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Food Comas: Top 10 in 2011

Happy New Year from Food Comas! Here is the round up of the top 10 recipes and dining reviews in 2011 based on page views.  Click on the title or image to see each post. Last Year: Food Comas: Top 10 in 2010 TOP 10 RECIPES 1. Baked Peppers Stuffed with Ground Beef, Wild Rice … Continue reading

Our Third Annual Thanksgiving Eve Dinner

Last Wednesday, Natalya and I hosted Thanksgiving Eve dinner for a bunch of our friends who, like us, have no choice but to stick around the city during this foodie holiday because of work Friday.  Our first year, we made the mistake of not making it clear to our guests we were preparing legitimate food … Continue reading

Mini Caprese

Insalata Caprese is a simple Italian salad made of mozzarella, tomatoes, and basil.  When you downsize all the ingredients to bite-size form, you get the perfect party appetizer that is both refreshing and, well, really cute.  I prefer to keep my Mini Caprese salad skewers very simple; I use the same olive oil + balsamic vinegar + … Continue reading

Spicy Meat Sauce

Natalya and I attended the Meatball Master Class at the De Gustibus Cooking School which was taught by Daniel Holzman of the The Meatball Shop.  The Spicy Pork Meatballs are top sellers at The Meatball Shop and they are made even more delicious served with a hearty and spicy meat sauce.  We have been making these … Continue reading

Spicy Pork Meatballs

Natalya and I attended the Meatball Master Class at the De Gustibus Cooking School which was taught by Daniel Holzman of the The Meatball Shop.  These Spicy Pork Meatballs are top sellers at The Meatball Shop; how can anyone resist these amazingly juicy meatballs packed with heat?  The secret ingredients that really make these meatballs … Continue reading

Cavatappi with Spinach, Beans and Asiago

A simple and light pasta dish from Cooking Light that takes fewer than 15 minutes to prepare.  I love how the recipe uses the heat from the cooked pasta to just slightly wilt the spinach and soften the asiago cheese.  This can be served either warm or cold. Cavatappi with Spinach, Beans and Asiago Yields: … Continue reading

Homemade Pesto with Penne Pasta

The basil in our Aerogarden has been growing wildly lately and needed to be, umm, harvested. To maximize its usage, I decided to make pesto because it would use the most basil and make something we haven’t tried in a while. I combined regular and lemon basil since both needed to be used up and … Continue reading

Portobello Pizza

My friend’s mom (Mama G!) whips up these tasty Portobello Pizzas in just 30 minutes, and they are so simple and flavorful.  Plus, the no-carb vegetarian pizza idea is quite ideal for those looking for a healthy appetizer or snack.  I didn’t list the actual ingredient measurements as they will vary based on the size … Continue reading

Baked Peppers with Anchovies

I had some leftover anchovy fillets after making the Honey Mustard Glaze for the Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb and so I was exploring what other recipes could use them up.  I decided to use half of them for my Chicken Puttanesca and the other half for this simple baked peppers meze dish I found from my … Continue reading

Chicken Puttanesca

I had some leftover anchovy fillets from making a Honey Mustard Glaze for the Herb-Crusted Rack of Lamb and I was trying to figure out what to do with these little fishies.  Last time I had cooked with anchovies, it was for Spaghetti alla Puttanesca, a spicy and salty Southern Italian dish that consists of … Continue reading