You know those days where everything in your tiny little world seems to stand still for just long enough to take it all in? Those days where you just feel grateful for it all? Saturday was one of those days for me, and it was a simple day too. I woke up, met my cousin for brunch and we enjoyed some delicious poached eggs with herbs and cheese outside on a rare 60 degree day in Brooklyn. We caught up, walked around, did a little shopping, and explored neighborhoods by foot. On our walk, I received a phone call from one of my most favorite people– just to say hello and that he was thinking of me as he biked around where the wind took him on this unbelievably beautiful day. Read more:
It may be a little bit early for Thanksgiving, but tonight I decided to get into the spirit of the holiday and make some stuffing. I was inspired by a new favorite drink that I’ve been enjoying recently at a local restaurant — a cardamom honey cappuccino. I thought about making my own cardamom honey cappuccino this morning, but settled on tea instead and after that, the thought of cardamom was in the back of my mind and taste buds all day. When nighttime came around, I had the sudden idea to try making cardamom and honey stuffing. Read more:
I love nights when spontaneity takes over and before you know it you’re sitting down enjoying a big home cooked meal and a million laughs with a few of your closest friends. Sunday was one such night, and I wanted to make something special for the wonderful folks gathered around my table, so I decided to get fancy and break out the truffle oil. I also had a big butternut squash laying around that I had forgotten to include in a veggie roast the other night, so I wanted to figure out a way to incorporate it into the meal. Read more:
Yesterday I read this article about potatoes, and specifically purple potatoes, lowering blood pressure and boosting your overall health. Yesterday, I was also craving pizza. Naturally, the first thing that came to mind was the recent potato pizza I had made. So, with my mind set on a purple and sweet potato pizza for dinner, I wandered through the farmers market after work and finally at the very last stand, found some beautiful purple potatoes. Read more:
This dish is inspired by both my mom’s delicious spaghetti squash and a dish i had at a local restaurant a few years ago. Growing up, one of my favorite side dishes with dinner was my mom’s simple spaghetti squash with honey and butter. It was like candy with my dinner, only it wasn’t overly sweet and I was getting my daily veggies in. It wasn’t until I saw a special for spaghetti squash on the menu at Lodge one night that I thought of the delicious stringy vegetable as a main course. With double inspiration in hand, I decided to make my own twist on this, combining my mom’s recipe for spaghetti squash with a few of the toppings from my dinner at Lodge– with a few tweaks. Read more:
I had never thought about making quinoa for breakfast, until I came across Heidi Swanson’s recipe on 101 Cookbooks. The thought of it made me feel all warm and cozy inside so I of course decided to make it for…err…dinner. Franky, I couldn’t wait until breakfast to taste this. I made enough to have leftovers for breakfast the next few days though and I’m certainly glad I did!