Spicy Pasta with Crab, Crème Fraiche & Asparagus

A little bit of jumbo lump crabmeat is a real luxury, and you’ll probably want to use it to the max. Of course, crab cakes are great, but everyone knows that the best crab cakes involve as much crab as possible. Here’s a way for you to stretch the crab that you’ve got into a delicious meal for several people with great crab flavor, as well as a rich and satisfying sauce for pasta with a bunch of vegetables to […]

Light Avocado Ranch Dressing

There are times when you want the tart flavor of a balsamic vinaigrette to dress your peppery arugula, and there are other times when you want a thick, rich salad dressing that doesn’t exactly scream healthy food. For the latter, I present to you this avocado ranch dressing! It’s rich and delicious but, thanks to some sneaky ingredients, it actually isn’t that heavy. Avocados are having a little bit of a cultural moment, and this dressing takes full advantage of […]

Enchilada Sauce

I had no idea how easy homemade enchilada sauce was until I made some of my own. I had all of the ingredients on hand, enough for one fresh batch of enchiladas and two full jars to freeze! You could easily switch up the spices to incorporate different flavors and use what you have on hand! Enchilada Sauce Ingredients 2 cans crushed or diced tomatoes 7oz can diced green chilies ½ onion, roughly chopped 3 cloves garlic 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning […]

Cauliflower Casserole

Cauliflower is a magical food. It can be served raw, cooked, as an appetizer or, in this case, as the foundation of a hearty supper. Here we’re using the Magic Bullet to blend cooked cauliflower, and combining it with spinach and sautéed onions into a tasty cheesy casserole. Cauliflower Casserole Ingredients 1 small head of cauliflower 1/2 onion 1 cup spinach 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese 1 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp cream Pinch of ground cloves 1/2 tsp nutmeg Salt & […]

10-Minute Miso Asparagus

I think that easy, delicious, complex side dishes are a genre that needs more exploring. For example, this dish! It takes very little work, uses ingredients that pack a ton of vibrant yet nuanced flavors, is salty and a little bit sweet, and is very healthy to boot. The base of the sauce is a miso-soy, garlic-ginger concoction, which basically just screams “ingredients that punch above their weight!” I use it here with asparagus but, really, it would go well […]

Lemon Bars

This lemon bar recipe comes from my Mom’s best dessert recipe collection. I used to love baking these with her growing up, which we did often because they would never last more than one day in our house. Every bite is rich with that freshly squeezed lemon flavor. The filling is really easy to make in the Magic Bullet, and only takes a few minutes to prepare. After cooling, they are dusted with confectioners’ sugar to add a little more […]

Peanut Stir Fry

A stir fry is a great dinner project for a fun evening in. This one is easy, fairly quick and very tasty. Because we’re making our own peanut butter here, the Magic Bullet comes into use multiple times throughout this recipe. If you’d prefer or are pressed for time, you can use store-bought peanut butter and skip the first step. Peanut Stir Fry Ingredients For Peanut Sauce: 1 cup of peanuts (or ½ cup of peanut butter) 1/4 cup soy sauce […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala

I love Indian food, really and truly, but sometimes, restaurant Indian food can be a little heavy; basically, a literal downer. It’s a problem. Then there’s another problem, namely that cooking Indian food is outside most Americans’ comfort zone. The solution would seem to be just to eat less Indian food, but what kind of solution is that? Well, here’s a real solution: make this chicken tikka masala in the slow cooker, using Greek yogurt and cornstarch to provide richness […]

Pig, Pig, Pernil

  Of course, the best way to feed a crowd easily, cheaply, and happily is pasta. But the second best way that I know is pernil – Puerto Rican spiced pork shoulder roast. This recipe is so simple and so good, it sort of feels like cheating. A lot of the magic is in shopping, though that’s hardly difficult: you want a big piece of pork shoulder (sometimes called Boston Butt or Picnic Roast), with lots of fat. If your […]

Berry Lime Coconut Popsicles

Summer has been a strange thing here in NYC lately. But I guess weather everywhere is feeling a little like a teenager–non-committal, moody, unpredictable. So for those incredibly humid and hot days, I’ve made some fruit popsicles out of fruit that I had on hand before they could go bad because of said indecisive weather conditions. I used this recipe from Desserts for Breakfast‘s blog(Aptly named, I might say since I did indeed have one for breakfast this weekend.) Berry […]