue reading

Blue Hill, NYC

Blue Hill Chef: Dan Barber Cuisine: American Nouveau Price: Appetizers $15-20, Mains $30-40, tasting menu also available Phone: 212-539-1776 Address: 75 Washington Place, NY, NY 10011 Hours: Mon-Sat 5pm – 11pm, Sun 5pm-10pm I already wrote extensively about Dan Barber’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns, so I will not repeat myself here. The New York … Continue reading

Zucchini and Almonds

One lazy afternoon, I spent hours trolling food blogs and recipe sites and discovered smittenkitchen.com. It is a treasure trove of recipes, ideas, and food porn photography. One recipe that got my attention in particular was this sauté of zucchini and almonds, which is also labeled “best side dish ever”. The idea for the side … Continue reading

Pepper-Crusted Filet Mignon

I know Jen and I often talk about making easy meals and simple recipes. Other times we obviously take days to marinade, brine, experiment, etc. In the realm of quick and easy, this recipe rules all. Honestly this filet mignon, paired with Zucchini and Almonds is the epitomy of fast cooking and deliciousness. The meat … Continue reading