Thai Chicken Pizza

This Thai chicken pizza is inspired by a crazy good pizza I had the other weekend up in South Lake Tahoe, CA. Instead of marinara sauce, this pizza is lathered with Thai peanut sauce made from scratch using peanut butter, soy sauce, fresh ginger, garlic and brown sugar. Then it’s topped with chicken and mozzarella cheese and baked in the oven. After it’s done baking, this Thai pizza is topped with fresh ingredients, including cilantro, carrots, sprouts, and lime. What other […]

Scrambled Tofu

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Full of deliciously savory flavors, it energizes you, helping you face the rest of your day and get you going. For vegans, getting the right nutrients is especially important – and that’s where this scramble comes in! Perfect for vegans and meat-eaters alike, this recipe is packed with all natural protein and fiber, and uses spices like turmeric and soy sauce to really deliver a strong and unforgettable punch. Make it ahead of […]

Singapore-Style Stir Fry Noodles with Shrimp (Char Kway Teow)

I’ve been trying for a few years to recreate this dish from Ivy Noodle, the great (okay, good) Chinese noodle house in New Haven, Connecticut. I think this is my best yet: stir-fried noodles with a salty, soy-sauce based sauce with just the slightest hint of fishiness and funky sweetness from oyster and fish sauce, combined with the sweetness of shrimp and crunch from bean sprouts. Not to mention bits of chewy stir-fried tofu, which complement the noodles, as well as […]

German Pancake

For those who are unfamiliar, a German pancake is a delicious pastry pancake that’s thin, light and delicate, and works well as either a breakfast or dessert treat. It’s extremely easy to prepare with the help of the Magic Bullet, and yields a whole lot of pancake, thanks to how much the dish grows in the oven (it’s fun to watch!) A great substitute for the traditional pancake, and perfect for that New Year’s Day hangover. You’re welcome. German Pancake […]

Perfect Brunch Frittata

Frittatas are the perfect brunch food because they’re really easy to make on Sunday morning when you don’t want to spend all morning in the kitchen preparing your brunch. In this frittata, I used onion, asparagus, and chopped potatoes with cherry tomatoes on top. Frittatas are one of the most versatile foods and almost anything can go inside. Go ahead – check out your refrigerator and see what ingredients you need to use up; I bet 90 percent of them can […]

Taiwanese “Three Cup” Chicken

I love take-out Chinese food – who doesn’t, really? – but it’s hard to justify a greasy meal like that more than one or two times a month. That’s why lately, I’ve been experimenting with making take-out style food at home, with less grease, fresher ingredients and more vegetables than what would otherwise be delivered to your door. This Taiwanese chicken dish – named “three cup” for its use of sesame oil, rice wine, and soy sauce — turned out […]

Spinach and Feta Crepes

These spinach crêpes make a delightfully quick and healthy lunch. First, the Magic Bullet whips up a batch of delicious crêpe batter, and then they are cooked and filled with blended spinach and feta cheese and sprinkled with pine nuts. When filling the crêpes, I like to fry them in a little bit of butter until they are warmed, and then top them with crumbled feta cheese and pine nuts. Spinach and Feta Crepes Ingredients 1/2 cup milk 2 eggs  1/4 […]

Thanksgiving By the Numbers

Do you bake your Thanksgiving pie or do you buy it from the store? How big was your Thanksgiving bird? Is cranberry sauce a must at your dinner table? These little details are what make the Thanksgiving holiday so special – the traditions, the meal. Imagine a Thanksgiving without Aunt Patty’s stuffing, or that classic end-of-meal pumpkin nog. Around the world and around the nation, these traditions differ, but one thing is certain: we should all be grateful for what […]

A Tiny Hamster Thanksgiving

If the thought of cooking for your family and friends this Thanksgiving is stressing you out, imagine cooking for a family of judgmental hamsters! Okay, maybe this adorable little rodent family isn’t as harsh as your aunt Patty or as drunk as your drunk uncle, but they’re still a tough crowd to please. Happy Tuesday and an early Happy Holidays! We’ll see you at dinner.  

Just Put the Turkey in the Oven

Turkeys are never perfect. They all taste like cardboard. Have you ever really had an outstanding turkey? Don’t worry or fret about having to cook it – that causes unnecessary stress during what’s supposed to be a fun evening together with friends and family – just stick it in the oven and enjoy yourself! That’s Mary Risley’s advice, anyway. Enjoy a class of pink champagne or pinot noir or whatever else you have and have a good time! Still need […]