Zucchini and Tomato Tart

I’ve mentioned before that when it comes to dinner, more often than I’d like to admit, I fly by the seat of my pants. Sometimes there just isn’t enough time to plan something out fully, or enough energy to follow recipes all the way through. Sometimes I just feel adventurous. And while a lot of…

Rice-Stuffed Tomatoes alla Romana

Guys. Let’s talk for a second about fresh summer tomatoes. How incredible they are. How versatile they are. How it doesn’t matter which kind you get– the big juicy ones, the misshapen funny-looking ones, or the pop-’ems– because no matter their size/shape/flavor, they always taste the way I imagine sunshine tastes: bright, warm, and tangy-sweet.…

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…

Spring Fever Carrot Salad

A brief note before I start– I am experimenting with a new blog layout. If there is anything that you’d like to see but don’t, or anything that you particularly enjoy about this new layout, please let me know in the comments below! The other day was one of the first days that truly felt…

Fried Rice a Million Ways

As those of you who have been reading for a bit probably remember, I hate eggs. I hate the smell of eggs, I hate the taste of eggs, and, occasionally, even watching someone eat eggs is enough to set my stomach churning. I consider myself a well-versed eater if not a pretty good cook, and…