Food Photo Contest: Rick Bayless’s Twitter Challenge Week 1

To my surprise, Rick Bayless has started a four week long contest to promote his latest cookbook – ‘Fiesta at Rick’s’.  Naturally I jumped at this opportunity given my love for Mexican food and any sort of cooking competition. The whole idea behind the contest is to decipher Rick’s 140 character recipe and you do … Continue reading

Pantry Raid! Tortellini with Shrimp and Asparagus

Every few weeks or so the roommates and some friends of mine gather for a pot-luck style dinner.  Last week we chose an Italian theme working around my friend Katie’s version of chicken saltimbocca.  Katie by the way, is a very near and dear friend of mine who I have known since college.  She too, … Continue reading

Strong to the “Finich” – Arctic Char with Red Curry Spinach and Sauteed Greens

As children, Popeye always encouraged us to eat our spinach to be strong like him (and have raging forearm muscles), but who wants to eat spinach from a can?! While trying to eat a little healthier after two weekends of parties, weddings, and dining out I felt that a meal incorporating spinach was the way … Continue reading

Pantry Raid! Tomato and Red Curry Chickpeas Over Couscous


I LOVE pantry raid day. Essentially when I’m scraping the bottom of the barrel (read, pantry) for something to eat I feel the most inspired. Cooking under limitations and pressure can really force you to use your imagination and creativity —  my favorite method of cooking! So, yesterday I was home sick from work and … Continue reading