Garlic Dijon Salmon

This baked salmon recipe is another one of my go-to quick and easy dinner recipes. Our family eats a lot of salmon, and we love to switch things up all of the time. Lemon, garlic and Dijon mustard make a tasty marinade for these baked salmon fillets. The best part of this recipe is that there is very little preparation time, leaving more time to spend with family and friends and less time in the kitchen. Garlic Dijon Salmon Recipe […]

Shrimp with Paprika and Garlic

A long time ago, in a galaxy… well, okay, it was this galaxy. I bookmarked a recipe for Mark Bittman’s shrimp – also known as “The Simplest and Best Shrimp Dish” or “Shrimp My Way.” It sounded pretty good, but, for whatever reason, I never made it. Well, stop the presses: I made it recently and it is pretty good. I don’t know if it’s the best shrimp dish ever—no Bubba Gump here, I’ve yet to taste every shrimp dish in the […]

Sesame Miso Cold Noodles with Fried Garlic and Ginger

I was in Philly a few months back, doing something of a noodle crawl – it was pho-tastic – and one of the best things that I had was a dish that was not pho. It was a bowl of “Burmese cold noodles” at a little restaurant called Stock. It had a great mix of funky, chewy, crunchy, floral, and rich flavors… I just knew I had to make it myself. This required a fair amount of reverse engineering. The […]

Hainanese Chicken with Ginger-Scallion Sauce

I recently was given a pressure cooker and here’s a strange-but-true fact: chicken cooked in a pressure cooker gets extra chicken-y. I don’t know why this is so, but once I figured it out, one thing became obvious: I needed to make Hainanese chicken. What’s Hainanese chicken? Chicken and rice is a dish that is popular around the world in many cuisines, and Hainanese chicken is essentially the Southeast Asian version: white meat chicken and rice cooked in chicken broth, fragrant with just […]

Red Pepper Garlic Bread

Pizza covered in crushed red pepper with a side of garlic bread is a classic combination, but all that bread can be heavy and overwhelming. When you’re looking for a lighter version that packs the same amount of satisfaction, but can be paired with other sides or mains, look no further than this red pepper garlic bread! It’s both spicy and satisfying, and guaranteed to be a hit. Make a side of marinara and you’re set! Red Pepper Garlic Bread […]

Green Garlic Butter

It’s still summer! Grill grill grill grill! Okay, that’s definitely part of summer fun, but it’s also a great time at the farmer’s market, and in particular the only time of the year you can get green garlic. Green garlic is just immature garlic, but it’s a really neat and tasty ingredient – like the sweet, mild garlic of your dreams. Sometimes, ingredients just taste better when you can only get them for a few short months. Taking a cue here from […]

Thank Goodness for Garlic White Bean Dip!

Garlic White Bean Dip is not the same as hummus. Hummus is made with chickpeas or garbanzo beans, as brilliantly noted by George Clooney and Noah Wyle in this classic clip from Friends. This is made with Cannellini beans, which are also known as White Kidney Beans. (Aside: Can a bean just have one name?! What’s with all this confusion!?) Totally different. I’m using a recipe from Eliza Domestica, which turned out to be a touch too garlicky so I would take […]

3 Ingredient Roasted Salsa

I just came up with this theory that all established recipes made with three ingredients or less are delicious. You want examples? Peanut Butter and Jelly Grilled Cheese S’mores Mac & Cheese Cereal & Milk Bagel & Cream Cheese Quesadillas And now, roasted salsa. This is one of those recipes that won’t complicate your grocery list, it won’t break the bank, and it takes almost zero effort to make. AND it fulfills my three ingredients or less theory. Just try […]

The Hummus Among Us

I used to be a hummus-hater. Seriously. Honestly, I used to hate every kind of bean, period. I wouldn’t touch chili with a ten-foot pole. Burritos were filled with only meat, rice and cheese. I was basically a weirdo. Luckily, I have since had a change of heart, and thanks to a del taco 79¢ bean and cheese burrito in high school, I have risen above my bean-eschewing ways. Refried beans and I are now the best of friends, and […]

My First Hummus!

Hello Magic Bullet Heads! After years of eating store-bought dip, I finally took the plunge and made my very own hummus. It happened like this: Late last night, I went over to my friend’s apartment with my Magic bullet, some garlic,  lemons, pita bread, chickpeas and tahini, and I said to her in my most assertive voice, “I’m making hummus.” Stunned by the news, my friend exclaimed, “Are you sure you’re ready for this?? I mean, you’ve been buying dip […]