Lentil Salad with Tomatoes and Feta

We’ve been lucky in New York and have had a relatively mild summer. No, who am I kidding– this summer has been almost positively balmy, with temperatures barely squeezing past the eighties. Which is why the past few days have felt almost torturous. After a spell in the seventies (thanks, Polar Vortex), this weekend finally…

Strawberry-Chive Vinaigrette

I have to admit: this week’s recipe was not borne out of creativity, but necessity. I needed to have strawberry vinaigrette this weekend. There was no other option. But Chicca—you might say—when does anyone ever need strawberry vinaigrette? And while I would have been asking the same thing earlier this week, desperate times call for…

Quick-Marinated Steak Salad and Caramelized Garlic Dressing

Sometimes, things just work out– you’re inspired by a flavor, an ingredient catches your eye, or you are hit by a burst of inspiration. You can’t count on these things happening and can’t plan them in advance. It’s the spontaneity of the flavors coming together that make them really special. This week, my inspiration came…