Chili Lime Tortilla Chips

Natalya and I have a massive chip and guacamole  addiction, and this summer we have probably consumed an average of 1 avocado a day.   We recently started fancying up our guacamole with mangos and pomengranate and so when I came across a recipe to fancy up tortilla chips with chili powder and cayenne pepper, … 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

Candied Walnuts

There are various ways to make candied walnuts, ranging from stove top, roasting, or deep frying.  I first started making these yummy little morsels to top one of my favorite salads with Roasted Beets, arugula, goat cheese, red onion, and tomatoes.  These are great for salad toppers or just to munch on by themselves.  I … Continue reading

Sunday Brunch

Brunching is one of my favorite things to do in Manhattan, as the city is packed with a plethora of brunch spots that can suit any desire for a traditional (Bubby’s) or nouveau American brunch (Five Points), an Asian Fusion brunch with a DIY Bloody Mary Bar (Double Crown), a Chinese dim sum brunch (Ping’s … Continue reading

Ratatouille

If anyone could make the idea of a rat in kitchen an endearing concept, it would have to be Disney.  As long as you didn’t get stuck on the notion of rodents around gourmet food, Ratatouille was a charmingly delightful film that inspired cuisine-challenged people such as myself to seek out what exactly was the … Continue reading

Baked Fish Tacos

After having a wonderful dinner at Barmarché, I could not stop craving their amazing Crispy Bass Taquitos in soft-shelled flour tortillas with guacamole, pico de gallo & apple cider slaw.  I have made Shrimp Tacos with Mango Salsa before and figured… why not try fish?  So when I was doing my regular grocery shopping, I … Continue reading

Miso Marinated Salmon

Miso-marinated fish is  is a classic Japanese dish that was popularized by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa with his famous Black Cod with Miso.  I have been a fan of this sweet and salty preparation of fish for many years now, as it seems a staple dish for every Asian Fusion restaurant out there today (Bohemian also … Continue reading

Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole

For our “Gourmet Game Day,” my friend Hans made a Layered Chicken Enchilada Casserole.  It was quick and easy to prepare, and even shredding chicken was surprisingly simple.  Detailed instructions are below, but essentially all you need to do is boil chicken and then shred!  The dish was extremely flavorful with a perfect amount of … Continue reading

Stuffed Baby Bellas

Woohoo! A new cookbook! I recieved Rachel Ray’s Look + Cook book on Christmas and I was super excited to try some of her mouthwatering recipes.  I decided to take on the Stuffed Baby Bellas, which is a lighter version of the traditional stuffed mushrooms. My first attempt at making stuffed mushrooms seemed to go … Continue reading

Tomato and Feta Baked Eggs

This recipe is from one of my favorite cooking blogs, Kevin’s Closet Cooking, and it has quickly become my favorite breakfast dishes to make.  I was first introduced to the delicious world of baked eggs by Five Points, one of my top NYC brunch spots..  No matter how many times I go, I have to … Continue reading