I’m content with salad as a meal provided that it delivers in the flavor department. This salad is sure to please your inner omnivore. Just enough meat to satisfy your carnivorous side, yet with a good assortment of vegetables (lettuce, red bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, shallot) and herbs (Thai basil and mint) to please the … Continue Reading

A dreary, rainy Monday here in NYC seems like as good a day as any for a grilled cheese sandwich. But not any old grilled cheese, we’re talking bacon jam grilled cheese. What’s better than bacon? Bacon jam. And what’s better than bacon jam? A grilled cheese sandwich with bacon jam, my guilty pleasure and … Continue Reading

  I love harissa.  Have you tried it?  It’s a North African chile paste, a blend of dried chiles, spices, and olive oil. You could use store-bought harissa, but I prefer to make it myself. When you make harissa, you control the ingredients and level of heat, make it more or less spicy by the … Continue Reading

I’ve teamed up with Honest Cooking and Rioja Wine to share a savory recipe for a rosemary and garlic crusted rib eye roast.  Perhaps not a dish you’ll cook everyday, but rather a special occasion kind of meal. A gather-around-the-table with your family and friends, celebration kind of meal. An impress your family/friends with your stellar … Continue Reading

There was a time when I didn’t think I liked chicken.  But what I really didn’t like was dry, boneless, skinless chicken breasts.  A whole roast chicken is a completely different story.  A whole roast chicken is divine. Today, I tried out a new preparation for whole roast chicken.  And I have to say, it … Continue Reading