Roast Chicken with Caramelized Shallots

I’ve been meaning to make this chicken for quite some time now. I ripped the recipe from David Lebovitz…well actually he ripped it from the ¬†French Farmhouse Cookbook…isn’t that just how recipe development goes though? Back to David. I think … Continue reading

Chimichurri: The “On Anything” Sauce

Chimichurri. I developed a deep, deep love for this condiment several years back during a brief visit to Honduras. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a rough track record of being afraid of anything “unusual”…and at one point, generally all … Continue reading

Turkey Taco Salad with Avocado Cream

Here’s a lazy yet healthy mid-week meal for ya! Turkey Taco Salad with Avocado Cream Ingredients 1 head of romaine lettuce, chopped 3 small tomatoes, chopped Shredded cheese (for topping) 2 avocados salt, to taste 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped … Continue reading

Pasta With Chicken, Pancetta, Sun-dried Tomatoes, Spinach and a Lemony White Wine Mascarpone Sauce

I am officially sharing with you one of my absolute favorites. I started making this dish when Michael and I first got married, which happened to be the year I started teaching. It was one of those dishes that made … Continue reading

Buttermilk Roast Chicken

Buttermilk is one of those old-fashioned sorts of ingredients that has generally been thrown out since America’s obsession with eating “low-fat” in the industrial age of food. Many hear the word “butter” in buttermilk and freak without actually understanding what … Continue reading

Lamb Shawarma with Spiced Basmati Rice and Salad-e Shirazi

I’ve had pretty limited exposure to middle eastern food; however, the fave, so far, continues to be lamb shawarma. Lamb shawarma is a fast-food staple of the middle east and is traditionally served shaved off of a large spinning spit … Continue reading