Eggplant Hummus Veggie Burgers

It’s that time of year again to crank out the charcoal! My husband and I are enjoying our new garden space and have been grilling with friends every weekend. My friend Diana and I experimented with different ingredients to put on the grill like Lacinato kale and even Asian dumplings! ...more

Healthy Yogurt Fudge Pops

Summer is here…..I thought it would never come! In my previous post I mentioned that we moved into a new apartment. We love it and there’s so much more space ....more

Easy Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry

I’ve been quite busy and it’s been a while since my last post! My husband and I recently moved into a bigger (for NYC standards) apartment. The past few weeks have been hectic with packing, unpacking and trips to furniture stores…so I’ve been cooking quick and easy meals every night at our new place ....more

Homemade Chinese Scallion Pancakes

Scallion pancakes are one of my favorite Chinese take-out appetizers. Finely chopped scallions layered into dough that’s thinly rolled out then pan-fried into a crisp golden brown perfection…what’s not to like? Two years ago I made my own version but added seasonal ramps ....more

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Who’s got a craving for something sweet?? This giant chocolate chip cookie is baked in one of my favorite kitchen tools, my cast iron skillet! It’s so versatile, you can cook pretty much anything in it, like German spaetzle or homemade pizza ....more

Quick and Easy Vegetable Lo Mein

Have you ever tried cooking with clam juice? If you’re not familiar, it’s the liquid strained from freshly shucked clams and has a briny, almost smoky flavor that complements many dishes. This recipe was my first experience and I absolutely loved it! ...more

Farro Soup with Mushrooms

This soup may not look or sound like anything special but WOW. It’s honestly one of my favorite soup recipes I’ve made by far! It’s packed with so much bold flavor you don’t even need to add any special garnishes ....more

Spinach and Cheddar Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms with Breadcrumbs

So I know some of you don’t like mushrooms a whole lot, and I hear you. I couldn’t stand them for the longest time. But this recipe, I guarantee you, will change your perception of mushrooms once and for all! ...more

Corn Guacamole with Tomatoes and Lime

My husband and I lived in California for 5 years and I remember eating avocados almost everyday! They’re so good for you and I just love the smooth and creamy texture. I would always make a simple guacamole dip along with some veggie sticks as my midday snack ....more

Homemade Baked Sweet Potato Chips

I love sweet potatoes. Whether they’re made into fries, oven roasted or mashed, I can’t get enough. Oh and they’re also super healthy, so there’s nothing not to like! ...more