Meal planning is my least favorite activity in the kitchen. Scrub the pots? Sure! Clean out the microwave? Heck yeah! Write a list before going to the grocery store? Never! I recently participated in an experiential learning assignment that forced me to plan my meals. For five days, I had to plan for, cook and eat Read More
At a grocery store somewhere in Queens, I stood wedged in between the cheese refrigerator and a massive barrel of pickles scowling at the paltry contents of my shopping basket. “This food stamps challenge is really stressing me out!” I texted my husband.
Bon Appètit recently announced that the Rice Bowl is the 2016 dish of the year. The award was inspired by the Kimchi fried rice at a much praised Korean restaurant. But, you don’t need to eat out to make your own heathful interpretation of the humble classic. See recipe for the Asian Chicken Brown Rice Read More
I did something today that I thought I would never do: teach kids how to make souffles! And, I actually enjoyed myself. Each summer at Sur La Table, we have a series of kids cooking classes (“Kids Camp”); several weeks during which kids (and teens) invade our kitchen to learn how to cook. In reality, most Read More
This no bake summer dessert is both nutritious and delicious. A date-nut crust is filled with fruit infused Greek yogurt and chilled for a cool and creamy treat. Do not be intimidated by gelatin—it’s very easy to use; look for the Knox brand in the Jell-O section of your baking aisle. See recipe my Summer Read More
When I’m at work, my hands deep in a metal bowl, cold water rushing over them as I rinse off mussels, I realize how far I’ve come to achieve my dream of working with food for a living. Food is both work and play and although I truly love every moment that I’m working with, thinking about or Read More