Palak Pie: Indian Pizza

I first remember having something called “Indian pizza” as a child, at a neighbor’s house in my Central Jersey hometown. Years later, when I was living in San Francisco, there were many restaurants… Continue reading

Seafood Delight: Linguine with Octopus

When Sam and I were in Puerto Rico earlier this year, we discovered that octopus is delicious. Then a few nights ago, we discovered that our local fish market sells it for $5… Continue reading

Peanut Pesto!

I’m fortunate to have a ton of basil right now from my windowsill garden. What better way to use it than to make pesto? I didn’t have pine nuts on hand, and I… Continue reading

A twist on nostalgia: noodles with cabbage & fakin’

I’m not sure if it’s our northern/ eastern European roots, or if this dish was just popular in the eighties and early nineties, but Sam and I both have fond memories of our mothers… Continue reading

Enchiladas, Italian Style (or Mexican Lasagna)

I’ve been trying to make an effort, for both economic and ecological reasons, to use up all of the groceries I purchase each week. (Less waste is better for my wallet AND the… Continue reading

Rhubarb & Strawberry Tart

June means that it’s finally strawberry season in the Northeast/ Mid-Atlantic! We actually have some plants on our windowsill (pictured) courtesy of my roommate, Adrienne. Unfortunately, they haven’t yielded enough fruit to make… Continue reading

Watermelon Salad

Summertime means summer salads. I love savory salads that include fruit. I used fresh herbs from my window sill/ box herb garden with watermelon to make this salad. Instead of cheese, I used… Continue reading

Red Velvet Cupcakes– Perfect for Memorial Day!

This past weekend was, of course, Memorial Day weekend. It was also just a few days after my sister’s birthday. What better way to celebrate the start of summer and a new year… Continue reading

Have Eggplant? Make Baba Ghanoush

Baba ghanoush is a middle eastern dip made from roasted eggplant. Although you can buy it pre-packaged at the store, I’ve never enjoyed it until I decided to try making it myself. It’s… Continue reading

Spicy Mushroom Ravioli

There was a special on mushrooms at the grocery store the other day, so I’d picked up two packages. I’d originally thought that I would make stuffed mushrooms, but the unseasonably chilly weather… Continue reading