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The Ultimate Flatbread

I randomly got some puff pastry dough at Trader Joe’s as a back up appetizer for a food gathering I hosted. I wound up not using it, and it wasn’t until I needed a quick easy recipe that this dough inspired me. This recipe honestly feels like cheating, but the end result was pretty nomtastic. … Continue reading

Grilled Eggplant with Garlic-Cumin Vinaigrette, Feta & Herbs

I actually have to give credit to a friend for finding this recipe. He made this appetizer for a Mediterranean Feast a few of our friends cooked up a few weeks ago. The eggplant takes very little time to make and tastes so refreshing with the vinaigrette and herbs. I served it as one of … Continue reading

Cauliflower Steaks with Olive Relish and Tomato Sauce

I found this recipe randomly on epicurious.com when I was searching for hearty appetizers for my Christmas Eve Eve dinner. What appealed to me is the combination of all the ingredients I really love: cauliflower, tomatoes, olives, sun-dried tomatoes, etc. I made a few changes to the original recipe, which I will note below. Cauliflower … 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

Marinated Feta with Olives

With my brand-spanking-new (aka no food spillage on pages yet) Ad Hoc at Home cookbook in hand, I decided to find one of the easier recipes to start with… you have to ease into these kinds of things to build confidence!  I found the winner in Marinated Feta with Olives which can be served in … 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